Control Your Mac Music

If you have a Mac computer and an Apple Watch, we tell you that your experience managing the playback of your favorite music is about to change. Say goodbye to unsuccessful attempts to have Siri turn down the volume or change songs when you’re in another room.

Control Your Mac Music

Although it may seem unreal, there is the possibility of controlling the music on your Mac from the Apple Watch in a very simple way. Change songs, pause playback, increase or decrease the volume are some of the actions you can do from your smartwatch.

For this, you will obviously need three things: an Apple Watch, a Mac computer (Mac mini, Macbook, Mac Pro, or iMac), and that both are connected to the same WiFi network. With this said, it only remains to explain step by step how to configure them.

How to set up your Apple Watch and your Mac

To perform this step, simply follow these instructions:

  • Make sure you have the latest iOS and watchOS version.
  • On your Mac, go to the “Music” app and in the same way, on your Apple Watch go to “Remote”.
  • Now, select the “Add device” option on both computers. At this point, you will see how the Apple Watch displays a 4-digit code.
  • Eventually, that is, the «Music» app on your Mac will not always ask you for this code to carry out the synchronization.
  • Once you place the code, you can control the music on your computer from your Apple Watch smartwatch.

You may be wondering, why “eventually”? Can it not work? Many times, the “Music” app partially recognizes the Apple Watch and therefore they are not synchronized as they should.

But don’t worry, this is nothing serious. In the right bar of your “Music” application, you will see the “Devices” section, where your iPhone and eventually your Apple Watch will surely appear, once it is recognized.

Bear in mind that you will most likely have to repeat this action a couple of times, either because the “Music” app indicates that the “code is incorrect” or that “the code has run out.” Don’t worry, keep trying.

Control Your Mac Music from Apple Watch

In addition, you can do the following, in the “Devices” section, locate your Apple Watch and press the button next to it to “Eject the device.” In this way, you will be able to restart the process.

Once both devices have been successfully paired, you will receive a message stating that “Your remote can now control music” within the “Music” app.

So you can control the music on your Mac from the Apple Watch

Once the pairing process is finished, the application responsible for this task will be “Remote” from your Apple Watch, which has the same music interface (controls). In it, you will find the play, pause, and change song buttons.

It is possible to control the volume of your Mac through the Digital Crown on the Apple Watch and there is an AirPlay button on the watch screen that will allow you to access a list of AirPlay devices on your WiFi networks, such as your Mac or even HomePod or HomePod mini.

In any case, to control the music on your Mac from the Apple Watch, simply:

  • Open the “Music” app on your Mac.
  • Go to your Apple Watch and start the “Remote” app.
  • Find the option with your name and “Library”.
  • Press the “Play” icon to start the music.

In this way, you can manage your Mac’s music player from your Apple Watch, so you no longer have to go to your computer to change the song, pause it or increase the volume.

Lock Apps on Android

There are a number of reasons why password locking an application can be a good idea. For example, you may want to maintain your privacy by protecting documents, photos, or any other type of file. It is also possible that you do not want the smallest of the house to use some applications, such as video games, without permission. In any case, in this article, we explain how to block any app on your phone in a simple way.

Lock Apps on Android

Block apps from mobile settings

The simplest way to lock an application with a password is through the options provided by the manufacturer itself. Although Android does not have this function natively, some brands do include it in their customization layers, such as Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei, Honor, or Realme.

  • Obviously, the process that we show you below will vary depending on the brand and model of your device. In our case, we have used Realme UI. The first step is to access the settings and click on Privacy.
  • Then, tap on App lock.
  • The phone will ask you to create a new password and add a recovery question. Once this is done, activate the slider of all those applications that you want to block.
  • In our device, it is also possible to use facial recognition and fingerprint reader. These options are available in the App lock settings.
  • After applying these settings, every time someone tries to access a blocked application they will be asked to enter the password or identify themselves with biometric data.

