Your Business Quick Tip Newsletter
Vol 21 No #213 – 16th June 2022
With July and the school holidays almost upon us and borders opening, this brief issue of Quick Tips has four gems for you.
- Gmail Out of Office
- Smartphone Camera Tip
- Smartphones When Travelling Overseas
- Two Easy Google Chrome Shortcuts
1. Gmail Out of Office
If you’re going away and use Gmail, you might not know that you can turn on an automatic out of office in the program. It’s smart to let people know you’re away, and it gives you breathing room just in case you do want to peek at those emails.
You’ll find it in Settings > General scroll to the very bottom and set up your Out of Office Autoreply. Set the starting and ending dates as well as the message.
The automated service is smart. If a contact sends you several messages, the automated reply will be sent at most once every 4 days.
2. Smartphone Camera Tip
If you plan on taking photos while away, turn on your camera location settings.
Location allows the camera to pinpoint exactly where you’ve taken the photo. Why is this useful?
- You can search your photos by location. Just type the location into your smartphone image gallery search bar. If you’ve uploaded them to your computer, click on the photo in your photo app.
- View your photos on a map. When you go into the background info on a photo – you’ll be able to click through to a map (which also will show the others you’ve taken at the same location)
3. Smartphones When Traveling Overseas
One of the thing to do when you land overseas is to buy a local top up sim card for your smartphone. Many phones have the ability today to hold dual sim cards. The sims are cheap but importantly you’ll get a months’ worth of local calls, texts but more importantly data roaming. The network THREE one I bought in the UK gives mobile broadband throughout the EU AND almost any country in the world!!!!
Don’t have a dual sim ability? It will be worth it to take along an old phone or buy a cheapie. You’ll be able to use it on future trips.
4. Two Easy Google Chrome Shortcuts
If you’re searching for flights or accommodation – try first in incognito so you aren’t effected by any tracking pricing schemes.
- Ctl+Shift+N (PC) Cmd+Shift+N (Mac) opens a new incognito window. Search without being watched – i.e. no browsing history.
- Ctl + T (PC) Cmd+T (Mac) opens a new tab and jumps into the URL bar.
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