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How to Use Shortcuts on iOS

by Powernet - May 16, 2022

We live in a world of maximising efficiency and this drive towards quicker and more effective use of technology, whether for business or pleasure, means any reduction in the time or effort needed to accomplish a task is always a win. That’s why shortcuts have become so popular on iOS.


There are several ways that you can set up and use shortcuts on iOS. You can quickly knock out everyday tasks, or automate apps you use every day, with a tap or a simple Siri request. Not only does Apple provide an easy yet powerful way to do this by creating your shortcuts, but they also give you a library of predefined shortcut actions.

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TAGS: tips, ios, apps, automation

10 Things in Tech You Need to Know Today

by Powernet - May 8, 2022

Technology is constantly evolving and changing to suit our needs and interests. From new devices and the latest apps to new ways of thinking about technology, there’s always something new to learn about. Wondering what tech-related stories have been making headlines lately?


Here are 10 things from the past few days that you need to know about. By staying current on all the latest trends and insights, you can be one step ahead of the curve.

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TAGS: disaster recovery planning, business continuity planning, outsourced

What Is an Australian IT Managed Service Provider

by Powernet - May 2, 2022

Whether you’re a small business owner or a large enterprise, you need to be aware of the benefits of outsourcing your operations to an IT managed service provider. A managed service provider will help you get the most out of your IT infrastructure and be sure that it’s running smoothly.


But what is an Australian IT managed service provider? This article will answer this question and many others so you can decide which provider is right for you. In the end, we want you to be able to make a sound decision in your IT needs.


With this information, we’re confident that you will find the right Australian IT managed service provider based on your small business’s needs.


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TAGS: managed service provider, outsourced, IT support

iOS Keyboard Features You May Not Know About

by Powernet - Apr 24, 2022

Apple continues to come out with more and more features and expanded functionality on all of their devices, and while some generate their own news stories, some features roll out to a little less publicity.


These quieter improvements are often lost in the sea of features and functions that iOS has, and some of the best ones have to do with something that every iOS user needs and uses constantly: the keyboard.


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TAGS: ios, apps

Microsoft Office - Features You Didn't Know About

by Powernet - Apr 19, 2022

You’re probably familiar with Microsoft 365, which is the hybrid cloud version of Microsoft Office, and how powerful of a software suite it is. Some of the best things about it are that not only do you have the ability to have your work visible locally and remotely, but you also get countless features as long as you’re a subscriber.


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TAGS: ios, apps

Parental Controls on iOS - What Are They and How to Use Them

by Powernet - Apr 11, 2022

Technology is everywhere these days and the most common place to find it is in the palm of your kid’s hand, in the form of an iPhone or iPad. If you have at least one Apple device in your home or within your child’s reach, you also have some powerful tools at your disposal for making sure that you can help keep them safe while online and limit their access to explicit or costly content. Here are the best parental controls on iOS, as well as how to use them.


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TAGS: ios, apps

How to Reduce Eye Strain When You're Staring at a Computer All Day

by Powernet - Apr 3, 2022

There are few jobs these days that don’t involve using a computer for a significant portion of the day. While this may make our jobs easier, quicker, and more accurate, it also has the side effect of causing a significant amount of eye strain.


Not only can digital eye strain cause eye fatigue, discomfort, dry eyes, headaches, and even blurred vision, but it can lead to long-term issues with degeneration of eye tissue and function. Here are some easy, actionable tips on how to reduce eye strain when you’re staring at a computer all day.

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TAGS: tips

Social Media Name Games - This is Why They're a Security Risk

by Powernet - Mar 28, 2022

Thieves and criminals are everywhere these days, from old-fashioned pickpocketing to more recent crime evolutions like phishing and identity theft. The latter is not only a threat to everyone but is also a constant, ongoing risk. If you aren’t careful with key pieces of personal information, you could find yourself the victim of a range of fraudulent activity, with potentially thousands of dollars in debt or worse.


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TAGS: ios, apps

To, CC, BCC, What Do They All Mean?

by Powernet - Mar 20, 2022

If you are sending out an email to multiple people, you may not necessarily want to put them all as the primary recipients of the message, depending on the context of the email. In this case, you may want to leverage the “cc” or “bcc” fields, but you’ve always wondered what they mean and what the difference is. After all, if you want to send an email to three people, you can put all three in the “to” field, right?


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TAGS: Microsoft, tips

Outsourcing Your IT Support - Why You Should Consider It

by Powernet - Mar 15, 2022

In today’s ever-changing world, IT support is a must. Whether you own a small business or a large corporation, IT support is an essential component of your daily operations.


To keep up with the latest technological innovations and to maintain your current systems, you need someone who can provide quality IT support. However, not everyone has the time or resources to manage their own IT team.


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TAGS: it strategy, outsourced, IT support