March 18, 2017
If you are interested in performing your own PC build, this simulator may be of help to you. The PC Building Simulator is currently in pre-alpha stage of development (which is in the super early stage of development prior to actual public release). You can watch the video to see a demo of this in action or can actually download it (and learn more) from the source link below.
Practice your dream build with PC Building Simulator! Available for Windows, macOS, Linux
Source: PC Building Simulator by McINTYRE
March 13, 2017
Make sure you check out the infographic from “The Business Backer” (source link below) that covers all of the major email etiquette rules. This infographic would be good to post in the office.
Email etiquette helps us to understand each other in a noisy modern world. Practice these simple rules — writing emails will soon become second nature!
Source: Your Guide to Email Etiquette – The Business Backer
March 8, 2017
I just posted (yesterday) about the Google Docs to WordPress.com add-on that allows you to draft a blog article using Google Docs and then send the draft of that article to your WordPress account for final review and publishing. Already today, I noticed that I Love Free Software drafted an excellent step-by-step instruction on “how to” post from Google Docs to WordPress (see source link below).
Learn how to post from Google Docs to WordPress.There is WordPress plugin that lets you export an article from Google Docs To the Draft Folder of your site.
Source: How To Post From Google Docs To WordPress
February 3, 2017
Check out PCMag’s helpful tips (see source link below) on fixing the most annoying things in Windows 10. My favorite “annoyance”, from the list, “Skip the Password Login”, is for the computers that I use at home where logging in each time is a PITA (pain in the a_ _)…
Skip the Password Login
Are you the only person who ever—and I mean ever—uses your PC? Then you can probably skip the password login screen that appears after every reboot or sometimes even when you come back from the screensaver. To do that, go to the User Accounts control panel by typing “netplwiz” in the search bar. Select the account, uncheck the box next to “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. You’ll get a confirmation box that asks you to enter that very password—twice. Click okay when done. Reboot the PC and if it works, it should roll smoothly into the desktop without requesting a password. Don’t do this if it’s shared PC. And you’ll still need to know the password if you’re logging into the PC remotely.
Windows 10 is great, but it has its issues. Here’s how to fix them.
Source: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things in Windows 10 | PCMag.com
January 25, 2017
Did you know there is a featured component built into Windows 10 that will allow you to make an image backup of everything on your computer, including the partitions and boot sector?
I encourage you to follow the source link below to learn how to take advantage of this feature to easily make the backup AND instruction on how to restore an image from the backup. Recently, I purchased a new computer (see here) and one of the first things I did was make an image. In the event of a failure of some type, I can use that image to restore the computer back to the time that I had created the image. Trust me, if you have done this; then, do it! Computers do and will fail.
Source: How to create and restore an image backup in Windows 10 | PCWorld
January 20, 2017
When I use my personal Gmail account, from Google Chrome, I typically log into two other Gmail sub-accounts that I can easily access or toggle to, from my main account. The problem I run into with this is that one of the sub-accounts I use I often need to get to Google Drive and a Google Website (Blogger) that is associated with that account. Google will not allow me to “EASILY” access those services from a sub-account when logged into my main account. As a result, I would typically have to log out of my main account and then log back into Gmail for the sub-account.
A workaround for this that I now use, is to go to the Google Chrome Menu (top right corner) and click on “New Incognito Window”. From the incognito window I simply log into the account I need to access (to get to Google Drive and the Blogger site) to perform the tasks that I need to perform. Since I am in an incognito window, I don’t have to log out of my main account and lose the login credentials for the other two sub accounts.
If you are wondering what the “Incognito Mode” is in Google Chrome???
“Incognito mode opens a new window where you can browse the Internet in private without Chrome saving the sites you visit. You can switch between an Incognito window and any regular Chrome browsing windows you have open. You’ll only be in Incognito mode when you’re using the Incognito window”.
January 10, 2017
Gmail is no exception when it comes to the plethora of search operators that it supports to assist you with finding that elusive email that literally can be buried in thousands and thousands of emails. Below you will find a handy graphic that I want to share with you that illustrates all the known search operators. I received this graphic in my government work email account and thought I would share it with you here on the blog.
A search operator (sometimes referred to as a search parameter) is a character or string of characters used in a search engine query to narrow the focus of the search. [source: Whatis.com].
To apply one of the search operators, you simply enter the search operator parameter (or command) in the Gmail search box for whatever it is you need to track or narrow down. For example, let’s say I wanted to find all unread emails in my account. I would simply enter in the search box, is:unread from the list below and like magic, all unread emails will instantly appear.