Posts Tagged:tutorial

Gmail Labs: Undo Send! TGFU (thank goodness for undo)

The people behind Gmail are constantly working to add features to their already kick-ass email client web application.  Google Labs is sort of like a toy chest for Gmail, containing dozens of major and minor plug ins for the Gmail client.  Some of these plug ins provide new features, some simply tweak the look and…

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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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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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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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POS: Sales batching, the hows & whys

Here’s a handy tutorial for all of yalls that work with product in the product database, buyers, produce team, i’m talking to you here. Part of our backend system allows for the creation of product batches, essentially a group of items, for putting on sale all at once and affecting price changes on many products…

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RSS: Really Simple Stuff…

OK. So now we’ve got a nifty new resource for disseminating tech-knowledge-y: This weblog. But MAN! what a hassle it’ll be to have to check yet another spot in addition to the logs and the emails and the voicemail, etc. Luckily it doesn’t have to be a chore to stay current with the tech blogginess…

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Basics: The Application Switcher is your friend.

Oftentimes, while deep in the throes of working at the computer, you may look up at your screen to find you have 12 emails open, 3 Word documents, an Excel spreadsheet or two, 4 web browser windows, 88 stickies all plastered willy-nilly and goodness knows what else! This can make it all very difficult to…

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