Posts Tagged Google

Why use online calendars?

It’s a great idea to use an electronic calendar, if for no other reason that you can ensure it automatically gets backed up. That calendar exists, obviously, on one of your electronic devices. Now you can also put a copy of your calendar on the web. Why

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Google for journalists, April 26, Toronto

Last fall, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) put on a fine event in Toronto. (I won a copy of the book The End of Wall Street, which I heartily recommend if you want to better grasp just what has been happening in world

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Editing a Google Form

Normally, I answer other people’s questions here, but since this is the second time I’ve forgotten (and then found) the method to do this, I figure I need to write this one down. 😉 Google Forms can be a journalist’s best friend. I’m going to use one

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Tablet wars

originally published by CBAPracticeLink The iPad has dominated the market, but its competitors are coming on strong. It means more choice than ever for demanding professionals who know what they need.

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Seven steps to handling group work online

Ah, group work. You need to keep dates straight, understand who does what, work on only the latest files, and you do all this with phone calls and email – big piles of email. Or not.

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The greatness of GMail

This past week, I watched a podcast and read a blog post that reminded me just how cool GMail can be. Take ten minutes to go through both of these. You might be surprised at what Google’s free email service can do for you.

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Online tools can deliver, but choose wisely

originally published on cbc.ca/money/smallbusiness Business has always relied on collaboration. That fact drives the growth of online collaboration tools, but it’s an area where businesses need to tread warily.

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Opening .docx, .xlsx or .pptx files

If you don’t own Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 (or the Mac equivalents, 2008 or 2011), you might have difficulty opening files created by these newer versions. Modern MS Office components (like Word and Excel) tack an “x” to the end of each three-letter extension now, signifying

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Free software – why and how

Computers today are so cheap, it’s easy to spend more on the software you use than the hardware that runs it. That galls many people who buy inexpensive computers. Yet too few of these people know about the alternatives: software that’s both free to install and, in

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Switching email addresses is a headache, so avoid ISP email addresses

When you move to a new home, you need to tell people your new address. It’s a headache, but it can’t be avoided. The same doesn’t have to be true for email addresses, though.

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