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.
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!