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Syncing and Adding Contracts To Android Phones | Made Easy

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Handling a new smart-phone can be tricky. If you were lucky enough to get a new device, or upgrade your phone over the holidays, you may be fumbling with an Android device (unless you got an iPhone - if so, then why are you here?!). In today's blog we're going to cover a snippet from our latest 'Everyday Guides Made Easy' book, Samsung Android Basics. We're going to focus on adding contacts and syncing them with your wireless devices. Contacts are one of the most essential reasons for owning a phone, but on more modern devices getting to grips with this feature can be a little tricky. So read on for some clear and comprehensive help, courtesy of us here at Flame Tree.

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Topics: technology, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Everyday Guides

Navigating Excel on Windows and Mac | Expert Advice Made Easy

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Topics: technology, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Everyday Guides, Microsoft Excel

Coding Terminology | Expert Advice Made Easy

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Topics: technology, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Everyday Guides

iOS Basics: Access the Internet & Browse | Expert Advice Made Easy

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In part two of our iOS Basics series of blogs, we're going to look at browsing the internet. However, before you can do that you have to establish a connection. This is also vital if you plan on sending emails, downloading apps or streaming music and video.

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Topics: technology, Apple IOS, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Everyday Guides

Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegetable Salad | Quick Simple Recipes

Posted by Matt Knight

Hooray, it's the new year! However, there's no doubt some of us over-indulged during the festive period, and I for one am certainly not excempt from blame. So, like many others across the world, now is the time where I feel like I could benefit from bucking up my ideas and getting healthy again

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, healthy eating, cookery

Windows 8 Apps Made Easy | Expert Advice Made Easy

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If you bought or recieved a new computer for Christmas, chances are it came pre-installed with Windows 8. New to this operating system (OS) are apps. Functioning very similarly to your phone or tablet, apps aim to make your daily computer use and easy as possible. In today's blog we take a quick look at Windows 8's apps to help you understand them a bit better.

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Topics: technology, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Microsoft Windows

iOS Basics: Homescreen, Buttons, & Typing | Expert Advice Made Easy

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Today's blog is for anyone who was lucky enough to recieve new tech over the Christmas break but isn't quite sure where to start. In the first part of a new series on our blog, we'll go over some of the essential tips and tricks that will help you get to grips with your new Apple device. Today we look at the iOS homescreen on the iPhone and what you can do to make it as functional for your personal use as possible. 

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Topics: technology, Apple IOS, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Everyday Guides

The Body Book, Cooking with Coolio, plus a Simple, Healthy Recipe

Posted by Matt Knight

There is a lot of celebrity advice out there. This year Cameron Diaz's The Body Book has had a sterling run, featuring highly in Amazon's 'Health, Fitness & Dieting' list (currently residing at #7 despite being published in January). If 2014 has proved anything, it's that the trend of celebrity endorsed health books is not in decline.

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, cookery, cooking on a budget

Cycling Made Easy: Replacing a Worn Chain

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Chains will wear and ‘stretch’ over time, especially if not lubricated regularly. This can wear down the chainrings and cogsets leading to chain slippage, poor performance and possible accidents. In the next of our series on Cycling Expert Advice, Made Easy, we look at how to replace a worn chain.

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Topics: cycling, expert advice made easy

Cycling Made Easy: Brakes Maintenance

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There's no point cycling somewhere if you can't stop once you've arrived. In these cold winter months it is important to remain vigilant when maintaining your brakes. Follow our expert advice to ensure your brakes are kept in top condition and can be swapped out should you need to change them. 

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Topics: cycling, expert advice made easy

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