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Technology Tips and Tools #18

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Every minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube by individual users.

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Tech Term


A browser cookie is a small piece of data produced by a web site that you have visited, stored in your browser, and then sent back to the web site the next time you visit. Cookies are used to save session between visits, to keep you logged in to a site, or even store your preferences. The reality is that cookies are just tiny pieces of text, and can only be sent back to the same web site that originally created them. They are very useful, and when you wipe your cookies, you are simply logging yourself out of every web site at once.

How to Remove the New Reminders in Google Calendar

“Reminders” is a calendar like any other, so to get rid of them, sign in to Google Calendar on the web. You’ll see a Reminders label in the left sidebar, along with all your other calendars. Just click on the “Reminders” label to hide it from the calendar view.

The colored box becomes white and any reminders set up in that Google account are removed from the calendar. There doesn’t seem to be a way to remove this option entirely, but by hiding it, you won’t ever have to see them.

If you use Google Tasks

you can also turn off Reminders by switching back to Google Tasks. To do this, click the down arrow button to the right of the Reminders label and select “Switch to Tasks” from the popup menu.Now, the Tasks label displays in the left sidebar… And the Tasks pane displays on the right side of the calendar.

Remove Reminders from Your Calendar on Android and iOS

To hide Reminders in the Google Calendar app on your Android device, tap the menu button in the upper-left corner of the screen. On the menu that slides out, tap the “Reminders” check box under each account for which you want to hide reminders.

The process for disabling reminders in the Google Calendar app for iOS is pretty much the same. In the app, tap the menu button in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Tap the “Reminders” check box for each account you want to disable reminders for.

Once you disable reminders in Google Calendar on a platform, any reminders you create in Google Now, Inbox, or Keep will not show on your Google Calendar on that platform.

How to Export Photos from Any Computer to an iPhone or iPad

If you use a Windows or Linux PC as your primary computer, but have an iPad or iPhone as one of your devices, you can’t simply transfer photos over to it by plugging it in. Instead, it is best to use iCloud to accomplish this.

Let’s assume you have a large amount of photos on your PC that predate you getting your iPhone and you want to transfer some or most of these photos onto it. If you plug your iPhone into your PC, it won’t let you copy photos to it, so how ?

You can use the iCloud website, specifically the Photos app on iCloud, to upload any photos from your PC, which will then be synced to any devices attached to that account.

First, log into the iCloud website and click on Photos.

Next, click the “Upload” button in the upper-right corner of the Photos window.

Now choose the photos you want to upload to iCloud keeping in mind, you can only upload files in .JPG format.

You can track your upload’s progress at the bottom of window and even stop it.

Your newly uploaded photos will now be synced to any and all devices attached to your iCloud account. To see them, tap open the “Albums” and “All Photos” and they will be the most recent photos in your All Photos album.

That’s it, you can upload photos from any computer’s web browser whether it’s a Windows, Linux, even someone else’s Mac.

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Jill Elberson

I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Davidson County Schools. I help teachers integrate the information and technology essential standards with instruction. I also model new technologies and provide training to the staff. I am here to help you utilize technology for enhancing instruction and engaging the students. I work closely with the media coordinator, along with support staff and other teachers to plan lessons. Let me know how I can assist you. My school assignments are Northwest Elementary, North Davidson Middle, North Davidson High, South Davidson Middle, South Davidson High, and Valley Academy.

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