Tech Tips

December 2011: 10 essential LibreOffice Writer tricks.

LibreOffice Writer offers many time-saving features to its users and below are some of them. 1: Create instant hyperlinks Use the Hyperlink Bar. To enable this, click View | Toolbars and select Hyperlink Bar. This will open a new toolbar that has ...

November 2011: 10 things you can do to boost PC performance.

There’s so much information out there about PC performance (especially on Windows machines), it’s difficult to be sure what’s right, but here are 10 proven performance enhancements you can do to make your computer faster, many of which are free. 1: ...

October 2011: Five alternatives for GNOME 3 or Ubuntu Unity desktops.

GNOME and Ubuntu Unity are two desktops commonly used in Linux. However, there are other alternatives that may suit your tastes and preferences just as well or even better. Below are 5 examples. 1: XFCE XFCE is one of the most popular alternative desktops. ...

September 2011: 10 Twitter Apps for Nonprofits.

There are some 2,900 third-party Twitter Apps and while some nonprofits have been early adopters of Twitter Apps, the vast majority are not. They may not even know the tools exist. Once you start browsing around and experimenting, you’ll quickly ...

August 2011: Office solution – What’s the quickest way to find Word’s templates?

Microsoft Office stores all your templates in the same folder, which is supposed to make management a bit easier for you. Unfortunately, that arrangement sometimes confuses users. When asked to help, you’ll want the quickest route to the templates folder. ...

July 2011: Bad apps: Avoid them

It’s time to stop making it easy for the bad guys to infect your smartphone. For example, Google recently dropped 10 smartphone apps from its online Android Market store, after ...

June 2011: Target your Facebook Posts by location, language and people.

Facebook has many options to control your profile’s privacy settings. Well now you can also choose who to show your Posts for the fan pages you admin. You you can ...

May 2011: Create an Interactive Slideshow Video of Your Web Site’s Latest Content.

While interactive elements add appeal to any Web site, they usually take a great time investment to create. Videos take time to storyboard or script, and even the shortest slideshows take time to select photos and screenshots.Wibbitz is part video ...

April 2011: MSWindows – How to detect computer & email monitoring or spying software.

It’s some times essential in a work environment for administrative purposes as well as for security, to monitor computers and emails. Monitoring email, for example, allows you to block attachments that could contain a virus or spyware. It also allows ...

March 2011: Saving and Converting Internet Videos on PC and Mobile

It happens to us all – we see a totally cool video on the Internet we’d like to keep a copy for ourselves on the computer or mobile phone. You can do this with ...