Friday , December 2 2022

Tips for new tech devices

Tech gear is a hugely popular Christmas gift. If you are the proud owner of a new phone, tablet, computer or other device or provide technical support for family and friends with new devices, we are here to help you.

Check out these stories and share them to get the most out of a new Android or iOS device, Chromebook, Mac, or Windows PC.

Android devices

Android apps: the best of the best

Our Android expert highlights the outstanding apps in the categories that are most important for busy professionals: office apps, data protection and security apps, email and SMS apps, note-taking apps, team collaboration apps, Apps for organizing your life and more.

Android Pie: 30 tips and tricks for advanced users

Android 10 may be the talk of the city, but for the vast majority of phones, Android 9 – better known as Pie – is still the latest software available. And it’s not too late to make the most of it.

10 hidden tricks to get the most out of Android 10 gestures

Do you have a phone that came with Android 10? Fly around the device with these easy-to-overlook advanced shortcuts for Google’s latest gesture system.

So today you get the hidden features of Android 10 on every phone

New phone not delivered with Android 10? Try out two of the most interesting and elusive elements of the new operating system on any Android device.

iPhone to Android: the ultimate switching guide

Here you will find everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel or another Android device.

13 easy ways to limit data usage in Android

If you reduce your Android data usage, you or your employer can save a bundle on your phone bill – with little disadvantage. So what are you waiting for?

Android file transfer: how to move data between phone and computer

Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn’t have to be difficult – or depend on cloud services.

How to backup Android devices: the complete guide

Make sure that all important data is always synchronized and protected. This is the clear guide for Android backups.

How to print and scan with Android

Treat paper documents like a pro with this simple guide to printing and scanning Android.

Android security check: 16 steps to a more secure phone

Android security doesn’t have to be a source of stress. These prudent steps are all you need to keep the Boogeyman at bay.

Android security: next level analysis, advice and knowledge

You’ll find even more Android security tips and techniques and a healthy dose of clear analysis in this comprehensive collection of resources.

16 wireless chargers for iPhones and Android devices

We have compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers – including the Google Pixel Stand – for wirelessly charging an iPhone or Android device.

16 wireless chargers for multiple devices for Android and iOS

Do you want to charge more than one device at a time? Check out these wireless chargers.

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

With just a few simple adjustments, your Android phone can become a slim machine with medium productivity.

20 great apps for an old Android device

We all love getting new devices, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to make good use of your old Android phone or tablet.

You can find more Android know-how in 12 Android tips that you shouldn’t miss from 2019, and find out more about Android on our Android Intelligence blog.

iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches

24+ iOS 13 tips for more productivity

Here is a curated selection of some of the better iOS 13 tips for mobile warriors on the go.

Over 16 iPhone tips to get things done faster

A short collection of our Apple blogger’s most popular iPhone tips to get things done a little faster.

12+ important tips for iPad productivity

These iPad tips are designed to help you get things done more efficiently.

Over 19 brilliant tricks and tips for the Apple Watch

Do you get everything you can from your Apple Watch?

10+ tips for better iPhone battery life

There is nothing worse than running out of power, trying to get anywhere, or having to do your job. Here’s how to prevent this situation.

13+ iOS 13 / iPadOS features you may not be familiar with

Apple’s latest mobile operating system includes a number of lesser-known improvements, improvements, and features. Here are some you don’t know about (yet).

How to stay as private as possible on Apple’s iPad and iPhone

Use Apple’s tools to protect your privacy on an iOS device.

Use Apple’s new (and much better) reminder app

Apple has made some excellent improvements to the Reminders application for Macs, iPhones and iPads. However, you need to update all the devices you use with the system to get the most out of it.

16 wireless chargers for iPhones and Android devices

We have compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers – including the Google Pixel Stand – for wirelessly charging an iPhone or Android device.

16 wireless chargers for multiple devices to replace Apple’s no longer working AirPower

Disappointed that Apple’s long-promised multi-device AirPower charger never made it to the market? Check out these alternatives.

6 productivity-enhancing apps for the iPhone from Apple

Enterprise iPhone users can increase productivity with these iOS apps, including Slack, Trello, and OmniFocus.

31 always useful tips on Apple productivity

These are designed to help you get more out of your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch.

How to fix iCloud when it stops working

If iCloud goes wrong, follow this checklist with steps to try to do better.

How to create location-based reminders on an iPhone

With Apple iPhones, you can make sure you remember to get things done when you are in the right place at the right time.

How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement

Apple’s iPad Pro has become a powerful productivity solution for enterprise users. Learn what devices and software you need to use them on the go instead of a laptop.

Stay on top of everything Apple has to offer on our Apple Holic blog.

