Those green and red squiggly lines proposed by Microsoft Word provide a useful way to keep an eye on your spelling and grammar. But what if you meant to type a word in a certain way? Then, this feature can be just plain annoying. So did you know you can adjust the auto-correction settings in … Read more How to customise Word’s spell check and AutoCorrect
This month’s tips and tricks article is a challenge to power users of Excel – three useful shortcuts that you probably didn’t know before. Transpose data from a row to a column Sometimes, after you’ve already spent a lot of time laying out a new spreadsheet, you discover that the column headings you chose may … Read more 3 Excel tips you probably didn’t know
One of Google’s most successful products, the Android operating system, turned a decade old on 5 November 2017. During this time, Android surpassed even Google’s high expectations and has gone on to become the most popular operating system on the planet. In fact, Android didn’t just beat Google’s aspirations – it obliterated them. “We hope thousands of … Read more Android reaches the 10-year milestone
When you’ve been using the same Microsoft Office applications for years, it’s easy to stick to the same old habits. But with Office 365, Microsoft is trying to challenge that way that businesses work. So are you a big fan of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher or Outlook? Do you often use Skype for Business, … Read more 10 great features you should be using in Office 365
Whilst many of us Brits look forward to summertime – with its warmer weather and lighter evenings – it’s not quite such a happy time for our technology. Smartphones, in particular, are notorious for suffering during these hot spells; slowing down, overheating and draining battery very quickly. So why does this happen? Firstly, it’s worth … Read more Why do phone batteries drain so quickly in warm weather?
Did you know that Microsoft Excel allows you to define a specific name for any cell, something which can make locating and referencing that cell a lot easier? For example, in a basic Excel formula, you may need to multiple the value in cell A1 (average monthly overhead) by the value in cell B1 (number … Read more What’s in an Excel name?
Many Microsoft Word shortcuts and commands have been sitting on the shelf gathering dust over the years, but plenty of them are still useful to those who remember them. These 3 handy tricks – that some may have forgotten – apply to any version beyond Word 2007. Spike it Most users are familiar with the … Read more 3 forgotten (but still useful) tips for Microsoft Word
Google’s Android operating system continues to dominate the UK smartphone market, which means you’re more likely to be using one of these devices than an iPhone or any of the other brands. So we thought you may be interested to read the following three Android tips, designed to save time and make your mobile life a … Read more 3 tips every Android user should know
Don’t let the friendly website notifications about cookies fool you – it’s a good idea to delete them (and your browser history too). Though cookies allow web browsers to load frequently-visited pages a lot quicker, they can pose a real security threat – as Yahoo discovered just a year or so ago. The incident saw … Read more Why it’s a good idea to clear your browser history and cookies
HP and Dell could find themselves embroiled in a scandal over battery life, after it emerged the two tech giants may have grossly overstated the power of their laptop devices. Consumer champion Which? tested the average battery life of 67 laptops from some of the industry’s biggest names, to discover whether they matched the claims … Read more Lies, damned lies and laptop battery life