Tech Basics

How to watch Apple TV+ shows

Apple TV+ has been out since November last year and due to how Apple names its devices, apps and services – Apple’s streaming service it can be little confusing as to what is what and how to watch the new shows. First of all, what is Apple TV+? Apple TV+ is a video streaming service from Apple, unlike Netflix who does both produce originals and licenses other content, Apple TV+ […]

What is the difference between contactless payments and Apple Pay?

Apple Pay has been available in the UK for nearly five years now, when it launched in July 2015 and unlike other countries where Apple Pay has launched since, here in the UK we have had contactless cards for a while too – since 2007, which on the surface seems very similar to Apple Pay and Google Pay. What is a contactless card? To understand the difference between Apple Pay […]

How to keep your smartphone clean

With growing concerns around corona virus, its more important than ever to keep ourselves and our environments clean. Some hand gels can damage the oleophoblic layer on screens. This layer is to help repel oil from screens, making fingerprints less prominent. Dunking your phone in a bowl of water can weaken the water resistance overtime, so should be avoided. The best way to clean your device is with soap and […]

What is an IP address?

Surprise, you’re using an IP address to even get to this website. Without IP addresses, the internet would not work as we know it today and the actual technology dates back to when the very first networks were being designed. What is an IP address then? So IP stands for “Internet Protocol” and every device on your home network, office network or any network has an IP address and every […]

How To: Check your WiFi RSSI on macOS

In day to day life of using computers, we use WiFi an awful lot and sometimes it may load slow or not work for some reason. That a lot of the time can be down to the signal level your device has, well in this ‘How To’ we’re going to show you how to check the signal level or actually the RSSI (Recieved Signal Strength) in decibels so you can […]

How To: Update your Mac

Updating all of your devices is important, manufacturers are constantly refining and improving their products by providing free software upgrades throughout the life of the device, none is better at doing this than Apple and with the Mac. With macOS, models from mid-2010 are still being supported on the latest software and they still run well. While updating your software to get the latest features may be one of the […]

What is Mac Time Machine?

Own a Mac and always wondered what Time Machine is or wanted to know how to easily back up your Mac? What is Time Machine? Time Machine is a built in feature to Macs that makes backing up your pictures, music and documents very easy, it’ll keep a day by day snapshot, so you can restore the entire operating system back to a specific day if that is ever a […]

What is Lower Power Mode in iOS 9 and how do I use it?

So back in September, you updated to iOS 9 and you noticed a new option in settings called ‘Low Power Mode’ or your phone ran down to 20% and said “Activate Low Power Mode,” but what does this feature do to your phone and should you use it? In this post we’ll run down what it does and also how to activate it. iOS 9 So in iOS 9 Apple […]

How To: Force Quit an app on a Mac

We’ve all had it, a unresponsive app on your Mac – just at that important time you’re trying to do something and it just crashes and freezes, admittedly it doesn’t happen very often but when it does it is a tad annoying. This quick guide goes over how to Force Quit an app on a Mac, there are actually a few different ways you can go about doing this. Method 1  

How to create an account on OS X with parental controls

So you are looking to create an account with Parental Controls on your Mac. If you are concerned what you’re child is looking at on the internet, you can limit them to time, apps and content on the Mac. Parental Controls can also be used to simplify the user interface for less experienced users. First things first, visit the Settings or System Preferences app on your Mac. Then this window should […]