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Posted January 4, 2016 by

Help: iPhone Wi-Fi Problems

Solve iPhone wi-Fi problems

If you are experiencing problems with your iPhone’s Wi-Fi connection, you can check your phone and your connection yourself before you consider bringing the device to a service center. There are several reasons why an iPhone Wi-Fi will not connect to a router. It may be a problem with your phone, your Wi-Fi router, or your internet connection. Perhaps you simply do not have the right credentials. This article will outline what you need to check to fix your iPhone’s Wi-fi problems.

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Posted December 30, 2015 by

How Do I Reset Network Settings on iPhone

Reset Network Settings on iPhone

If you are experiencing issues with your iPhone’s Wi-Fi and mobile connection (e.g., erratic connections, constant loss of signals, Wi-Fi connection errors), the solution you need could be quite simple. Before you take your phone to an authorized service center for repairs, try resetting the network settings on your iPhone. This tutorial explains how in a few easy steps.

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Posted December 28, 2015 by

How to Change Nickname and Color in Facebook Chat

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With the recent update, the Messenger app for Facebook now lets you customize the chat bubble color, change the name of your friend in a chat thread and set a frequently used emoji so that you can send it to your friend in just one tap. Continue reading to find out how to do all of these on your phone.

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Posted December 27, 2015 by

How to Use Data Validation in Google Forms

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Google Forms is a helpful tool for collecting information from a large group of people. You can use the forms you create to make contact lists, send out surveys, manage registrations, and more. Like all Google Docs, multiple people can edit your form at the same time before you send it out. Forms will organize the responses with real-time charts, or you can view it in Sheets for more thorough analysis.

Through what is called Data Validation, Google Forms gives you the option to check that users answer your questions the way you want. For instance, you can make sure that if you ask for an email address, the response typed in is, in fact, an email address. When used correctly, Data Validation can save you considerable headaches by preventing intentional and unintentional errors. You can use data validation on the following types of questions: text, paragraph text, checkbox, and grid.

Note: Data validation is not available in the new version of Forms.

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Category Google, Google Docs

Posted December 26, 2015 by

How to Use Google Docs Review Mode

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The biggest advantage of Google Docs is that several people can edit a document at once without ever having to save. You can write and re-write each other’s text without any hassle. However, what if you want to discuss edits with your co-writers before making them? You can accomplish this by using the Google Docs review mode, which is called Suggesting. In this mode, all edits are shown in color, and boxes appear in the margins, detailing the proposed changes. Other editors can comment in the boxes to decide whether to accept or reject the edits. Read on to find out more about using Suggesting mode with the documents you create in Google Docs.

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Posted December 23, 2015 by

How to Add Custom Quick Responses for Samsung Gear S2

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By default, the Samsung Gear S2 includes a number of quick responses so that you can reply to text messages and email messages on your watch. However, these default responses are generic and formal. Many users may want to delete or customize them to be more personal. Fortunately, this task is rather easy and can be done using the Samsung Gear app that is installed during the watch setup. Continue reading to find out how.

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Posted December 21, 2015 by

How to Create a Google Photos Story

Google Photos Story

I could go on and on about all the things I love about Google Photos. (Read my articles on auto-syncing from your phone and sharing accounts.) One unique feature of Google Photos is the ability to create Stories, which are like guided albums with an aesthetic flow. A Google Photos Story is a great medium for sharing photos of your vacation, an event, or the evolution of your business. They feel much more personal that your standard photo album.

Stories can only be created on the Google Photos app, but they can be viewed and edited on either the app or photos.google.com. Whip out your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, and let’s get started.

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Posted December 21, 2015 by

How to Create a Collage with Google Photos

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Collages are a fun way to show multiple images at once. They can give viewers a feel for a whole event or theme without having to flip through multiple pictures. You can easily make a collage with Google Photos, which is my preferred service for backing up all my photos to the cloud. Check out my articles on other great features of Google Photos, such as creating movie montages, stories, and animations.

Your options are somewhat limited when you create a collage with Google Photos. You cannot change the order of the pictures in the collage any of the dimensions. That being said, Google Photos does produce aesthetically pleasing collages very quickly and easily. Use the steps in this tutorial to get started.

Like the other Google Photos creations, collages are only available on the Google Photos app. You can view your created collages at photos.google.com, but you will need to create them on your phone or tablet.

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Posted December 20, 2015 by

How to Edit Google Photos Movies

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This is Part 2 in a series. Be sure to check out Part 1: How to Make a Google Photos Movie.

You could certainly find a more advanced movie maker. You can only edit the theme, soundtrack, and clip length/order in your Google Photos Movie, but I do not know of any movie makers that are easier and faster to use. If you already have Google Photos synced on your phone, you do not even have to worry about downloading/uploading your video clips. They will already be right there for you to use. Once you have created your Google Photos movie, use the steps in this tutorial to edit it.

Google Photos Movies are only available on the Google Photos app, not on photos.google.com. It will work on any iPhone or iPad, as well as most android devices. Check to see if your device is supported here.

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Posted December 19, 2015 by

How to Make Animations with Google Photos

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You can easily make gifs or animations with Google Photos. In fact, Google Photos will occasionally make them for you using a series of similar photos. The photos are stitched together and shown one after another to create what is essentially a moving picture, which is saved as a .gif file. You can then post the gif online, embed it on your website, or use it in chats with your friends or co-workers. Follow the steps in this tutorial to get started.

You will need to use the Google Photos app on your phone or tablet to create an animation, but you can view and download them on photos.google.com once they are created.

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