I’ll start by wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2024! Since people subscribe to our newsletter throughout the year, I’d hate for people to miss out on any nuggets of wisdom from before they joined our ranks.
So for today’s email, I wanted to do a round-up of our greatest newsletter hits from 2023 – the most popular, the most useful, and the most random tips that Julie and I have shared with you over the last year:
- 3 things you should always do first if things stop working
Hint: however tempting, throwing it out the window isn’t one of them.
- The British Red Cross First Aid app/website
A brilliant app full of essential information.
- A few common scams to be aware of
And how to stop them from hoodwinking you.
- How to read online news articles without the hassle
Clearing the ads and clutter off the screen with Reader View.
- How AI can spot early signs of Parkinson’s disease
(up to 7 years before symptoms would show)
- Why some updates need permission and some don’t
Hint: it depends what they’re asking for.
- How to make sure you have the best phone signal
Believe it or not, it involves getting rid of all signals (momentarily).
- Waving goodbye to the NHS Covid-19 app
One less app to take up space on your smartphone!
- The different types of devices, explained: PCs, Smartphones, Tablets, 2-in-1s, Smart TVs, Home Assistant gadgets…
Find out what the difference is, without the jargon.
- Electronic noses?!
No, it isn’t the plot of the latest Star Trek episode…
If you ever want to look back at any of our previous newsletters but don’t want to go trawling through your Inbox, we have an archive of them here that you can read whenever you like. Do bear in mind that if you go a long way back through the archive, you might come across some things that are now out of date.
And finally, if there’s any particular techy subject that you’d like me to talk about in this newsletter, feel free to let me know. I’m always open to suggestions, although I don’t promise to include every request!