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Stop Facebook from Autotagging Your Photos
http://www.groovypost.com Facebook is well-known for the privacy concerns it generates, and among the worst ones is photo tagging. Once you’ve uploaded your photo to Facebook and tagged it a few times, it will start to recognize your face...
Big Data Will Enhance Healthcare, But to Whose Benefit?
Big-data technology will eventually underpin the healthcare system, though to what extent and what that means to patients are questions needing to be asked. Healthcare providers handle an inordinate amount of sensitive data, and keeping it all...
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Is Your Business a Magnet? Retirement Plans Attract Employees Top Four Considerations When Evaluating Payroll’s Role in Your Firm Five Apps That Never Forget Your Passwords and Require You to Remember Just One The Best Apps for Boosting...
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Five Interesting Ways to Use Skype Find the Right CRM Platform for Your Small Business Three Reasons to Pay Attention to Facebook 'Rooms' Is Your Tech Making You Productive Or Inefficient? Work With Purpose to Get More Done Gamification and Small...
iOS 8 Tip: How to Recover Deleted Photos & Videos
Apple's iOS 8 for its iPhone and iPad has several new features, being able to recover deleted photos and videos is near the top of my list of favorites. To undelete your files, simply open your Photos app and tap Albums. An album called Recently...
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The Cloud Isn't the Only Game in Town Understanding Small Business Web Hosting Look Past the Fog, Into the Cloud The Small Business Printer Workout You Don't Want Nine Must-Have Apps for Today's Accounting Professionals Survey: Mobile Technology...
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Elevate Your Social Media Engagement in Five Easy Steps Five Tips to Help Small Businesses Reduce Risk of a Tax Audit Six Simple Apps for Small Business To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade? That’s the $64K Question Five Tools That Keep Team...
Facebook Adds Safety Check Tool for Natural Disasters
Facebook announced today that it is launching a new tool that lets you notify friends and family if your safe during a natural disaster. It's called Safety Check and if you happen to be in an area where a natural disaster occurs, Facebook will...
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How the Cloud Helps Your Small Business Use Big Software Five Technologies to Develop More Business for Your Firm 11 Ways to Protect Your Business From Cyber Criminals Not So Fast: Cloud Hits Roadblocks Get Off the Social Sidelines! How to Work...
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The World of Big Data Is Now Open to Small Companies Seven Awesome Services for Data Visualizations and Infographics Intuit Connects Small Businesses and Lenders With QuickBooks Financing Six Steps to Keeping Your Company Data Secure in the Cloud...
10 Ways to Protect Your Home Network from Hackers
Protecting your family's digital assets used to be easy. You just turned on your PC's built-in firewall settings and turned on an antivirus program. As long as you didn't install strange software or do anything stupid, you were usually OK. Times...
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Six Tools That Will Help You Build a Web Site With Minimal Skills Three Tips on Using Social Content Marketing to Elevate Your Online Marketing Five Reasons to Ditch Manual Expense Report Templates Three Ways Apple Automator Can Speed Up Your...
Know These Five Tips for Word 2013
Microsoft Word is the standard when it comes to digital text documents. Here’s a look at some tips that will help you make your documents the best they can be.   Office 2013 is set to upload your documents to OneDrive by default, but you...
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Don’t Let Apps Kill Your Security and Productivity Case Studies: Mobile Apps How to Use Transactional Emails to Master the Customer Dating Game Deloitte Digital to Advise for Salesforce1 Community Cloud Boost Your Security Awareness...
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SMS Marketing Works Make Sense of Mobile Device Strategies Ted on Tech: Your AC Outlet Is Trying to Kill Your Equipment AccountantsWorld Redesigns Website Relief 11 SaaS Products All Entrepreneurs Should Start Using Use These Five Tech Tools to...
Do You Really Need An iPhone 6?
We know iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are now available for preorder, and we know you want it. But, do you need it? Do you deserve it? Does it deserve you? We combed through the benefits, thought all the thoughts, and asked all the questions to determine...
Five of the Best File Managers for Android
Android has a major benefit over iOS and Windows Phone because of its open OS, and allows users to access the phone as a mass storage device. This makes transferring files a lot easier, and rooted users even get access to core system files. But...
Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 August Update
Microsoft released the next set of updates for its controversial (to say the least) desktop operating system  Windows 8.1 . Microsoft released  Windows 8.1 update 1  earlier this year, and now instead of continuing with a consistent naming...
Print a Selected Area of An Excel Spreadsheet
At the office or home office, there will be many times when you need to print out Excel spreadsheets. But often times you don't need to print out the entire report, which wastes paper, ink, and time. Here's how to print out only the specific...
"Windows Could Not Search for New Updates" Error
Windows Update sometimes doesn't work and an error messages pops up, like the one seen below. When clicking on "Learn More," the suggestion doesn't say much. Have you ran into this situation? This seems to happen even more since the Windows 8.1...
Microsoft Doubles Free OneDrive Storage to 15 GB and Beyond
Microsoft has announced it’s increasing the storage space of OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), from 7 GB to 15 GB for free. And that’s not all. The company also announced that all Office 365 subscribers will receive a whopping 1 TB of...
Stop Facebook from Using Your Browsing History to Target Ads
Facebook has announced that it’s going to start using all of your app and website history and serve up more targeted ads. Of course since this if Facebook, you’ll automatically be opted in to this new service, and will have to take...
Privacy Online: Chrome Extensions to Keep Your Browsing Safer
Maintaining your privacy online is part of an overall computing security strategy. If you don't want to go as far as using a Tor network or configure a VPN, here's some Chrome extensions that will help stay private and protect your data while...
eBay Asking Users to Change Password
eBay is the latest online giant to fall prey to a security breach and is asking its users to change their passwords on the site as a security measure. If you're new to eBay or have never changed your password before, here's a step-by-step...
Microsoft Releases Patch for IE Vulnerability for All Versions of Windows Including XP
Microsoft released a patch May 1, 2014, to fix the so-called  Clandestine Fox vulnerability  affecting all versions of Internet Explorer. This fix was expected to be released "out of cycle" – meaning users wouldn't have to wait until the...
Keep Your Devices Protected Against Heartbleed
Heartbleed, an issue which looked like yet another “change your password for this little security flaw” situation, has turned out to be something much more serious. Here's some advice for how to protection yourself and your data...
Microsoft Updating XP Security Essentials For a Limited Time
Microsoft recently ended support for Windows XP, but will still provide updates for Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for a limited time. This will give XP users a bit more time to keep their computer secure until they can decide their options...
Windows XP is about to die. Now what?
XP will officially be dead to consumers on  April 8th. Microsoft is abandoning XP and will no longer provide OS fixes, patch security holes, or provide support of any kind. As a consumer you have some choices to make if your still running the 13...
Undo Send for Gmail Sent Items
Have you ever sent an email only to say "NO NO NO" seconds after you hit the send button? Or perhaps you wrote a flaming email to someone just to get it off your chest and after you hit the send button that voice pops up in your head and says...
Google+ Now Allows Anyone to Email You, Here's How To Opt Out
Google  recently announced  that Gmail users will be able to email all of their Google+ connections, even if they don't have their email address. The feature is currently being rolled out to all Gmail users. What does this mean? Well, if someone...
How To Download Your Gmail and Google Calendar Data
http://www.groovypost.com Google announced that Gmail and Google Calendar data will now be available for users to download and back up. A great idea, as backing up your data is a top priority, and more and more of our data is in Google’s...
Word 2013 : How to Configure Grammar and Style Settings
Microsoft Word 2013 comes with basic Grammar checking enabled. If you know where to look however, you can also turn on additional style and readability checks. Get started by Clicking File, Options. Click Proofing and scroll down to the Grammar...
Block Facebook Game Requests
If you have Facebook friends with too much time on their hands and sending you annoying game requests all day long, you should know that you're not the only. However, there is a way to get rid of them (the game requests, not said friends). Here's...
Enabling the New Gmail Tabs
Gmail has a  new interface , which allows you to get your inbox organized and help keep it that way. While the new tabs are said to be rolling out to all users at the moment, they might just be in your account already, without you knowing it....
Five Free Tools to Create & View PDFs
Say "PDF" and the first brand name that comes to mind is Adobe. Although Adobe invented the PDF, their products are far from being the cheapest or most intuitive for everyday PDF creating and viewing. There are dozens of better free alternatives...
Windows 8 Shutdown, Restart, Sleep and Hibernate Roundup
If you’re a new Windows 8 user, one of the more confusing things you’ll encounter is how to shutdown the OS. Here we’ve put together a roundup of ways to shutdown, add the Hibernate option, and create custom shutdown Tiles....
Always Paste Plain Text In Microsoft Word
One of the more annoying things in Microsoft Word is when you copy and paste something into a document from another source, and it brings over the same formatting. While you can use the Paste Special feature, it gets tedious if you’re doing...
Switch The Ribbon View In Office 2013
There was a lot of discussion when Microsoft first introduce the Ribbon in Office 2007 – though most of it negative. If you like a more minimalist look, you can still hide the Ribbon in Office 2013. But there’s an additional feature...
Spell Check Microsoft Word Documents With A Keyboard Shortcut
Microsoft Word does a fairly decent job fixing common spelling mistakes with AutoCorrect, but sometimes you’ll need to edit another persons document, or write a quick draft and check spelling later. Here’s a quick tip to run a spell...
Excel 2013 Allows Viewing Spreadsheets Side-by-Side in Separate Windows
If you've been considering an upgrade to Office 2013 from Office 2007 or Office 2010, there's one feature definitely worthwhile: Excel 2013 now displays multiple open spreadsheets in their own window, which lets you view them side-by-side, snap...
Uninstall Programs in Windows The Easy Way
Looking for an easier way to uninstall programs in Windows than going through Programs and Features? Check out the free program Windows Uninstaller. It adds an uninstall option to the Context Menu, and allows you to uninstall programs with a few...
Bringing Back the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 8
The Quick Launch bar in XP and Vista allows you to access your favorite apps and files fast. If you update to to Windows 7 or 8, you’ll be disappointed to see that it’s no longer there by default. But, you can bring back the  Quick...
