We are tend to ignore or put off issues that we don’t know about, think are too hard to fix or believe it won’t happen to me. Here are some of the most common cybersecurity issues faced by SMBs that that could leave your business in danger if left unchecked. Continue reading
Most phone users are familiar with their device’s Airplane Mode and have probably used it when jetting off interstate or overseas. But did you know that it’s not just for travellers? Airplane Mode is not only for flying and can be a handy feature for your everyday life. Here are some reasons why you should consider turning it on, even if you are not traveling. Continue reading
For a while now, technology has played a significant role in our lives. But as with most things, myths pop up and persist.
- Can I leave my smartphone charging overnight?
- Macs don’t get viruses?
- Browsing in incognito mode it totally anonymous.
Most of us won’t even travel to the end of the block without our phones and when we go on longer trips, we can end up take a lot a tech. You can travel smarter and more securely by doing several checks before you go by using our handy tech travel checklist below. The checklist can save you from suffering from lost devices, missing chargers or even a data breach. Continue reading
Today we use our phones for everything – phone calls, text messages, emails, photos, browsing social media sites, watching videos, playing games and many other activities. Since our phones do so much, we are using them more and thus the battery isn’t lasting as long as we would like. In our busy lives, we are not always near a power outlet and even if we are we don’t always have a phone charger at hand. If our phones die, we risk missing out on important calls and notifications. So what things can we do to improve our battery’s life?
1. Check Apps’ Battery Usage
When it comes to battery usage, not all apps are created equal, with some using a lot more battery than others. For example, checking your email uses a small amount of power but any apps that use the GPS drain a significant amount of your phone’s battery – this is because they are constantly talking to the GPS satellites. Check to see which of your apps are draining your battery most and limit their usage.
2. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
When you are not connected to wifi or your wifi signal is weak, it is good to turn off both Wi-Fi and BlueTooth. They can drain a large amount of battery life searching for the Wi-Fi and/or BlueTooth signals.
3. Lower your Phones Brightness
One of the easiest ways to save battery life is to reduce how bright your phone’s screen is. The brighter your screen is, the more power it is using. Most automatically phones adjust the brightness levels based on how light your surroundings are but you can override this and turn the level down to save battery. The more you dim the screen, the longer your battery will last.
4. Go on Power Saving Mode
When setting your phone into Power Saving Mode, it stops it from automatically checking for new emails, powers off your display faster and reduces screen brightness. It also turns off other features and visual effects that use a lot of battery. On some phones, it may make your apps run a little slower.
5. Buy a Case With an Inbuilt Battery
Some people need to use power-draining features often and have a very phone-heavy lifestyle. If this is you, it may still be a struggle to keep your battery lasting throughout the day. If the other options are not sufficient, you can often buy a phone case with a built-in battery. This case can then charge your phone while using it and thus make it last longer throughout the day.
6. Buy a Spare Battery
If your phone has an easily removable battery then purchase a spare battery and keep it charged. Then when your battery is getting low you can easily swap the battery out and keep on using your phone.
Our phones are critical to our modern-day lives, but they can’t do anything for us if they are flat. Even more importantly, we want our phones available in case of an emergency. Luckily, using the above methods will help keep our batteries alive throughout the day. Just remember to charge them when you are back in the office or at home.