Chromebooks

Chromebook Cheat Sheet: Get Started

Do you have a new Chromebook? Use this guide to navigate the ever-growing world of Chromebook apps and find out how to get the most out of Chrome OS.

65 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

Enhance your Chrome OS experience with these time-saving tricks and techniques.

Android apps for Chromebooks: the essentials

Turn your Chromebook into a uniquely versatile modern computer with these Chrome OS optimizing apps.

22 useful ways to use Google Assistant on a Chromebook

Google Assistant is finally getting familiar with the structure of Chrome OS and brings some interesting new possibilities with it.

4 remarkable new features worth discovering on your Chromebook

Chromebook owners, start your engines: these four features help you focus and work more efficiently.

How Chrome OS virtual desks can change the way you work

Virtual desktops offer a lot of hidden value for those who are serious about productivity.

10 easy steps to make Chrome faster and safer

Do you want to speed up Chrome? Give us 10 minutes and we will offer you a noticeably better surfing experience.

Linux apps on Chrome OS: An easy-to-understand guide

Linux apps can expand the functionality of your Chromebook and open up all sorts of interesting options. First, however, you need to know where to start.

The best Linux apps for Chromebooks

Make your Chromebook even more powerful with these carefully selected Linux apps to expand the potential of Chrome OS as a business tool.

Increase your Chromebook’s cloud connectivity

With a few simple changes, your Chromebook can become an even closer part of your cloud-centric setup.

How to turn a website into a custom Chrome OS app

A handy hack to customize your Chromebook and bring native app-like experiences to your favorite websites and services.

A time-saving typing tool that works anywhere in Chrome

With this spectacularly useful cross-platform add-on, you can regain wasted time and increase your efficiency.

2 USB-C adapters for your Chromebook

Do you have a Chromebook? These two USB-C adapters will almost certainly be useful.

For more information on Chromebooks and Chrome OS, see the most important advice and analysis about Chrome OS 2019. Keep up to date by keeping an eye on our Chrome OS: tips, tools, and other Chromebook Intelligence sites.

Macs

28 Shortcuts Mac users need to know

With this collection of keyboard shortcuts for macOS, users can get the most out of their iMacs, MacBook Pro and MacBook laptops.

Over 13 MacOS Catalina enhancements you want to use

Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of Apple’s latest Mac operating system.

10 macOS Catalina features you may not be familiar with

Among other things, Catalina offers new tools for spaces, activity viewer, screen tint and text zoom.

Use voice control in macOS Catalina

Here’s an introduction to using your voice to control your Mac after upgrading to the latest version of macOS.

Over 10 key Siri tips for productive Macs

Do more with Siri on your Mac.

Use Apple’s new (and much better) reminder app

Apple has made some excellent improvements to the Reminders application for Macs, iPhones and iPads. However, you need to update all the devices you use with the system to get the most out of it.

31 always useful tips on Apple productivity

These are designed to help you get more out of your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch.

5 Dock Tips Most Mac Users Need

Most Mac users still use the dock at least temporarily. Here are some tips that can help you make better use of the dock.

How to use your Mac safely in public places

If you’re using your Mac in public places, it makes sense to take theft, loss, and hack precautions.

Do Apple devices need antivirus software?

The nature of the cyber attacks is changing, and traditional perimeter countermeasures are no longer as effective as before. Your best option is antivirus in combination with other security tactics.

Use AirDrop with iOS and macOS

How to turn AirDrop on and move files between an iPhone and a Mac.

Stay on top of everything Apple has to offer on our Apple Holic blog.

Windows PCs

Windows 10 cheat sheet

New to Windows 10? Get to know the user interface, functions and shortcuts.

Top 35 free apps for Windows 10

Sometimes good things come in free packages. From backup to productivity tools, here are the best of the best for Windows 10.

5 hidden Windows 10 features you should use

You may not get much pressure, but these powerful built-in Windows 10 tools can help you work smarter.

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about possible privacy issues in Windows 10? This story offers some quick and easy ways to protect your data.

Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, can make your life easier and more efficient – if you know how to really use it.

10 classic but important (and free!) Utilities for Windows 10

You can get more out of Windows 10 by adding these useful tools.

13 ways to speed up your Windows 10 PC

Do you want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try these tips, and your computer will be faster and less prone to performance and system problems.

Dealing with Windows 10 updates

Learn how to delay, pause, or stop Windows 10 updates, uninstall problematic updates, and perform some other update tricks.

How to fix six Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft’s latest operating system is much better than its predecessor, but still has some annoying quirks. We help you with the solution.

How to protect Windows 10 PCs from ransomware

Ransomware is widespread these days, but there are several ways that Windows 10 users and administrators can protect their PCs. Here’s what to do.

About Nikola Dodson

She is a Chicago blogger and tech enthusiast.

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