Tuesday, November 27, 2018

#TechTipTuesday - Translate an entire Website to any language

I love learning new things, and today I discovered that there is a way to translate an entire website from one language to the another, all in less than 3 steps!

Step 1. Navigate yourself to translate.google.com

Step 2. In the left hand window enter in the url of the webpage you want to translate
(make sure you include the http:// in the url name)

Step 3. Choose the language you'd like the webpage to be transferred into and press translate.

The entire page will then be translated before your eyes to the chosen language.

For all my visual learners, check out the screen shots below to see:

Step 1. translate.google.com 
Step 2. add your URL

Step 3. Press translate
Happy Translating. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sunday Post S2 ep.11 - Clips or Quips

am excited to share with you my first ever Clip show. It is comprised of this seasons entire Technology Tip lineup and filled with quips and antidotes  about each clip I share.  I hope you enjoy and if you keep scrolling down you with get a bonus Under Caffeinated Humor just for this post!

#TechTipTuesday - iPhone Camera

This week, is the week to check your iPhone camera setting to make sure your photos can be used outside of the Apple ecosystem. Watch the video below to learn how, listen to the podcast to learn more, or follwo the steps below to just make the change today.

#TechTipTuesday - Hard Reboot, you should try it

It's an oldy but a goody, For many of us in the education world we are starting a new year and with that in mind it's time to remember to take care of that piece of tech you use more often than your front door. Your phone.

#TechTipTuesday - Your Camera can do more than just take pictures

Did you know... That the camera app built right into your iPhone can also be used to scan QR codes? Give it a try today. Find a QR code, open up your camera app and point the lens at it.

#TechTipTuesday - Amazon Prime benefits

Let me start by sharing that this is not a sponsored post, just something that I thought twould be a worth while tip to share for all of you who have Amazon Prime already. You can also download the app Amazon Music for Ok, now that we have that out of the way...

#TechTipTuesday - Before you update your iPhone to iOS 12

It's that perfect time of the year to get ready for the latest and greatest from apple, because they just released a new update to their iPhone: iOS 12. But before you update to the new OS make sure you've backed up to iCloud or to your computer.

#TechTipTuesday - Allowing people to bypass Do not Disturb iOS 12

For those of you who have upgraded your iPhones to the latest you may have noticed one of my favorite new features which is the ability to turn off the do no disturb function on your phone from the lock screen.

#TechTipTuesday - Clearing up Digital Clutter Google Drive Edition

Ok I will be the first to admit it, I am a digital hoarder. I hold onto digital files for far too long. As a matter of fact, in this digital world it seems so easy to leave old files sitting their idly in the cloud.

#TechTipTuesday - Cleaning out Digital Clutter Gmail edition

Look, digital hoarding is just too easy these days, however, eventually we all run out of space in the digital void so with out further ado let's dive head first into the mess that can be (and is my) Gmail Inbox.

#TechTipTuesday - Cleaning out your digital clutter Gmail part 2.

Continuing our series on clearing out all the digital clutter in our lives I thought it would be important to spend a second post sharing how to setup your Gmail inbox to help do some of the work for you.

#TechTipTuesday - Cleaning out your digital clutter Gmail part 2.

Continuing our series on clearing out all the digital clutter in our lives I thought it would be important to spend a second post sharing how to setup your Gmail inbox to help do some of the work for you.
tur-Key joke

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sunday Post - Season 2 ep. 10

Vine creator announces the name of his new app and it bites... er, it's byte!

If you're one of the many people who miss the looping video app Vine, we have some good news for you. Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has just confirmed his plans to bring the popular app back are coming to fruition. On Wednesday, he tweeted out that the new looping video app will simply be called byte (with a lower-case "b").

Google confirms dark mode is a huge help for battery life on Android

We've known for a long time that dark mode / night mode apps can prolong battery life on smartphones with OLED screens. And now, Google has shared some data that underlines these benefits on Android. The company's own apps use a lot of white, but Google has increasingly started offering dark mode to its users.

40,000-year-old cave art may be world's oldest animal drawing

Countless caves perch atop the steep-sided mountains of East Kalimantan in Indonesia, on the island of Borneo. Draped in stone sheets and spindles, these natural limestone cathedrals showcase geology at its best. But tucked within the outcrops is something even more spectacular: a vast and ancient gallery of cave art.

