Bits and Bytes April 2021

In this section of the newsletter, I will include some items related to managing and using technology - including computers, email, the Internet, and mobile phones. I hope you find it interesting.

Google Chrome: Tips and Tricks

Are you a user of the Google Chrome browser? Did you know that Chrome is full of shortcuts and hidden functions that can save you time? Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks that will help you work faster and do more with your web browser.

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Using Evernote

Evernote is software for taking notes and perhaps the program I use more than any other on my own computer. This is a brief introduction for those who have never come across this genius software.

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Did you know the USB connectors?

Last month I left you with the question of whether you could recognise the three main types of USB connectors.

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Have you ever lost your mobile phone?

Losing your mobile phone is a huge inconvenience. Luckily, there are things you can do to make it less of a problem.

  1. Dial *#06# from your mobile.
  2. Your mobile will show a unique 15 digit number. This is the IMEI and it is a unique identifier for that device. No other phone in the world has that number.
  3. Note down this number (not just on your phone!) and keep it safe.
  4. If the phone is lost or stolen, just email this 15 digit IMEI number to
  5. You will be told about where your phone has been used even if your number has been changed.
  6. Show this information to the police.