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Added security for your desktop

Do you deal in sensitive information?  Private?  Paranoid?  Cautious?  Then this tip is for you! In this tutorial i will demonstrate a quick and easy way to help protect any sensitive data from prying eyes or passersby. Allow me to draw your attention to the padlock icon showing in the menubar above.  By clicking on…

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Screencast: Learn about QuickLook

QuickLook is a spiffy new feature of OS X 10.5 “Leopard”.  In the following screencast i’ll show you how you can use QuickLook to work more quickly and easily on documents and email. Click here to view the screencast.

Merging PDFs using software you already have!

Maybe some day you are working on some documents and you realize that it’d be soooo much easier if you could just combine several of your docs into one nice big doc.  Naturally, you are concerned with accessibility so you’ve chosen PDF as your file format of choice.  Well, with the features included in OS…

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Windows tip: Change the default filetype in Word 2007

If you are using a windows machine at home there’s a chance you are running Microsoft Office 2007.  I’ve ranted before about this but in this version of MS Office the default filetype is different.  If you’d like to change this aggravating “feature” so that you might actually be able to share your files with…

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How to print double-sided

Weird that you can’t just have the printer do this by default.  But if you’ve ever wondered how to print something out double-sided then wonder no longer.  Let me show you the way… First you’ll want to have open a document that you hope to print.  A MS Word  file, spreadsheet, email, website, anything really.When…

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How to change your password

If you ever find call to change your existing login password—and you might—here’s how you can do it: Go to your System Preferences, either from your dock, or through the Apple menu.  Click on Accounts, see?… In the Accounts preferences you can now change your password.  The window looks different depending on which version of…

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[SPAM] Even MORE junk filtering!

One added suggestion for improved spam filtering on your inbox. Remember in the previous tutorial where i had you go into your Mail Preferences and edit that junk mail rule? We are going to do something similar to that. There is a spam filter on the mail server which detects and marks spam by prepending…

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What an age we live in! Look up products right from your desk.

Customer service. It’s what we do! And thanks to the advances that People’s Co-op has made in the wide world of technology we now have at our disposal several tools to help us provide better customer service than ever before. Take, for example, our web-based POS backend. Your ingenious technology squad has made it possible…

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PDF: one document format to unite us all

We live in an age of vibrant techno-diversity. We have computing platforms galore from Windows and Mac, to the countless variations of Linux. We have MS Office, and OpenOffice.org, and NeoOffice, and StarOffice, JOffice, Simdesk, and way more to choose from for our word processing and spreadsheeting needs. With all these different options and file…

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WTF is .docx and why should i care?

Microsoft has recently unveiled their latest version of the Office suite for the Windows operating system, but they do not plan on releasing a Mac version for quite a while yet. “So what?” you ask. Well, they’ve gone and changed the standard Word file format (as in Word, the program 98% of the business world…

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