I was recently asked how to manage Safari windows on an iPad. Given the respondent was anonymous, I could not reply to her directly, so I did a video.
What you will see first in the video is my tapping on the Safari icon on my iPad. Safari opens to the last window/last screen I was on. Continue reading
Facebook Users: Are there ever times you find posts on your Timeline that you wish weren’t there? They were placed there because one of your Friends tagged you.
If you are tagged by someone who is not a Friend, Facebook will automatically notify you and give you the option for including it or not. You do also have the option to review Friends’ posts in which you are tagged and decide if you want them on your Timeline. Continue reading
[Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post, journalist and mother of a young child, which is what appealed to me when the writer approached me with the wish to share with you.]With the many useful features SmartPhones now possess, even technophobes, most notably seniors citizens, are now joining the craze with many buying their own mobile devices. In Older Adults and Technology Use, a report presented by the Pew Research Center, it revealed that 77 percent of seniors were willing to adopt the technology so long as someone would help walk through the various processes. Although SmartPhones are sold today as a great tool in tracking health with their built-in sensors, new cellphones are also a great tool in strengthening the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. Continue reading
To do that go to the gear in the upper right and click on it for the drop down settings. Click on the settings link and scroll down the page that opens until you get to the Keyboard shortcuts choices.
When done, be sure to click the Save Settings at the bottom of the page.
Once enabled a few of the email shortcuts you are most likely to use are:
- c : compose new message
- r : reply
- a : reply all
- f : forward
- Shift + r : reply in new window
- Shift + a : reply all in new window
- Shift + f : forward in a new window
You can find more in-depth details on Googles gmail help page
Finally, for this email, if you are not familiar with them all, or as a reminder, the most commonly used Keyboard Shortcuts, when working in mail or any other documents, are:
Copy, Cut, Paste, Delete, Undo, Redo (the Undo – seemingly only in Word), and Find. I love when I remember to use “Find” for word search in a document as well as on web pages. It’s certainly a lot more efficient than scrolling through a page doing an “eyeball” search.
You can see the commands in my post – 7 Keyboard Shortcuts. Not on that page is the one for highlighting ALL of the content in a document, in an email or on a web page. Be sure to place your mouse in the area you want highlighted; then click Control or Command>a.
I was recently reminded of Duck Duck Go, the search engine that does not “cookie”, track or keep records of your searches. I suggest you check out http://DuckDuckGo.com, especially if you don’t like seeing ads for things related to products and services for which you may have searched.
In the images below, note the nice clean appearance… the difference in looks between a page showing results of a Google search compared with a DuckDuckGo search.
Go beyond appearances – As I was completing a Quick Tech tip mailing, I double checked Evernote in my computer for notes I had tagged with Duck Duck Go. And I found a page that lists 12 Things DuckDuckGo Can Do that Google Can’t presented by NDTV Gadgets .
One thing that popped out for me was #3 on the list… a way to shorten URLs (web addresses). By putting in the long page link in the search box, starting with “shorten http: [and the rest of the long link]”, I got the following shortened URL – http://is.gd/1eClil which will bring you to the “12 Things” post. How cool is that!
NOTE: I also mentioned above how easy it was to go to Evernote in my computer to find the site with the now-shortened URL I’ve given you. Below is an image of the note as I found it. At the time I was on the above-shown page, I used Evernote’s Web Clipper to “clip” it to have for future reference in my computer, iPad and iPhone. In the screen shot below, you see the result of the now- clipped page in a note in my Evernote.
You can see in the image where I did the search for the note; where tags show up that I had labeled at the time of clipping; and a listing, on the left of the notes that came up when I did the search for “Duck Duck Go” in my Evernote. And, I was delighted to see that the live link to DuckDuckGo actually stayed with the clipped page.
To learn more about what is available when using Evernote, click on Kickstart Guide to Using Evernote for a listing of the contents – PDFs and Videos – and a special offer.
As always, your comments are welcome. To do so, click on the “Leave a reply …” link below or email me at email@example.com.
