It’s common knowledge that Google is the go-to spot for anything and everything you might be looking for online. But what if you only want a specific type of result, like a recipe, or results in real time? You’re in luck; Google can help! Here are two examples:
Let’s say you want to read the latest updates on the Messenger probe’s images of the planet Mercury. Just type in your search in Google, then when you get to the results page, click on “More” on the left hand side of the screen.
Then, click on the “Real Time” tab. Google will show the latest updates from Twitter, Facebook and news feeds. The results will also show the top links for the search topic, and the top updates.
You can also perform a Google search specifically for recipes. Just click on the “Recipes” tab to find the recipe of your choice. … Keep reading
You asked for more Microsoft Office tips in our recent survey, so we’re going to deliver on your request! This week, we’re featuring a post from Tech Republic, Three timesaving Ctrl-key tricks in Excel.
Here is the article:
When you press Ctrl and any arrow key (north, east, south, or west), you jump to the last populated cell in that direction. Think of using the Ctrl-arrow key shortcut as an alternative to pressing Page Down to find the bottom row of a data set or pressing Tab to find the last column. Bonus tip: Hold down the Shift key while you press any Ctrl-arrow key shortcut to select all the cells between where you are and where you jump with the Ctrl key.
You can select any cells you want, regardless of whether they’re next to each other in a … Keep reading
This is a guest post from Megan Smith, SPHR. Megan is a founding partner and principal of SmithBarnas & Associates Human Resource Consultants.
Problems may arise when employees communicate about their workplace through social media. Here are some things to consider:
According to recent statistics released by Facebook, there are more than 500 million active users on their social media website. Of those 500 million users, approximately 250 million log on to Facebook at least once on any given day. With users spending over 700 billion minutes on Facebook per month, users are given a platform to communicate and access potentially confidential information. Traditionally, Employers have monitored the unauthorized disclosure of confidential information in employee communications; however, with the emergence of social media, the unauthorized disclosure of confidential information can take place with the click of a mouse.
Did you know that you can watch all of the NCAA March Madness games from your iPhone, iPad, or Internet browser? Thanks to NCAA March Madness On Demand, you can! Simply visit the website or download the app (for free!) from the App Store. You can watch all of the live games, highlights from past games, and see statistics for all of the players.
Thanks to Gil Morris, my Tech Tip gold mine, for this great tip.
Microsoft just launched the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE 9). The web browser has gone through a complete overhaul, and there are some really great new features. I just downloaded it today, and I like it already. It has a lot of my favorite features in Google Chrome, and even some extras. One of the extras is site pinning. In Windows 7, you can pin your favorite/most used websites directly to the task bar from Internet Explorer 9.
Watch a demo: Site pinning in Internet Explorer.
Have you tried Internet Explorer 9 yet? If so, what are you favorite/least favorite features? I’d love to see your comments!… Keep reading
If you have a trusted spam solution in place, and you are tired of telling Outlook to view images from an email each time you open it, try the following:
Here’s a video demonstration (click on Full Screen–bottom right corner–to enlarge the video):
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A summary of the article:
Check out the PC World article for more details and a list of Infected Apps.
Unrest in the Middle East has gas prices soaring here in the United States. In the past 8 days, gas prices have risen an average of 24 cents a gallon. If you’re feeling the pain of higher prices at the pump, here are three things your office can do to save money.
1. Telecommute. Ryan wrote a great blog post on telecommuting for sick employees, but his advice can also apply to non-sick employees who are just trying to save gas money. We’re not suggesting you send your folks home permanently, but you can use telecommuting to avoid those after-hours trips to the office. If it fits for your company, you might want to consider telecommuting during the regular business week. There are plenty of options for accessing your work computer while you’re away from the office. Ryan goes into more detail in his post, but some of … Keep reading
Steve Jobs unveiled the new iPad 2 in one of Apple’s famous product launches today. Here are 10 new brand new features and functions in the new iPad 2.
1. A newer, faster processor (twice as fast as the first iPad)
2. Front and rear facing cameras
3. 33% thinner (it’s even thinner than the iphone 4!)
4. Comes in black AND white
5. Models for ATT and Verizon’s 3G networks
6. (This isn’t something new, but it’s pretty incredible considering all of the new features) The same 10 hour battery life (and one month of standby battery life)
7. Special magnetized cases called “Smart Covers”
8. Photobooth software for taking and editing pictures
9. FaceTime (video calling over wifi)
10. iMovie (movie editing software)
Read a more detailed list of the new iPad features here. The new iPad ships march 11th.