Remove a LinkedIn Contact Connection
Do you have a contact on LinkedIn that keeps on sending messages that clutter your feed with all sorts of useless stuff? So do I, but it seems that getting rid of them is not as simple as it is on other social networks. You’d think that...
How to Restrict What an Editor Can Modify in a Word 2013 Document
Previous versions of Microsoft Word offered a set of review features greatly enhancing collaboration and Word 2013 improves upon it. Whether it’s a proofreader, colleague, tutor, or teacher, when you’re working with someone else on a document you...
How to Reset iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Without Losing Your Data
Is your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is having problems connecting to WiFi, have short battery life, or other bug problems? You might want to try a settings reset first. This will return all of the device’s settings back to factory defaults,...
Set Windows 8 Defender to Scan Removable Drives
Windows 8 comes with a built-in security program called Windows Defender. It combines real-time spyware and antivirus protection in one program.
How to View Windows 8 Apps And Desktop Side By Side
Windows 8 has a neat feature that lets you view its new "metro-style" apps and the traditional desktop on the same screen. It also allows you to view two Windows 8 apps on the same screen. The feature is available in all versions of the new...
How to Enable the Google Chrome Do Not Track Feature
Google Chrome is the latest browser to incorporate the Do Not Track (DNT) feature in a recent update. Sites that you visit collect data to serve you ads based on your interests and demographics. The DNT option blocks sites from collecting that...
Turn Off Ad Tracking In iOS 6
With iOS 6, Apple has taken the liberty of opting you in to advertiser tracking. The tracking doesn’t track you personally, but does track how you use your device, and targets ads based on your behavior. If you don’t want to be part...
How to Add Programs to Office 2013
Office 2013 is currently in beta or Preview as Microsoft calls it, and is available to the public as well as MSDN and TechNet subscribers. I recently installed it on a fresh Windows 8 system, and didn’t include all of the programs that the...
How to Upgrade to iOS 6 on iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch
Apple released its new mobile operating system iOS 6 Sept. 19, 2012, which includes a lot of new features. This update is over the air, which makes it much easier than hooking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your Mac or PC and use iTunes....
5 Easy Tricks to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi
It's easy to take a smoothly functioning home wireless network for granted, especially when you're sipping coffee on the patio and catching up on the news of the morning with your iPad. You can faintly hear your family — camped out at the...
How to Take Screenshots with Word
A feature in Microsoft Word 2013 is it lets you capture screenshots on your computer and paste it directly into your document. You can take screenshots with Word 2010 too, and here’s a look at the feature in the latest version of Word. Open...
Should I Always Safely Eject USB Devices?
Whenever you plug in a USB storage device, Windows will usually give you a prompt about whether or not it is safe to eject it. So what’s the deal with this anyway? You’d think with how common of an issue it is that there would be more...
Add Your Business to Google Maps
One of the best ways to find local customers is by listing your business on Google Local ( also known as Maps, or Places). If you own a small business it’s possible that Google hasn’t added your listing to its map system yet. This is...
How To Add Gmail to Outlook.com
Last week Microsoft launched the new revamped Hotmail email service, officially called Outlook.com. You don’t have to only use your Microsoft account with it though. Here’s how to add Gmail to the new email service. First, click...
How to Enable Windows 8 File History
Windows 8 has a new feature called File History. It scans your system every hour for personal file changes and backs them up automatically. Here’s how to enable this important layer of data protection. ccording to an article from Steven...
How to Check If Your Email Password Was One of 453,000 Leaked This Morning
The passwords to 432,000 email accounts were leaked earlier today. They were leaked from an older Yahoo file associated with the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Yahoo claims that only about 5 percent of the accounts had valid (current) passwords, but...
How to Appear Offline to Specific People on Facebook
It's frustrating when you start getting messages on Facebook from people you don't want to talk to. A feature lets you appear offline to specific friends, or appear online to friends you want to chat with. Log in to your Facebook account and...
How to Create Advanced Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets
Looking to become an Excel power user? Excel has a number of features that will make it easier for you and your colleagues to enter data into your spreadsheets. If you're developing a spreadsheet that you'll use over and over again, inserting a...
U.N. takeover of the Internet must be stopped, U.S. warns
A U.N. summit later this year in Dubai could lead to a new international regime of censorship, taxes, and surveillance, warn Democrats, Republicans, the Internet Society, and father of the Internet Vint Cerf.
How to Broadcast a PowerPoint 2010 Presentation Over The Internet
One of the new features included in PowerPoint 2010 is the ability to broadcast a PowerPoint presentation over the web, all from within PowerPoint using no software other than Powerpoint. This is a great way to throw together a quick webinar or...
How to Assign Tasks In Outlook 2010
If you're in charge of a team who's working on a project…delegate. Using the Assign Tasks feature in Outlook is a great way to assign jobs to others on your team. Here's how to use the Assign Tasks feature in Outlook 2010. Note : This feature is...
Tech Bubble? Why It's Different this Time
Are we currently in a tech start-up bubble ? It's a fascinating question and, to be sure, opinions among learned folks run the gamut . Those in the affirmative look at Facebook's billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram as Exhibit A. That much...
