Clicking and dragging your mouse to select some text works, but it’s not very efficient. If you’d like to select a single word in a document, double-click on that word. If you’d like to select the whole paragraph, triple-click anywhere in the paragraph. Go ahead, try it here.
I’ll admit this video is a bit dated but it’s still a great basic explanation of how the Internet works.
Google isn’t working. Is it you, or is it Google? Head on over to isup.me and enter the URL of the site you’re wondering about. The result will let you know if the site is actually down, or just unreachable from your connection.
When you’re giving a presentation sometimes you want the audience to pay attention to you instead of your slides. In these cases remember these two keys: ‘b’ & ‘w’. The b key turns the screen black, while the w key turns the screen white. To return to the slides, just tap the relevant key again. (I think this works in Keynote too. Please feel free to confirm/deny in the comments.)
“But what happened to me exposes vital security flaws in several customer service systems, most notably Apple’s and Amazon’s. Apple tech support gave the hackers access to my iCloud account. Amazon tech support gave them the ability to see a piece of information — a partial credit card number — that Apple used to release information. In short, the very four digits that Amazon considers unimportant enough to display in the clear on the web are precisely the same ones that Apple considers secure enough to perform identity verification. The disconnect exposes flaws in data management policies endemic to the entire technology industry, and points to a looming nightmare as we enter the era of cloud computing and connected devices.”
Read the full article @ Wired.com
PCWorld’s editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries! Find out why your PC beeps on startup, what a .dat file is, how USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 differ, and much more! Read the full article @ PCWorld.com.
Along with a co-worker I’ve been delivering a lot of eReader workshops lately across the state. Here’s the slide deck that we start the class off with to get everyone up to speed with the history and technology.
The rest of our handouts can be found @ http://delicious.com/nlc_reference/ereaders