Uber

Uber is location-based private car hire app and one of the most convenient ways to travel in the modern day.

The app pinpoints the exact location of your phone and matches you to their closest driver. It provides you with a photo and name of your drivers, the car’s details and an average star rating from previous customers, making it not only competitively priced against most taxi services, but also significantly safer.

There are several types of services you can select using the app;

UberX: Regular sedans that seat up to 4 passengers.

UberXL: SVUs and minivans, which can seat up to 6 passengers.

UberBlack: Registered and insured livery luxury vehicles.

UberLUX: Ubers ultimate premium service with high-end luxury cars

Whether you need to get to the airport, a client meeting or the office, Uber provides a convenient, inexpensive and safe way to travel.

Tips on customising banking apps

Most of us use banking apps for both work and personal banking.  Here are some tips on making life easier by using some of the functionality of these apps –

  • Personalise the descriptions of your accounts
    Does your banking logon have numerous accounts attached to it? Do half of them have the same account description that was automatically listed when you opened the account? Is this super confusing? Personalise the descriptions of your accounts so that you can distinguish between all of your accounts easily and quickly. (Don’t worry, doing this only changes what you see on your screen, the official account name will stay the same…and if you decide later you don’t like the description you have chosen just change it to something more appropriate).
  • Reorder the accounts displayed on your screen so that the accounts you use most frequently appear first. This saves you scrolling through accounts to find the information you are after.
  • Use the copy transaction option to again pay the same supplier from the same account.  Just remember to change the amount and reference details.
  • Close old accounts! If you don’t need an account anymore close it. It makes life simpler and streamlines your banking experience…plus, a lot bank accounts these days have fees associated with them, whether you are using the account or not. So if you don’t have the account you will not be paying fees unnecessarily.

Thesaurus in Microsoft Word

Easy ways to access the Thesaurus:

 

  1. In your document, right-click to produce the shortcut menu, then click on ‘Synonym’, then ‘Thesaurus’. Or

 

  1. In the menu above your document, click on ‘Review’, then click on ‘Thesaurus’.

 

Either of these methods opens the Research pane.  In the ‘Search for:’ field in the Research pane type in your word and either click on the green arrow at the right, or hit the Enter key.  The system will provide you with a list of other words to choose from.

 

Easiest way to find a synonym for a word you’ve already typed in your document:

 

Highlight the word you want a synonym for, and while still in the highlighted area right-click to produce the shortcut menu, then click on ‘Synonym’.  It will automatically give you alternative words to choose from.  Click on the word you prefer, and the system will replace your existing highlighted word with the new one.