Sunday, 8 May 2016

How to transfer pictures from iPhone using Windows 10

Running out of space on your iPhone or just want to move your pictures over to get them organised? It's easy to transfer over your pictures using Windows 10, either view the video below or follow the step-by-step instructions below to do this.

1. First of all Unlock your iPhone, either by using Touch ID or by entering your passcode
2. Plug your phone into your computer using a free USB Socket
3. A box will appear asking you to 'tap here' to decide what you want to do with this device - click the top option 'import pictures and videos'
4. A screen will appear asking what items you would like to import, select these (all will be selected by default) and click Continue
5. You will now be asked where you want to save the images, this will select your pictures folder by default, also click in the checkbox underneath if you would like these images to be removed from your iPhone after import.
6. Click Import - the images/videos will be transferred over to your machine, and if you selected the relevant option these will also have been removed from your iPhone freeing up space.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Spring Clean/Spruce Up

Thank you to everyone who's been visiting and also who has subscribed to the YouTube Channel (if you haven't do it now, as there is lots to come!)

I've spent the last few days designing new assets and generally sprucing up both the web site and the YouTube Channel - I hope you like the new look!

New articles and video guides will be up in the next few days, as always if there is anything you'd like to see on here then please do l t
me know!



Sunday, 24 April 2016

How to Password protect documents in Microsoft Word

You can password-protect documents in Microsoft Word easily by utilising the options available within 'save-as'

Choose File & Save As and select the location where you would like to save your document, click the 'tools' dropdown and select 'general options'

This will now present you with two options - you can set a password for 'file open*' or for 'file modify*' fill out the password box for the option that fulfils your requirements and press OK. The system will ask you to confirm your password in case of any typos, hit save and your document will be saved with the security you have chosen.

*File Open - meaning a password will be required to open the document
*File Modify - document can be opened and read but a password will be required to make any changes.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Outlook Basics: Creating your e-mail Signature

This article and accompanying video applies to Outlook 2010, 2013 & 2016

To create a signature in Outlook:

1. Click the File button at the top left hand corner of Outlook
2. Click Options
3. The Word Options screen will appear, click Mail on the left hand side
4. Click on 'Signatures' within the Right Hand Side
5. Click New and name your new signature (this is just for your reference, in this example I have used 'Steve'
6. Use the window below to create your signature, as with other Office applications you have the option to choose the font you'd like, formatting options such as bold and Italics
7. Use the drop down boxes on the top right if you'd like to include the signature in all mails, and also in replies/forwards
8. Click OK on the two windows

Your signature has now been set, to check this is appearing ok - Click New Mail and you should see the signature within your blank e-mail.

Pictures not Inserting on Microsoft Word

You may encounter an issue in Microsoft Word, whereby when trying to insert a picture into your document, only a frame appears rather than the actual picture itself.

This is because you have an option switched on call 'Show Picture Placeholders'

To resolve this - click 'File' in the top left hand corner of your screen followed by Options, and then click the 'Advanced' tab on the left hand side.

Scroll down to 'Show Document Content' and uncheck the 'Show Picture Placeholders' checkbox and click OK. You'll now find that pictures display correctly within your document.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Free Microsoft Office for Windows 10 Users

Did you know that Microsoft offers a free cut-down version of Microsoft Office for Windows 10 users?

Simply open up the Microsoft Store and search for 'Office Mobile'

This will present you with a list of the applications available to you - Word Mobile, Powerpoint Mobile & Excel Mobile, Click the application you require and the 'FREE' button to install.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Windows 10 Settings you need to update NOW

If you've either purchased a new PC, Notebook or Tablet running Windows 10 or if you've upgraded to the new version of Windows, you've more than likely selected the default or 'express settings' which could put both your privacy and data at risk.

Don't panic, as it is possible to amend these settings to make both your machine more secure and to protect your privacy.

 WiFi Sense 

A new feature in Windows 10, each time you connect to a WiFi network this automatically shares the WiFi password with contacts in your address book, friends on Facebook and Skype contacts, a weakness that could be exploited by hackers.

Friends & Contacts running WIndows 10 will also have their contact details shares with you if they have the feature switched on.

To switch this off - Go to Settings, Network & Internet, Choose WiFi and 'Manage WiFi settings' Switch all options off on this page.

 Default Privacy Settings

The default privacy settings in Windows 10 are set to track your applications usage, your location, Internet Usage, data and typing speed - Microsoft advises that this is used to offer targeted advertising and that your identity is not sent back in this big bundle of data, however put all of this information together and it makes it pretty obvious who you are!

To switch this off - Go to Settings then Privacy and switch these options off within the General, Location and Feedback & Diagnostic Tabs.

Cortana within Microsoft Edge

You may not realise but if you have 'Cortana Assistance' switched on within Microsoft Edge then ALL of your browsing history is being sent back to Microsoft.

To switch this off - Click the settings button in the top right hand corner of Edge and click Advanced Settings, View Advanced Settings and go to ''Privacy and Services' switch off 'Have Cortana Assist Me in Microsoft Edge' along with 'Use page prediction to speed up browsing, improve reading, and make my overall experience better'.

Just a few tweaks you can do right now to make your computer more secure, protect your privacy and also reduce the amount of data used.