Archive for October, 2009

Titan Tech Tip for Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

techtiplogoThis week’s tech tip was all about keyboard shortcuts.

Suppose you’re working on a really complex project in Photo, or typing up a really long essay in the library, and you need to leave the computer. There’s a simple solution. Hold down the “Windows” key, and hit L, and your computer will “lock”, which will require you to put in your password to unlock it. This way, nobody can mess with it! The “Windows” key can do lots of other things: pressing “Windows” and D will minimize everything and take you through the desktop, and Windows-F will open a file search window.

For more like these, take a look at http://www.seoconsultants.com/windows/key/… it’s where I found the ones I didn’t know!

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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This week’s tip is about an issue that’s been circulating in email chains and the internet, regarding cellphones and telemarketers. Rumor is, cell phone numbers are going to be released to telemarketers in the coming weeks, but I’ve done some research of my own and others say that cellphone numbers will only be released to create a cellphone phonebook of sorts, and that telemarketing calls are still illegal to cellphones. Anyhow, to be safe, you can register yourself on the National Do-Not-Call list by calling 1-888-382-1222, or by going to www.donotcall.gov. You can do this at any time, it will take 30 days to activate, and you can do this for your home phones as well!

Thanks to Mr. Grose for mentioning this in his classes, I just figured I’d spread the word!

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

techtiplogoThis week’s tech tip was about online word processing. If you ever need to view a document, but you don’t have Word or Powerpoint on your computer and you don’t want to install anything, Thinkfree.com will let you view and print the document online. It also will allow you to convert documents to different formats, and if you wish to, you can upload your document to Thinkfree so you can access it from any other computer that can access the internet. Again, the web address is www.ThinkFree.com. Now, if you need to create Word documents online, there are services for that as well, such as below:

ZohoWriter.com – Is an online word processor that allows you to create and store documents online, post documents to a blog, or even import/export documents to and from ZohoWriter, to Microsoft Office or other formats. Allows the use of a Google or Yahoo account as a login.

Google Docs and Spreadsheets – A Google service that allows you to create, store, and organize documents and spreadsheets online, again, for free. You can use your Google account (like if you have a Gmail account already).

Adobe Buzzword – Requires you to make a free account for it, but lets you work with other people on documents collaboratively, like would be helpful for a school project.