Feb 192016

Outstanding set of search tips.  By Dan Price at MakeUseOf.com…

Google has now become such an ingrained part of our daily lives that we just take it for granted, turning to it for everything from recipes to directions.For the most part, it’s pretty good at answering our queries with a simple search, certainly on the more popular topics.

Source: 11 Advanced Searches To Bookmark To Become A Google Power User

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Feb 122016

Don’t let the weak and questionable intro sentence discourage your interest.  This is worth reviewing.  By Brad Jones at MakeUseOf.com…

Of all the programs included in Microsoft’s Office suite, Excel is perhaps the most intimidating. There’s an enormous scope to what you can accomplish with the software, and that can be overwhelming. Even finding the desired function from a packed toolbar can be a challenge — unless you know the right keyboard shortcuts.

Source: 35 Everyday Microsoft Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows & Mac

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Feb 112016

By Akshata Shanbhag at MakeUseOf.com…

Many interesting cloud storage services have come and gone, but Dropbox is probably the one that’s been here the longest. And now it has upped its game with a host of new features. Let’s explore some of them from 2015 as well as some old but lesser-known ones. What we’re saying is let’s discover more stuff that you didn’t know you could do in and with Dropbox.

Source: 15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Dropbox

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Jan 192016

And I thought we could get by with Windows 7 until 2020.

By Matthew Hughes at MakeUseOf.com…

If you intend to use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 in the foreseeable future, you should know that Microsoft plans to make it harder for you.If you’ve got a current generation Intel Skylake processor, they’re going to stop issuing security updates for these older supported versions of Windows in about eighteen months. Furthermore, Microsoft is refusing to support anything less than Windows 10 on Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake processors, period.

Source: Why Windows 7 Won’t Work On Intel’s Current & Next Gen CPUs

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Jan 062016

By Joel Lee at MakeUseOf.com…

We call these features “superpowers”, and they’re worth knowing about if you consider yourself to be a power user. In fact, you don’t even have to be a power user. Anyone who wants more control over Windows will love these tricks and tips.

Source: 10 Neglected Windows Superpowers & How to Access Them

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