Need a host of features built into your browser to enhance your security and speed of browsing? Opera may be a good choice. It has inbuilt privacy, an ad-blocker, malware protection and the ability to enable private browsing and VPN browsing. Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash
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
Medium is an online publishing platform that is a hybrid of blogging and paid for content (for an introduction please see #380 Medium [1/4]: The Medium is the message). This short video will show you how to create your first story on Medium: Featured image: Photo by Picsea on Unsplash
Do your eyes sometimes feel the screen strain particularly if working late? Nightshift makes it possible to tone down your display to make it more comfortable to use at night. If you implement the feature your Mac’s display will adjust its colours in the evening so it uses less blue light and instead uses what Apple… Continue reading #383 Nightshift: Reduce eye strain in OS X
Medium is an online publishing platform that is a hybrid of blogging and paid for content. This short series will focus on the blogging element. Medium was created by one of Twitter’s co-founders as a way to publish writing longer than Twitter’s (then) 140-character maximum. You may think that you’ve seen Medium before (think Tumblr, Reddit,… Continue reading #380 Medium [1/4]: The Medium is the message
Although smartphones have revolutionised how we work and socialise, there are times when we all need to unplug. Moment is an iOS app (not currently available for Android), which helps you to manage your screen time. It shows you how much time you are spending on your device, as well as providing tips and tools… Continue reading #379 Give yourself a Moment’s peace
In the last post, we explored how to upload your videos to Vimeo. In this post, we take a look at how you can share (and password protect your videos). Featured Image: “Unspooled video tape” by rjp licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0
Do you work in a noisy open office like me? Do you find it sometimes impossible to concentrate? Well Noisli could be just the thing for you. Noisli is a website that helps you improve focus and increase productivity with background noise. You can mix different sounds to create your perfect environment depending on whether… Continue reading #253 Noisli: Improve focus and increase productivity!
Dragon Dictation is a great piece of software (app) for voice recognition. Just simply speak your email, letter or essay and Dragon will transcribe it for you with great accuracy. You can then export the text easily in to most applications. Give it a try! Featured image by Pixabay licenced under CC0
If you are a Dropbox user, you can also easily access version histories of your document. This makes recovering documents extremely quick and easy. This was an absolute godsend to me when an assignment file corrupted the day before a deadline and I was able to roll back a version of my document. Every time… Continue reading #237 Never lose your work again! Access version histories in Dropbox!