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Joshua Lowcock sometimes blogs on non-work-related topics, most of which are posted below. For the more technically-skewed posts, you can find a list of those here. Separate from the blog, there is also a list of handy websites, lifehacks, and other useful tips here. For tips specific to macOS, you can find macOS tips here.

Joshua previously published a weekly email, called Last Week in Digital Media. The newsletter summarizes the latest news in digital media, marketing, and technology of the week. The email newsletter was published for several years and was available as both a (limited) free or paid subscription. The archive is still available.

If you’re after thought leadership pieces by Joshua, you can find them here.

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Recent Blog Posts

Lifehack: Can you replace the battery on Tile Slim?

The short answer is no, but not to be dissuaded, I opened a Tile Slim I owned that had a dead battery. I opened my Tile Slim with a prying tool. Inside the Tile Slim, the bulk of the space is taken by a custom non-rechargeableCP114951 lithium battery. The exact battery model in the Tile Slim is: Brand: Utralife Model: CP114951 Capacity:  380wAh 3.1V The battery is very thin, like stick of gum thin and measures (L) 51.0mm x (W) 48.75mm x (T) 1.10mm. Inside the Tile Slim the battery is shielded by a piece of aluminum. The bulk of the ...

Guide: How to Factory Reset the JBL Link 10 (Works!)

The JBL Link 10 is a smart speaker from JBL that has Google Assistant built in and I am the proud owner of one. It is also IPX7 rated, making it a great portable smart speaker to use around the home. Unfortunately, JBL has discontinued the Link 10, but they still make other great speakers that you can find here. If you want a portable battery powered JBL speaker with Google Home or Alexa, JBL now only sells the premium JBL Authentics Series. But I digress! To reset your JBL Link 10 Smart Speaker Get a pin or paperclip. Open the ...

Guide: Microsoft Word macOS Purple Highlighted Text Fix (Works!)

A quick post, as this happened to me, and I was at a loss with what was going on with Microsoft Word. If you're on a Mac and in Microsoft Word, you have text that is highlighted purple (or Lavendar) like below: The fix is easy. This happens because comments are turned on. All you need to do is right click on the text, select "Go to Comment" and then when you see the comment (on the right-hand side of the document) click the X to close the comment. The purple highlight will disappear. Easy! I'm not sure why this ...

Lifehack: Best STAKE Referral Code 2024 (joshual442) Works! Free Stock!

Stake is an online trading platform that offers a commission-free stock trading platform that lets you trade ASX and US stocks. It's one of the few easy ways for Australians to trade NYSE and NASDAQ stocks. Jumping straight to the Stake referral code, use the referral code JOSHUAL442 to earn up to 1 free stock when you sign up. joshual442 is the best Stake Referral Code. How does this work? The joshual442 referral code will get you a Free Stake Sign Up Stock but you must open an account and complete all the steps to get the free Stake Stock ...

Lifehack: Free Remarkable Calendar Template (2024)

If you're after a free Remarkable calendar template for 2024, I recommend ReCalendar.me. This creates a PDF calendar with hyperlinks, that you can use on your Remarkable tablet. You just write on the PDF as you would any other document. To create a free 2024 Remarkable calendar, all you need to do is select 2024 as the year in the dropdown. It's 100% free and has all the features you need: no hacks needed hyperlink dates multi-language support custom left or right-hand configuration custom special dates (mark birthdays, anniversaries, etc) 100% Free Please note calendar template is a free PDF ...

Lifehack 2024 Best Yotta Invite Code: JOSHUA3779 (Works!)

Yotta is a US-based online bank that rewards you for saving. It offers higher interest than other banks and you can win prizes by saving. Jumping straight to the Yotta invite code, use the referral code JOSHUA3779 to earn up to 1 Million Yotta bonus tickets when you sign-up. Joshua3779 is the best Yotta Invite Code. How does this work? The JOSHUA3779 offer code will get you a Yotta Box but you must open an account and make a deposit to earn the Yotta bonus. Use the Yotta Offer Code JOSHUA3779 It works! Works! JOSHUA3779 is the BEST Yotta Offer ...

Lifehack: DOSH Offer Code 2024 (Offer Code)

DOSH is a US-based cashback service that works by linking your credit card to the app. It's easy to work. Jumping straight to the offer code, use JOSHUAL270 to get the BEST DOSH sign-up bonus when you link a valid card AND make a valid transaction. This is the best 2023 DOSH offer code. Best Dosh Offer Code 2024 The best 2024 Dosh offer code is JOSHUAL270 How to get the DOSH Card Link Bonus You must link your card, verify your email address and make a transaction with your linked card to get the DOSH bonus. If you shop ...

Guide: Best Wireless CarPlay USB Adapter / How to Use / How to Upgrade CarPlay USB Adapters

If your car has Apple Carplay but only as a wired solution, you may wish you had wireless Apple Carplay. The good news is this is possible using any of the half-a-dozen wireless Carplay adapters you can find on Amazon. For what it's worth, I bought this AutoSky one on Amazon which is the best value Wireless Carplay device I have found, and using them is a great lifehack. The first thing you need to know is Wireless Carplay devices are not magical, if your car doesn't have Apple Carplay these will not suddenly give you Carplay. BUT! If you ...
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