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Volume 3, Number 1
hope you enjoy and benefit from these technology tips and news for busy
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Ten Facebook Tips For Power Users
you knew everything about Facebook, didn’t you? Here is how to take your Facebook
account to the next level.
So you signed up for Facebook,
added friends and photos, joined a few groups, and updated your profile
status. But now what? Isn't there more to Facebook? There is.
Here are ten tips to tweak your
profile and get more out of Facebook. These tips go beyond the typical
and include ways to stay better connected to your friends and look good
doing it. To compile this list I searched high and low and even called on
Facebook for the best tips. Most are easy to do and all will add some
Facebook pizzazz to your profile.
Dig up demographic dirt on your
friends with Socialistics : If you
want to know the demographic breakdown on your Facebook universe of
friends, this application does a nice job at breaking it down.
Socialistics can show you information about your friends' ages, the
languages they speak, their country of origin, and lots of other
interesting information all within Facebook.
Socialistics data does not show up on your profile
pages and you are not able to share Socialistics information with your
Facebook Friends through your wall. However, if you want to take a look
at the trends for your personal network, then
add Socialistics to your profile and you can access it privately.
Click here to read more…
Five Favorite Word Tips
If you frequently use Microsoft Word, you know that
shortcuts and small time-savers can make a big difference at the end of
the day. Finding them is the tricky part. Because Word is so expansive,
many of its useful features aren't immediately obvious. Plus, Word's
default settings aren't always the most useful. Fortunately, there are
ways to modify and customize the program to make it easier to do what you
want. Here are five of my favorite tricks for making Word work faster,
better, and more efficiently.
1. Apply styles quickly using
Word lets you add
keyboard shortcuts to lots of different commands. But you can also set up
shortcuts for your favorite styles, allowing you to whiz through a
document and quickly apply them.
Choose Tools -> Customize
Keyboard. In the Categories list at the left, scroll down and select
Styles. On the right, you'll see a list of the styles currently available
in your document. Choose the style you want, then highlight the Press New
Keyboard Shortcut box and type in your shortcut keys (to avoid
duplicating existing shortcuts, use combinations that include all three
modifier keys--Command, Shift, and Option). Click on Assign to apply the
From now on,
whenever you want to apply that style, simply highlight your text and
press your new key combination for a quick and easy restyling.
2. Avoid confusion by setting table
headers on multiple pages
When you have a
table that stretches over several pages--for instance, years of
investment information or a giant contact database--it can become
confusing to remember what each column stands for as you scroll through.
But if you have headers on each page, you can easily see what the columns
To set up headers that appear on each
page, create them like you normally do at the top of your table, using
bold or colored characters, for example, to make them stand out. Select
the entire header row by clicking to the left of it, then
choose Table -> Heading Rows Repeat. Just like that, Word
automatically adds that header to the top of each page.
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5 Reasons to Implement a Managed IT Services Solution
Information Technology services
are essential to the success of every organization, large or small. With increasingly
competitive business environments, CEOs and small business owners are
under great pressure to maintain a highly qualified staff and to make
sure their technology is obtaining a better ROI than their competitors'.
These goals are not easily achieved,
particularly for young or small businesses with less financial resources
and time available. Having your own successful information technology
department can eat up too much of the company's budget and time
resources, and eventually cause a loss of its competitive edge. These
disadvantages of maintaining an in-house IT department are why companies
of all sizes have turned to using managed service providers to either
assist their existing IT department or become their virtual IT
department, handling all of the technology involved in keeping their
businesses running at optimal levels.
The benefits of using a managed
services solution are numerous, but the top 5 benefits of managed
services for business include:
1. Benefit from the expertise of
a specialist, without having to spend time and financial resources
training your staff to become experts.
Decrease your technology risks. Your company doesn't have to worry about
losing and trying to replace trained staff members, or about repairing,
implementing or replacing complex technology solutions.
here to read more…
Call INFO-TEK today and we’ll explain how we can manage your
IT needs in a very cost-effective, peace of mind way.
Rule of Thumb.
Back up your important data as of often as it changes,
because it’s only as good as the last time it was done. Also, periodically test your backups to
make sure your data is being backed up properly – you don’t want to find
yourself in a situation when you need to perform a restore and the files
NEWS: Facebook rakes in $2B in 2010.
Dec. 15 -- Time magazine named
Facebook Inc. founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as its Person of the Year for “connecting
more than half a billion people” and “changing how we all live our
16 -- Lou
Kerner, a social-media analyst at Wedbush Securities Inc., talks about the growth
outlook for Facebook Inc. and its impact on Internet advertising
Inc., the world’s most popular social-networking service, is likely to
generate 2010 revenue of about $2 billion, a larger sum than projected earlier,
according to three people familiar with the matter.
will more than double from 2009, said the people, who declined to be
identified because the privately held company doesn’t disclose revenue.
Facebook had $700 million to $800 million in sales last year, and the
2010 figure was previously expected to be closer to $1.5 billion,
according to two other people familiar with the matter earlier this year.
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