How to move your Google Authenticator Credentials

When you set up two factor authentication, a code is generated that is entered into apps such as Google Authenticator to give you that second factor of authentication, ‘something you have’. Given that many of us update phones every couple of years, migrating your Google Authenticator credentials is an important issue to consider when you […]

My favourite Smartphone Apps

I’ve recently returned from a successful climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. After operating from overseas with nothing more than an android smartphone, I thought I’d give a quick review of what apps worked for me. (Note that the same or similar apps may be available on other platforms such as iphone.) Inserty This is one of […]

Wireless Projector Display from your iPad

A couple of apps are available that enable you to wirelessly beam your Tablet or Smartphone screen content to a projector via a Mac or PC. This gives you the freedom to move around the room with your iPad in hand, controlling the content on the projector. 1.Download either Reflector (www.reflectorapp.com) or AirServer (www.airserverapp.com) to […]

Multitasking on your Smartphone

Recent apps is a feature introduced in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that makes it very easy to switch between running apps on the phone. To access recent apps in order to multitask:  Press and hold the Home button for about two seconds.  A list of recent, running apps will be displayed.  Scroll up and […]

Battery Conservation Tips for your Smartphone

Unless you need it at a particular time, turn off Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile data, & syncing. Keeping these communications options running continuously will drain your battery power due to the constant polling of the network. I have set up profiles on my phone using Elixir (there are similar Apps available), that control my settings […]

Consider enabling Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication consists of something you know (like a password) and something you have, (such as a phone or security key). Once you enter your user name & password, you’ll be prompted for a second code that may be SMS’d to you, generated by an app such as Google Authenticator, or issued via a security […]