Posts Tagged ‘Tech Tips’

Change AutoRecover Interval

Microsoft Office 2007/2010 A very useful feature in Microsoft Office is called “AutoRecover”, Which automatically saves your document at specified time intervals so that in case of an application or system crash, Office can recover its latest version. By default, this is set to 10 minutes, but you can change this easily by clicking on…

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Lock Access to Your Windows Desktop Quickly

Locking Your Windows Desktop Made Easy Leaving your computer for a short time but don’t want anyone peeking at your desktop or files? Simply lock it. When you lock your desktop, anyone who wants to use it will have to log in using their username and password. One way to do this is to press…

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Microsoft Animation Trigger

Trigger Animation On Click of an Object in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 In Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, you can set an animation to trigger when you click on an object. This is a simple way to add and control interactivity to your presentation. To add an animation trigger, select an object that already has animation applied to…

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Use Your Android Phone Like a USB Key

Work with Your Android Phone Just like a USB Key In the event you own an Android mobile phone, you are able to make usage of it as a substitute for a disk drive or a USB major. You can load data files into your phone merely by plugging it into a PC with a…

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Hide Windows Desktop Gadgets Quickly

If you are using Windows Gadgets (or those small mini-applications that are embedded on your desktop that show interesting things like the latest news, weather updates, or sports scores), you may sometimes wish you can just quickly hide them to declutter your workspace. In Windows 7, you can do just that. Simply right-click on the…

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Unsend Emails Sent Using Gmail

The Secret Way to Unsend Emails Using Gmail Have you ever sent an email and then immediately regretted sending it? If you are using Gmail as your mail client, you can do just that with an interesting but buried option in Gmail settings. To enable this feature, go to Mail Settings in Gmail (upper right…

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Remove the Image Background in Bing

Removing the Background Images in Bing You prefer Bing over Google but like Google’s thinning but fast loading web page better? With this idea you can get the best of both planets. As users of Bing know, when you go to the home web page of Bing A webpage with featured photography as the background…

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Split Keyboard on an iPad

Did you know that on iOS5 on the iPad, you can actually split the keyboard into two? This can be useful for typing with your thumbs if you are holding the iPad with both hands. To do so, press and hold the keyboard icon on the on-screen keyboard An option will appear, allowing you to…

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Converting Currencies Using Google

Might like to do a quick currency change? You should use Google for that Simply key in the sum in the original foreign currency, then the currency you want to convert this to. For example, enter: “100 dollars in yen” or “100 dollars in Mexican Pesos” and verify out the results. In the event that…

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Mac OSX Desktop Apps

Set which Desktop Applications will Open on Mac OSX Lion The Mac introduced the concept of using multiple “Desktops” (previously called “Spaces”) using Lion’s Mission Control application. Using Mission Control, you can specify which desktop applications will automatically open in which desktops by default. To set your preferences, select and right-click (Or ctrl+click or two-finger click)…

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