With smartphones and other mobile computing devices changing rapidly, you may have wanted to switch from an Android device to iPhone or iPhone to Android for some time. But the likelihood is that you’ve been put off by the thought of transferring your data between devices. Well, it’s not as complex and teeth grindingly frustrating as it used to be. In fact, it can now be startlingly simple.
You can use Google Drive which is always a useful option; it allows you free up storage on your phone and having a least one back up of your photos. It safeguards against loss or theft of your iPhone.
You might not give much thought to that little neon-light blinking box in the corner other than that it provides you with internet access. But your router is a hidden box of tricks; you can use it to tighten security, speed up downloads, get faster streaming services, even if you don’t know your router’s password.
Remotely accessing someone else’s computer is a great way to help them out, whether it’s just walking them through a few steps on a new program they have or helping children remotely with homework – and thanks to remote access programs it’s real easy to do.
Buyers of second-hand Android phones may tell you that they will wipe your phone before they sell it. It’s best to treat this claim with a little narrow-eyed suspicion as the evidence suggest it’s often not true. Why not learn how to wipe your phone yourself so no trace of your personal life remains on it, before you pass it on?
With 900 million users Gmail is the most popular email service in the world. But backing up your account used to be a complex chore. Not any longer. Some time ago Google launched an archiving or back up service. If you missed this and want to back up your mails, contacts, calendar and other thing, here is how to do it. It’s blindingly simple.
If you’re planning to sell your computer you need to wipe your hard drive before doing so. If you don’t you, could be inadvertently revealing all that you have done, saved and deleted on your computer to a stranger.
E-book readers are great, right? But are you aware that they also gather data on all of your reading habits? And in the US this information can be used to prosecute individuals. Of course, e-book manufacturers don’t tell you this. And while shops like Amazon talk about protecting privacy, what they do with data from its Kindle e-reader for instance, is buried in thousands of words of legal jargon. It’s certainly not upfront and straightforward. They don’t say ‘we spy on your reading habits, but that is what they do. But you can stop it, if you want to.