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Quick Tips: Read out your texts

You’re not still using your eyes to read your incoming text messages are you? Because the smart assistant built into your phone can read out your SMSes, among all the other jobs it does—this is a trick that’ll work with both Siri on iOS and Google Assistant on Android.

On an iPhone you need to say, “hey Siri, read me my texts” (and you’ll get the option to reply or have them repeated after each one as well). On an Android device, you need to say “hey Google, read me my texts” (and again you can have them repeated or reply to them).

Social Media and children

Will relate a story from a phone call yesterday about an 12 year old girl who was getting unwanted messages on Instagram

First you should be 13

Parents thought it was too hard to stop their daughter

Learn about the controls – have a private account

Instagram have a site totally devoted to protecting you

The Digital 2019 Report is now out

More than 360 million people came online for the first time during 2018, at an average rate of more than 1 million new users each day. 57 percent of the world’s population is now connected to the internet

The average internet user now spends more than 6 1/2 hours online each day, meaning that the world’s digital community will spend a combined total of more than 1.2 billion years using the internet in 2019.

So what about Australia – remember the population of Australia – 24.93 million

  • 96% of us have a mobile phone
  • 87%of us have a smartphone
  • 12% of us have a wearable tech device
  • Average daily time spent using the internet 5 hours 4 minutes
  • 1 hour and 31 minutes a day on social media
  • TV viewing 3 hours and 2 minutes
  • 87% are internet users
  • Average speed of mobile internet connections – 56.5MBPS – up 16% on last year
  • Average speed of fixed internet connections – 33.04MBPS – up 28% on last year
  • 25% use voice search or voice commands

Apple news

Rumours are flying around that in March we will see some major Apple announcements

Streaming service to take on Netflix

New Macbook pro with a 16 inch screen

New Airpods

New iPads

We will also see this week the Samsung Galaxy 10 announcements and release date

If you are a Samsung user , you may want to wait

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