Tip o’ the Week 467 – Gardyloo, It’s the News!

Edinburghers will know of the term, “Gardyloo” – perhaps a corruption of a French warning that “water” was about to need avoiding, like dodging the gutters in Blackadder. As well as regarding the loos, it’s in everyone’s interest to make sure your source of news is clean and fresh. Not fake. A startup called NewsGuard…


Tip o’ the Week 466 – Mobile Teams Tips

Teams is more than just a replacement for Skype for Business on your PC, it’s also a consummate mobile app that functionally eclipses its predecessor in many ways, and even its desktop sibling in some. If you haven’t installed the Teams mobile app on your phone, go and get it (and other Office apps) for…


Tip o’ the Week 465 – Cortana, remind me To-Do sync

The ongoing post-Wunderlist improvements to To-Do, continue apace. The app has been updated again recently, to include a bunch of additional functionality, like Cortana integration. In fact, the Store listing name for To-Do is now appended with some additional context of what it can now do, at least if your language is English and you’re…


Tip o’ the Week 464 – Previewing PDFs

If you spend time handling files in Windows Explorer (or File Explorer, as its now called), you’ll likely be familiar with the various options for tweaking the views that you’re presented with. If dealing with photos, particularly, it’s great to show extra-large icons and switch on the Details pane, which will give you additional stats…


Tip o’ the Week 463 – Photographs, eh (he asked him knowingly)?

Nudge Nudge! We’ve all taken photographs and wanted to manipulate them with better tools or on a better screen than presented by our smartphones, haven’t we? Pros might use Photoshop (and some less than Pro too), but for the mere mortals among us, the Photos app for Windows 10 can do a lot of the…


Tip o’ the Week 462 – Instagram photos on your PC

If you’re an Instagram fan, you’ll no doubt be quite used to posting, browsing, liking and hashtagging everything in sight, using your phone. If you like editing photos on your PC, however, there’s no simple way to upload pics to post as Instagram photos. Instagram continually toys with their UI and the capabilities of the…


Tip o’ the Week 461 – share LinkedIn profile quickly

Lots of professional types rely on LinkedIn – sales professionals, recruitment professionals, people looking for business – it’s a great platform. There’s a load of advice out there on how to compose your profile properly (as it’s really a modern version of your CV or resumé), even down to how to pose for the best…


Tip o’ the Week 460 – AI, AI, Oh…

Artificial Intelligence has been dreamt of for decades, where machines will be as smart – or maybe smarter – than humans. AI in popular consciousness is not just a rubbish film, but if you’re a brainless tabloid journalist, then it means Siri and Alexa (assuming you have connectivity, obvs … and hope there’s no Human…