Next time you need to share files that are too big to send as attachments, try using dropbox.com. It’s free for the first 2GB and makes it really easy to share pictures, music, or any other large files. It works on Mac, PC, and iPads too. Try it right now!
If you’re using Windows 7 try this: press and hold down the Windows icon key and press the tab button. You’ll get this neat 3D view of all your open windows. Each tab press moves forward or shift-tab goes back. Your mouse wheel works too.
Next time you send an email, hold down the shift key before you click on the Compose button. A new email window will pop up which lets you compose and send your emails much faster than the usual way.
Here’s a fast way to a clutter free Windows 7 desktop. Grab the top of any window on your desktop and shake it while holding down the mouse button. All your other windows will be minimized. Shake it again and the other windows return.
Today’s modern TVs are really more like computers with giant screens so protect them like your computer with a good battery backup (you do have battery backups for all your computers, right?). Surge protector strips just don’t cut it!
Finally, watch live cable TV, right on your iPad! Just go to iTunes and search for “TWcable” and you’ll up and running in no time. Use your Oceanic Cable and Road Runner with wifi in the house. Your Ipad can watch live TV, search through the program guide, program the DVR and even change the channels. Go to iTunes and search for TWcable.
I’ve gotten some questions from friends on some details so here’s how to get installed.
Requirements: you need to be an Oceanic Time Warner customer with both a cable and RoadRunner subscription. You also need wifi running in the house.
1. Go to myservices.timewarnercable.com and set yourself up with an account. Of course this is for Oceanic Time Warner customers only.
2. Go to the Appstore and search for Twcable or just click on this TWcable App Store link to go direct.
3. Install the app in your iPad and enjoy!
Special thanks to Ed Sugimoto of Oceanic who wrote up additional information on his experience on the DVR functions.
Uploading photos to Facebook will show them to whole world unless you say otherwise. Click on the settings next to the post button and decide which groups of friends should see your pictures (or maybe who shouldn’t see them as well) .
The next time you’re sending attachments in gmail, save time by selecting multiple documents from your computer folders and then drag and drop them on the gmail subject line. Google then uploads the documents automatically.
If you’re using gmail, you’ve got to explore gmail labs to get fantastic productivity. Just go to settings and then click on Labs and you’re in for a real treat. My favorite is the Send and Archive add on which sends your email and archives it with a single click.
If you’re using Gmail and you need to create a task based on an email you’re reading, click on more actions and then add a task. Gmail will create a task with a link it to the email you’re. If you have keyboard shortcuts on it’s a quick Shift-T.