As we prepare ourselves for 2012, let’s take a look at the most popular QuickTips from the second half of 2011.
Take Control of Your Cellphone’s Camera with These Handy Apps – One of the biggest gripes about Smartphone cameras is the clunky (or complete lack of) controls over camera functions like zoom, shutter speed, and aperture size. Fortunately, an army of apps awaits, offering tools and options to give you better control over these variables.
Happy That You’re Still Running Windows XP? So Are the Hackers. – Despite being two generations old (an eternity in software time), Windows XP continues to be the most popular operating system in the world. According to security guru Mikko Hypponen, lead researcher at Finland’s F-Secure, more than 50% of all machines connected to the Internet run XP.
Using Google Alerts to See What’s Said Online About You & Your Business – In this video, we’ll show you how to set up Google Alerts to receive real-time updates on whatever topics or news stories might be of interest to you. Google Alerts are a great way to keep tabs on what’s being said about your company, your competition, developments in your industry, or any topic you choose.
Using the Google Search Box for More than Just Searching – Let’s face it: Google is everywhere. Much to the chagrin of the company’s trademark attorneys, the name has become synonymous with “search,” but there’s much more you can do with that little rectangle than just search for content. Here are a few of our favorite tricks. Part II and Part III.
Keep Your Inbox Clean and Organized with Outlook Rules – Even if your spam filter does a great job of separating the wheat from the chaff, chances are the volume of legitimate emails you receive sometimes overwhelms your inbox. Fortunately, Outlook has a powerful “rules” filter to help keep your emails organized.