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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One of the great features of macOS is the ability to use almost any file as a template for creating new files based on that file.
If you're working a lot with websites, you need to stick with standard ASCII characters so that they can be displayed properly on the site. By default macOS uses 'smart quotes' in order to make the quotes look better in a document but these can cause problems if you try to copy and paste the text into a website CMS.
Luckily, it's very easy to turn off smart quotes so that you use standard ASCII characters instead.
It's always important to ensure that your Windows PC or Mac is backed up. This not only protects you if you accidentally delete a file, but it can help to protect you if your computer is infected with any malicious software that tries to delete or encrypt your files.
Setting up a complete backup on the latest versions of Windows and Mac OS is very easy and we'll show you how to do it below.
More and more people are now only using a smartphone or a tablet rather than a desktop PC or a laptop, so these devices soon fill up with emails, photos and other important data. It's just as important to ensure that your mobile device is backed up as it is to backup your computer so as a follow on from last weeks tip on backing up your PC or Mac, here we'll show you how to ensure that your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch are backed up.
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.
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