Do you need to let someone know exactly where you are? Here is an easier way than giving it verbally:
Within your message thread in the Messages app, tap the Details button in the top-right corner of the screen, then tap Send My Current Location.
When you do, your friend will get a text message with your exact map coordinates. If your friend is using an iPhone or iPad, a snippet of a map with your pinpointed position will appear in the actual message thread. Android users will get a link that they can open with Google Maps.
Get a reminder when you arrive or leave
Your mission: stop at the ATM on the way home and pick up some cash. Sure, you could set a reminder for when you’re about to leave the office, but there’s a decent chance you’ll see the alert, swipe it away, walk out the door, and promptly forget.
Instead, try this: a geotagged reminder. Open the Reminders app, add a new reminder (“Get cash!”), toggle on the “Remind me at a location” setting, then pick a location—in this case, you could just search on “ATM” to find a nearby cash machine. You can set the reminder to trigger itself when you arrive at a certain location or as you leave it.
Tip of the month
How to save ink when printing a web page!
Hate it when you want to print out a web page but you get lots of ads and the print out doesn’t look the way it does on your computer monitor?
Google started working on a great new print option for Chrome early in November called “simplify page.” This feature will strip out all the superfluous items on a page that you really don’t need to print, like ads, logos, and menu options. The result is not only easier to read, but also saves on costly printer ink.
Simplify page is only available in Chrome beta right now. However, Firefox and Edge (the new browser in Windows 10) both have a built-in feature that allows you to view a simplified page before printing it. Look up at the address bar of either of these browsers and on the far right you will see an icon of a book. Edge calls it “Reading View” and Firefox calls it “Reader View”. Click on it and you will find a very uncluttered and simplified layout of what you really want to print!