Computer programs and operating systems were designed to try to limit the number of times you have to move your hands off of your keyboard and over to your mouse. They accomplish this by creating keyboard shortcuts for most common tasks. A keyboard shortcut is a combination of keys that are pressed all at the same time. Below is a list of some common keyboard shortcuts for both Macintosh as well as Windows users (along with some that work no matter what type of computer you have). [Read more...]
When most people think of searching the web, they think of Google. Google has revolutionized the way we find web pages by using a very complicated (and secretive) set of algorithms to take the words we give it and find what usually turns out to be a very helpful list of web pages.
Colby Apps e-mail’s web interface allows you to utilize some of those same search capabilities.
This week I thought I would treat you to two Colby Apps E-mail tricks!
- Moving the Chat List
- Label Message Before Sending
Portable Document Format (PDF) files are great because they act as electronic versions of printed pages but with several benefits over traditional paper copies:
- They are a much
- No paper required
- No need to power on a printer or heat up a fuser
- No need for toner
- No reprinting pages that have mistakes
- As the name implies they tend to be small enough to be easily transferred via e-mail or on a USB thumbdrive
- They are viewable on almost any electronic device (from computers to smart phones to tablets)
So, how do you create a PDF? [Read more...]
How you organize the data on your computer can be very important and warrants special attention. The two big reasons for this are: 1) it can impact your computer’s performance and 2) where you keep the data on your computer can determine if your data is being backed up or not. Here are some general tips for organizing the data on your computer.
One of the biggest headaches of using a laptop is how frequently you have to plug it in to charge it. Here are some helpful tips for getting the most out of your battery between trips to the wall outlet.
Note: While these tips are mostly geared towards laptop users, some can also be applied to desktop users that want to be moregreenand consume less power.
How many times have you said to yourself
My computer has slowed down! or asked
Why do I keep getting this hourglass/spinning wheel? Here are some memory management tips to keep your computer running up to speed.
Three new services on our Google Apps for Education domain can now be used with Colby Apps (firstname.lastname@example.org) accounts: