Archive for ‘Google

Bad computer habits you need to kick – part 1

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Tweet Since we use our computers just about every day, sometimes all day, it’s easy to get into a routine.  As human beings, we have a set of habits.  That means we don’t necessarily do things a certain way because it’s the safest or most efficient, but rather it’s just because we’ve always done it [...] Read more »

iGoogle alternatives for your home page

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Tweet If you use the iGoogle service as your home page on Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome (or whatever web browser you prefer to use), you are probably aware that it will be discontinued on November 1, 2013 – less than 2 months from now.  Some people don’t care, and others are in a panic [...] Read more »

How to set automatic reminders for anything

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Tweet One of my biggest fears is that I will make an appointment with a client and then completely forget about it and not show up.  I can’t even stand to be late for anything (my motto is if you’re not 5 minutes early, you’re late) – so not showing up at all would be [...] Read more »

Another method for quick internet search – that works for everyone

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Tweet Last Monday I told you about this great method for being able to get to a Google search in a split second.  Seriously, it’s really fast!  And I found that it worked great… on my computer.  But a few people contacted me and mentioned that they couldn’t get it to work.  My friend Mike [...] Read more »

Do an internet search right from your Start menu

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Tweet Sometimes doing a simple internet search takes longer than it needs to. For example, let’s say you want to find out the population of Canada.  That’s a pretty easy bit of information for the internet to provide.  This is the process for a lot of people: 1. Open your web browser (Internet Explorer, [...] Read more »

Delete your Google history before Thursday – here’s how

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Tweet If you have a Google account (such as a Gmail email account, or a YouTube account), you should have already been receiving notices that Google’s privacy policy is changing.  You have until March 1 (this Thursday) to delete your Google browsing history for any of your Google accounts.  After that, the only way you [...] Read more »

Cool Google trick

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Tweet Here’s something you may not have seen before.  Is this a practical suggestion that will help you use your computer more easily and effectively?  No.  But it’s a cool thing to show your friends.  If you like it, click the “Like” button, and even the “Send” button to share it with others. Here [...] Read more »

Gmail now has a preview pane

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Tweet [google1 count="on"] As you probably know, I have been recommending Gmail as an email service for a long time – for a variety of reasons (please don’t use the email address that comes with your internet provider!).  Recently, Google has enabled Gmail email to be viewed with a preview pane.  Finally! What’s a [...] Read more »

How to recover your Gmail account

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Tweet One of my customers contacted me this week with a problem – she couldn’t log in to her Gmail account.  She knew she was typing the right password, because she has used it for a long time.  She went through the procedure of asking Google for help, but wasn’t sure that would work either. [...] Read more »

Free up some space in your Gmail account

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Tweet If you use Gmail, you know that Google gives you a LOT of storage space for your email account.  Currently each account gets 7.5 gb of space.  However, if you have “friends” that like to send huge photo or video attachments, you might find yourself getting tight on space in your account. If [...] Read more »