24 Shortcuts Using the Windows Logo Key in Windows 8

24 Shortcuts Using the Windows Logo Key in Windows 8

Part of the Digital Literacy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In Windows 8, you can hone your digital literacy by using just one key — the one with the Windows logo on it. You can access a number of keyboard shortcuts by pressing the Windows logo key in combination with another key. You’ll be surprised by how much you can accomplish!

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Source : http://www.dummies.com/how-to/

How To Find IP Address Of A/Your Computer

Every network or Internet connection has an Internet Protocol (IP) Address, which points your exact location of accessing network or Internet like your home address and there are two types of IP address first is IP version 4 and second is IP version 6, both works same, but IPv6 much better features comparison then IPv4. One more internal IP address in system which points to local network. Let’s check the IP address of computer with some different methods.

Method 1: With the help of Search Engines

open the website of bing

1. Open the website of Bing: It’s very simple method to find your IP address and you can also find your IP by another search engines like Google and Ask. Search Engines give you an external IP address, which is IP version 4.

enter keyword of ip address

2. Get IP address: You don’t need to do hard work to find IP address from search engines. You just need to type “ip Address” or “what is my ip address” into the search field then press enter of keyboard and then your external IP address will display at top of page. Your IP address will look like this “203.204.19.24”. This IP address keep on frequently changing. If you find your IP address again after some days or next day, you will see your IP address, is different to previous IP Address.

Method 2: Using Command Prompt

Open the command prompt with method

1. Open the Command Prompt: Go to “Start Menu” then go to the search box then type “cmd” into the search field then right click at option of “Command Prompt” and then click on “Run as administrator”. Your command prompt will be opened as an administrator or find and open the “Run” program inside of “Start Menu” then type “cmd” into the open field and then press Enter.

ip configuration

2. Type a simple command of “ipconfig” then press enter and then you will get list of networks such as Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth.

list of network connection in cmd

3. Find the IP address from the list: After typing command, you need to find your active network from the list of networks then find out the line that is written name of IPv4 address. Your IP address is just across of IPv4 Address, which is in numerical value, will look like “192.168.1.108”.

Method 3: Using Network Connection

network and sharing center

1. Open Network Connection: First you have to go to “start menu” then “Control Panel” then find out the option of “Network and Sharing Center” and then click on the “change adapter setting”, which will find at left options.

  • You can simply open with the help of command “ncpa.cpl” by typing this command into the open field of “Run”
status of network

2. Open status of connection: You need to choose a network connection, whose want to find IP then after choosing you’ll have to right click of the mouse at your active network connection and then click on “Status”, which is in bold.

detail of network

3. Get Information of Network Connection: Now, everything has been almost done. You just click option of the “Details…” under the “status”. You will be gotten your all information about your connection include your IPv4.

Hope it helped you guys!!

Have fun searching every IP.

Source: http://www.quizhow.com/

Coffee and Data…

Hello all,

This morning made a strange but I guess true realisation.

Staring at my coffee this morning, I noticed it acts like data. If you stir it, it tastes better, when you manipulate your data u get better results!

What I simply want to illustrate is this. When I put some coffee in my mug I have to stir it to make it drinkable. Whether I added sugar or not (though I take mine with some) I need to stir it a little or more depending on what I want for my coffee to be drinkable. It’s simple as that. Want to make your coffee drinkable, stir it.

On the other hand, I believe data worsk the same way. Whether you have soft (digital) or hard (written) data, if you do not do something with it you won’t get anything out of it. For data, the action of stirring is called Maniputlation (delete, update, upgrade, insert, create, archive, etc) If your data is hard, and stacked up in files on your table, you can’t look at it and expect every problems to be solved, you have to get them, open them, read them and find solutions to it! The same goes if it’s soft, I must process it one way or the other on my pc, laptop, tablet, mobile to get some work done and obtain results.

It may sound quite geeky what I said but it doesn’t differ from the reality.

So everytime you stir your coffee, think about the work to be done!

Hot is your coffee, best it is, so when data moves life goes on!!

10 Tech Innovations to Help Your Business

Check out @my_BluProject’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/my_BluProject/status/498866542583361536

ConnectedHQ

There are plenty of social media dashboards around, but ConnectedHQ($10 per month) focuses mostly on contacts management. Fortunately, it is all automated: the service pulls in contacts form your e-mail, LinkedIn.com, Twitter, and Facebook. Then, when you click on a contact, you’ll see more than just a name and phone number. You can scan through their work history, see recent postings, and even view recent e-mail exchanges. You can also view job titles, say, only those who are senior directors of another company or who work in your same industry.

Oracle E-Business Suite Security – Myths and Realities by Stella Joyce Bulu, AppsTech Apps DBA

Oracle E-Business Suite Security – Myths and Realities Stella_Bulu Stella Joyce Bulu AppsTech Apps DBA by Stella Joyce Bulu, AppsTech Apps DBA

There are so many misconceptions about securing Oracle E-Business Suiteapplications that most Apps DBAs call Myths. Fortunately versus these myths are realities that show that security in your Oracle E-Business is more than just installing an antivirus on the system or attributing passwords. Security comes at different levels and in different forms, from data loss or theft to fraud passing by misusing system privileges are all security threats and risks for the application. 