Monitor Who is Connected to Your Wi-Fi Network With Alerts
You pay the monthly cable or DSL bill each month with your hard earned money, so that in all respects should be your internet. No leeches and no one else trying to ride for free by using your Wi-Fi. In today’s post, we will review how you...
Windows 8: Using the New File Copy Feature
Windows 8 Consumer Preview is full of new features. One is the new file copy feature. It gives you graphical information about the copying process. And it lets you pause a transfer if you’re copying more than one file at a time. From the...
Compress Photos in PowerPoint 2010
Reducing the file size in PowerPoint is always a good idea, particularly if your presentation is photo intense, such as in a digital photo album. Using many large photos in your presentation can cause your computer to become sluggish and possibly...
Microsoft Excel: Add Windows Calculator to the Quick Access Toolbar
Do you like to perform quick calculations using Windows Calculator while working in Excel? If you want to save time, add Calculator to the Quick Access Toolbar. Note: This guide is written using Excel 2007 but it will work on Excel 2010 too....
Disable Desktop Alerts In Outlook
If you live in Outlook and get hundreds of messages each day, it's extremely annoying when the desktop alert pops up every time you get a message. Here's how to turn off the annoyance.
Outlook 2010: Create a Rule to Move New Messages to a Specific Folder
If you get several emails each day from the same sender, your inbox can get out of hand quickly. To keep your inbox organized, create a rule to move emails to a folder when they’re received. Launch Outlook and highlight the message from the...
Microsoft Excel: How to Alternate The Color Between Rows
Sometimes you need to make large spreadsheets easier to read. Alternating colors between rows is a good way to do it. Here's how: Start by selecting the cells you want to apply color banding to. Or press [Ctrl][A] to select the entire sheet. A...
Getting Started With Dropbox
If you're not using Dropbox , you should be. It's one of the most useful applications I use, I use it every single day, and — best of all — it's free. From the Dropbox website: Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across...
How to Prevent Your Laptop from Overheating
After going through many methods of reducing system heat up, it appears that there is only one true method that may be more effective than others - to reduce the maximum processor state from the laptop’s power settings. This tip might come...
LastPass - Best Password Manager for iPhone, Mac and Windows
So I've been using KeePass for the last year or two on my Windows PC and have always liked the program overall. For free, it’s a nice little utility that will keep your passwords safe and secure. Unfortunately, that’s about all it can...
Currently Tech News: Minimalistic Technology News Reader for Android
More than any other facet of our modern lives, it’s the world of technology that moves at the fastest rate and often, one finds it hard enough to keep abreast of all the latest advancements in said arena. However, thanks to the abundance of...
What to Do When You've Forgotten Your Smartphone's Passcode
Whether you made a mistake when setting it or you've been mind-wiped by aliens sometimes you just can't remember the PIN number or unlock pattern for your phone. Here are your options for getting back into your device. Luckily, Android has a...
How to Use Task Manager
Windows Task Manager enables you to monitor the applications, processes, and services currently running on your PC. You can use Task Manager to start and stop programs and to stop processes, but in addition Task Manager will show you informative...
How to Install And Uninstall Fonts In Windows
Windows includes a great selection of fonts, but sometimes you need something that lies outside the standard assortment. Font choice is an important finishing touch for presentations, correspondence, and personal projects. With tens of thousands...
How to Create and Mount an ISO Disc Image
An ISO image is an exact copy of the data on an optical disc, such as a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc. Using the right software, you can create ISO images from optical discs and use them in place of the physical discs. "ISO" refers to the...
Postcard On The Run: Design & Mail Real Postcards From Your Android Device
Love sharing postcards with your friends? Why take an entirely virtual route when Postcard On The Run is at your service? Postcard On The Run is an Android app that lets you design personalized postcards on your device (with images, signatures,...
Remove Hidden Metadata & Elements from Word Documents
Most documents include information such as Hidden text, Object info, Personal Information (identifying information, author name), and other invisible info stored as metadata. Word 2010 contains a Document Inspector feature that can inspect the...
Disable Autorun For Removable Media In Windows 7
Most malware applications spread because of the Autorun feature, which automatically executes a said file mentioned in the autorun.inf file located at the root of any removable device like USB. Also the Open folder to view files option can be...
How to Delete/Remove Blank Rows & Columns in Excel 2010 Spreadsheet
Here is a small tip for those using Excel 2010 who want to remove all blank rows in an easy way without having to remove each blank row manually. Please note that this tip applies to removing multiple columns as well. First select the portion of...
Disable Protected View In Office 2010
By default Office 2010 will open documents in protected mode that fail validation, have been downloaded from the internet, are located in potentially unsafe location and include attachments. Protected view opens the document in read-only mode...
How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PC
You may not care enough about bug fixes and minor features to keep every single app on your hard drive current, but you'll need to keep Windows and a few major apps (such as your browser, your PDF reader, and your office suite) updated to avoid...
Google Plus: 8 Quick Tips and Tricks
A lot of people know that you can create and use tables in Word 2010, but not everyone knows that there are some formulas you can use to manipulate the data in the cells of the table you create similar to what you can do in a spreadsheet. To...
How to Make the Most of Windows Accessories
PCWorld Notepad, Calculator, and Paint aren't the flashiest apps around, but they do have a few embedded secrets . Use these tips to get a little more use out of the accessories that come with every Windows installation; and don't forget to check...
