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Google


May 2017

MORE GOOGLE SEARCH TIPS

Search terms in quotation marks will search for words only in that exact order - E.g. “1965 Ford”

Learn when the sun will rise or set, search for it on Google. E.g.  Sunrise Boston

Do two Google searches at once. Add  ‘or’ between the terms   E.g. “Saint Nick” or “Santa”

Search the name of a holiday and learn what date that holiday is on. E.g. Columbus Day

Convert  currency and units.  E.g.  convert 190 lbs to  stones;  convert 20 pounds to dollars

Inserting “..” between two numbers will search within that range E.g. “Chicken News” 2013 .. 2016

Define a word by typing “define:” followed by the word. E.g. define:   pangea

Wind

WiFI

April 2017

HOW TO FIND YOUR
WIRELESS NETWORK PASSWORD

Forgot your wifi password?
Click here for instructions to find it.

TABBED BROWSING

Tabbed Browsing

March 2017

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TABBED BROWSING

Take full advantage of tabbed browsing on all Internet browsers.

While reading an article or browsing a website, you may come across a link that interests you. Any link to another page can be opened in a new tab so it does not interrupt your reading.

To perform this action, hold down the Ctrl key and left click the link. If you have a mouse with a wheel, click the link by depressing the wheel instead of rolling it. Either of the methods opens a link in a new window.

Tip: To open a new blank tab, press Ctrl + T at the same time.


SCAMS

Scams

February 2017

PROTECTING AMERICA'S CONSUMERS

Three sites to use for reporting scams
www.ftc.gov
www.ic3.gov
Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors



COMPUTER
COOKIES


Computer Cookies

January 2017

Do You Know All About Cookies?

Computer Cookies Explained
Don't Miss It!!

COMPUTER COOKIES



KEYBOARD
SHORTCUTS


Keyboard Tips

December 2016

15 Keyboard Shortcuts You Probably Don't Know

Navigate your computer more easily with
the push of a few buttons - try these at

WOMAN'S DAY




Just Google It

November 2016

Google Search Tips for YOU

Putting a " - " in front of a term
will deselect that category.
"Chocolate Cake Recipes - nuts"

Type "Books by" and the name of
an author, Google will display all of
their works.
E.g.. Books by Ken Follett

Search for plane information
by searching the flight number,
E.g. Delta Air 2024

Searching for a PDF or Powerpoint
on a topic? Search by file type
by using the subject followed by
"filetype (PPT or jpg or pdf or doc etc.)
E.g. "Fall of Rome" filetype:ppt

Don't remember the name of a song
you heard? Fill in the blanks of any
search with asterisks (*) and Google
will try to complete your search
for you. E.g Walking ** Patsy Kline


HTTP VS HTTPS


Security

October 2016

HTTP VS HTTPS

HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the standard set of rules for data communication on the Internet, but (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) adds an extra layer of security between your browser and the website you are visiting. If you do not see the "s", don't share sensitive information, like credit card numbers.


Protect Your Laptop

Laptop


September 2016

Protecting Your Laptop From Damage

If you have a lapt0p invest in a good case for your laptop to protect it from damage when traveling. Also, get a screen protector, which is a thin sheet of plastic that you place across your screen to prevent scratches




CNET
REVIEW

CNET REVIEWS

August 2016

MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 REVIEW

THE GOOD: Windows 10 bridges the gap between PCs and tablets without alienating anyone. The new OS combines the best bits of old and new Windows features into a cohesive package, while correcting nearly all of the missteps of Windows 8. The upgrade process is mostly painless.

THE BAD: Many of the new features will be lost on those who don't care about touch. Automatic, forced updates could spell trouble later on. Cortana's features are better suited for smartphones.

THE BOTTOM LINE: Windows 10 delivers a refined, vastly improved vision for the future of computing with an operating system that's equally at home on tablets and traditional PCs.



Windows 10

Microsoft 10

June 2016

Microsoft adjusts Windows 10 upgrade
after Users say they were duped.

Read all about it!



Backing Up
Your PC


Backup&Restore


May 2016

Backing Up Your PC
How Not To Loose Your Valuable Files, Pictures etc.

The simple guide to backing up your PC from PC World

(Thanks TechAge)



Let Ink Dry
Before Scanning

hp6600


April 2016

Let Ink Dry Before Scanning

I scanned a financial document shortly after filling
it out and signing it with a pen. I immediately
loaded it into my HP Officejet 6600 and scanned it.
Dark vertical lines were evident in several places
due to ink build up from scanning this and previous
documents before the ink had dried.



The CLOSED TAB

Tabs


March 2016

Bring Back a Closed Tab

Accidentally closed a tab? Simply press
CTRL + Shift + T
to reopen the most recently closed tab and
get back to what you were doing.



iPad

February 2016

Taking a Screen Shot with Your iPad

**Find the image you want to capture.

**Locate your Sleep/Wake button. This button is on the top right of the iPad. This is the button you use to turn your iPad on and off.

**Locate your Home button. This is the round button that's centered on the bottom of your iPad.

**Hold down the Sleep/Wake button, and while holding it, press and release the Home button. Then you can release the Sleep/Wake button.

**If the screenshot worked successfully, then you'll hear a camera shutter sound

**Confirm that you've captured the image. Just look through your Camera Roll to see if the image appears there. To find your Camera Roll, just click on the "Photos" app on your home screen.

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