How to make your internet faster – for free!

This project is going to show you how to make your internet faster – completely for free! We’re going to do this by changing your DNS to a faster provider. This also make your internet more private, so it’s a win-win. What’s DNS? A DNS is a server that turns URLs (tec-kids.co.uk) into IP addresses… Continue reading How to make your internet faster – for free!

iOS 15 Hands On

We got access to the iOS 15 Beta, so here’s all the brand new features in it! Firstly, Focus. This is an adapted version of Apple’s pre-existing Do Not Disturb Feature. You set it up in settings, choosing who and what can send you notifications when this feature is enabled. Here you can see the… Continue reading iOS 15 Hands On

Christmas Tech

Christmas is here! There are so many projects to try: Micro:Bit Snowflakes To decorate your windows! You’ll Need: Micro:Bit (Preferably more than one) A Mac, PC or Raspberry Pi Open Micro Bit Make Code and make a new project and name it: Christmas Snowflake. Open the Radio menu: Drag a ‘Radio Set Group’ block into… Continue reading Christmas Tech

Smart Homes

Smart homes and IoT seem like the future, but what are they? Well, they are when physical objects in your house that connect to WiFi and can be controlled remotely, usually via an app or website. We weigh up the pros and cons in the IoT article, so lets have a look at how you… Continue reading Smart Homes

Photos

Taking photos with a phone can be amazing, a portable camera in your pocket. Burst If you are taking photos of moving objects, bursts can be great to take the best shot. Take a burst by holding the button down like so: Using this you can get the best shot of fireworks, seas and other… Continue reading Photos

New Apple Releases

HomePod Mini It’s a super-compact, circular HomePod. With a U1 chip to support Ultra Wide Band tech meaning that Handoff, which allows you too easily pass your music from your iPhone to the HomePod, is going to get a re-vamp. Because of the £99 price tag, Apple has made an ‘Intercom’ system: allowing one HomePod… Continue reading New Apple Releases

iOS 14

iOS 14 was released recently bringing many new features, most notably Widgets on the home screen: This is great as you get an update whenever you open your phone. It’s amazing to get information as soon as you unlock your phone, without having to open any apps. With all the widgets taking up space on… Continue reading iOS 14

Passwords & Privacy

In the world we live in today privacy and security in computers is one of the most important things in our lives to be secure. As Apple lovers here at Tec Kids we have found that, unlike other companies, Apple’s view is ‘Privacy is an essential human right’ this is what they say: https://www.apple.com/uk/privacy/ Once… Continue reading Passwords & Privacy