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Sunday, March 31, 2019

1986. Save important voicemails

How do I save important voicemails?

For iPhone:
How to save and share your voicemail To save your voicemail message as a note or voice memo, or to share it using Messages, Mail, or AirDrop: Go to Phone > Voicemail. Tap the voicemail message that you'd like to save, then tap . Choose Add to Notes or Voice Memos. Then save your voicemail message. Or choose Messages, Mail, or AirDrop, then type and send your message with the attached voicemail. You can also share the voicemail by tapping an AirDrop contact.

For Android:

This depends upon your carrier. So go to out blog at blog.techtipguys,com and follow the link.

1988. How do I find the version of Windows I am running on?

How do I find the version of Windows I am running on?

Select the Start button, then select Settings > System > About. Under Device specifications, you can see if you're running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. Under Windows specifications, you can find out which edition and version of Windows your device is running. Note You can also press the Windows logo key + R, type winver in the Open box, and then select OK to find out which version of Windows your device is running.

1989. Alternate search engine on chrome

Alternate search engine on chrome

Set your default search engine

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Under "Search engine," next to "Search engine used in the address bar," click the Down arrow Down arrow.
  4. Select a new default search engine.
If you've tried to set your search engine but it doesn't work, you may have malware. Get help restoring your Chrome settings.

Add, edit, or remove other search engines

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Under "Search engine," click Manage search engines.
  4. Find "Other search engines."
    • Add: To the right of "Other search engines," click Add. Fill out the text fields and click Add.
    • Set as default: To the right of the search engine, click More More and then Make default.
    • Edit: To the right of the search engine, click More More and then Edit.
    • Delete: To the right of the search engine, click More More and then Remove from list.

1987. Kindle on non-amazon devices

Kindle on non-amazon devices?

I am not a Kindle device person.  But I get many questions about Kindle.

Bottom line is - You do not need a Kindle device to read Kindle books—ones that you borrow from the Library or ones that you buy. 
You can read them on a smartphone, tablet or computer using the free Kindle app or you can read them in an internet browser using Kindle Cloud Reader. 

Of course an An Amazon account is required.  Good reading.

1985. Best way to download pictures from iPhone to PC.

I have a PC and an iPhone. What is the best way to download the photos to the PC?

There are a number of ways to do this. You can use iTunes, and of course you can always email your photos to yourself, and then on your PC you can open the email and save the picture on the PC.

Don't laugh, I actually do that sometimes.

Another way is to open up File Explorer and the iPhone will look like another drive and you can simply copy/cut and paste.

I find using MS Photos to be the easiest way for me. You can simply plug in the USB port and Photos will pop up. You can then copy or cut removing them from the iPhone or not and Photos will store the photos in folders with the date and time.

They all will work. Try and see which is best for you.

1984. New web menus?

What are those three vertical dots and three/four horizontal bars on web pages.

Yes suddenly I started to see those and didn't realize immediately what they were for.

The Hamburger button. Yes that is what they are called. The hamburger button, so named for its unintentional resemblance to a hamburger, is a button typically placed in a top corner of a graphical user interface.

Its function is to toggle a menu or navigation bar between being collapsed behind the button or displayed on the screen. ... The wider button may be reduced to three vertically stacked dots.

So web site designers must have thought you didn't need to see the options, so I will just put those bar/dots and make you take an extra step to determine what you can do. I'm not sure I like the idea.BUT..

1983. Stream TV

I want to stop paying exorbitant fees to the cable company and just stream T.V. like I hear everyone else is doing. I need to get a live local T.V. channel sometimes. Is there some service that provides live T.V. on line?

If you live close to a major metropolitan area it may be that just an antenna is all you need to get over the air broadcasts. Because of the switch to digital broadcasting live T.V. feeds over the air look better than ever. We however live in a rural community and have no access to those over the air live broadcasts and so recently as my bandwidth increased because I moved, I started looking into streaming live T.V.

I discovered that there were 4 or 5 different options for getting live T.V. coverage. Netflix for example doesn't provide any live T.V. just stored content. So there had to be other options. I looked at Hulu T.V. I looked at YouTube T.V. and a few others. DIRECTV has their own live T.V. version.

I settled on YouTube T.V. The price is reasonable the D.V.R. capabilities are generous and the number of channels they support fits our needs. You'll need to investigate each of these services. But each of them has a free trial period you can use to see if it fits your needs or not . YouTube T.V. turned out well for us. You may decide that a different one works for you. Most of them cover live T.V. from local channels in major metropolitan areas.