Create and Use Formulas in Tables in Word 2010
http://www.online-tech-tips.com A lot of people know that you can create and use tables in Word 2010, but not everyone knows that there are some formulas you can use to manipulate the data in the cells of the table you create similar to what you...
How to Use the "Spike" in Word 2010
http://www.online-tech-tips.com One feature of Microsoft Word that a lot of people don’t know about, is something called the Spike; it’s a way of collecting text onto a virtual spike from various sources, and then pasting it all at...
Remove Account from an Android Device
http://www.online-tech-tips.com When you first turn on your Android device, you’ll be asked to set it up with a Google account. In addition, you can set it up with multiple other accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc. These...
How to Manually Format Spreadsheets in Excel 2010
http://www.online-tech-tips.com One of the downsides to having all kinds of templates and style sheets in MS Excel is that you pretty much get locked in to creating sheets that look like everyone elses which doesn’t do much for creativity...
How to Use the New Advanced Search Features in Windows 7
http://www.online-tech-tips.com With every new release of Windows, Microsoft has upgraded the search facility to allow users ever better ways to find the myriad of files, folders, images, videos and even e-mail on their computers. Windows 7 is no...
How to Use Comments Effectively in Word 2007/2010
http://www.online-tech-tips.com As the years have unfolded, Microsoft has added features, and then upgraded them with each new release of its flagship word processor, even if hardly anyone used those features; one of them is comments , a tool...
Link Cells Between Excel 2010 Tabs and Workbooks
http://www.online-tech-tips.com A common thing to do in Excel is to use one sheet for collecting raw data, such as sales totals, and then to use another tab, or even a workbook to create summations or reports; the thing is though, doing so...
Compare iPad with iPad 2
http://www.online-tech-tips.com The long-anticipated announcement for iPad 2 happened this week, leaving many Apple fans wondering if the upgrades are worth buying the new iPad when it debuts today. Following are the major changes between the two...
Import, Arrange and Present Graphics in Word 2007/10
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Despite Microsoft’s attempts to make inserting and manipulating graphic images in Word documents easier, many people still find it a rather daunting experience, especially the part where you try to make your...
Make One Page Landscape in Word 2010
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Recently, I was writing a Word document and I came across an interesting problem. I had about 20 pages in the Word document, but I needed one of them to be in landscape orientation. Even though I’ve been...
Search the Internet from Your Windows 7 Start Menu
http://www.online-tech-tips.com We have been using Windows 7 regularly for well more than a year now, and yet we still discover new tricks from time to time. One we recently discovered is the ability to search the internet directly from the...
Find Out if Two Cells in Excel Contain Exactly the Same Number Values
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Like a two-dimensional (or flat) database, Excel is capable of storing many different types of data from small business contacts to personal income tax records. In both of these examples, accuracy is essential to...
How to Use Styles in Microsoft Word Version 2010
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Even though a lot of us use Microsoft Word every day, we don’t always take advantage of all that it has to offer. Changing a few simple things in Word can make formatting your document infinitely easier, and...
Spreadsheets: Conditional Format a Chart
By Bill Jelen ( www.cfo.com ) Reader John P. wins a copy of Charts and Graphs: Microsoft Excel 2010 from the MrExcel Library for his question: "Is there any way to Conditional Format a Chart Range? For example, I have a series of numbers in a...
AutoFit Column Widths and Row Heights in Excel
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Excel’s grid-like appearance can seem static at times without the possibility of creating customized interfaces to match the needs of the data stored in a worksheet. Although this is true to some extent,...
Copy a USB Drive's Contents to Your Hard Drive Automatically
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Almost everyone has a USB storage drive these days. Many of us carry multiple USB drives on our key chains. The convenient portability of these drives makes them a must-have for anyone who uses multiple computers....
Easily Fix Red Eye in Photos for Free
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Fixing red-eye using Photoshop or other desktop software like Picasa is pretty easy, but it requires that you have that software installed on your computer. If you want an online program that can effortlessly...
Squeezing More Out Of Your Home Wireless Network
http://www.geeks.com Whether you've just set up your home wireless network or it's been up and running for a while, chances are you're not getting the most out of it. That said, it doesn't take much to squeeze a little more performance out of...
Must-Have Tech Gear to Maximize Productivity Outside the Office
http://www.geeks.com Let’s face reality, virtually everyone has a laptop computer and if you’re like most college students and mobile professionals, you like to get work done outside of the classroom and the office. Luckily, most retail...
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 2010 celebrates the seventh annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. The National Cybersecurity Awareness Month provides an opportunity to learn more about the importance of...
Use Excel to Figure Out an Effective Interest Rate from a Nominal Interest Rate
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Among Excel’s more popular formulas, the EFFECT formula is often used by financial professionals to figure out an effective interest rate from a nominal interest rate. Also called annual percentage rate (APR) and...
Watch Google TV
This week, Google launched its latest plot to conquer the world—this time, through our TVs. The latest HD televisions, billed as Smart TVs , work much like our favorite smartphones – complete with apps and advanced Internet browsers. Sony is...
