Computers, Mobile Devices

Spring Cleaning for Your Computer

When was the last time you cleaned your computer or other device? Cleaning your computer is an important step in maintenance, and includes tidying the storage, updating software, and cleaning the physical device. Clean the Hardware First off, turn off your computer and unplug it from power. If you have a case on the laptop,… Continue reading Spring Cleaning for Your Computer

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Computers, Mobile Devices, Tablets

Be Safe Online

This site is great for staying safer online. It provides a list of recommendations to use the Internet more safely. There are suggestions for managing your passwords, data encryption, virtual private networks, online privacy, app permissions, social media settings, email security, phishing, software updates. Are any of those words new to you? The checklist includes… Continue reading Be Safe Online

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Computers, G Suite

Send Emails to Multiple People with Privacy

Do you sometimes need to email multiple people? Unless you all know each's email address, it's best to protect the privacy of recipients by using BCC. What is BCC? BCC stands for blind carbon copy, a throwback to the days when we used carbon copy to make duplicates of documents offline. It lets you send… Continue reading Send Emails to Multiple People with Privacy

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Computers, G Suite

Convert Images to Text using Google Drive

Have you ever wanted to convert an image to text? Perhaps you've had a printed document that you wanted to recreate on the computer? Or maybe you've wanted to extract the text from an image or screenshot. You can use Google Drive to convertĀ .JPEG, .PNG, .GIF, or PDF files to text, as long is the… Continue reading Convert Images to Text using Google Drive