What You Can Now Open With Google Docs

Google DocsMost people would have a Google acoount and if you have a Google account then you have access to Google Docs which is a substitute for Office software ( Microsoft Office ).

Google Docs now opens another 12 file formats so that if you are emailed a file that you cannot open , upload it to your Google docs account and you will be able to open it.

So what can you open with Google docs.

  • Microsoft Office Files
  • Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
  • Apple Pages (.PAGES)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
  • Autodesk AutoCAD (.DXF)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
  • PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
  • TrueType (.TTF)
  • XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
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The Windows Registry – Leave It Alone

Registry-editor

I saw a business the other day saying that they had pop up's on their desktop saying they had a virus and that if they clicked it would be removed.

Their solution was to go into the registry to alter it so the pop up would not appear.
Their are 2 things glaringly wrong with this.

  1. One – they obviously have been infected and altering the registry will not get rid of the problem.
  2. Two – playing with the registry can be one of the most hazardous things you can do to a computer , especially if you do not know what you are doing.

You should always back up your registry before doing any alterations to it and " hope" that if you make a mistake you will be able to restore your registry .

I am also not a big fan of registry cleaners as the supposed benefits of using them never seem to appear , snake oil seems a good word to describe them.

If your computer is that bad that you need to alter the registry it's time to format your hard drive and reload your operating system.

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RAM is what you need

Kingston Ram
RAM ( Random Access Memory) along with the CPU ( central processing unit ) are the integral parts of having a computer running quickly and efficiently.

Windows should now have a minimum of 2GB of ram to run efficiently with multiple programs running but you will notice a difference installing 4GB of ram.

Windows 32bit systems ,which most will be on unless you have bought a new machine recently where Windows 64bit is getting more common place now will only use 3GB of ram.

Windows 64bit systems recognise and use RAM from 3GB and up.

So why do i say install 4GB of Ram ?

RAM comes in pairs and the best way to buy is in 2 GB sticks hence the 4GB even though remember Windows 32bit  will only recognise the 3GB

The real performance boost I notice is when a Windows XP machine goes from 512MB of ram to 2 GB of ram or in a Vista machine when installing the 4GB.

Windows 7 runs exceptionally well with the 4GB of RAM.

For the extra money , $150 on average it will make all the difference.

The same applies for Mac's with most sold with a minimum of 2GB installed but Macbook Pro's run well with at least 4GB in them.( Check your model if you have an earlier Macbook Pro as earlier models do not except more than 2GB of RAM )

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Gmail Education

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I use Gmail as my primary e mail client so that no matter which e mail address you use for me , it all ends up with Gmail.
One of the great aspects of Gmail is the support of IMAP which means that my e mail is synced across multiple computers.

This means that no matter what I do in Gmail on one computer is duplicated across all my computers and on Gmail.
Gmail also now offers a tool for Microsoft Exchange migration for those in a business environment.
However we all like to learn the software and the tips and tricks that go with a piece of software that makes the job that much easier.
Google have released a Gmail Tips Page so that you can become a Gmail " Ninja Master ".

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Upside Down Text Generator

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Looking to write text upside down , then try this free online tool 

Upside Down Text Generator – ToolsGeek.

You can also write backwards by going to this site

Write Backwards

 

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Cloud Computing Explanation

Back in the “good old days” ( I must be getting old ) you would buy your computer and your software take your computer home or to work , install all the software , look for the updates ( hopefully ) and get to work. That was how it used to be. Now the times are changing as we now have “the cloud.”  The cloud is where your software and files are stored on a server ( computer) not on your machine. You then log onto the service to access the files and the software needed for these files & or application. For example Gmail is my primary mail client and it resides on the web. That means that if I have a problem with my computer or it is stolen I will always access to my E Mail because it resides at Google. All my documents are synced through… Read More

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