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Here’s a handy list of major services that were affected by the Heartbleed bug and which require a password change, plus Geekgirl’s recommendation for a password manager to ease the burden of changing your passwords.

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Not the spacebar!

Become familiar with Microsoft Word’s ruler, tabs, tables and basic spacing techniques and you’ll find it easy to produce any type of document, from a résumé to a report.

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Password tests

How do you create a password that’s both secure and memorable? Here’s a foolproof method (or two)…

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One hundred million people have a Dropbox account. Discover why you should join them.

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Windows 8 is not for everyone. Should you upgrade, or should you stick with Windows 7? Here are 10 reasons to stay with 7, 10 reasons to take the leap to 8.

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A select query

Learn how to start building more complex database queries, such as comparative and action queries, using Microsoft Access.

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Databasics V: Getting information out

Published on 09/27/2011 by in Blog

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Queries let you make sense of the data you have stored in your database. Learn how to create simple, yet remarkably useful, queries by example.

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Using Spotlight search to run a hidden app

Once your idevice’s screens are stuffed with apps, there’s no need to uninstall an app before adding a new one to your collection. Just go ahead and install it. The app will be on your device, but hidden from view.

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Right-click within a dialog box to gain access to a variety of file management tasks

One of less than obvious tools Windows offers is the right-click menu within file dialog boxes. Give it a try: open an application and then press Ctrl-O or click the Open icon to display the Open dialog box. Right-click any of the files or folders displayed in that dialog and you’ll see a context menu pop open.

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SmartFish Whirl Desktop Laser mouse

Most of us simply accept the mouse and keyboard which come bundled with a system. But when you think about it, it’s those two components, together with the screen, that are really the most important for everyday computer use. It is via the mouse, the keyboard and the screen that we interact with our computer and thus our comfort, enjoyment and even our health are dependent on the quality of these three devices.

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iPhone special characters

Some people love the iPhone’s ‘soft’ keyboard, others loathe it. Whichever camp you belong to, you can make your keyboarding life far more efficient by taking advantage of all the hidden tricks lurking beneath the keyboard’s apparently simple exterior.

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No need to click the Save icon – use the Ctrl-S keyboard shortcut instead

I was sitting around a fire with a bunch of friends on the weekend and one of them was doing some work on her notebook. All of a sudden she cried out – her battery had died and she hadn’t saved her work.

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Navigating the enclosing folder hierarchy

When you dig down through folder within folder within folder to find a file, there are a variety of ways to navigate back up through those layers of folders, including one not-so-obvious shortcut.

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Locate a file on your computer

Windows file search is a handy feature, but it doesn’t always get you what you need. Here’s a simple tip to help you uncover a file within its context.

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Notezilla

Sticky notes for your computer are a wonderful idea. These digital alternatives to Post-It Notes save paper, won’t come unstuck, prompt you with audible and visual reminders, and are a lifesaver for anyone whose memory is not one hundred percent. (Include me in!)

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Lovely Charts

Here are five useful tools and services to ease your work tasks, from handling PDFs to creating charts to replacing Microsoft Office in its entirety.

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