Saturday, November 16, 2013

Free Books from Amazon

I have written about free Kindle books from Amazon in the past. Remember, you don't have to own a Kindle to get the books. You can download a Kindle reader program for your computer.   Check these books out.. BE SURE TO CHECK THE PRICE before you check out as the price can change at any moment in time.

The Success Secrets of Bill Gates - Biography - You're about to discover the inspirational story and success secrets of Bill Gates. Many of these secrets of success will encourage you to follow your own dreams and make anything that you want happen.

 First Look: Microsoft® Office 2010 -  Welcome to Office 2010. Whether you work primarily in the office or on the go, you'll find smart tools in this release that enable you to get your work done easier, faster, and more professionally than ever. This book will inspire you and give you a good sense of the exciting features in Office 2010. This book was written while the software was in development, so you may find some variance in screen illustrations and procedures.

Top Free Kindle Fire Apps: An Introduction, Plus Tips & Tricks - In addition to its unique ranking system, it also offers in-depth reviews that provide the following:
  • A summary of what the app does
  • A summary of what is good and what is bad about each app
  • When available: The app developer’s contact information, website information, as well as links to pertinent articles about the app
  • Tips and tricks for many of the apps (how to get the most from the app)
  • A brief summary of the positive and negative reviews of the app on Amazon
Kindle Fire Power User's Guide - A How-To Tutorial for the Kindle Fire HD - Whether you received your Kindle Fire HD as a gift or you treated yourself to this tablet, you likely realize that you have a top-notch tablet in your possession. Looking to learn all the insider secrets so you can get the best use from your new Kindle Fire HD? If so, look no further! Covering both the 7-inch and the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD models, this book will quickly teach you 100% of what you need to know about your new tablet! Best-selling author Ed Jones provides this comprehensive guide to the Kindle Fire HD.

A Little Resource Guide to Making Money Online - "A Little Resource Guide to Making Money Online" is the perfect primer to jump start your online business. This little eBook contains resources from branding, business licensing, finding products, shopping carts, online jobs to customer service tips and much more!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to Clear Your Facebook Search History

 In your activity panel of your personal Facebook it has all your searches. Want to remove them? Check this post by Facecrooks.

How to Clear Your Facebook Search History

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Copy Your File Names to the Clipboard

There are times when you might want to be able to have a list of file names, maybe your documents or photos or even music.  You might want to copy them to the "Clipboard" so the text can be moved to a word processing program such as MS Word, MS Excel or even to Wordpad or Notepad to be manipulated, printed or just saved.

It isn't as difficult as you might think, especially with Vista or Windows 7.

Screen Capture of Windows Explorer Copy As Path
  1. In Windows Explorer, highlight one or more files.
  2. Hold down the shift key, and right-click on any of the highlighted files.  
  3.  When the context menu pops up, left click on the Copy As Path entry that has magically appeared because you're holding the shift key down.
  4. Now it is saved in the "Clipboard" and you can use CTRL/V to paste it to the program of your choice.
What a great tip! ☺

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

How to Choose an SD card

You will find an SD card in your electronics such as cell phones, tablets, digital cameras and PDAs. Are there different types and styles of SD cards and how do you know the one you have is a good one? Let's go over this today.

Your SD card is a Secure Digital format flash memory card. 

There are different sizes and shapes of SD cards so be sure to choose the correct one for your technology.  The Standard SD cards come in three options: standard size, microSD and miniSD. The Standard size comes with a write-protect option on the side and is about the size of a postage stamp. The microSD is a bit smaller and the miniSD is the smallest.

The standard SD has a capacity of 2 GB so that may not be the best option for a digital camera, for example where you would be limited to just a few high quality pictures.  So they created the SDHC, or SD High Capacity, cards which have a storage capacity up to 32 GB. 

Then, in 2009, they realized they needed even more storage capability and came up with the SDXC, or SD Extended Capacity which have incredible storage capabilities of up to 2 terabytes.

The catch is that these higher capacity cards may not work in your older technology so be sure to check your documentation to be sure which cards will work. ☼

So how long will they last? Well, I have read that they can last a good 10 years sitting idle and can be written to and erased thousands of times but I would not consider using them for long-term storage. The good news is that they have even been washed, survived a bridge explosion, and even worked after a plane crash.  Bill Biggart's card even survived the collapse of the second tower on 9/11.