 

 

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Keyboard Shortcuts You Absolutely Need

Most times when editing text documents or worksheets, on our computers, we wish to go faster for the paper is due yesterday!! – You know what I mean. email overload

So rather than clicking on the Edit button on the menu bar, then 

selecting copy, we ought to know those shortcuts which save time and gets work done.

Well here are a few shortcuts listed for you. Both for those using Windows PCs and Mac PCs.

I tried them all and they work perfectly!!                                                                                            

So enjoy your quick editing sessions!

15 Keyboard Shortcuts You Probably Don’t Know

Most expert computer users know the basic keyboard shortcuts, like pressing Control (Ctrl) + P on a PC to print a document. But did you know there are plenty of other useful—not to mention pretty darn cool—key combinations out there? From instantly zooming in to a larger view to quickly closing your browser window, these shortcuts will put the World Wide Web and more at your fingertips—because every second counts.

1. Add a Bookmark

Tab your new favorite website for easy access by bookmarking the page with the following quick trick.

PC: Ctrl + D
Mac: Apple key (see right) + D

2. Delete Forever
When you know you want to nix a file forever—instead of sending it to clog up the recycling bin first––tap the keys below.

PC: Shift + Delete

3. Close Browser
Whether your boss walks up while you’re reading gossip blogs or your husband comes in the room while you’re buying him a gift, close your browser, stat, with this shortcut.

PC: Alt + F4
Mac: Ctrl + Q

4. Show Desktop
If you have lots of windows open on your computer and you want quick access to your desktop—or a super-quick way to hide your work—hit the following keys.

PC: Window key (see right) + D
Mac: F11

5. Find Files or Folders
Forget painstakingly searching all of your folders to find one file. The shortcut below will do the searching for you.

PC: Window key + F
Mac: Apple key (see right) + F

6. Change Zoom Level
Whether you’re working on the Web or in a word processing program, zoom in or out with this command.

PC: Ctrl + scroll mouse wheel
Mac: Apple key + plus sign; Apple key + minus sign

7. Reopen Previous Tab in Browser
Have you ever accidentally closed the browser tab you were looking at and had to spend time backtracking to find it again? The shortcut below will restore that page to you almost instantly.

PC: Ctrl + Shift + T
Mac: Apple key + Z

8. Switch Between Open Programs
Navigating between open screens can get confusing. Make it easy to move among all your programs with this quick trick.

PC: Alt + Tab
Mac: Apple key + Tab

9. Take a Screen Shot
Capture an image of what you’re working on instantly with a screen grab—it’s particularly useful for Web pages you can’t copy and paste.

PC: Print Screen (then paste [Ctrl + V] into a Word document)
Mac: Apple key + Shift + 3

10. Refresh a Webpage
Whether you’re waiting for a new email to arrive or the latest news story to pop up, easily refresh your screen using the keys below.

PC: F5, or Ctrl + R
Mac: Apple key + R

11. Go to a Previous Location in Browser
Time travel with the neat shortcut below, which lets you quickly go back to the webpage you were looking at before your current one.

PC: Alt + ←
Mac: Apple key + [

12. Spelling/Grammar Check
No more excuses: Perfect spelling and grammar is just one keystroke away.

PC or Mac: F7

13. Add “http://www” to Your Browser’s Address Bar
The quickest route to your online destination? Just type in the name of the webpage you’d like to go to (for example, type “Google”), then press the following keys to add the “http://www.” to the beginning and “.com” to the end.

PC: Ctrl + Enter
Mac: Apple key + Enter

14. Select the Address Bar
When you want to quickly type a new URL into your browser, the shortcut below will easily select the address bar for you, so you can start typing without moving your mouse.

PC: Ctrl + L, or F6
Mac: Apple key + L

15. Launch the Windows Start Menu
Just tap the keys below for an easy way to view your Start Menu options.

PC: Window key, or Ctrl + Esc

 

 

The Key to Small Business Success on Twitter

Small Business Success on Twitter

by ProNetworkBuild

 

We’ve heard the expression:  “All Politics is Local” .    And so it goes on Twitter.     If we want to have a rewarding experience on Twitter, we have to learn to follow locally, and/or teach our staff to do the same.  We can continue to do the same goofball tactics that didn’t work last week, or the week before, and we can continue to get the same results.  Or we can adapt, change what we are doing, and have success.

Twitter is littered with the carcasses of burned out washed up small business ideas that didn’t work.   I see literally thousands of small accounts who’s last tweet was 6 months ago, a year ago.  They came, saw, tried it Twitter’s way, and abandoned the effort.  These are the folks who determined that Twitter is useless,  odd, and just couldn’t get the hang of it.   Then there are others:  They are small businesses with a worldwide audience.  I have to wonder what a Gas Station in Reston, VA is doing with followers from California, Maine and London, UK.

