Posts Tagged Apple

Finding things on your computer

Every day, people need to find things stored on their computers. Some people store them on the desktop, to the point that the desktop looks impossibly cluttered. Others put shortcuts on the desktop – same effect. I still keep files in my Documents folder so that it

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Custom keyboard shortcuts

I frequently add comments to both Word documents and PDFs. In Word, there’s an “Insert Comment” menu command and in Preview (the software I use to view PDFs) there’s a “Thought Bubble” menu command. Another thing I frequently do is save my documents as I work on

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Review: Lumos StepUp

A month into 2014, parents might be wondering how their kids might make “better” use of the smartphones and tablets bestowed upon them over the holidays. Maybe the kids would like to do a little learning on their tablets, the kind of learning that supplements the stuff

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Permanently deleting computer files

2013 was an “interesting” year in Toronto municipal politics. For months, Mayor Rob Ford denied May allegations of crack cocaine use. He had to – media reports claimed that somebody shot a video of him smoking crack. Those allegations lasted until October, when Toronto police reported that

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One rule to rule them all

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

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Basic spreadsheet automation

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

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Smartphones offer lawyers many options

Last time in this space, we covered security, IT support, keyboards and email features offered on Android, Apple, BlackBerry and Windows smartphones. Here in the second part, we’ll cover other business features that help lawyers work on the go.

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Sharing a computer

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

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Calendars and time zones

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

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Don't double-book yourself

Do you ever double-book yourself for appointments? I stopped doing that a long time ago, since I hate having to apologize for missing important events. Here’s how I did it.

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