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Tips on using computers, other technology and devices.

Find out how to edit images online

Tech Tip: Edit photos online

No matter how great a photo is, there is a high chance that you will eventually want to modify it. You may need to resize a photo, crop it or modify it as you repurpose it for another project. Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular image editing options . It is effective and powerful but it’s also expensive. Not everyone requires the large array of features Photoshop offers. At almost $240 USD for an annual subscription, the casual photo editor is justified for seeking alternatives. One option is to edit photos online if you don’t need all the features of Photoshop regularly.

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Try Vivaldi Web Browser

Tech Tip: Try out Vivaldi web browser

Vivaldi - A browser for our friends (Vivaldi.com)Web browsers have come a long way since their inception. First, we have moved from an era of a single dominant web browser to one of many formidable choices. Secondly, there are now a plethora of browsers focusing on speed and standards compliance. If you are searching for an alternative to common web browsers such as Chrome or Firefox try Vivaldi web browser. Vivaldi is a Chromium based browser created by one of the creators of the popular Opera web browser.

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Rename Tab Title

Tech Tip: Rename Browser Tab Title

We expect websites to provide useful titles that are descriptive and add context to our web browsing activities. To be fair, many do. However, the more tabs you have open the less real estate you have for titles. If the company name precedes the page title the problem is even worse. There are also times when you simply want to customize the text displayed on your tab. Wouldn’t it be great if you had the option to rename the browser tab title to something more useful? With extensions for Firefox and Chrome you can freely edit the title of your browser tabs.

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Tech Tip: Opt-out of Google Analytics tracking

Websites use various methods to gather statistics about visitors in a process known as web analytics. Not everyone wants to be tracked by Google Analytics due to privacy concerns or just personal preference. Fortunately there is a way to opt out of tracking from Google Analytics on all websites with a browser add-on.

Antivirus Solutions

Tech Tip: Compare antivirus solutions

ANtivirus SolutionsYou may know that your computer needs antivirus software but choosing from the large number of options may be daunting. To help make the decision easier you can check out how some of the most popular antivirus software fare in comparative independent tests. If you are looking for a free antivirus solution you can compare the results of only the free programs. Some sites that offer comparative analysis of antivirus software are:

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Mac

Tech Tip: Stop “Local Items” keychain prompts on Mac

One of the most annoying things that can happen when you start up you Mac is to be prompted repeatedly for a keychain password for various applications. This sometimes happens after you have changed your login password. To make matters worse the password that these applications request is the previous one and not the most recent password.

Outluke Rules

Tech Tip: Tame an unwieldy Outlook Inbox with Rules

Email is one of the most popular and widely used forms of communication for both internal and external communication within businesses. If you get only a few emails in a day this may not be a huge task to manage but if you get hundreds of email messages a day it becomes a lot more daunting. Organization can play a great role in minimizing the amount of time you spend sorting through emails. If you use Outlook for business emails you can set specific rules to organize your email by specific criteria.Read More »Tech Tip: Tame an unwieldy Outlook Inbox with Rules