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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 ".

Tech Advice

It’s The Tech Time Buying Time Of Year

buying computers and technology

Lots of tech and computer products are bought at this time of year.

Here is some advice with the new products you have.

 

  1. Read the instruction manual and I mean a decent read 
  2. If it still is not working the way you think it should work refer to No 1 again
  3. When setting up tech products don't let people or the family hover over your shoulder , it will cause you to make a mistake , take your time
  4. The 30 day rule applies to tech and computers , if it is going to break down it will usually happen in the first 30 days and if it does, it is more than likely going to be a dud
  5. If you get stuck consult the biggest instruction manual , Google

 

Microsoft-Windows

Selecting Multiple Files And Folders – A Better Way

In Windows ( Vista and Windows 7 ) there is a better way to select multiple files and folders rather than the old " shift " key.

If you go into your control panel , select folder options , click on View , go to advanced settings , scroll down and place a tick in  ' Use check boxes to select items ".

windows folder options

You will then be able to open a folder up and it will have check marks available to select files.

Select files , folders

This is a great time saver so you can select the files you want or by clicking in the check box at the top you can select all files in the folder.

Microsoft-Windows Tech Advice

Image Your Hard Drive

DriveImage xml

So you have reinstalled your operating system and done all the updates , installed your software and it is just the way you want it.

Why not remember this by " imaging" your hard drive now so that you have an exact duplicate of you hard drive so that if you run into problems and need to reinstall you can do so from your " image ".

This is not the same as backing up your documents but it is a way of getting your computer back to it's fresh install quickly.

This particularly useful if you pick up malware , virus infections and want to get your computer back to it's original state.

Software to do this  is  DriveImage XML Backup Software and it's free

However don't forget to read the instructions.