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Gmail Guide 1: Getting to Know Gmail
This series is intended to help you master the important and useful features of Google’s Gmail and its simple but smart interface. By the end of these lessons, we’ll take you from a rookie to a power user.
Gmail Guide 2: The Mobile App, Composing Mail, and Conversations
In this lesson, we’ll continue our tour of Gmail interface by covering the Gmail app, specifically the Android version.
Gmail Guide 3: Inbox Management and Labels
In today’s lesson, we’re going to help you understand how to better categorize your inbox and organize your messages with labels and some predefined but configurable tabs.
Gmail Guide 4: Mail Filters and the Star System
This Geek School lesson will broaden our discussion of labels in Gmail to include filters, and then move onto tracking important emails with stars.
Gmail Guide 5: Attachments, Signatures, and Security
In this lesson, we focus on attachments and how you can spruce up your email messages with a personalized signature. We close things out with information on how to best protect your account data.
How to Collaborate on Documents Over the Internet by HowToGeek.com
Typing and Moving Around in Word Processing by informit.com
Learn the most basic skills of typing in a word processing program and moving that text around so you can edit the text and apply formatting.
DOCUMENT FORMATTING ESSENTIALS by HOW-TO GEEK SCHOOL
- Lesson 1: Word The Interface, Fonts, and Templates
- Lesson 2: Word Paragraph Formatting and Creating Lists
- Lesson 3: Word Tables and Other Formatting Controls
- Lesson 4: Word Working with Pictures, Shapes, and Graphics
- Lesson 5: Word Mastering Styles and Document Themes
- Lesson 1: Excel Why Do You Need Formulas and Functions?
- Lesson 2: Excel Defining and Creating a Formula
- Lesson 3: Excel Relative and Absolute Cell Reference, and Formatting
- Lesson 4: Excel Useful Functions You Should Get to Know
- Lesson 5: Excel Lookups, Charts, Statistics, and Pivot Tables
How to find a lost or stolen Android phone by Phandroid.com
If you loose your phone your privacy and security are at risk.
How to Use Your Google Maps – Offline by WIRED.com
To access one of Google Maps’ best hidden features, you have to know the magic word. Well, it’s a phrase, really, and that phrase is: “OK Maps.”
Forbes Hack password shootout: Gmail vs Yahoo vs Hotmail vs AOL – whose users are the smartest? by Paul Ducklin on February 17, 2014
How to Reduce Data Usage When Browsing the Web on a Smartphone by HowToGeek.com
When you don’t have unlimited mobile data on your Android or iPhone, every megabyte counts. Mobile browsers like Google Chrome and Opera offer a built in data compression feature, allowing you to browse with less data.
Yes, It’s Okay to Shut Down Your Computer With the Power Button by howtogeek.com
Yahoo hack stirs passwords debate by Byron Acohido, USA TODAY 6:51 p.m. EST January 31, 2014
Windows 8 is more secure than the operating systems that came before it, the default inclusion of a more robust version of Windows Defender, which now protects against all kinds of malware not just spyware.
Computer manufactures make money by installing those trial versions of McAfee, Norton and other security suites you’ll find bundled on boxed PCs. Microsoft allowed computer makers to deactivate Windows Defender in order to ship boxed PCs with alternative security solutions installed.
OUT SO FAR
IT MAY GO HOME
IN ANOTHER CAR.
TRAINS DON’T WANDER
ALL OVER THE MAP
‘CAUSE NOBODY SITS
IN THE ENGINEER’S LAP
SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
HER HUSBAND JAKE
DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
DROVE TOO LONG
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
IS NOT AMUSING
GOOD MORNING, NURSE
TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
LET’S HAVE LESS BULL
AND A LITTLE MORE STEER
SPEED WAS HIGH
WEATHER WAS NOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT
NO MATTER THE PRICE
NO MATTER HOW NEW
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
IN THE CAR IS YOU
A GUY WHO DRIVES
A CAR WIDE OPEN
IS NOT THINKIN’
HE’S JUST HOPIN’
LOOK EACH WAY
A HARP SOUNDS NICE
BUT IT’S HARD TO PLAY
BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
EYES ON THE ROAD
THAT’S THE SKILLFUL
THE ONE WHO DRIVES
WHEN HE’S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING
CAR IN DITCH
DRIVER IN TREE
THE MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE.
TAKE IT SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
If not, you’re merely a child.
Google Voice is a powerful suite of tools comprised of a dedicated phone number, call routing, caller announce, call recording, free texting, online voicemail, voicemail-to-text transcription, low-cost International calling, and more.
How to Avoid Junkware Offers with Unchecky by HowToGeek.com
You recommend a program to a family member, and they proceed to install it along with five other junkware programs that sneak their way on to their computer in the installation process. Sound familiar? Unchecky prevents these unnecessary programs from installing themselves by unchecking the appropriate boxes.
This is probably the easiest program in the world to install. Head over to unchecky.com and click on the big button that says download. Run the file, click install, click finish, and you’re done! Since Unchecky is mostly meant for novice users, its simple installation process is well-suited.
Ever wanted to email someone you know, but haven’t yet exchanged email addresses? Starting this week, when you’re composing a new email, Gmail will suggest your Google+ connections as recipients, even if you haven’t exchanged email addresses yet.
Copy is Barracuda Network’s Dropbox alternative, offering free storage for new accounts.
Click here to get 15Gb free account.
Copy is the easiest way to store, protect, and share all your amazing things. With 15Gb FREE storage for new accounts and competitive pricing plans, you have enough space to store virtually everything you need. And anything you save with Copy is instantly accessible on your computers, smartphones, tablet and the Copy website.
- PhotoCopy: A quick, easy way to sync your photos and videos with your Copy account
- PhotoCopy automatically uploads any photo or video you take with your device’s camera for a safe and fast backup
- Enable PhotoCopy in your preferences
- On-demand access to all your files
- Easy file sharing without big attachments
- Invite other people to join your folders for even easier sharing
- Upload your photos, videos, or anything from your SD Card
- Download past versions of any file
15 quick ways to get more out of your Nexus 5 by digitaltrends.com
The Nexus 5 a whole lot of phone for very little money. Here are a variety of Nexus 5 tips for you that range from the basics, to the lesser known.
Careful, these experiments may bite
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Open a new tab in Chrome and, type the following address into the location bar, and press enter: chrome://flags