User Support Editorial Report – January 2015

Latest Technology

Quantum Credit Cards:

In a report issued last month, a team of scientists from the Netherlands is proposing a security system for credit cards and passports that would leverage the power of quantum physics. Dubbed quantum-secure authentication (QSA), the technology uses a strip of nanoparticles on the card that would be virtually impossible to hack. Read on…                               

Tips & Tricks

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Best Free Panorama Software
How to Resize Icons in Windows 8.1
Backing up the Outlook Address Book
Rename Email Accounts and Mailbox Folders
How to Manage Attachments in Outlook 2013

 Computer Safety

Make Your Entire Internet Life More Secure in One Day:

From chat encryption to secure backups, time to find the easiest ways to make your online life secure without causing too much inconvenience..  Read on

 

 

Bonus Video of the Month

User Support Editorial Report – July 2014

Boarding Pass: Orion’s Flight Test

User Support Editorial Report – July 2014

Latest Technology

Google Invents Smart Contact Lens with Built-in Camera:

google-smart-contact-lens-glucose-sensor-640x353Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera would be very small and sit near the edge of the contact lens so that it doesn’t obscure your vision. This new smart contact lens would have a tiny CMOS camera sensor just below your pupil, control circuit, and some method of receiving power wirelessly. Read on

                                  

Tips & Tricks

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How to Create Shortcuts in Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
How to Easily Send Emails from the Windows Task Scheduler
How to Merge Duplicate Contacts in MS Outlook 2007/2010/2013
How to Force SkyDrive to Store Your Files on the Hard Drive in Windows 8.1
How to Sync Mail, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks in Outlook with a Smartphone or Tablet

Computer Safety

Top 10 Cyber Security Tips:

If you run a business and have valuable customer data to protect or even if you just enjoy visiting sites online and shopping at eCommerce hubs and want to keep your personal information safe, you may worry about hacker attacks. But there are steps you can take to reduce the risk. Here are 10 ways to keep your personal or business information safer. Read on

 

Bonus Video of the Month

User Support Editorial Report – February 2013

Superman with a GoPro

She Called it Food

User Support Editorial Report – February 2014

Latest Technology

Solar Cells on Your Smartphone:

SunPartner Technologies hopes to finally bring to the consumer market its Wysips Crystal technology, which overlays “invisible” solar cells onto the smartphone display. The company claims that Wysips, which stands for “What You See Is Photovoltaic Surface,” can capture energy from any light source, natural and artificial, indoor and outdoor, and convert it at a rate of 15 to 20 percent efficiency. This translates to an additional 1o minutes of talk time for every hour the cells are exposed to light. And the kicker is that the company assures everyone that human eyes won’t even notice the thin layer of solar cells that’s embedded into the touchscreen.

                                  

Tips & Tricks

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Personalize Your Windows 8.1 PC
Where is My Outlook PST File Located?
How to Default Applications in Windows 8.1
How to Use the Signature Editor in Outlook 2013
How to Choose Wired over Wireless Connection on Your Laptop

Computer Safety

Avoiding a Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks:

In a social engineering attack, an attacker uses human interaction (social skills) to obtain or compromise information about an organization or its computer systems. An attacker may seem unassuming and respectable, possibly claiming to be a new employee, repair person, or researcher and even offering credentials to support that identity.  Read on

Bonus Video of the Month

User Support Editorial Report – October 2013

Snipping Tool for Windows 8.1

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I use the Snipping Tool regularly and shared it with a business client the other day. It has always come in handy for a quick snip.

This tool is available in Windows 7 – 8.1 and it is easy to share,  save, edit or email a screenshot. You can also use the available markup tools and change the settings of the Snipping Tool to customize how you like it.

To open Snipping Tool

  • Open Snipping Tool by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you’re using a mouse, pointing to the lower-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer up, and then clicking Search), entering Snipping Tool in the search box, and then tapping or clicking Snipping Tool.

You can capture the following types of snips:

  • Free-form Snip.  Draw any shape around an object with your finger, mouse, or tablet pen.
  • Rectangular Snip. Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.
  • Window Snip.  Choose a window—like a browser window or a dialog box.
  • Full-screen Snip.  Capture the entire screen.

Capture a snip

In Snipping Tool, tap or click the arrow next to the New button, choose the kind of snip you want, and then pick the area of your screen that you want to capture. The snip is automatically copied to the Snipping Tool window.

Tip

  • You can add notes to a snip by writing or drawing on or around the snip.

Capture a snip of a menu

  1. After you open Snipping Tool, open the menu that you want a picture of.
  2. Press Ctrl+PrtScn.
  3. Tap or click the arrow next to the New button, choose the kind of snip you want, and then pick the area of the screen that you want to capture.

Save a snip

  1. After you capture a snip, tap or click the Save Snip button.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, enter a file name, location, and file type, and then tap or click Save.

Remove the URL

When you capture a snip from a browser window and save it as an HTML file, the URL appears below the snip. To prevent the URL from showing up:

  1. Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Options.
  2. In the Snipping Tools Options dialog box, clear the Include URL below snips (HTML only) check box, and then tap or click OK.

Share a snip

After you capture a snip, tap or click the arrow next to the Send Snip button, and then choose whether you’d like to send the snip in the body of your email or as an attachment.

Conclusion

The Snipping Tool is great tool to start using today.