Block apps from the app itself

In addition to the blocking that manufacturers may include, some developers incorporate this feature in their applications. Obviously, it is very difficult for us to show you in a single article how to enable the lock in all the applications where it is available. But, we can give you a couple of examples.

password for apps in android

  • The first is OneDrive. In its settings, you must tap on the Passcode button.
  • There, enable the Require code option.
  • Then create the six-digit code that will help you protect the application.
  • The second example is Telegram. After accessing the Privacy and Security section of the application settings, click on Passcode Lock.
  • Activate the Passcode Lock option.
  • Create your password and use it every time you want to enter Telegram.
  • Most of the applications that offer this function are for instant messaging and document storage.
Walkman

Do you remember the walkman? It was an essential part of my childhood. I listened to him while painting, doing crafts, or riding in the car. Some of you younger spent your childhood with the Discman, but regardless of the device we have all grown up with the stories told and thus we have begun to learn about the world, give wings to fantasy, and lose ourselves in distant horizons and countries.

Walkman

From an early age, stories are part of our education. From bedtime stories to the books they teach us at school. And we always begin to enjoy them by listening, since when we are little we cannot read. This format not only encourages active listening, concentration, and improves speaking skills, but also helps develop creativity.

There is not always someone around to read a story to the little ones in the house, and for this reason, podcasts for children are the walkman of the 21st century. There is a wide range of content in podcast format for all ages without having to change the cassette. If you want to enjoy all the advantages that stories in audio format offer for your children, you are in luck! If you have Movistar Home at home, you can enjoy great stories in podcast format, since the entertainment device has radio and iVoox podcasts integrated.

The most listened to podcasts for children of iVoox

Regardless of whether your children are more of the classics of the Brothers Grimm, they love Disney or modern stories like “El Grúfalo”, we summarize some of the most listened to podcasts on iVoox to enjoy the most beautiful, adventurous, fun and dreamers.

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Children’s Stories

Do you remember the name of Aladdin’s genius, what time Cinderella had to come home, or where the hunchback lived? In this podcast, the youngest members of the household will be able, on the one hand, to enjoy life-long stories like “The Three Little Pigs” or “Snow White”, and, on the other hand, the best audiobooks of funny movies like “Bichos” Or “Monsters SA. “. All the episodes are told with different voices and in a fun and entertaining way.

Underlined with classical music, you can choose between short 5-minute stories before bed or longer episodes for a rainy afternoon. It is very nice to remember the stories of our childhood!

Stories for children

Here you will find a great selection of very diverse children’s stories. From the classic tales of a lifetime to stories that were born thanks to the fame of some movies for children. In any case, all these stories want to transmit values ​​and educate the little ones.

Portable CD Player

You can choose between literary works such as “Don Quixote and the windmills”, “The famous rocket” by Oscar Wilde, or musical stories such as “Valentina and the moon”. This podcast is counting with a lot of love and in a very funny way.

Do you want me to tell you a story?

This podcast by Susan Sutherland de la Cruz is hugely popular with listeners. Most of the stories were written by herself, although she also tells classic stories such as “Peter and the Wolf”, she talks about emotions such as fear or bad humor and many, many adventures.

Do not miss the story “The mole who wanted to know who had done that to his head di Lui” that children of any age adore.

Telling Stories: podcasts for children on radio 5

There is not only news on Radio 5 … Every day this Radio 5 podcast tells you a story from Esther de Lorenzo and her team di lei. They welcome you into the kingdom of stories and offer short 5-minute stories for the little ones and also for the older ones. You are sure to love them. Colin Colorado.

e-commerce

If you start to do the math, could you tell how many times you have bought a product online during the last month? Clothing, food, technology. More and more Spaniards are joining the acquisition of products through their technological devices. In this way, about 70% of the population already bets on e-commerce according to data from the IAB Study collected by the Valencian Chamber of Commerce.

e-commerce

The digitization of society was a fact that, in addition, became a necessity with the arrival of the pandemic and its respective confinement. Thus, time at home produced a significant increase in online purchases.

And it is that the comfort, the variety of products and the speed in the deliveries, have turned this model of purchase into part of our day today. And so, in the same way, that technology progresses, electronic commerce is in a process of continuous evolution. Can you imagine being able to buy directly from your television? Well, this is already a reality. If you want to know more about how e-commerce started and how it has evolved to reach the big screen in the living room, we will tell you!

