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Richard Pascoe - Adelaide Tech Guy - Hell on Earth with Google Maps

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Quick Tip - for those on a mac

Apple include software – pages – which is like word – numbers – which is like excel – keynote which is like powerpoint – for free

It opens Microsoft Office files and you can save in the default Office format by using the “ export “ function

Getting health advice from Facebook – you may want to pay attention

Facebook's battle with fake news stories goes beyond the world of politics. According to fact-checking site Health Feedback, seven of the 10 most shared health stories on Facebook in 2018 contained false or misleading information. The top 100 stories fared slightly better, but stories with misinformation were shared 12.3 million times. Well-sourced and accurate stories were shared 11 million times.

Health Feedback's research looked health-related articles from a number of well-known publications, as well as obscure sites that managed to spread stories with attention-grabbing headlines and misleading information. Food and nutrition suffered from the most instances of false or misleading information.

If there's a glimmer of hope in the study, it's that on the whole, there were actually more articles in the top 100 with valid information than not, with 45 percent receiving a "high" or "very high" reliability rating compared to just 35 percent receiving a "low" or "very low." Facebook has launched several initiatives with the goal to weed out fake news. It might be time for the social network to turn its attention to health news.

Backing up your computer is not that hard with Windows 10

Using One Drive people can back up to the internet all their key files – Desktop , Documents , Pictures – its called folder protection

When you setup One Drive you will be prompted to protect these folders

When you change a file or folder it will change on the cloud where your One Drive account is held

You can always see your files online by logging into your account with your Microsoft login

If you have an Office 365 account you get 1TB of storage on the internet

You can also share folders with people as well – say you had a folder for your accountant – you can then just add in to that folder anything relevant for the accountant and they will be notified you have added to that folder

It can also be used to share say “ holiday photos “ instead of emailing them to people

The issue with Google Maps  

A school was labelled on Google Maps as "Hell on Earth" in what is thought to have been a joke by one of its pupils.

Hornsea School and Language College in East Yorkshire appeared on the website labelled as "Hornsea Prison & Hell on Earth".

It is believed a pupil submitted the name change to the search engine and it was accepted.

The school issued a statement saying the unauthorised listing had since been removed.

Place names can be suggested to Google by anyone but must be verified by the business owner, to ensure they are the only ones who can edit them.

A Google spokesperson said: "Allowing users to suggest information provides comprehensive and up-to-date info, but we recognise there may be occasional inaccuracies suggested by users.

"When this happens, we do our best to address the issue as quickly as possible."