Using Office 365 Home Premium? The method described below doesn’t work in Office 365 Home Premium. You’ll need to follow a different route, which I describe at the end of this article. Also note that these instructions are for those using Windows 7 or before, although they should work on Windows 8 and Windows 10 […]
No doubt you’ve used Google Image Search to find images, but did you know you can do the reverse: feed an image to Google Image Search and it will let you know the where, the what, the who and/or the when of the photo?
Become familiar with Microsoft Word’s ruler, tabs, tables and basic spacing techniques and you’ll find it easy to produce any type of document, from a résumé to a report.
How do you create a password that’s both secure and memorable? Here’s a foolproof method (or two)…
One hundred million people have a Dropbox account. Discover why you should join them.
Once your idevice’s screens are stuffed with apps, there’s no need to uninstall an app before adding a new one to your collection. Just go ahead and install it. The app will be on your device, but hidden from view.
One of less than obvious tools Windows offers is the right-click menu within file dialog boxes. Give it a try: open an application and then press Ctrl-O or click the Open icon to display the Open dialog box. Right-click any of the files or folders displayed in that dialog and you’ll see a context menu […]
Some people love the iPhone’s ‘soft’ keyboard, others loathe it. Whichever camp you belong to, you can make your keyboarding life far more efficient by taking advantage of all the hidden tricks lurking beneath the keyboard’s apparently simple exterior.
I was sitting around a fire with a bunch of friends on the weekend and one of them was doing some work on her notebook. All of a sudden she cried out – her battery had died and she hadn’t saved her work.
When you dig down through folder within folder within folder to find a file, there are a variety of ways to navigate back up through those layers of folders, including one not-so-obvious shortcut.
Windows file search is a handy feature, but it doesn’t always get you what you need. Here’s a simple tip to help you uncover a file within its context.
When you need to apply the same formatting to multiple parts of a Microsoft Word document, there’s no need to go through the same motions repeatedly. Word provides a smogasbord of techniques for formatting a bunch of elements in a document quickly and efficiently.
Windows 7 lets you download your wallpaper from an RSS feed. That means you can get a stream of wallpapers from any photo blog or website with a feed.
Backing up your data is preparation for the blow that will strike. With a recent backup in hand, even a distressing event such as a hard disk failure may prove to be no more than a blip in your routine.
WordPress delights and terrifies me. This open-source blogging platform is a wonder to use. Not easy, but easy enough, and filled with such endless possibilities. But…it’s scary as all get out, too.
Windows 7 includes all sorts of small improvements that will make your computing life more enjoyable. These tips will help you make the most of your desktop working environment.