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Posted September 26, 2015 by

How to Resize Columns and Rows in Google Sheets Mobile

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Google Sheets is a free alternative to Microsoft Excel that has a mobile and web version. Sheets does not have the full functionality of Excel, but it works well with the touch interface of a mobile phone. Although I would not use Sheets to manage large datasets or do any serious computation, it has the […]

Posted September 24, 2015 by

How to Add & Delete Columns and Rows in Google Sheets

Google Sheets

I love spreadsheets. I use them for keeping score while playing card games, planning budgets, and calculating my grades. Google Sheets is a free alternative to Microsoft Excel that has a mobile and web version. Sheets does not have the full functionality of Excel, but it works well with the touch interface of a mobile phone. […]

Posted August 2, 2015 by

How to Upload Pictures to Google Photos

Google Photos

You already add all your new pictures to Google Photos as you take them. (Click here if you still need to set this up.) What about all the old photos still sitting on your hard drive? Storing them on the cloud makes sure that they will not be lost if something happens to your computer. Uploading them […]

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Posted April 17, 2015 by

How to Use Microsoft OneDrive

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Microsoft OneDrive gives you 1 TB of storage free (i.e., 1,000 GB). That is 200 times what Apple iCloud (5 GB) and 65 times what Google Drive (15 GB) give you for free. After that, you have to pay for additional storage.  To take advantage of OneDrive’s storage space, just create a free Microsoft account at https://onedrive.live.com/.

Posted April 10, 2015 by

How to Recover Manually from OneDrive Sync Errors

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In certain situations, you might find that you need to recover manually from OneDrive sync errors with Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.  In another shorter post, I explain how to use the Microsoft Office Upload Center tool to view and diagnose sync issues, since that is normally how you are supposed to do it. However, these […]

Posted February 14, 2015 by

How to Set Up iCloud Drive and Photos

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Apple has cloud storage just like Microsoft (Microsoft One) and Google (Google Drive).  It is called iCloud. Setting it up can be quite an ordeal, and Apple only gives you 5 GB of free storage, which is enough for 1,000 5 MB photos. (Photos can be sized much smaller.) That is to be expected of […]

Posted January 18, 2015 by

How to Use Google Slides

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Google Slides is a good alternative to Power Point, and it is much easier to use than Visio. You can use Google Slides to make eye-popping presentations or just draw simple charts and diagrams. Not only is it easy to use, but it is also intuitive like PowerPoint and much less complicated than a full […]

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Posted January 4, 2015 by

How to Back Up Google Docs

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If you are like me, you worry that Google or Microsoft will lose the documents you store there in the cloud.  They have never lost anything of mine, so far.  However, if something goes wrong with your system, are you sure they will be able to recover it?  Just to be safe, I make a […]

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Posted October 23, 2014 by

How Do I Stop Hackers from Hacking My Google Accounts?

If everyone used-two factor authentication, hackers would have to find honest work.  They would not have been able to download Jennifer’s Lawrence’s nude photos from the Apple iCloud, because to login they would have needed to physically have Jennifer’s cell phone in their possession.  All those emails and passwords stolen from JP Morgan, Target, Best […]

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Posted February 26, 2013 by

Share or Restrict Files Using Google Docs

The ability to share files has become crucial to our daily activities. Google Docs service provides methods for sharing (and restricting) documents created within their service.

Category Google

Posted July 20, 2011 by

How do I import my iGoogle settings into other accounts?

The iGoogle service lets you create a personalized homepage. It also allows you gather and access Google services and many other internet services via gadget. If you are using multiple Google accounts, you may wish to set up all of your iGoogle page the same. Here is how to do it without manually adding the […]

Category Internet

Posted March 17, 2011 by

Google Chrome 10: How to Enable Hardware Acceleration

If you using a desktop or a powerful laptop, you should take advantage of harware acceleration in your Chrome web browser. This isn’t recommended for netbooks.

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