Easily Switch Between Multiple Windows

When running multiple programs simultaneously it is often necessary to switch back and forth to reference information (example:  sending email and need to reference internet for flight information) and is time consuming to take your hands off the keyboard to use the mouse.

 

There is an easy way to switch between multiple running programs in Windows which can be extremely useful.

1. Press and hold the “alt” button

2. Then press the “tab

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3. If you only have two windows open it will automatically switch to the other open window.

4. If you have multiple windows open, you will see an image like the one below (only with the programs you have open):

5. While still holding the “alt” key down, you can press the “tab” button to scroll to the program you want to open, then release.

6. Repeat to switch back and forth.

 

I hope that makes it slightly easier to navigate multiple applications in Windows.  The more key combinations you know and the less time you have to take your hands off the keyboard, the better.

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NewYorkTimes.com going from Free to Fee

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The New York Times is changing from a full free online news provider to a subscription based service.  If you are are a home subscriber of the paper product, then you will continue to get free access to all of New York Times platforms (android, iphone, tablet, nytimes.com).

Excerpt from NYTimes.com:

This is how it will work, and what it means for you:

• On NYTimes.com, you can view 20 articles each month at no charge (including slide shows, videos and other features). After 20 articles, we will ask you to become a digital subscriber, with full access to our site.

• On our smartphone and tablet apps, the Top News section will remain free of charge. For access to all other sections within the apps, we will ask you to become a digital subscriber.

• The Times is offering three digital subscription packages that allow you to choose from a variety of devices (computer, smartphone, tablet). More information about these plans is available at www.nytimes.com/access.

• Again, all New York Times home delivery subscribers will receive free access to NYTimes.com and to all content on our apps. If you are a home delivery subscriber, go tohttp://homedelivery.nytimes.com to sign up for free access.

• Readers who come to Times articles through links from search, blogs and social media like Facebook and Twitter will be able to read those articles, even if they have reached their monthly reading limit. For some search engines, users will have a daily limit of free links to Times articles.

• The home page at NYTimes.com and all section fronts will remain free to browse for all users at all time

 

Prices from NYTimes.com

An NYTimes digital subscription provides ongoing access to our digital content. We offer three options, each of which provides unlimited access to the Web site. The differences between the options are based on which smartphone and/or tablet apps are included. The options and pricing are as follows:

NYTimes.com Plus Smartphone App:* $3.75 per week (billed every 4 weeks at $15.00)

  • Unlimited access to NYTimes.com from any device
  • Unlimited access to the NYTimes app for BlackBerry, iPhone and Android-powered phones

NYTimes.com Plus Tablet App:* $5.00 per week (billed every 4 weeks at $20.00)

  • Unlimited access to NYTimes.com from any device
  • Unlimited access to the NYTimes app for iPad, plus Times Reader 2.0 and the NYTimes App for the Chrome Web Store

All Digital Access:* $8.75 per week (billed every 4 weeks at $35.00)

  • Unlimited access to NYTimes.com, plus smartphone apps and tablet apps
  • Unlimited access to NYTimes.com from any device
  • Unlimited access to the NYTimes app for BlackBerry, iPhone and Android-powered phones
  • Unlimited access to the NYTimes app for iPad, plus Times Reader 2.0 and the NYTimes app for the Chrome Web Store

 

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Sharing an Outlook File Between Multiple Workstations

While helping clients here in Durango, Colorado I often find businesses which would like to share their Microsoft Outlook file (.pst file) with other employees either to create redundancy or share all communications with other employees .

For example, I have a law firm client and the lawyer wants his secretary to know all incoming/outgoing emails so that she is always briefed about client conversations.

The lastest, and best performing software I have found which allows the sharing of your Outlook file for multiple users is WinPST Share Outlook.

WinPST Share Outlook allows your organization to share Microsoft Outlook Calendars, Mails, Contacts, Tasks, Journals and Notes amongst its staff without Microsoft Exchange Server. In addition to sharing users’ personal folders with other members of staff, it is possible, using WinPST Share Outlook, to define public shared folders, for example, shared contacts and holiday calendars, which may be made available to any members of staff.

One of the great features about WinPST Administrator allows you to strictly define which data a particular user has access to through flexible access control lists.  So you can share the information you want to, but keep other areas private.

*To read more about WinPST or to purchase, visit their website by clicking here.

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iPod 2 Revealed

March 2, 2011

Back from medical leave, Steve Jobs announced the release of the iPad 2 yesterday (see video here).  The iPad 2 has many improvements from the original iPad without sacrificing size, weight, or battery life.  The iPad 2 now has the FaceTime application with a front facing camera (as well as rear camera) to allow video chat over WiFi.  The dual core processor, A5, is magnificent in the fact that you get double the processing speed without sacrificing battery life.  The iPad 2 still boasts a 10 hour battery life, identical to the first generation iPad.  With the HDMI out, it is now possible to watch videos from the iPad 2 to your High-Definition Television in your living room, wether it be a video you shot, Hulu, or Netflix.

 

iPad2 release

Ipad 2 Highlights

Apple’s second-generation iPad features a 1GHz A5 dual-core processor, front- and rear-facing cameras, up to 1080p video out support via HDMI, a 9.7-inch screen with 1024-by-768 resolution, 10 hours of battery life, an accelerometer and three-axis gyroscope, and separate GSM (AT&T) and CDMA (Verizon) 3G connectivity options.

Release Date

March 11, 2011

 

Pricing

16GB: $499         |          32GB: $599       |      64GB: $699

 

 

 

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Intel Completes Acquisition of McAfee

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 28, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced the acquisition of McAfee, Inc. is complete.

As the Internet expansion pushes it way into our cellphones, cars, and living room, the rise of more and more malware infections is imminent.  The question of how to protect our information has been an ongoing battle within the tech world.  With the acquisition, Intel plans to move into the security industry and possible take a new look at the preventative measure in IT security.

Intel and McAfee believe today’s approach to security does not adequately address the billions of new Internet-ready devices, including PCs, mobile and wireless devices, TVs, cars, medical devices and ATM machines. With the surge in cyber threats, providing protection to a diverse online world requires a fundamentally new approach involving software, hardware and services. Together the two companies will work to help people more securely take full advantage of the potential of computing and connectivity (Ramirez, 2011).

References:

Ramirez, S. (2011, February 28). Intel completes acquisition of mcafee. Retrieved from http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2011/02/28/intel-completes-acquisition-of-mcafee

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