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Shoreham Airshow Disaster Charity CD

We are excited to announce that we are supporting a charity single released this week by 15-year-old Ella Collins-Godden. The single, a cover of Coldplay’s Fix You, was recorded to raise money for local charities, Shoreham Airshow Fund and Fire Fighters Charity.

We are pleased to be involved in this project by sponsoring the CD production, in order to support these worthwhile causes. Today we handed the finished product over to Ella on the Shoreham Tollbridge, in sight of where the accident happened last year.

Local support has been overwhelming, with Bob Smytherman the Worthing Town Crier, Carson Albury, the Adur Chairman, Karen Simporis from the Sussex Community Foundation and Ian Sinfield from Fire Fighters Charity and The Worthing Herald attending the handover.

If you would like to help this worthy cause and buy a copy of Ella’s CD, you can do so at the following outlets:

Sparkle Hair & Nails Salon in Shoreham-by-Sea

Fine Definitions Beauty in Worthing

The Shoreham Centre

Train of Thought Emporium in Worthing

Miss Cherry Bliss Boutique in Worthing

The Craft Tea Gift Shop and Tea Room in Worthing

Coffee Lounge in Worthing

www.jollificationmusic.com

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Technology to organise your life

Have your good intentions for an organised 2016 gone out the window? All is not lost, with a little technology you can easily get those resolutions for a more organised life back on track.

Wunderlist

For all your day-to-day tasks, from organising a party to creating a shopping list, Wunderlist can help with everything. Essentially a virtual to-do list, this app allows you to create lists under different categories, for example work, holiday and home. It then sends notifications to remind you when a job is scheduled.

Todoist

Todoist is an excellent app for project work to help improve group productivity. This great tool can be used collaboratively, meaning project tasks can be easily shared and assigned to different people. Todoist can be used across many different platforms including Android, Chrome, Windows, iOS and Mac which is really beneficial when the service is being used by groups of people who may all have different technology accessible to them.

Pause

With all that productivity it is important to remember to factor in some relaxation time. Pause is an iOS only app designed to help you combat stress, anxiety or regain your focus if you feel you have just a little too much on your plate. It has been designed to briefly take you away from work or external factors and give your brain a little break, which in turn helps to refresh your focus.

If you have a question for JSPC, email it to questions@jspc.co.uk If you require further advice, technical support, or a computer repair please call JSPC Computer Services on 01903 767122 or visit the shop at 2 Seadown Parade, Bowness Avenue, Sompting.

 

Increasing font size on your iPhone or iPad

Whether you spend 10 hours a day looking at screens, or your vision just isn’t what it used to be, increasing the font size on your phone or tablet can help to relieve strained, tired eyes.

Apple have made adjusting the size of the text on your screen remarkably easy. To begin with open Settings on your device. Then scroll down and select Display & Brightness followed by Text Size. This should bring up a sliding scale. Simply drag the slider left or right to find the text size you prefer, the writing above the scale will adjust accordingly, providing an easy measure to show how large or small your text will be.

Once you have settled on a size you are happy with, your text should sync over your entire iOS interface including your Apple apps and the majority of third party apps.

If you have set your text to the top of the scale and still require it to be larger, then there is a way to further increase the size of your text. Simply go to Settings then click General, followed by Accessibility and select Larger Text. By clicking the switch to green, you will enable Larger Accessibility Sizes and your options for text size will grow. As before just use the slider to select your preferred size.

If you have a question for JSPC, email it to questions@jspc.co.uk If you require further advice, technical support, or a computer repair please call JSPC Computer Services on 01903 767122 or visit the shop at 2 Seadown Parade, Bowness Avenue, Sompting.

 

The best way to listen to Audiobooks

Audiobooks have become more popular over recent years as our lives have got busier and finding the time to read has got more difficult. While the experience isn’t quite the same as reading a good book, audiobooks have the advantage of allowing you to slot them into your everyday life whether driving the car or working out at the gym.

Audiobooks can be used on almost any device that can play digital media, which means they are accessible on your phone, iPad, computer and home sound system. Media players such as iTunes or iBooks are often used to play this kind of file, however both of these apps require the item to be saved locally in your device taking up a significant portion of your precious storage space.

Another option is a free audiobook app like Audible. The app relies on items you have brought from Audible stores, downloading locally to your phone only when you choose to listen to one.

A popular option for retaining maximum space on your device, but still taking advantage of the plethora of audiobooks available, is storing your collection on the cloud in an application like DropBox. This allows you to store all your files in one place and access them from various devices without taking up lots of storage space. The disadvantage to this is that you won’t be able to access your chosen audiobook without a clear Internet connection.

If you have a question for JSPC, email it to questions@jspc.co.uk If you require further advice, technical support, or a computer repair please call JSPC Computer Services on 01903 767122 or visit the shop at 2 Seadown Parade, Bowness Avenue, Sompting.

 

A Digital Spring Clean

Spring has officially arrived and with it brings the inevitable chore, the annual spring clean. But this year don’t limit yourself to the contents of your home, why not have a digital spring clean too.

Email

Does your inbox resemble Grand Central Station? No order with piles of old newsletters and useless adverts clogging it up? Now is the time to sort out your emails. Best practice is to deal with mail as soon as it comes through, responding, deleting or filing it in designated folders. However, to help sort through your existing emails, create set labelled folders for all the different categories. Then search through your inbox for emails that are important to file as well as any emails that you know are junk so you can delete them on mass.

Social Media

As your interests change, you may find that the information on your Twitter feed is no longer relevant to you. A spring clean gives you the perfect opportunity to weed out your feed and unfollow anyone you are no longer interested in. The same goes for Facebook, do you really want to know where so-and-so from 2004 is sending his child to school? If the answer is no, it is time for a friend cull.

Computer

Is your computer running slow? If so, it may be time to give it a once over. Sort all your photographs into folders, organise your desktop, go through your music and then save anything you can on the cloud to de-clutter your machine and help it run faster.

Calendar

Make 2016 your most organised year yet. Colour coding your digital calendar is a great way to keep on top of your schedule without the need for numerous organisers. Keeping each part of your work, friends and family life easily distinguishable means one diary is all you need. To do this in Outlook simply right click an appointment, click Label, then Edit Label and select the colour you desire. Then make sure your calendar is synced across all your devices to avoid duplications and enable notifications so you are always on top of upcoming events.

If you have a question for JSPC, email it to questions@jspc.co.uk If you require further advice, technical support, or a computer repair please call JSPC Computer Services on 01903 767122 or visit the shop at 2 Seadown Parade, Bowness Avenue, Sompting.