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March 2, 2015
by Rachael Inake
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Taking a screenshot on mobile devices

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If you ever need to take a screenshot on your iOS or Android mobile device (i.e. smartphone or tablet), you can do so easily by pressing and holding the power and Home buttons. For iOS devices like the iPhone, once you press and release the two buttons you should hear the camera shutter and see the screen flash. For Android devices, press and hold the power and Home buttons together until you see the screen flash to take the picture and then release. (If your Android device doesn’t have a Home button, try pressing the Volume Down button and the power button at the same time.) Screenshots get saved to your photo gallery where your other photos are stored. For other devices, including how to take screenshots on Windows and Mac computers, read this article by PCmag.com.

March 2, 2015
by Rachael Inake
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Turning off predictive text

On your smartphone you’ll notice a really helpful feature called “predictive text” when you are typing or texting. Although this comes in handy, sometimes it can be annoying if it’s not predicting the words you were actually going to type. You can turn this feature off.

iOS8 (iPhone)

  • Temporarily, to make the QuickType suggestions go away as you are typing, swipe the grey bar down. To restore it, drag the grey bar up.
  • If you want to turn it off completely, press and hold the smiley face icon (icon to the left of the microphone icon) and toggle “Predictive” off. Alternatively, you can do this in your Settings > General > Keyboard and toggle predictive text off. You can toggle it back on if you want to enable predictive text later.

iPhone predictive text

Android

Note: This might vary slightly depending on what version of Android you are running on your device.

  1. Go into Settings > Language and input.
  2. Click on the settings gear icon next to your default keyboard listed.
  3. Under “Smart typing” you can swipe to toggle predictive text off. To enable, you can swipe it back on.

Bonus Tips

For faster typing or texting on your smartphone or tablet, save time from having to press the period button and a space to then start your next sentence by simply pressing the space bar twice. This will automatically insert a period and a space for you. Or if you want to forgo typing altogether, try the microphone icon on the keyboard to speak and have it type your words for you. Say “period” to insert a period.

October 10, 2013
by Leanne Riseley
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Google Makes Quickoffice Free to Everyone

Quickoffice, Google’s app for editing Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on mobile devices, is free to anyone with a Google account (Google@UH qualifies).

Available for Android and iOS devices, Quickoffice integrates with Google Drive and allows users to edit Office documents without converting to Google Docs formats for collaboration with individuals who do not use Google products. Continue Reading Article–>

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