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Switch between programs

You might already know you can use Alt+Tab on your keyboard to switch between your open programs: but if you press Win+Tab, Windows will display all the programs you have open and you can click on the one you want to switch to: And if you have multiple displays (e.g....

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Dictate: talk instead of type

Microsoft Word has a built-in dictation feature, allowing you to talk instead of type. The web version will also transcribe audio files. The 'Home' tab has a 'Dictate' button over on the right-hand side: If you have your microphone set-up (if you can use video...

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Ecosia, an alternative search engine

It might come as a shock but you don't have to use Google. Ecosia is a decent alternative, and they have a simple message: "you search the web, we plant trees". Instead of spending their ad income on world domination, they spend it on trees. About every 45 searches or...

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WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp can be a great way to easily keep in touch with friends, family, colleagues and even clients. But did you know you can use it on your computer too? It makes it much faster to type messages. Just go to WhatsApp Web and follow the instructions. It links to your...

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Quickly open programs

You can 'pin' any program you use regularly to the Windows taskbar at the bottom of your screen. When the program is open, right-click on it and click 'Pin to taskbar'. It'll always be ready for you. Note too, that for some programs there might be additional shortcuts...

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Useful Advice

Smile, you’re on camera

Facebook Portal launched last month - a new way to keep in touch with family and friends via sophisticated video conferencing technology. It also links with WhatsApp - an indication Facebook is keen for a return on the $19 billion it spent on the chat software five...

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Whose Emails Do You Trust? (Ours!)

We've seen an increasing number of innocuous-looking emails with links to files stored in either Dropbox or OneDrive. Because the documents are stored on a service that most people recognise (and trust), the links appear legitimate - and in fact do take you through to...

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