Protection from the Sun?

Yes that’s right.  Not only do we have to protect our skins in this sunny weather. We also have to make sure our computing devices are going to cope as well. So here are few things to be aware of hardware wise, and also with your own personal security. First of all, whether you connect Read More …

iPad Beginners – How to mange editing text.

In the final week of the course, I decided to get the learners to have a look at the iNotes app and how they use could copy, cut and paste text.  I covered some of this topic before the previous week, where we were looking at what you can do in iBooks.  For some iPad Read More …

iPad Week 6 – Apps. Where to start?

We could have spent the whole lesson, just looking at the different kind of apps available.  However, it’s not just about how to get around the apps store, it is also knowing how to move and organise your apps on the iPad screens. If you tap on the App Store app, you are faced with Read More …

Out on Safari – iPad Week 5

You may recall this week the class were going to have  a session with the App Store app.   however in the process of starting to introduce this topic, pointing out that they ought to read reviews independent from the Apple  reviews for apps, before they buy.  The theme of the session turned in to Read More …

iPad Course – Week One? Basics

Desktop and laptop computers are increasingly becoming a less traditional route, to learn about the Internet and gaining computing skills.  I just started a ten week iPad course for people who are not only new to iPads but have also may not have any previous computing skills. Each week, I will presenting the theme of Read More …

Keeping up with the fashion.

Reading how Apple are set to release yet another version of the iPad and Mini iPad  in March, I can help wondering whether they are trying to purposely alter the way we view and buy computing devices, particularly in the tablet market. Urging the most affluent amongst us to change tablet as often as they Read More …

Turkey Tinsel and Tablets

I have lost count at the number of advertisements, I have come across on the TV and Internet which are urging people to buy a tablet pc this Christmas.  And indeed there is  such an abundance to choose from. Tablets are very much a personalised item of technology to own, so if you going to Read More …

No Account Needed

One of the most challenging aspects for some, and indeed in particularly older people, when they first start using the Internet, is the constant need to create an account, in order to use a website service.  If you want to use e-mail you must create an account.  If you want to use Facebook you need Read More …

Using accessibility tools could extend our agility

Most operating systems on computing devices, now come equipped with tools which enable a fair range of people who live with a physical challenge,  to get the most out of their device and access Internet services.  As someone who teaches people to use technology, I feel that I might have took the wrong view of Read More …

Is it wise to buy anything with 4G technology yet?

Hot on the announcement of Everything Everywhere’s promise to provide 4G to 16 UK cities by end 2012.  Who at this stage in time is going to benefit from the advent of  4G?   Is it worth investing in to devices that state they are 4G compliant? Many of the clients I encounter don’t understand Read More …