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Tech Tip 084 – Online photo image sites – free for use

A surprising number of websites use pictures and graphics in their articles that are copyrighted or licensed by others. Should you be looking to spruce up your webpages or powerpoint presentations with professional photography, two websites may be of interest to you.

 

Unsplash and Pixabay are two popular photography websites that offer copyright-free images for you to use on your online materials. Both have excellent search engines to find the appropriate picture for your needs and high-quality image files. Both are worth a look.

 

 

Tech Tip 083 – Windows 10 – Sleep better at night with Night Light

The Windows 10 “Creators Update” offers a way to reduce the amount of blue rays absorbed by your eyes at night, or whenever you wish. These blue rays emitted from your monitor is responsible for unnecessary eye strain and less sleep at night. To enable Night Light, and increase warmer colors on your monitor to help lessen eye strain, go into Settings, then Display. Toggle the Night Light switch on:

 

If you don’t want your monitor turning a warm-ish color at sunset, you can go into Night light settings to adjust when it will activate:

 

 

Tech Tip 082 – iOS Safari – remove social media share bars from articles

On your iPhone or iPad Safari app, many popular websites will place a floating social media share bar over the article you’re reading. For $0.99, you can install Unobstruct, an iOS content blocker, to remove those floating distraction bars. To enable Unobstruct, go into Settings, then Safari, then Content Blockers, then slide Unobstruct on. Enjoy another level of distraction-free viewing.

 

Tech Tip 081 – macOS – thoroughly uninstall software from your desktop

When you want to uninstall software from your macOS desktop computer, dragging the icon to the trash may not remove it entirely. There are other files lurking within the macOS operating system that may contain information about your software usage or take up unnecessary drive space. Consider using AppCleaner by freemacsoft.net. Simply drag the icon of the software you want to eliminate into the window, and AppCleaner includes all those other files associated with the software. Click the remove button, and wave goodbye to your software.