Google Search Accelerates With 'Instant' Results
Google revs up search engine with new feature that delivers results as users type in requests http://abcnews.go.com Google Inc. stepped on its Internet search accelerator Wednesday by adding a feature that displays results as soon as people begin...
How to Automatically Record Skype Calls
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Since Skype’s inception in 2003, it has become one of the most popular VOIP software applications. As of 2009, the total Skype users worldwide reached more than 500 million. Currently, it has approximately 13...
How to use Google Reader to Manage RSS Feeds
http://www.online-tech-tips.com RSS feeds are ways for readers to subscribe to web providers like blogs and newsletters. With so much good content on the Net, it is good to have a tool to manage RSS feeds. With Google Reader you can save your...
Test Your Password Strength
http://www.online-tech-tips.com Despite the thousands of warnings telling us not to use the same password for every site, most of us use the same password, or a variation of that password on most websites for the simple reason that multiple...
Delete Browsing History, Cookies, and Form Data in IE
Tech Tip: Delete Browsing History, Cookies, and Form Data in IE http://www.online-tech-tips.com Internet Explorer (IE), the default web browser that comes with Windows, has a slightly different process for deleting browsing history, cookies, and...
Choose an e-book Reader
Choose an e-Book Reader http://www.online-tech-tips.com E-book readers have gained popularity lately, largely due to a brewing price war that has carried through the three major manufacturers: Amazon, Sony and Barnes and Noble. While the Amazon...
Safeguard Your Equipment with a Surge Protector
Electricity is a funny thing. When it's flowing normally through the power lines and into our homes and electronic devices, it's wonderful. But, sometimes, that electricity can turn against us. How? A lightning storm, a bird or animal hitting a...
Learn How to Show Formatting Marks in Word
If you are old enough to remember when WordPerfect ruled the roost when it came to word processing, you may also remember that one of the best features of that program was the ability to show all formatting marks in a document. This feature...
"Computers In The Air" - What Is Cloud Computing?
http://www.geeks.com It's supposed to be the next big thing in computing. It?s supposed to revolutionize the way we work at home and at the office. It?s supposed to slice bread, iron your clothes and make breakfast for you. Yes, its " cloud...
Google Calendar
Google calendar is here. Importing from a CSV or iCal file is easy enough. What to import your schedule from outlook into Google calendar? Actually importing from any CSV or iCAL file is very easy. Here is the tutorial to go from Outlook to...
Managing Outlook's Sometimes Overzealous Auto-Complete Feature
Microsoft Outlook stores e-mail addresses typed into the ?To? field whether they are correct or incorrect. For example, if a user accidentally types in ? dad@hotmaik.com ? instead of ? dad@hotmail.com ,? Outlook will store this e-mail address and...
Local Suggestions for Google Maps
Google Maps is trying to make it easier to find your desired location right around the block. On Thursday, Google enhanced local search auto suggestions for Google Maps to more parts of the world. When you type in a restaurant or business name...
XP: Delete UserDumps (hdmp) to Restore Massive Amounts of Hard Drive Space
UserDumps are created when a program crashes. These large files contain information to help you (and Microsoft) debug what went wrong. However, these files are massive and can eat up a large amount of hard drive space very quickly. For example,...
Use Excel's Zoom Features for Greater Efficiency
Every once in a while, an application's feature is so simple and obvious that it goes overlooked even by those who use the program regularly. Excel's zoom capabilities are a good example of an overlooked feature that can increase your efficiency...
How to Use the YEARFRAC Function in Excel
One of the limitations of subtracting dates in Excel is that the application can only give you either the number of days or the number of months within a single year, or the number of years without regard for the days and months between the two...
Local Suggestions for Google Maps
Google TM Maps is a new online service from Google TM that allows users in the U.S. to find location information, navigate through maps, and get directions quickly and easily. Google TM Maps has several unique features: Draggable Maps You can...
Convert a PDF to a Word Document the Easy Way
There are many times when we need to turn a PDF into a Word document. Most of the time, we are in a hurry and just want to edit something on the PDF quickly, and since most of us know Word a great deal better than we know Adobe, the task is much...
How to Repair Damaged Word Documents
Like any other file on your computer, Microsoft Word documents can get corrupted. Sometimes the damage manifests in obvious ways, like with formatting issues. A corrupt Word document can cause application crashes, system hangs, and many other...
Turn Caps Lock Text back to Normal in MS Word
If we are multi-tasking and watching television or Hula-hooping while typing, it is completely possible we will type long strings of text before we realize our mistake. Rather than retyping the all-caps text, Word has a built-in option to fix...
Identity Theft
Quick Facts It's important to protect your personal information and to take certain steps quickly to minimize the potential damage from identity theft if your information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen. Place a "Fraud Alert"...
Surf More Securely on Public WiFi Networks with FreeVPN
Do you scout out local free WiFi hotspots before vacationing in a new place? Do you only stay at hotels with free wireless access? Most of us do . . . but would you check your bank accounts from one of these public networks? Public WiFi...
How to Unlock Windows 7 Hidden Themes
We live in a big world with many great countries, many great sites, and many great attractions. However, work sometimes puts us in a place where the greatest attraction is the time clock. If you are working in an environment that uses Windows...
