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Posted By : John | Tuesday, 08 October 2013 | views(132)

The internet is big, really, really big.  And it keeps growing bigger every day.  If you want to search it effectively you’re going to need to develop a couple of tricks to help you narrow the search.  Here’s a few real easy ones to integrate into your next search:

Using +, - and “ “ (quotes)
to narrow your searches:

Lets say you were looking up

Posted By : John Brown | Thursday, 21 June 2012 | views(658)

Computers weren't invented for email or the internet.  They were never intended to be used to keep track of your bank accounts or 2nd marking period grades.  The very first electronic computer was created during World War II and it's intended function was to help American soldiers hit their target.

Often cited as being the very first electronic computer, the ENIAC was built at the University of Pennsylvania from

Posted By : John Brown | Thursday, 21 June 2012 | views(662)
This tip will help you format the letters and numbers in your next excel spreadsheet.  Here's how to do it:

Right click on the text in excel that you would like to make changes to.  Then select "Format Cells" from the menu that appears.  In the "Format Cells" window click on the tab for "Font" and make your changes here.  When you are done simply click "OK" to make your format changes. 

Posted By : John | Sunday, 17 June 2012 | views(690)

So what's a header and footer and why should you want to know about them?  Headers and footers can be found in Microsoft Word.  The header usually appears as a text box at the top of every one of your pages and a footer is a text box that appears at the bottom of every one of your

Posted By : John | Sunday, 17 June 2012 | views(675)

Did you ever do a Google Search for a specific word and wind up at a huge webpage full of words?  Well there is a way to search a webpage for a specific word or phrase.  Below is an example of how to do it:

Let’s say you were interested in researching some of the crazy laws that are on the books here in Pennsylvania.  More specifically let’s try to find out if there are any strange laws in Newtown, Pennsylvania. 

Posted By : John | Friday, 15 June 2012 | views(620)

If you work with kids in a computer lab setting sooner or later they're going to start changing their desktops.  Unfortunately they might select some less than appropriate backgrounds which leaves the adults in the room with the puzzle of how to fix it.  Here's how it's done in Windows XP.  Your computer might be slightly different.


Right click anywhere on the desktop and select "Propert

Posted By : John | Friday, 15 June 2012 | views(690)

Did you know that when you save a file the computer automatically adds a period and three letters to the end of the name you give the file.  In the old days, before the Windows operating system, file names used to look like this:

Technically speaking, file extensions like:  .exe, .bmp, and .log are still being used by your computer.  However they might not always be displayed with the file name.  They are still impo

Posted By : John | Friday, 15 June 2012 | views(123)

Adults have a responsibility to help children learn about, interpret and understand their world.  It's a pretty basic concept, but how do we as adults help kids understand their world when we aren't completely aware of the threats and benefits of things like the internet?  Today's technology tip is all about helping adults educate themselves about the internet so they can help kids stay safe online.

Like any new technology th

Posted By : John Brown | Wednesday, 13 June 2012 | views(750)
If you use email at work or school, chances are pretty good that you are using email software called Microsoft Outlook.  This technology tip is a general overview of what your standard Outlook email screen looks like.  If you don't use Microsoft Outlook for your email chances are you use something very similar.  So read on, this tip just might help you yet.

Posted By : CDW | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 | views(1115)
Managing physical servers and storage devices is costly.? Organizations that have not yet virtualized their devices pay increasingly high costs to maintain their data center footprint.? Meanwhile, going virtual offers organizations ways to cut costs significantly, including reducing the number of physical servers and the management costs per server.
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