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Using Google reverse image search

Google now processes over 3.5 billion searches per day. This includes image searches but did you know you can also do reverse image searches? This is a function where you can use an image you already have to search for similar images online, to find other websites that use the image or to find the image in different sizes.

To use this function visit Google and click on the link that says ‘Images’. You will then see a different Google search screen appear with a search box that has a small camera icon in the far right hand corner.

When you click the camera icon you will be given two options to help you search for your image. You can either ‘Paste by URL’ or ‘Upload an Image’. If you are searching for similar images to one you already have then click ‘Upload an Image’. From here you can follow the directions to upload your chosen image from your computer. Google will automatically search for the picture and generate a list of website pages that use this image. It will also show a selection of visually similar images. You can also search for similar images by choosing the ‘Paste by URL’ option and copying and pasting the URL of an image into the search to find images that are similar to your selected photo.

You can retrieve the URL of an image by right-clicking on the image of your choice and copying the link then pasting this into the search. Searching by images works best when the image is likely to show up in other places on the Internet, for example you will get more results for famous landmarks than you will for personal images.

Five things to do before selling your iPhone

With the brand new iPhone 6S now available to purchase, you may be considering selling your older generation iPhone and getting hold of one of the new models. If this is the case, there are a few tips and tricks you should take into account when preparing your old device for its new user to make sure they’re getting what they paid for, and your private data is completely inaccessible.

1. Backup iPhone

Firstly, you will want to make sure all your important information and data is safely backed up ready for transfer onto your new device. One way of doing this is to connect your device to your computer and open iTunes, you will then be able to select your device name and access the summary tab, where you’ll find the ‘back up now’ option. Alternatively, you can use iCloud storage by selecting your device settings > iCloud > Storage and Backup > Backup Now. Here you will also find the option to save your contact list to your iCloud account, perfect for an easy import when you get your new phone!

2. Remove photos from camera roll

Once all your data has been backed up, you’ll want to make sure all your personal information is wiped from your device, this includes photos. To do this simply connect your device to the computer and open iTunes > Select all photos > Import all, you’ll be given the option to ‘delete photos from iPhone after importing’ select yes.

3. Turn iMessage and FaceTime off

To turn your iMessage off, simply open your Settings > Messages > iMessage and toggle ‘off.’ A similar process is used to turn off FaceTime through Settings > FaceTime and toggle ‘off.’

4. Disable iCloud account

The next step is to disable your iCloud account, this will give you full confidence that the new user of your phone will not be able to access any of your personal data. To do this, simply open Settings > iCloud and hit the ‘sign out’ option. The same process should be used to log out of your iTunes and Apple ID account, both found within the general settings section of your phone.

5. Restore to Factory Settings

Finally, you should restore your iPhone to factory settings, making it as good as new for whoever you are selling it to. Simply go into your Settings > General > Erase All Content and Settings. And there you have it, five simple steps to making your old device user-friendly for it’s next owner, whilst protecting your own private accounts and data.