Microsoft Outlook is one of the best mail applications for Windows. The more you use it, the more comfortable and intuitive it becomes. However, over the course of a few months, you may notice that your mailbox piles up and your Outlook’s processes start to slow down. You may also experience email corruption and data loss. You are at risk for these issues if you do not archive your mail items in Microsoft Outlook. Archiving is the process of removing old files from your current Outlook data file so that only current ones will remain. This will use fewer resources on your computer whenever you need to perform Outlook tasks and functions. The archived data can still be accessed anytime when you need it.
For most people, having a phone with a long battery life is essential. The Galaxy S7’s 3600 mAh battery capacity may be Samsung’s biggest battery to date, but saving your battery power is still a good idea. Though you can extend your phone’s battery life by enabling Power Saving Mode for your Android device, Samsung has raised the bar by allowing users to set up battery optimization for individual apps on the Galaxy S7. Battery optimization for apps saves power by limiting or disabling the background data and refreshing processes and by turning off notifications for applications that you select. This tutorial will guide you through the process.
Podcasts are audio files that you can download to your portable devices. Most podcasts come in a series with episodes, similar to a TV show. You can subscribe to a Podcast to download new episodes automatically as they come out. You can listen to podcasts over an internet connection or download them to your device so that you can listen to them offline.
I love podcasts. I listen to them during my commute and while doing chores around the house. They are a great form of entertainment for times when your hands and eyes are busy but your brain has nothing to do. Apple has a built-in Podcasts app that makes it easy to play podcasts on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Apple TV.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a feature known as Always On Display that keeps the screen dimly lit when it is locked and displays information such as the time, date, and even images. You may be thinking that this feature is just another flowery battery hog, but this is not the case. Samsung’s AMOLED technology allows only the parts of the screen that are used to light up and use power. The phone also remains in low-power mode and not in active mode. This tutorial contains everything you need to know to enable Always On Display on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The Always On Display feature on the Samsung Galaxy S7 allows the phone’s screen to stay dimly lit without actually utilizing much power. By default, Always On Display shows the date, time and the phone’s battery level. When you turn on Always On Display, you can select what data is displayed on the screen. You can choose between displaying a clock, a calendar, or an image. You can also change your clock style, calendar style, and the background image. Use the steps in this tutorial to customize Always On Display on the Samsung Galaxy S7.
We have long been able to get directions to multiple destinations at once using Google Maps on our computers, but the mobile version has limited users to one destination at a time until recently. Newer versions of the Google Maps app allow users to add a stop to their navigation. Unfortunately, we are currently limited to one stop at a time, so we still need to use the web version of Google Maps to find routes with more than two destinations.
The addition of stops in the mobile app is mostly geared towards finding a gas station or a place to eat along your way, not planning extended road trips. I would like to see more of the desktop functionality added to the app, but for now, the single stop is a step in the right direction. Here’s how to use it.
Browser extensions, sometimes known as “add-ons,” integrate with your web browser to give you additional features and integrate with services you use. Extensions can block advertisements, let you record your screen, add pages straight to your Evernote or Pintrest account, block time-wasting websites, tell you when an item you are shopping for is cheaper on on another major retail site, and more.
Extensions can really enhance your internet experience, but keep in mind that too many of them can bog things down and make your browser run slower. You should keep your list of installed extensions relatively short.
In a previous post, I demonstrated how to highlight, underline, and strikethrough text in a PDF file using Mac’s built-in Preview app. This article will go a step farther and show you how to add text boxes to your PDFs, which is helpful if you want to add a bold note to a page or leave a note to future readers. Are you studying a PDF document for school or work? Put text boxes with key words in the margins so that you can refer back to important sections later. You can control the color of the text box background and border to make it stand out as boldly as you would like.