Friday, 7 October 2016

Create a QR Code for guests to connect to your home WiFi

I came across this website with a QR Code generator:

Select WiFi and enter your WiFi details - here's an example:

It creates a QR Code and you can use that to connect your smartphone to your WiFi without typing anything (such as a long pass phrase).

When I pointed my Android phone at it, the opposite popped up:

I clicked the Connect button to connect to this WiFi hotspot.

This could be useful if you have guests staying at your home, just give them the QR Code and they are connected. No messing around tapping on tiny smartphone screens while your supper is getting cold!

NOTE: The WiFi hotspot mentioned here and the QR Code are just examples!

Monday, 3 October 2016

Command Window Here

When using File Explorer (Windows Explorer) for Windows 10, 8 or 7, have you ever wanted to open a command prompt (cmd)? It can be especially useful if the folder name is long, typing a long CD command is never much fun!

To open a command window on any folder, while in Explorer press Shift and right click:

Click Open command window here

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Google Keep reminder notifications stopped working

I use Google Keep on my Android phone. The reminder notifications didn't pop up anymore. I checked all the settings on the Notifications Manager on my phone, all was well, notifications were switched on for Keep.

As a test I opened Keep in my browser on a desktop PC (browse to I set a reminder. At the time it was due it popped up on my PC and also on my phone! Since this time the reminders have been working on my phone.

I do not understand why and I am keeping my eye on this. It's September 2016 at the time of writing, perhaps there will be a fix in the future, let's hope so. If you have had this issue and you've solved it a different way, please comment here.