Thinking of setting up a smarthome? Ask yourself these questions first! Click on the link below.
“If you receive a phishing email, it can be a bit scary. Fortunately, nothing infects your computer if you don’t click any links or respond. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you receive a phishing email.”
“Windows 10 normally puts your laptop into low-power sleep mode when you close the lid. This can be a problem when hooking your laptop up to an external monitor. Use the Control Panel—not Windows 10’s Settings app—to change this behavior.
If you do this, be careful! Closing your laptop’s lid and throwing it in your bag while it’s still on could cause some serious problems due to poor circulation or blocking of vents. Your laptop will continue to run, wasting its battery and potentially even overheating in your bag. You’ll need to manually put your laptop to sleep, hibernate it, or shut it down using its power buttons or in the options in the Start menu rather than simply closing the lid.”
It is always a good idea to review your privacy settings on any device. Most often with apps, when you download them, they always need access to something before being able to work. You would almost always grant the access to use the app properly, but there are ways to control your data and how it is shared. Here is a detailed article on how to review and change your privacy settings specific to iPhone. Click on the link below.
Windows users are familiar with the concept of the task manager, a program that shows everything running on your computer. The Mac version is called the activity monitor. Google’s Chrome browser has a task manager of its very own and it’s a good way to keep a handle on your tabs.
If you have 30 tabs open, it can be hard to remember what’s where. Access the task manager through the settings (it’s under “more tools”) or use the shift + esc keyboard shortcut on a Windows machine. The task manager lists all your open tabs. Double-click on a tab’s description to make it pop up in view in the browser. There is also an “end process” option that lets you close tabs you no longer need or shut down a misbehaving tab.
When you want to quickly open a link in a new tab, look to your mouse. After placing your cursor on the link, click down on your scroll wheel. It’ll automatically open the link in a new tab.
“Microsoft Outlook lets you create electronic sticky notes that you can display either in Outlook or right on your desktop, letting you get all those real sticky notes off your desk. Here’s how to use them.”
The Chrome 54 update introduced some minor modifications to Google’s browser. Now Google Chrome automatically detects your DPI (Dots Per Inch) settings. This has scaled up Chrome’s UI so that it’s more zoomed in for some who have Windows DPI settings above 100%. This is how you can restore the browser’s UI scaling back to what it was before the update.
To fix this issue, follow these simple steps;
- First, you should right-click a Google Chrome shortcut and select Properties from the context menu.
- Click the Compatibility tab on the Google Chrome Properties window as below.
- That tab includes a Override High DPI Scaling Behaviour option. Select that option’s check box. If you don’t see this checkbox, you should see a button that says “Change high DPI settings”. Click that, you should see the checkbox there.
- Click Apply and OK to apply the setting.
- Restart Google Chrome if you had the browser open before selecting the
Override High DPI Scaling Behaviour option. Note that this option might not fix Google Chrome’s scaling in Windows 7.
Without the use of third party apps, Gmail now lets you write an email and schedule a sending time. Here is how to do it;
In the Gmail desktop browser, compose your email as you would regularly. Instead of clicking on send, click on the little arrow next to the send button. Click “Schedule Send”.
Choose when you want to send the email. You can choose a time like “tomorrow morning” or provide a custom date/time.