Tech Tip – How To Delete Old Emails In Gmail Automatically

If your Gmail account has filled up with old emails that look like they may take some time to delete, here’s how to quickly set up a filter to delete them automatically. – Open Gmail, click on the ‘Settings’ (top right), and select ‘See all settings.’ – Select ‘Filters and Blocked Addresses,’ and ‘Create a […]

Tech Tip – How To Turn On WhatsApp Encrypted Backups

Facebook has just enabled encrypted backups for WhatsApp messages to Google Drive or Apple’s iCloud. The feature, however, is not enabled by default so, if you’d like to backup your important WhatsApp messages, here’s how to turn the feature on: – In the latest version of WhatsApp, go to ‘Settings’. – Tap on ‘Chats’ > […]

Tech Tip – How To Check Your Google 2FA Settings

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra security dimension to accounts, and with Google now heading down the route of automatically enrolling millions of users into 2FA, here’s how to check if 2FA is turned on for your Google account: – Go to your account settings through myaccount.google.com on your desktop (or phone). – Click on the Security […]

Tech Tip – Scheduling Emails in Outlook

If you’re working late/early/at weekends but you’d like your emails to be sent on the right day/time in the working week, or perhaps to catch the recipient just when you know they’re returning to the office, you can schedule your emails on Outlook.  Here’s how: – After you’ve finished writing your email in Outlook, go […]

Tech Tip – Stopping Distracting Ads In YouTube

If you’d like a fast and easy way to remove the distractions of ads popping up in and around the frame when watching YouTube videos, here’s how: – Select any video on YouTube. – Insert “_popup” between the word “watch” and the question mark the in YouTube URL and click on enter. – You can now watch […]

Tech Tip – A Quick Look At Your Desktop

If you’re browsing the Internet or working on file in Windows 10 but you need a fast look at your desktop here’s how: – While in a browser or working on a Microsoft Office file e.g., Word, find the tiny vertical line to the far, right hand-side of the bottom taskbar. – Click on the […]

Tech Tip – Open Pinned Programs Easily With Keyboard Shortcuts

If you use certain Windows 10 Microsoft Office programs often, you can pin them to the taskbar and then open them quickly and easily with keyboard shortcuts.  Here’s how: – If you have a program open e.g., Word, hover your mouse over it (in the taskbar), right mouse click and select ‘Pin to taskbar’. Do […]

Tech Tip – Boost Your Security Protection In Google Chrome

With so many browser-based security threats, here’s a fast and easy way to activate 2 settings in Google Chrome browser to protect you from the popular threats of phishing and untrusted browser extensions: – Open the Chrome browser, click on the 3 dots (top-right) and select ‘Settings’. – Click on ‘privacy and security’ (left hand-side). […]

Tech Tip – Get Gmail in Your Windows 10 Mail App

If you’d like a tidy, easy way to see your Gmail emails and Microsoft emails all in one place in Windows 10, here’s how to set it up: – Click on ‘Start’ and type ‘Mail’, and select the Mail app. – Open the app, right hand side click “+ Add account” and select Google/Gmail from […]

Tech Tip – Backing Up Your Chrome History

If you’ve lost your Google Chrome history and you’d like to avoid the frustration of having waste time trying to find those useful and interesting websites that you remember looking at, here’s how to back-up your history so it doesn’t happen again: Enable Sync Enabling sync on Google Chrome history copies your history (and bookmarks) […]