Protecting Portable Devices - Data Security
In addition to taking precautions to protect your portable devices, it is important to add another layer of security by protecting the data itself. Why do you need another layer of protection? Although there are ways to physically protect your...
New Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7
http://www.online-tech-tips.com We love shortcuts! They make our lives easier and our computing more productive. For those of us whose hands ache from over using the mouse, shortcuts can add hours of pain-free computer time. Along with the new...
What is VoIP and How Can it Save You Money?
VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is a family of technologies that allows you to make telephone calls over the internet. The marketplace for VoIP hardware, software, and services is extremely large and growing rapidly due to increasing...
How to Create a Group, Event, and Fan Page on Facebook
Aside from having your own basic Facebook page, you also have the option of creating groups, events, and fan pages. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages and is better suited for some things than others. Below, is the process for...
Using Caution with USB Drives
USB drives are popular for storing and transporting data, but some of the characteristics that make them convenient also introduce security risks. What security risks are associated with USB drives? Because USB drives, sometimes known as thumb...
Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
This Tech Tip provides guidance for users connecting a new (or newly upgraded) computer to the Internet for the first time. It is intended for home users, students, small businesses, or any site with broadband (cable modem, DSL) or dial-up...
Ten Quick Calculator Tricks
The lowly Calculator sits there in your Applications folder. It's so unassuming you barely notice that it has menus and little interface details that make it not quite so lowly after all. These tips work for the Basic calculator. Many also work...
Windows7Share
If you have recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 7 installed, you’ll be happy to know that you can convert your machine into a mobile WiFi Hotspot! Using some cool free software, you can take any Internet connection and share it...
Introducing WindowsBytes - A Tech Blog with Quick Tips
So for all of those who read Online Tech Tips, you know that my articles are usually pretty long and go a little more in-depth about the topic. I?ve always found that this way of writing helps beginners understand tech stuff more easily. But...
How to Query Webpages Using Excel
Excel users are usually required to import data from several sources. Web pages have become a common platform for corporate and non-corporate groups for presenting data. In this tutorial we will show you how to connect Excel to webpages that...
DSL vs. Cable Modem?
Two of the most popular technologies that offer speedy access to the World Wide Web are DSL broadband and the cable modem. There are several reasons why this is the case and the first one is that both of these Internet connections are...
Excel 2007: How to Clear the Values while Keeping Formulas
If you are constantly using a spreadsheet that requires you clear the values but retain the formulas, it can be painful to go through and select each field individually for deletion. Excel makes it easy to do this in just a few steps. Open the...
What WiFi Standard Wireless Router to Buy?
There are several versions of the 802.11x WiFi standard, so before you buy WiFi gear, you should know what you’re paying for because some are much faster than others. The 802.11b standard was the first one to be ratified, and equipment that...
9 Advanced Twitter Tips
Over my last year on Twitter, I tweeted 9 tips that I realized were important and not discussed anywhere. They seemed to help a lot of people, so I figured I would put them in a blog post. These are not tips for beginners, I am going to be using...
Google Images: Use License Filters to Find Images You Can Reuse
Google Images makes it easy to find images that can be reused. This is helpful if you are searching for images that are under GNU Free Documentation license, Creative Commons, or in the public domain.   Go to Google Images . Click the Advanced...
Removing Spyware and Adware from Your Computer
One of the first things you should do if you find a trojan or spyware on your computer is disconnect it from the Internet. And we're not talking about closing a browser session; we're talking about pulling the phone line out of the wall or...
Must Have Apps for the Blackberry
While the iPhone is all the rage, no smartphone says business like the BlackBerry. It's a powerful little device that lets you send and receive e-mails, browse the Web, view documents, keep track of tasks and contacts, and even take photos and...
Insert an Excel Worksheet into a Word doc
Perhaps we should consider taking out the hyperlinks b/c they are linking back to this article. Ever need to insert an Excel worksheet into a Word document and have them linked so that when you update the main Excel worksheet , it automatically...
Using the New Google Search Options
Everyone’s favorite search engine has made it easier to get the search results you desire. You can filter your result set to show forums, reviews, videos, etc. and place a time constraint on the result set as well. 1. Go to Google as you...
Outlook 2007: The Easy Way to Insert Attachments or Copied Text into a New Message
Everyone who uses e-mail has found themselves attaching files to e-mail, or needing to send a copied blurb of text to friends or colleagues. Outlook makes this ultra simple to send these in no time flat. To attach files: 1. Copy the file(s)...
Outlook 2007: Create and Use Canned Messages for Repetitive E-mailing
If you find yourself sending the same messages out periodically (such as directions to your house, monthly reminders to employees, etc.), then you could save a great deal of time by using (and re-using) pre-made messages. 1. Open Outlook. 2. Go...
Easily Scroll to the Top of Your Blackberry E-mail List
Have you ever opened your Blackberry e-mail only to find you are the bottom of your e-mail list? Instead of having to scroll the wheel a hundred times to get back to the top or bottom, use the following key commands to get you where you want to...
Excel 2007: Have Your Data Read Back To You
After taking the time to input a large amount of data, you will want to double check to make sure you entered everything correctly. It can be quite time consuming to have to constantly look back and forth from your printed list to your...
