Tech Tip – Stay Organised With Microsoft To Do’s ‘My Day’

If you’d like to improve your productivity and focus on daily tasks, but in a way that works with your existing behaviour patterns, and doesn’t create ever-longer to-do lists, ‘My Day’ in Microsoft’s ‘To Do’ cross-platform app may help. Here’s how to use it: – Go to https://todo.microsoft.com/tasks/ and sign-in with your online Microsoft 365 login or […]

Tech Tip – How To Use Notepad To Test Your Antivirus

Here’s a simple tip using Notepad to check if your antivirus is working as it should: – Open Notepad. – Type X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H* into notepad. – Save the file as either e.g., test.exe or test.bat (cyber criminals often exploit bat as well as exe files to launch malicious scripts). – Scan the file with your antivirus […]

Tech Tip – How To Backup Your WhatsApp Conversations

With so many of us using WhatsApp for important business matters, it makes sense to backup chats either on Google Drive or iCloud Drive. Here’s how: To make a Google Drive backup: – Open WhatsApp and Tap More options (the three dots). – Select Settings > Chats > Chat backup > Back up to Google […]

Tech Tip – How To Send WhatsApp Voice Messages

If you need to instantly deliver important and time-sensitive information to contacts and groups in WhatsApp, you could use ‘voice messages.’ Here’s how to use this feature: To send a voice message – Open an individual or group chat. – Tap and hold the microphone and start speaking. – Once finished, remove your finger from […]

Tech Tip – An Easy Way To Copy Web Data To Excel

Save time effort with this easy way to copy web data to excel. Instead of copying and pasting chunks of data at a time e.g., from a table on web page, simply copy the URL of the page you’d like to get the data from. Here’s how: – Open Excel. – Click on ‘Data’ (top […]

Tech Tip – Instant Google Search From Highlighted Text

If you are reading a web page or blog in Google Chrome and come across a term you’d like to know about, Google has a built-in way to search for that term simply as a result of when you highlight the text with your mouse. Here’s how it works: – In Google Chrome, find a […]

Tech Tip – Avoid Speeding Tickets With Google Maps Feature

If you’re off on your holidays and days out to enjoy the warm weather, there’s an audible speed trap feature in Google Maps can help you monitor your speed and avoid a getting a ticket. Here’s how to use it: – In Google Maps, tap on your profile photo (top right). – Tap on ‘Settings’. […]

Tech Tip – How To Colour Code Your Outlook Calendar

If you’d like to get more at-a-glance organisation and track all items related to a project or task in your Microsoft Outlook calendar, colour-coding can help. Here’s how to add it: – From the main calendar view, right click on an appointment, meeting, or event in your calendar, select ‘Categorize’ and select a colour category. […]

Tech Tip – Sending WhatsApp ‘View Once’ Messages

If you want to add an extra layer of privacy to sending a photo or video in WhatsApp (e.g. a photo of a password), adding a “view once” designation before sending the message means that the photo or video will disappear as soon as the recipient has opened the message and exited the media viewer. […]

Tech Tip – YouTube Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are some fast and easy keyboard shortcuts to save time in navigating YouTube videos: – To pause or play a video, press the space bar. – Press m to mute/unmute the video. – Move 10 seconds forwards by pressing L, and 10 seconds back by pressing j. – Press f for full screen and […]