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My how-to video shows you how easy it is to add a link to a Webpage to the Home Screen of your iPad (or iPhone). For example, I’ve added links to the following:
All of my Websites so I don’t have to go to Safari first to get to them. They’re together inside a group.
A YouTube playlist I’d created on hula hooping (I’m learning how and love it).
My local library Website.
NOTE: In the video instructions, if you don’t see “Add to Home Screen” right away, tap the … and/or look for “Open in Browser” and continue with the instructions. I had to do this when adding the icon link to my Pulse page.
This is an easy thing to do, and will save you time going forward.
Being able to find something the instant you need it is important!
I have an Outlook contact for each app installed on my laptop. When I received the post-purchase confirmation email, I copy/pasted the codes and other information into the notes area. When I need a code (like recently after installing a new hard drive on my laptop), a quick search in Outlook, copy, paste. Done.
No need to find a document and look for the code. Finding something in Outlook is so much quicker, especially since it’s always open.
This is especially important now since we rarely get the actual software DVDs. Back then, I’d write the code directly on the disk with a sharpie (and still created the Outlook contact).
How do you keep up with your codes? Let us know in a comment.
I’ve recently started using a tripod with my iPad, and wish I’d done it sooner. My neck feels so much better as I’m no longer bending it over the iPad for hours.
Here, I’m using it at the dining room table. The tripod allows me to adjust the height and alignment to fit any situation, including when I stand to work. The Bluetooth keyboard gives me the option of typing when tapping won’t do.
Here are Amazon links to what I’m using.
Quality tripod. You could use a more lightweight unit than this one, especially if you’re not using it for anything heavier. I travel with my tripod and didn’t want to take a chance of it tipping over.
I like systems, especially when it’s something I’ll do more than three times. And I always want to be organized. When I started walking in the neighborhood and going to the gym, I discovered the things I needed with me at all times.
I keep my backpack ready to go. Except as noted, these items stay packed.
My ID. There is a special inside pocket for my ID (driver license, healthcare cards, credit cards). I put it back in my purse at home.
Extra car key on ring with key card. I have to turn in a car key when getting the key to the treadmill. To avoid giving them all my keys, I keep an extra car key on a separate ring. It made sense to put the center’s key card on this ring.
Tube of skin protection. I rub this on before I leave home and throughout the day.
Sunglasses. I keep an extra, miscellaneous pair.
Small towel. That treadmill makes me sweat. I take it out for cleaning after each use.
Car charger for iPhone.I listen to music while working out, and my Steps app that tracks my calories sucks the battery life). When I’m on my way back home, I need this. This is an extra one that stays in the bag.
Armband that holds iPhone. Actually, I wear this around the house too. My Steps app that I mentioned above only works if my iPhone is on me.
Ink pens, notepad, business cards. Always ready to network.
Pack of Lysol wipes. Always with me for disinfecting anything I touch that’s someone else has used.
Arm band. This verifies I’ve been trained on the fitness equipment at my center.
Igloo cooler left in the car. I keep one bottle of water in the backpack. When I get back out to my car, I want cold water. I bought this small cooler and load it with a couple of bottles from the freezer before I head out.
I recently purchased an all digital washing machine. Before it was delivered, I bought a surge protector to use with it.
I refreshed my knowledge of surge protectors and discovered that surge protectors do not last forever. Who knew? Every time it takes a hit, it loses juice and its effectiveness. And it’s important to note that the indicator light on it is no guarantee that it’s still doing its job.
I’ve replaced all the surge protectors in my home. Everything electrical is plugged into one, including kitchen appliances. Here are links to the ones I chose.