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Samsung Android Maps | Everyday Guides Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

In today's blog we continue to look at how to make the most out of your Samsug Androind Phone. If you missed part 1, just click here. One of the most useful features you can find on smartphones and tablets is the ability to use GPS satellite signals – much like the sat navs you use in a car – to help you find your way around. However, using this service can sometimes be a little unituitive. So let us walk you around the Google Maps app, our expert advice courtesy of our new book Samsung Android Basics, which is available here

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

Making Sense of Large Spreadsheets | Everyday Guides Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight
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Topics: technology, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Everyday Guides, Microsoft Excel

Syncing and Adding Contracts To Android Phones | Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

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

Posted by Matt Knight
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Topics: technology, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Everyday Guides, Microsoft Excel

Coding Terminology | Expert Advice Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight
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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

Posted by Matt Knight

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

Healthy Eating Recipes: Pasta with Courgettes, Rosemary & Lemon

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

So, it's Day Seven into the new year, a full week after those resolutions have been determinedly made; enough time indeed for the initial enthusiasm to wear off and ambition to fade. Now is the time to stay strong! We have vowed to make this year a great one, to be a better person, to make those steps towards a happier and healthier life. What better way to keep up the good work than with a simple low fat recipe that doesn't compromise on taste  – that can even fill you with that heady optimism to believe that everything is possible, that eating healthily really isn't difficult at all.    

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, healthy eating, cookery

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

Posted by Matt Knight

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

Posted by Matt Knight

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

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