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#405 iCloud Drive and Files: Portable, accessible cloud storage

If you have an iCloud account you can access files and folders from ANY internet enabled device – you don’t need an iPad, iPhone or Mac computer. Using an Internet browser you can access your iCloud account and then upload and download any files. This short video will show you how to access your account,… Continue reading #405 iCloud Drive and Files: Portable, accessible cloud storage

#ios · android · Browsers · Digital communication · Digital identity management · Firefox · Mobile

#403 Want fast, private mobile browsing? Try Firefox Focus

Fast, private mobile browsing?? What’s not to love? Do you want to control what the website you visit collects about your browsing? Well now you can with Firefox Focus. Available on iOS and Android using Firefox focus allows you to block ads, location trackers and browsing trackers built into the websites you visit. You can… Continue reading #403 Want fast, private mobile browsing? Try Firefox Focus

Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · ICT proficiency · Images · Internet Explorer · Top tip · Working with Data

#401 Greenshot [1/3]: Free and open source tool for making screenshots on your PC or Mac

If you liked #1 Snip it! you are going to love Greenshot. Greenshot is like Snip it but has loads more features to create that perfect screenshot. Whether you are a PC or Mac user, Greenshot is completely free and open source. Some of the key features for Greenshot includes (taken from the Greenshot website): Quickly create… Continue reading #401 Greenshot [1/3]: Free and open source tool for making screenshots on your PC or Mac

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#400 iCloud Website: Powerful and easy access to apps and files

Did you know that if you have an iPad, iPhone or Mac computer you can gain access to files, documents, photos and reminders from any computer – be it Mac or Windows? Going to the iCloud website, http://www.icloud.com and entering your Apple ID and password will give you secure access to lots of information that… Continue reading #400 iCloud Website: Powerful and easy access to apps and files

Copyright · Data literacy · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Google Chrome · Information literacy · Searching Skills · Top tip

#386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free

I discovered Unpaywall in a session on open knowledge in HE. Unpaywall is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to skip the paywall on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. It’s fast, free and legal. You will need Google Chrome to install the Unpaywall extension in your browser. The extension works by automatically looking for a copy in… Continue reading #386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free

Firefox · Google Chrome · Internet Explorer · Top tip · Writing

#376 Hemingway Editor: Make your writing bold and clear

The Hemingway Editor is a nifty little web based app (there is also a desktop version too) that can help you or your students with any text-based assignment. You simply copy and paste a passage of text into the web page and the app gives you a score based on the readability of your passage.… Continue reading #376 Hemingway Editor: Make your writing bold and clear

Browsers · ICT proficiency · Top tip

#353 Drag and drop URLs into a Dropbox folder

Did you know that you can save a website URL to a Dropbox folder? Well now you do! This is really useful to keep all your resources in one place. No more saving your files in one place and your bookmarks in another! It’s really easy and will help you keep your files, folders and… Continue reading #353 Drag and drop URLs into a Dropbox folder