Tekee Tim's Tips of the Week
Every week Tim will be giving you useful hints and tips to get more out of your computers, systems and online services, so watch this space!
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If you find that your smartphone or tablet runs of out battery power sooner that you expect. You can check to see where the power is being used. This is easy on iPhone/iPad and Android and we'll show you how here.
Keeping your devices up to date is always very important, software updates allow bugs to be fixed, security issues to be addressed and new features to be added to all your devices. You'll usually get notified if there are any updates for your devices, but here we'll run through the most common machines and how you can check to see if you have any updates waiting to install.
If you're going to the cinema, into a meeting or running a presentation, you'll need to quickly silence your devices and stop any notifications popping up on the screen. This is usually just one or two taps or clicks and we'll run through all the ways to do it here.
If you have both a Mac and Windows you will often want to share files between them, unfortunately Windows can't read a Mac formatted disk at all and the Mac can't save files to a Windows formatted disk. Fortunately there is a way to format a disk so you can use it on both systems just the same.
When you've had your computer for a while, it's easy to start to lose track of where your files are stored, especially if you've created a lot of folders and have to spend time digging around for the correct file.
Fortunately, with both Mac OS X and Windows 8.1, it's easy to find the files you need without having to do much work. You can also use the search tool to find applications, photos, settings as well as documents and emails, so you should be able to find anything you need at any time!
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