Photopea is a Free Photoshop Clone That Runs In Your Browser

Want a Photoshop-style image editor without paying any money and without downloading any software? Check out Photopea. It's a free Photoshop clone that runs right in your Web browser. What's astonishing is the fact that the app was created and is being developed by a single person: Ivan Kutskir, a 28-year-old programmer based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Turkey Joke

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sunday Post - S2 e9

The 5 biggest announcements from the October Apple event

After a busy fall announcement season, Apple has unveiled what's expected to be the last of its hardware refreshes this year with the introduction of a new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. All new devices are available for preorder today with a ship date of November 7th.

iPad Pro 2018 vs. iPad Pro 2017 vs. iPad 2018: Here's what's new and different

Riding high on the launch of its iPhone XS and iPhone XR, Apple announced the much-anticipated iPad Pro 2018 this week. There's just one problem. With two screen sizes, two connectivity options and four storage capacities, separating specs get confusing fast.

Snapchat launches 26 new premium video series in the UK

Snapchat has just announced the launch of 26 premium video series for its UK audience which could rival the likes of Instagram's IGTV and YouTube. Rami Saad, head of international content partnerships at Snap, told Mashable at an event on Tuesday that the company is expanding its Snapchat Shows product with local video-on-demand programming.

How to stop sites from autoplaying videos on your desktop

One of the pesky things about surfing the internet is the recent barrage of autoplaying videos on websites. You might be at work, opening a website to read some news, and suddenly a video will blast through your speakers. Worry not, we've got you covered.

Otakon 2016 Interview: LeSean Thomas

I had the pleasure of interviewing LeSean Thomas at Otakon 2016, where he was debuting his new animated short, Cannon Busters. Though we didn't talk much about Cannon Busters itself, I was pleased to find out about his life as an artist, his philosophy on art and anime, and even his family.
Pumpkin Pie Joke

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

#TechTipTuesday - Go VOTE

Before the day is over please make sure you take the time to get to the polls and vote.

Lyft and Uber are offering free or discounted rides to those who are looking to get to the polls
Even Lime is offering free bike rides to get people to the polls.

Check out the articles below to learn how to use them

Uber and Lyft Are Giving Discounted Rides to Vote on Tuesday. Here's How To Get One

Uber and Lyft have discounted rides to vote in the midterm elections on Election Day 2018, while other services are offering free rides.

Lime offers free bike and scooter rentals on Election Day

If you're looking for a way to the polls this Election Day, you can snag a free ride via bike or scooter from Lime. The company is offering free trips on its fl...
While you are waiting in line, if you have already read up on all your ballot options, check out my recent updates as I travel my way through #NanoWriMo #NanoBloMo using the Series feature inside Medium

Tech on the Side, perpetually beta testing.

Tech on the Side, perpetually beta testing., a Medium series by Jason P. Heisel

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sunday Post Season 2 Episode 8

#TechTipTuesday - Digital Clutter Clean up part 4 Google Photos

Educational Technology, tech tutorials, tech tips, Google Apps, Google in Education, Tech on the Side

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome -- Unless You Want Malware

You had ONE job, Edge.

MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPad Pro 2018: Everything Apple just announced

The Apple hardware event was clearly targeted at creative pros.

Innovation Isn't About Ideas - Member Feature Stories - Medium

All businesses must evolve to stay relevant. True innovation, though, requires a lot more than one big idea.

The Value of "Not Having a Choice" - George Couros - Medium

The concept of "choice" is something that is brought up in education as a good thing for students to help develop their passions and build on their gifts. I have advocated it for myself, but there is...

This New Trick Will Change How You Use Google Docs Forever

A new Google Docs trick lets you quickly open a new document right in your browser.
Exorcist Joke

We are now entering NaNoBlogMo and NaNoWriMo, a simple goal: Write and post each day. Follow my adventures on Medium this November: @TheTechSpec

I am writing each day and beta testing their "Series" feature. Check it out below and let me know what you think.

Tech on the Side, perpetually beta testing.

Tech on the Side, perpetually beta testing., a Medium series by Jason P. Heisel