Outlook 2007: How to View Nonconsecutive Dates on the Calendar
Outlook’s calendar displays normally displays dates in a consecutive manner. Sometimes, however, it is useful to view several nonconsecutive dates on your Calendar. www.tech-recipes.com Open Outlook. Go to Calendar . Select the single day view....
Change AutoRecover Interval in Office 2007
AutoRecover is a Microsoft Office feature that will keep you from losing work in the event of a system crash or power outage by automatically saving your document at certain time intervals. You can easily change the interval when data is saved to...
Excel 2007: Using a Background Image
Tech-recipes.com If you want to dress up your spreadsheet a little bit, you can add a background image. This works especially well when using images such as corporate logos that give it an “official” look. 1. Go to the Ribbon and select the Page...
Google: Get Current Time of Any Location
Doing international business requires managing multiple time zones. Several web sites exist that help with this. Google, however, makes getting the current time of any location as simple as possible Just searching for ?time? with a location gives...
Excel 2007: How to Sort Rows
Excel 2007: How to Sort Rows Tech-Recipes.com   By default, Excel allows you to sort your data by columns. If you run into a situation that requires that you sort the rows, you could do it by hand or let Excel do it for you. 1. Highlight the data...
Married with iPods, Part 2: One Library to Rule Them All
Last week, I showed you a technique for keeping your music collections separate from one another in a communal iTunes library. This week, I'll try and help out those of you with the opposite problem--people with fractured iTunes libraries across...
How to Transfer RSS Feed Subscriptions to Outlook 2007
Outlook 2007 allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds. If you want to transfer the subscriptions from your current feed reader (or Internet Explorer) to Outlook, you can easily do this with the help of an OPML file. Go to your current feed reader...
Viewing Excel Worksheets Side-by-Side
Viewing Excel Worksheets Side-by-Side tech-recipes.com In Excel, you can work on two worksheets (from two different workbooks) by placing them in side-by-side windows. Excel 2003 Select Window Select Compare Side by Side With After you select...
IE7: Clear History, Cookies, and Temporary Internet Files
Browsers hold a lot of personal data. Clearing your history, cookies, and temporary internet files will clear a lot of this personal information from your browser. Although all this information is frequently used to improving the web browsing...
Adobe Reader: Change the Default Page Layout
If you find yourself constantly changing the Page Layout everytime you open a PDF file, you should consider changing your default page layout. For instance, you may prefer viewing the PDF using the Two-Up layout (especially if you use a...
How to Create a Business Continuity Plan
A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is the least expensive insurance any company can have (especially for small companies, as it costs virtually nothing to produce). Unfortunately, many companies have never taken the time to develop such a plan....
Configure Microsoft Office 2007 to Save Files Using the Old Office 97-2003 Format
Having trouble opening an Office 2007 file in Office XP or Office 2003? Or maybe you have Office 2007, but always need to save files in an older to share them with others. There are two simple methods to solve this problem. One way is to have...
Migrate Your Pictures
Do you need a way to migrate or copy your pictures between online photo sharing services like Picasa, Flickr or Zooomr? Trying to do this manually by downloading albums or individual photos is can be very time consuming. Luckily, there is a free...
Word 2007: Viewing Two Documents, Side by Side
When you are comparing two Word documents, having them next to each other is often helpful. You could adjust the two documents so that they appear next to each other, but there is a much faster method. Word 2007 has this functionality built into...
Sending Large Files Over the Internet
Ever have a large file that is just too big to send through e-mail? Put that CD down and don?t get frustrated. Today there are several options for securely e-mailing larger digital files (many up to 2 GB each). These Web sites offer secure...
Outlook - Transfer AutoComplete Addresses to a New Computer
Outlook - Transfer AutoComplete Addresses to a New Computer tech-recipes.com Outlook's AutoComplete feature is a great timesaver. It allows you to type in the first few letters of a contact in the address field and it will show you what names...
Outlook 2007 - Make a Backup Copy of your Rules
Outlook 2007 - Make a Backup Copy of your Rules Rules are conditional actions that you can create to help with organizing your email and keeping you notified of certain messages or events. You can spend quite a bit of time creating these rules,...
IE 7/IE 8: Disable Sounds in Web Pages
Did you know you can disable sounds that play in Internet Explorer without muting the speakers on your computer? Follow these steps to perform this action. Open Internet Explorer (IE 7 or IE 8). Click Tools and select Internet Options. Select the...
Playing Podcasts on your iPod or iPhone
Tech Tip: Playing Podcasts on your iPod or iPhone The FICPA is now offering weekly federal tax updates via podcast. Downloading the updates to your iPod or iPhone is a snap with help from iTunes. You can subscribe to virtually any podcast by...
The Do's and Dont's of Password Management
Passwords; seems like we are constantly getting a new one. More sites require logins and passwords are frequently changed in the workplace. Microsoft recently conducted a study on user passwords. The average user has 6.5 passwords, which are...
XP Users Can Speed the Reinstall Program File Process
It seems inevitable - there are times when you will need to reinstall a software program on your computer. The process becomes tedious when you just want to reinstall a single corrupt or missing file within a vast directory. (For example, when...