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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

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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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

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

How to Use Your Phone as a Mobile WiFi HotSpot (iOS and Android)

by Powernet - Feb 20, 2022

It’s a situation you’ve probably found yourself in once or twice if you’re a remote worker or just someone who takes their laptop with them routinely for mobile computing, and it’s the lack of a trusted WiFi network or sometimes the lack of a WiFi network altogether. Since one of the main aversions to using publicly available WiFi is the lack of robust security, most public hotspots are out.


But if you have a smartphone, there is always the possibility of using that connection as the basis for your WiFi. This is known as “tethering”, and while there can be additional data charges depending on your phone plan, it is still one of the best and easiest ways to get a WiFi connection on the go.

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TAGS: tips, mobility, Public WiFi, Mobile Device, ios

Boost Your iPhone's Security in 1 Step

by Powernet - Oct 15, 2020

Apple's release of iOS 14 bought about a number of exciting new features, and one that we are particularly excited about.   

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, phishing, Data Security, Tech, ios

The Best iPhone Apps You Probably Haven't Heard Of

by Powernet - Aug 11, 2020

We've taken a stroll through the iOS app store to find the iOS apps you need but may have missed, here are seven iPhone apps you probably haven't heard of but should check out.

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TAGS: tips, Tech, apps for working from home, ios

How to Make Sure You Never Forget Your Mask!

by Powernet - Jul 22, 2020

Juggling a busy schedule has me forgetting everything, so I rely on technology to help me. I live by reminders, alarms and timers on my phone from grocery lists to nap time schedules, don't know where I'd be without Hey Siri!

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