Today, were he still alive, my beloved, late-husband Sam and I would have been celebrating 54 wonderful years. Thus, in today’s tutorial, I am including a photo of us celebrating our 45th anniversary at a surprise party that our children and grandchidren gave for us.
I’m blessed to have beautiful written messages from Sam over the years AND one of the things I MISS, is something I could easily have had… HIS VOICE. For demo purposes, the screen shot below is a note I created that looks like one I could have made while he was alive.
While Sam was still alive I was doing recorded seminars. I could have used that same technology and recorded interviews or simple fun conversations with him. Today it’s even easier with the smart phones we have, as well as many other options. One of them is EVERNOTE. It’s a simple FREE downloadable application that I love for many reasons. Follow the images above and below and you’ll see why.
In the image you can see the steps and how simple it is to click on the Microphone icon, a RECORD button (not showing in photo) appears. Click on that and simply record a conversation if you are together, or a phone conversation with a speaker phone. As it’s recording you can type notes and attach documents or photos.
In the image above, you’ll see the Paper Clip for attachments. On the computer click on that to search your computer for the photo or photos you wish to attach.
On the iPad it is a camera icon. You can take a photograph as you’re creating the note or you can add a photo or photos from your Photo collections on your iPad.
NEXT SCENARIO – Even simpler use –
Have you ever heard of someone’s saving phone messages on their answering services or machines that they thought was special. Sometimes it’s a message from someone talking before he or she passed away. How long can you save this and be sure it doesn’t get erased? Not to worry.
If you have a phone or handset that has a speaker, you can simply open a note in Evernote, hit the Microphone icon, then record and capture the message.
In commenting on a photo I had posted, Shellie spoke highly about my appearance, my “glow and energy” and positive changes over the years, especially since I dental work done. I felt a lift in my spirits when listening to it, so I wanted to keep it. It was getting challenging to have to listen to it, and other messages playing, before I could hear new ones.
Now that put it in Evernote it is finally deleted from my phone. And whenever I need a boost, having synchronized it to all three, I can simply listen to it on my computer, iPad or iMac and even on the web. If you click on the image and you, too, can hear it on the web.
If you are one who likes to learn all the aspects and advantages of a program, I do have a Kickstart Guide to Evernote available with an special $20 savings for readers of this post. Click on EVERNOTE GUIDE.
And if you appreciate someone working with you as you learn and answering questions, I have a cost effective one-on-one coaching program. We can do one session, four or eight on any of your electronic device questions. Click on COACHING for more information.
Your comments are welcome in the REPLY box below. Are you a “Memory-Keeper?” If so, what do you do? Is there someone special you would like to honor here?
One of the things I appreciate about Facebook is how easy it is to connect with many of my friends in message. I’ll often get the fastest response there.
And there are times that I love being able to have a few conversations going at the same time using the “Message” tool.
Usually a box opens on the lower right with a space to type in your message. In the case of the image below, I was already in a chat which you can see had a lot going on in it.
The simplest way to read a message, as well as what we are writing is to open up the window that shows the “full conversation.” The messaging then opens in a full column width. To do this:
1 – First click on the gear in the box header.
2 – A drop down menu opens
3 – Select “See Full Conversation” and you’ll see the message opens to the full width of the column.
That’s all there is to it. Enjoy your chats. Remember they are private, only visible to you and the person with whom you are messaging. And, for easy reference, they stay in that message stream as long as you wishEach of the above rectangular spaces holds a prior message chat with your friend. To protect the privacy of my friends I cropped the box so that you don’t see names or photos.
When you click on one of the names or spaces, the chat will open up in the lower right side of the page, where the message space usually opens. Then for easier reading you can open to the “Full Conversation”, again, following the instructions at the beginning of this post.
Please note in the “Leave a reply” section below: Was this post was helpful to you? Were you aware that you could open to full conversations?
Also, are there other questions you have about Facebook or any of your electronic devices? If so, again, please ask them in the comments section.