The evolution from traditional commerce to e-commerce

The transaction of products and services has been inherent in human activity for thousands of years. Already in the Neolithic, with the discovery of agriculture, they began to exchange food to stock up on a greater variety. From there, barter underwent a constant evolution in different civilizations until commerce was perfected.

Now, we cannot locate the beginnings of what today we know as e-commerce until the middle of the last century. It was thanks to the technological revolution and other advances in the market, that the possibility of buying online was born. Here’s a little summary of how the concept of distance selling came to be realized with a single click today.

Catalog sales and credit cards, seeds of e-commerce

The germ of e-commerce is located in the invention of catalog sales. Exactly, in the fact that consumers could not see or touch the product in person before purchasing it, and had to order it.

Evolution of E-Commerce

Already in the early twentieth century, after viewing the products available on paper, customers in the United States could place their orders and receive the items ordered at home. Thus they had the possibility to buy in more places and the shops expanded their reach.

In addition, this type of commerce was favored by the invention and subsequent popularization of the credit card, which was established as another important step towards the development of e-commerce. Conceived in the early 1950s, it was not until the end of that decade, with the arrival of the American Express card, that it began to be used on a massive scale.

This rectangular element left aside the need to always carry cash, and then it was an advantage for only needing to enter their numbers and a password to make purchases online.

The Internet revolutionized the world, also commerce

Even so, like many aspects of human life, commerce underwent its most important metamorphosis with the advent of the Internet. In 1984, Jane Snowden, a 72-year-old woman, made her first online purchase through a computer connected to her television screen. Eggs, milk, or cereals were some of the items that he included in his basket di lei and that he later received at home.

social media ecommerce

In 1989, with the creation of the World Wide Web or WWW, physical barriers seemed to evaporate and access to information was democratized. More users had the possibility of using the Internet and brands began to join in selling in the digital medium. Thus, in 1994 the first product was sold through this medium: a pepperoni pizza. The following year, Amazon launched its first online store and eBay sold the first product.

The computer screen began to share the limelight with the small format with the arrival of mobile phones. In this way, 55% of Spaniards already make purchases through these devices according to Statista data.

Activate Secure Connection in the Living App

If you think about security and the Internet, several concepts may come to your mind. One can of them be passwords. Or maybe computer viruses. You may even have looked at that sticker you have covering your computer’s camera. But the truth is that there are many ways to keep your Internet browsing safer.

Activate Secure Connection in the Living App

If you are a Movistar Fiber Fusion customer and have the Smart WiFi Router, you cannot ignore the Secure Connection service. Not only because it is free and because activating it is really simple, but because it will help you navigate the Internet with greater peace of mind.

Secure Connection protects browsing through your Movistar network without the need to install extra applications on your devices. It is very simple to use since it alerts you (as you navigate) of websites that have a certain potential for risk regardless of the device from which you connect. And it also instantly blocks malware and phishing threats. Come on, it works in real-time to help you detect possible threats.

So, if you have not activated Secure Connection yet, we will tell you two ways from which you can do so to enjoy the service instantly.

Activate Secure Connection in the Smart WiFi App for Smartphone

If you want to activate Secure Connection with your Smartphone, all you need is to make sure that you have downloaded the Smart WiFi application on your phone. If you don’t have it yet, you can download it whether you have an Android device or one with iOS as the operating system.

Smart Switch

As you enter the Smart WiFi app for your smartphone, you will see a general map of the devices that you have connected to your Smart WiFi Router. Look at the bottom of the screen, you will see the option of “Devices”, “Profiles”, “My network”, “My account”, and “Cone. Safe”. Click on the latter. You will see a welcome screen where you will get the option to “Activate”.

The Smart WiFi application is a great ally to carry on your phone. It allows you to see which devices have access to your WiFi network, which ones are currently connected, and even pause or block access. It also allows you to change the router password or create a guest network. Also, create profiles with which you can group and manage devices from your mobile. Likewise, you can have control of the schedule of each of the devices connected to the home network. In addition, you can perform a performance test to measure the speed with which the data circulates and the quality of the signal and even optimize your WiFi network if you notice that it is slow.