Any small business can use Twitter to locate, target, find and connect with thousands of local followers.   They can convert them to clients and customers. 

Twitter allows us to follow 1,000 local people daily.  Twitter doesn’t teach this.  Instead it has focused on “Celebrity” Following.  When we create an account, it compels us to choose 5 celebs to follow before proceeding to the first tweet.    Is it little wonder so many millions have tried and failed?

Facebook doesn’t allow us to target and follow a thousand local people daily.    We can’t make a thousand phone calls per day to new clients from  our office, that would be impossible.  We can’t send out a flier to that many people per day, that would be too expensive, and mail response is less than 1 percent.  Twitter is by far the fastest and most efficient growth tool we possess, and we need not become a statistic.

A few quick tips:

Follow Local People Daily:   Always be following new local people.  Following new local people is more important than what you tweet.   Locals follow back slowly.  Build a pipeline.  Soon they will come.   Follow at least 100 per day.  More is better.

There is a Delayed Reaction: The people who are noticing you this week, you might have followed a week or two ago.   Get used to the fact that the local game is a delayed reaction game.  Settle in for the long haul.

Your Tweets are NOT important:   What you have to say is not going to sell one thing, or get you anywhere.   You might as well be Tweeting to yourself.  Stop your nonsensical spamming to an audience that tuned you out long ago.  Nobody’s listening.

ReTweet Others, Often and Constantly:   When you respect others they will notice you.  A ReTweet is the ultimate engagement tool.

Plant and Sow:  Find a way, no matter  how foreign a concept that it is for you, to be kind, to help someone else, and to give.  Be generous.

 

Start your plan to succeed today.  Start following locally.  Over time, as you retweet local folks, they will trust you.  They will LOVE you.   They will spread your message for you

How to Cope With E-Mail Overload at Work by Joshua Brustein, co-founder, Asana

Justin Rosenstein, co-founder, Asana

Asana’s Justin Rosenstein joins our experts discussing e-mail overload, open office plans, telecommuting, and eating lunch at their desks.

Where does e-mail rank in terms of problems of the modern workplace?

inbox
I would say that the use of e-mail and the problems surrounding e-mail are the No. 1 problem. McKinsey found that 30 percent of people’s time is spent literally just on e-mail and reading and writing e-mail. Another 20 percent of people’s time is spent on trying to get pieces of information that their co-workers already know. E-mail becomes this completely unmanaged to-do list that someone else created for you.

Silicon Valley keeps trying to fix e-mail, and nothing has caught on yet. Why?
The fact that you see all these different efforts is a real testament to how hungry everyone is for the thing that’s after e-mail. But when people try to make efforts at improving it, they often end up just adding one layer on top of e-mail. A lot of times these efforts are really just lipstick on a pig.

What’s Asana?
Asana kind of provides a team brain. If you’re leading a team, there’s a set of basic questions that you just want answers to all the time: What are all the steps between now and accomplishing our goal? Who’s responsible for each of those steps? What’s the state of each of those things? And yet, amazingly, when you go into the vast majority of organizations, people can’t give you answers to those basic questions. Rather than having the information decentralized over lots of different conversations and e-mails, we give you a canonical record of all the information. You don’t have to come over to my desk and ask me or have me forward them in an e-mail.

How does your software deal with distraction through overcommunication?
We have a feature called focus mode. So if you’re working on a task, you can just hit one keyboard shortcut and if new messages come in we won’t tell you about them.

It’s also really well understood that humans can’t resist clicking on red dots, right? Red is just this color that in our evolutionary history meant danger, and when you see something red, it just has this strong psychological pull. Our goal is not to addict you. Our goal is to help you get work done. So our little notification icon that tells you that you have new messages is blue.

Can digital technology solve all the problems of the modern-day workplace? And if not, then what’s left?
A lot of times the problem is that people are unmotivated or can’t make the best decisions because they don’t have a bigger-picture understanding of why they’re doing this work in the first place. We’re trying to make it so that Asana helps give you as much of that clarity as possible. But obviously, it’s just a piece of software that helps humans communicate better. It has to be a partnership.

What does your physical workspace look like?
We give everyone at the company $10,000 to spend on creating their ideal physical workspace setup. So I’ve done that with having a sit-stand desk and having two monitors and just having a really, really good workspace setup.

The office as a whole is really well optimized so that people can get into flow, that really juicy state where you’re not distracted, where there aren’t lots of things competing for your attention, and where you can just focus on the task at hand.

How often do you eat at your desk?
Once a month. We have lunch, breakfast, and dinner here. Even though we only have 60 people, we have three full-time chefs. Some people say that seems decadent, but it’s not that expensive in the grand scheme of things. People are eating together, and that’s a really rich, important part of our culture.

How to Create a Database from an Excel Spreadsheet into Microsoft Access

How to Create a Database from an Excel Spreadsheet into Microsoft Access

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that allows you to list and categorize information across several sheets within a document called a workbook. In addition to creating lists, you can also make charts and graphs from the data in the sheet. However, for more advanced data functions you need to import the Excel spreadsheet into Access or into a third-party database program.

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