Noel Leeming: Simple tech tips for busy lives

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Noel Leeming: Simple tech tips for busy lives

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Want some tips right now? Here's a few to help you know your smartphone, computer or TV a little better.

SMARTPHONES

These days, we rely on our smartphones for pretty much everything – be it navigation, communicating, learning or reading the weather. But that’s not to say we don’t run into problems from time to time. Here’s some tips to help:

Never miss a moment
If you didn’t know already, the quickest way to access your camera is from your lock screen.

Stay updated
If your phone’s not working as it should, make sure you have the latest operating system update. If that doesn’t work, try restarting your phone.

Don’t charge up overnight
Charging your phone throughout the day will be better your battery.

Boost your battery life
To get more juice out of your battery, try turning off your Bluetooth, Mobile Data and Location Services when they’re not in use.

Get a screen protector
Dropping your phone or cracking your screen can happen anywhere, any time. So if you haven’t already, we’d recommend looking at a screen protector.

COMPUTERS

From day to day, computers help us get things done – be it work, gaming or online shopping. But just like any tech, they can have their fair share of problems. Here’s some tips to help you get the most out of yours.

Back it up
Unless you have magic fairy dusting floating around, having your hard drive fail means your stuff will be lost forever. So before you do anything, back everything up.

Keep your software updated
Updating your software or apps could help fix any issues, including security.

Keep an eye on the kids
Did you know that anti-virus services usually have parent controls? You can block websites, set up specific access time and even see what the kids have been up to.

Antivirus
If you think of your device as a house, a free antivirus works as if you’ve locked the door and shut the windows. Having full cover is like adding an alarm system, a 10-foot fence and a guard dog.

Screenshot
A ‘snipping’ tool usually comes with every computer. This allows you to grab a cut of anything on your screen.

Free up space
Is your device overloaded? Clearing your bin of unwanted files and photos could do just the trick.

TV

If you’re buying a new TV, chances are it’ll be ‘Smart’. But before you get set up, it’s worth finding out all the handy things it can do.

Use your app
Use your smartphone app from your TV to wake you up. It can show everything from the news, to the local weather, to your schedule.

Get streaming
Stream your device to your TV to show holiday pics or family videos.

Surf the net
Every Smart TV has a web browser, which means you can quickly find the answers to any burning questions.

Voice control
Your Smart TV might have built-in gesture and voice control, which means you can navigate without lifting a finger.

Need a hand with your tech? Head into a Noel Leeming store and talk to the friendly staff members.

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