iPhone devices receive the update to iOS 11.2. In the information it is declared about Apple Pay Cash to send, request and receive, improvement of stability and bugs fixes. One of the first things you will surely notice is that you cannot turn off Wi-Fi completely anymore. Tap on the Wi-Fi toggle in the Control Center and you will see the notification “Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Until Tomorrow“: Continue reading
Where is Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709)? Has it disappeared? Actually, not yet. The thing is Microsoft gradually moves the applets from the Control Panel to a new Settings app. Now when you right-click the network icon the Taskbar you don’t see familiar “Open Network and sharing center” any more. You see “Open Network and Internet settings”. Windows 10 is like a living organism that is constantly changing and evolving. That’s why we have to modify our tutorials related to this OS because after each update there are many things that won’t work any more. In this post we will explain how to find and open Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10 of the latest version and create a shortcut on the desktop. By the way, there is a high probability that this guide won’t help after the next Windows 10 update. Continue reading
Why disable SSID Broadcast?
There can be several reasons why you may want to hide SSID:
- you don’t want anybody to see and know your network’s name. For example, if the the name of your corporate Wi-Fi is your company’s name, your personal name or your apartment’s number, etc.
- you want to take an additional step to improving the security of your network. SSID serves as a login while the wireless security key works as a password when connecting to a wireless network. Usually a client should enter only the password to connect. But when the SSID is hidden someone who wants to join your hotspot needs first to correctly input the name and only then – a correct password. But note, that if a person is a skilled hacker, hiding your SSID won’t help at all.
Here is our step-by-step guide on how to disable SSID broadcast on your Wi-Fi router or access point. Continue reading
Google Photos Wastes Too Much Cellular Data
Google Photos is an extremely popular app designed to store, view, manage and backup your precious moments of life in image and video formats. Personally I use it on my both devices: Pixel and iPhone. But, as you might know, photos and especially videos consume a lot of storage when backed up and use a decent amount of cellular data when you view it (and even browse through the thumbnails). When talking about the Internet at your home there is no problem here because in most cases you use unlimited plan of your wired ISP. But how to preserve your mobile data – that is the question. I mean how to continue using your favorite app but but prevent Google Photos from wasting your cellular data in vain. In this article we will give our tips on this issue. Continue reading
Another iOS 11 “Improvement”
Auto-Brightness Toggle was logically located in Display & Brightness in iOS 10. Right under the brightness slider. Oh, God. How convenient and intuitive it was. But in iOS 11 it disappeared for some reason. Maybe, the developers decided that “auto” mode works so perfectly that you will never want to disable it. So perfectly that you don’t even need to know where the Auto-Brightness toggle is located now. But personally I dislike the way the auto-adjustment works in many cases. That’s why I prefer to turn off Auto-Brightness in iOS 11 exactly like I did in the previous version. But how to find the toggle? Where do you think it is hidden? Continue reading
I have to wait for a long time until my photos upload to Google Photos even when I’m connected to my router’s Wi-Fi network. I log in to https://photos.google.com/ on my laptop, press F5 but I can’t see new images in the roll. Yesterday it took them about an hour or so to start backing up after I came home with my phone. What’s wrong? Thank you. Continue reading