Monday, February 27, 2012

Security questions

Many of us assume we'll always remember passwords we set. In most cases that is true but there are times when we forget. Setting security questions to reset a password is critical in case you forget. I also reccomend that you have a hint for your password to jog your memory to avoid having to reset.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Web Browser Won't Load

I find that the most frustrating thing about any computer is how picky it's internet can become. Often times we get error messages when we try to load internet when it was working just fine the last minute. I used to always get mad and walk away until it magically corrected itself. But with a few simple tips I could have saved a lot of time and anger.
Some easy things to do:
- Try the refresh button (obvious but you won't believe how often it works)
-Open a new browser (if one browser is open too a long a connection can become idle and slow )
-Upgrade your browser (I use Google Chrome because I think its the fastest and most efficient)
-Re-check your actual connections, a simple plug may have slipped.
-Refresh your modem/router
-Restart your PC or laptop
If none of these tips work you may need to seek professional help because my best guess is that you have a serious virus and your computer is basically shutting itself off.
     

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Making a battery last longer :)

Batteries run just about any device you can think of, be it your phone, iPod, or computer. Taking a few steps in how you use your devices can lengthen you battery life by a lot! Some good suggestions would be to:
-Lower your brightness
-Turn off automatic updates and background sync's such as Facebook and twitter
-Have shorter screen timeouts
-Keep your device plugged in while using it if your not going anywhere
-Take off the back to charging phones to reduce heat (heat is VERY bad!!!)

I know that my phone which is an Android that it's recommended that once a month I let my battery fall below 20% then charge it completely back up, which in a sense refreshes the battery pack and is beneficial to battery life.
      So don't be oblivious and keep wasting all your battery life, let your device have a break every now and then and keep it fresh!
     

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Frozen Ipod

We've all had that moment of fear when we think that our ipod or Iphone has frozen and broken. Don't worry, 99% if the time it's completely reversible.  Ipod's and Iphone's freeze a lot actually, it will be the downfall of our newest generation. The worst part I think about them freezing is that it can happen at any moment, whether your playing music, surfing the web, or playing a game. Here's some easy tips:
  • For 1G through 3G iPods, press and hold the Menu and Play/Pause buttons simultaneously for approximately 10 seconds.
  • On the 4G iPod models, Press and hold the Menu and Center buttons simultaneously for approximately 10 seconds.
  • For a stuck iPod Shuffle, just turn it off. Then back on. Done.
  • For the iPad, iPhone and ITouch, press and hold the Menu and Sleep buttons.
For more severe issues you can go onto iTunes and restore your device or my other suggest would be to either check out the Apple website or bring it into one of their retail stores.