How to Activate Secure Connection in the Smart WiFi Living App

An alternative way to activate Secure Connection is through your television. As easy as taking your remote control and entering Movistar + from the UHD Decoder or UHD Smart WiFi Decoder. If you doubt if you usually access it from the decoder or from the Smart TV app, take a look at this link.

Smart Home Devices

Once you have accessed it, in the upper left you will find a menu called “Apps” next to the search engine. Press with your remote and browse the Living Apps experience catalog. When you see the Smart WiFi Living App, click on its icon to access it. You will find the main page where you will see different options. At the bottom, you will see “Secure Connection”, press with your remote control. You will get the option to “Activate Secure Connection” for free. You will receive a notification on your mobile phone, in the Mi Movistar App, to confirm the activation. From now on in that section of the Living App, you will be able to see how many threats have been blocked and if your home WiFi network is protected.

In addition to activating Secure Connection, you will be able to check which devices have access to your WiFi network; check the router password by connecting using a QR code; optimize your channel for smoother browsing, reset your router, and get tips on digital well-being. Take a look and enjoy the Smart WiFi experience from your TV too!

Movistar Cloud

Almost no one likes moving. Moving things from one place to another is boring, laborious, and something is always lost along the way. But, sometimes, a movie can serve to put a little order and throw away what we do not need. It is like this in the physical world but also in the digital one. We suggest you change your cloud storage and transfer your photos to Movistar Cloud.

Movistar Cloud

There are many reasons to carry out this move or transfer. To begin with, the service is free if you are a client of Movistar Fusión and the mobile rate of the contract. You just have to sign up and in a few minutes, you will have unlimited storage at your disposal on all your devices, both smartphones and tablets, and computers as well as on your television. In addition, you can organize your photos and videos, share the content and even edit it.

But before enjoying your unlimited space at Movistar Cloud, it’s time to move. Or what is the same? Export the content that you save in your current cloud storage service and upload it to Movistar Cloud. The process will not take long and you will gain more space and peace of mind knowing that your photos, videos, and other files are safe.

Facebook, Instagram y Dropbox

Let’s start with three of the most popular online services on the Internet. Dropbox is one of the first to offer cloud storage. Its main drawback is that it only supports 2 GB for free. For their part, Facebook and Instagram are two of the social networks with the most users and where practically everyone publishes photos and videos.

Movistar

As well. Movistar Cloud allows you to synchronize the content that you save and/or publish on Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox. Thus, everything you upload to these three online storage services, you will also see in Movistar Cloud. And so as not to mix the content of each service, you will see an icon differentiating your Instagram photos from those stored in Movistar Cloud.

In addition to synchronizing that content, photos and videos basically, you can copy it to your storage space in the Movistar Cloud. A practical way to pass your photos and videos and move. To make it possible, from the Web or from the Movistar Cloud mobile applications you will have to go to the configuration, then My connections and activate each of the three available online storage services.

WhatsApp, Flickr, and other mobile applications

From Movistar Cloud, in its version for Android or iPhone, you can upload photos and videos that are saved on your phone from well-known applications such as WhatsApp or others. This option is available on Android. On iOS (iPhone), you can only upload content stored in the Photos app.

Transfer Google Photos

From iPhone, you will find this option in the options sidebar, in the Save your content section. On Android, you must go to Settings> Upload. There you will be able to mark and unmark all the folders of applications compatible with Movistar Cloud. From those created by Android to save your photos and videos to those created by apps installed on your phones such as WhatsApp or Flickr.

Other cloud storage services

For any other cloud storage service, the most obvious solution is to download all its content to your computer and then upload it to Movistar Cloud. It will take you more or less time depending on the number and size of the files, documents, photos, or videos.

Some of these services allow you to download content in one go. An example is Google Photos. If you go to your Google account, in this link, you will find this option in Data and personalization. Then we will go to Go to the Google Control Panel, where you will see Photos. Below it will indicate the number of photos and videos stored.

If you click on Photos, a drop-down will open. In the lower right corner, there is a menu. If you click, you will see several options. Among them, Download data. You will get a ZIP file containing all your photos and videos. Then you can decide what to upload and what not to upload your photos to Movistar Cloud.