How to Connect a PC to a TV (HDMI)

If you want to connect your computer to your TV to make it easier to share either photos you’ve taken or Internet videos. HDMI has become the standard type of high-definition connector found on modern TV sets, and many new computers include an HDMI output. Buy a cable from must of the computer stores and […]

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Add labels to Gmail messages

Gmail doesn’t offer folders to organize emails, but it offer labels that perform the same job. Simply go to the label button and create a new label. If you are a visual person you can assign color to the label by going to the left area and select the small arrow next to it.

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Windows keyboard shortcuts facilitate our work

<img class="alignright wp-image-381 size-full" src="http://swaypc this link.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/keyboard.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”112″ />System key combinations F1: Help CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs Windows Logo+TAB: Switch between open programs (Windows Vista and 7) ALT+F4: Quit program SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently Windows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE) Program key combinations CTRL+C: Copy CTRL+X: […]

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Fix unrecognized USB memory keys

If a USB memory key isn’t recognized, click Start, right-click (My) Computer then choose Manager. Click Disk Management and look for an entry that lacks a drive letter: right-click it and choose ‘Change Drive Letter and Paths…’. Click Change and choose the letter from the drop-down menu.

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Convert units

Windows 7’s Calculator application has a Unit Conversion option on the View menu. You will also find mortgage and leasing tools on the Worksheets submenu.

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Save as .doc

Word 2007 and 2010 can save documents to older Word formats. Click File followed by Options and then click Save on the left. Choose ‘Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)’

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Triple-click your mouse

Triple-click your mouse to select a URL in your browser’s address bar. This makes it easy to copy and paste the URL. You can also triple-click a paragraph or double-click a word for faster selecting.

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Searching the Web

When you are searching for something on the Web using, let say, Google, put quotes around phrases that must be searched together. For example, if you put quotes around “computer services” Google won’t waste your time finding one set of Web pages containing the word “computer” and another set containing the word “services”

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Shopping Online

Know Your Product: Read the descriptions and view the photos for products you plan to purchase. If you have a question, contact the merchant before placing your order. Know Your Merchant: Read the merchant’s customer service and return policies. Locate an address and telephone number on the site in case you need to contact someone. […]

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Anti-virus (software and safe practices)

Anti-virus software goes hand in hand with a firewall. It can be easily downloaded and regularly updated to keep your computer protected. Anti-virus software recognizes and rejects viruses that hackers use as an entry point to gain access to your computer. You can help your anti-virus protection by making sure never to download files from […]

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