Creating email rules can sometimes seem like a complex bit of weaving. Once your list of rules grows lengthy, you might find that emails don’t take on the criteria (proper folder location, category, whether they’re deleted or not and so forth) that you expect. Email rules are still worth fine-tuning. If you can’t figure out […]
While I appreciate great style in all sorts of matters, from clothes to gadgets to cars, I inevitably choose practicality, even if it trumps style. You can have both – well, almost – in the 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
The magic of spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel and Apple Numbers lies in the automation of repetitive tasks. Most spreadsheet users know about the automation of arithmetic operations, but spreadsheets let you also automate the creation of common lists like sequences of numbers and the names of months.
One fine fall Friday, I backed into my old neighbor Ralph’s driveway and rang his doorbell. He opened his door to see me leaning against the rear fender of a 2014 “gotta-have-it-green” Ford Mustang with the top down. “Wanna go for a spin?” I asked. He quickly donned his coat. Ralph still lives on the […]
You probably couldn’t imagine sleeping in the bed somebody else slept in just minutes before, or eating off the same plate somebody else just finished with. Yet all sorts of people share computers using the same account. They see other people’s messes on the desktop. They can review their calendars and contacts and documents and […]
Little of what I learn about automobiles surprises me. That said, I wouldn’t expect to find paddle shifters in a SUV, compact or otherwise. Yet that’s exactly what I did find in a 2014 Subaru Forester XT. At first I was surprised. Then, I was pleased, and not just because this was going to be […]
Every web page you visit has a uniform resource locator (url) in the address bar. For instance, to visit my site, you would type my site’s url in the address bar, like so: www.luigibenetton.com. Each url can be a “folder path” not unlike the ones you use in Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. Take the […]
My girlfriend and I enjoyed glorious weather one late September weekend at a friend’s cottage in Lion’s Head, Ontario, partway up the Bruce Peninsula. She also liked the trip back home – in the passenger seat. “You know, this is a comfortable car,” she told me, “after you get past all this.” She waved her […]
Business travellers need to make meetings at set times regardless of the number of time zones they cross. When people regularly wore watches, forgetting to adjust for time zones could cause them to miss appointments. Now that increasing numbers of people use their mobile phones to tell time, this problem is disappearing. Phones get more […]
I sometimes hear grumbling about all the knickknacks carmakers jam into new vehicles. While I agree they can seem like too much to pay attention to, sometimes the extra electronics are worth considering.
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- One rule to rule them all
- The stylin’ Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
- Basic spreadsheet automation
- Heritage, then and now, of the Ford Mustang
- Sharing a computer
- Fun with a shifty Subaru Forester
- Shortening urls
- Learning Ford C-MAX in-car technology
- Calendars and time zones
- Smarts that cars can use
- Don’t double-book yourself
- Understanding the “cloud”
- How do YOU track your fitness?
- Facebook spam
- Listening to library e-audiobooks
- Your computer is a scanner
- Social networks at work – yes or no?
- Let MIT map your life
- Thoughts on the humble web browser
- The best web browser home screen, bar none
Based in Toronto, Canada, technology copywriter, business writer, technical writer and journalist Luigi Benetton helps technology businesses and periodical editors explain sophisticated technology in ways that their business audiences understand.
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