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Find Settings on your Mobile device

Search for settings (Android and iOS).

If you need to get at a phone or tablet setting but you don’t know where it is, just search for it – the Settings apps on both Android and Apple iOS have search options at the top that you can use to look for obscure options.

With thanks to:
http://www.t3.com/news/23-smartphone-tricks-to-impress-your-friends


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Type Using Macrons

Macrons are an important part of writing te reo Māori accurately. They indicate vowel length. Vowel length can change meaning.

To type a macron, tap the ~ key followed by the vowel that you wish to place a macron above.
eg,  ~+a = ā~+A = Ā

Note: the ~ key, or tilde key, is just below the Esc key in the upper left corner of the computer keyboard

Macrons will only work if you have first enabled macrons on the computer or device you wish to use macrons on.

To configure your Outlook email to display macrons  consistently you need to set Outlook’s Options to use something called Unicode UTF-8 encoding. Never heard of it? I hadn’t either! Don’t worry, it’s a simple process and here’s how:

PC: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/setting-outlook-use-utf8-32242.html

MAC: Go to your Mac’s Outlook Preferences > Composing. Then look for the label Preferred encoding for new messages and select Unicode (UTF-8).

My colleagues and I have written some other Tech Tips for macrons that you may find useful too:

Te tohutō: The macron and how to enable the Māori keyboard

Type on an iPad using Macrons with a Bluetooth keyboard

Type on an iPhone or iPad using Macrons

Type on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Macrons


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Save typing time on Your iPad/iPhone

This tip on creating text shortcuts
is worth repeating!

This is the iPad/iPhone version of my Top Tip:
Use Outlook/Word Quick Parts.
For words or phrases you type over and over again, you can easily create shortcuts on the iPad and iPhone. This will
reduce errors and the time you spend typing repetitive phrases (like University of Canterbury), long words, jargon and acronyms.

(The precise details here may vary slightly depending on the model of your iPad/iPhone and the version of the iOS (Apple Operating System) you are running, but the concept remains the same. The concept will also be the same for Android phones and Windows phones – you’ll just have to find the right place.)

On your iPad or iPhone…

  1. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard
  2. Select Shortcuts
  3. Tap the “+” symbol (in the upper right corner)
  4. Type in the phrase you want to shortcut and then the shortcut key you wish to associate with that phrase
  5. Tap Save (in the upper right corner)
  6. Now when you want to type that phrase (in an email, message, document, etc), type the characters assigned to the shortcut and tap the spacebar.

 


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10 everyday uses for your phone’s camera

Do you have a camera built-in to your mobile phone or tablet? And are you thinking of it just like you would think of a small camera – mainly for taking snaps of family and friends? 

Think again – there are many other uses for that
camera in your daily life. 

My favourites are scanning documents and photographing online receipts and confirmations.
Have a look at these 10 everyday uses for your phone’s camera.

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Another Mobile Device Battery Saving Tip

We’ve looked at a few ways to make the
batteries in our mobile phones or tablets drain more slowly, but this one is easily overlooked. 

If your mobile phone or tablet is often active, especially if you receive a lot of notifications or messages (which
activate the screen every time), the battery is drained a
little more every time that screen lights up. This will
happen 24 hours a day, draining your battery a little more every time.

The solution to this is to change the Auto-Lock time to a shorter time frame. It simply means that whenever something causes the screen to light up – like a message, notification or you using the
device – the screen will automatically switch back off sooner.

This applies to all mobile phones and tablets, but on an iPhone or iPad you can change the Auto-Lock timing here:

1) Go to your device’s Settings

2) Select >General >Auto-Lock

3) Choose the minimum time available, eg, 30 seconds, or 1 minute

Now your device’s screen will automatically switch off as soon as possible after any activity.

Other Mobile device battery saving tips:
3 Tips to make your cell phone battery last longer
2 more Tips to make your cell phone battery last longer

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