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Databases from scratch I: Introduction

Databases, Office Apps // 09/27/2011


A simple relational database

The first in a series of articles on choosing, designing and using a database program.

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How to make hidden iPhone apps visible

Apple, Blog, iPhone, Tips // 08/31/2011


Using Spotlight search to run a hidden app

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.

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Dialog box shortcuts

Blog, Featured, Pre-7 Windows, Tips, Tools and techniques, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP // 07/06/2011


Right-click within a dialog box to gain access to a variety of file management tasks

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 […]

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Taking an anti-gravity mouse for a whirl

Blog, Reviews // 04/04/2011


SmartFish Whirl Desktop Laser mouse

Most of us simply accept the mouse and keyboard which come bundled with a system. But when you think about it, it’s those two components, together with the screen, that are really the most important for everyday computer use. It is via the mouse, the keyboard and the screen that we interact with our computer […]

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