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How Bockchain Can Improve Security of Customer Data


Blockchain can safeguard customer privacy. Find out how.


Cloud Computing Can Drive Your Company's ROI


Small business owners are well aware that technology is becoming more important to their success. Find out how cloud computing can add to your business’s bottom line. 

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Cloud Computing Can Drive Your Company's ROI


Small business owners are well aware that technology is becoming more important to their success. Find out how cloud computing can add to your business’s bottom line. 

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Importance of a Reliable Phone System


For businesses, the ability to communicate, both among employees and with clients, is absolutely a must. Learn More


How Ransomware Works and How To Remove It.

November 15th, 2017

The modern age of ransomware started with CryptoLocker in 2013. In the intervening years attackers have become increasingly sophisticated and business-minded. Here's what you need to know.


The Future of Cloud Computing

November 15th, 2017

The future of cloud computing: all hybrid cloud.

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Benefits of Multi-Cloud-Computing

November 15th, 2017

The model of using multiple cloud services to house your business’s functions and features has an impressive list of advantages.


Get Your Business The Right Protection

November 15th, 2017

Cybersecurity is not longer just for large businesses. Get your business the right protection.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Small Business Cybersecurity

November 15th, 2017

Do you think your small business is at risk of being hacked? 87% of small business owners don’t think so. But about HALF of small businesses experience a cyberattack.

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Take Your Business's Efficiency To a Whole New Level with VoIP

November 15th, 2017

Voiceover Internet Protocol (or VoIP for short) is a communication tool that uses an internet connection to relay the content instead of a complex wiring system that can take days to install and will forever require maintenance, upgrading, rehashing etc – essentially, it’s far simpler but could it help your business? Could it be that important?

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The Top 3 Most Wanted Malware

October 13, 2017

Review the top three "most wanted" malware threats and determine your readiness for an IT disaster.


4 Vital Cybersecurity Measures Every Entrepreneur Should Take

October 13, 2017

 Read this study to learn what influencers expect about the future social, business, and regulatory impact on cyber security.


Protect Your Business from Locky Ransomware


Reports are stating that locky ransomware phishing attack is back. Learn more about this threat and how you can protect your business with strong cybersecurity from TCG.


What is Ransomware and How Can Cybersecurity Stop It


Learn about ransomware and how trusted cybersecurity can protect you from future threats here. Contact our team for a cybersecurity consult!


Protect Your Small Business from Ransomware


Studies found that out of the small businesses hit with ransomware attacks, 22% were forced to cease operations immediately. Learn more about this study and how to protect your small business here


Use Cloud Computing to Cover the Cost of Cyber Crime


Avoid the cost of cybercrime by leveraging cloud computing to increase IT security and protect against threat. See more here.


Is Your Business Ready for the World of Application Cloud?


 As cloud adoption continues to grow, Gartner predicts an overall demand growth of 18% this year. Read why your business should discuss adopting to this information technology trend.


Protect Yourself Against the Rising Threat of Ransomware

July 20, 2017

Be sure to install your updates in time, discard unncessary software, backup your files, and avoid phising scams. Learn how to protect yourself against the rising threat of ransomware here.


What CEO's Should Know About Cybersecurity

July 21, 2017

 Cybersecurity is becoming a board-level discussion, therefore CEOs need to dedicate the proper resources to cybersecurity. Read the full story here.


Businesses Under Invest in Cybersecurity

July 7, 2017

Businesses are proving to under invest in cybersecurity, which leaves them an easy target to ransomware and viruses. Today, cybercrime shows no signs of disappearing, therefore your business should be protected.


Petya Virus is Worse Than Ransomware

July 6, 2017

Read about the negative impacts from Petya ransomware here. It is important that your business has a strong cybersecurity plan in place to protect you from future attacks such as Petya. Contact our experts today to get started.


Who Pays for Data Breaches?

June 30, 2017

Increasing nearly 30% in 3 years, the average cost of cleaning up a data breach was $4 million in 2016. It's important to understand the costs and impact a data breach can have on your business.


Cybersecurity fears continue

June 30, 2017

Cybersecurity fears continue to grow as the digital revolution embeds itself in new parts of society every day. Learn the 3 things you need to know about cybersecurity in an IoT and mobile world.


Are you doing enough for your cyber security?

June 11, 2017

Create digital resilience to prevent and block attacks that threaten your company. Read this article on mitigating your cyber security risks.


How to make your staff cybersecurity aware

June 12, 2017

Strengthen your company's security and future by keeping your employees cybsecurity aware


What strategies should organizations follow to block malware attachments?

May 31, 2017

Organizations should distribute malware protection software and perform regular vulnerability assessments to block malware attachments and threats. Learn more about how to block such attachments here.


Cyber Security after WannaCry

May 31, 2017

Learn how to avoid future cyber attacks such as WannaCry. Plan, optimize and adopt to cyber security best practices in order to protect your business.


Why Ransomware Attacks Remain Successful

May 13, 2017

Lack of communication and collaboration allow ransomware attacks to remain successful - See why here.


Is Your Small Business Ready for a Data Breach

May 14, 2017

When it comes to data breach security, small businesses should consider these factors.


3 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks

May 15, 2017

To protect your small business, you must consider these 3 factors


The Three B's of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

May 1, 2017

In today's world, small businesses must be aware of the three B's of cybersecurity. See how to protect your business from cybersecurity here.


Cybersecurity remains an elusive business priority

May 1, 2017

 Cybersecurity continues to be a high business and IT priority looking into 2017. See why you need to evaluate your cybersecurity issues and increase spend to protect your business from cyber attacks.


Encryption on the Rise in the Age of the Cloud

April 19, 2017

  In the age of the cloud, encryption is on the rise. Check out this article to determine how trustworthy your cloud provider is.


4 Steps to Make Cyber Security Second Nature

April 20, 2017

 Businesses are really grappling with what to do about cyber security in the short term. See the 4 steps to make it second nature here.


Employee passwords are behind massive security breaches

April 10, 2017

The recent mega breaches are not only unsettling in their magnitude, but they also illustrate the consequences of poor password practices. See employee passwords are behind these cyber security attacks.


How companies are dealing with Email Security… and why it needs to change.

April 4, 2017

Although cyber-security issues seemingly become murkier by the day, one thing is very clear: Email is increasingly at the center of enterprise breaches. Read the article from Baseline Mag here.


The top 10 Issues Facing Financial Institutions in 2017

April 3, 2017

Cybersecurity is emerging as one of the most significant and potentially dangerous risk areas facing financial institutions- or any institution for that matter. Read about the top 10 Issues Facing Financial Institutions in 2017


Find news, sites, and portals in Office 365

 The SharePoint home page in Office 365 is where you can easily find and access SharePoint sites and portals within your organization. If enabled by your administrator, you can also quickly create new team sites from the SharePoint home page.



Address URL


To protect your data stay away from those websites that have spyware. One way to detect if the website is fake is to see if the prefix "https://" starts the URL address especially when visiting banking sites, or when entering your e-mail. 


July 26, 2016

WPA2 is the most secure encryption for wireless networks. Therefore, when routers are older and are using WEP or WPA they are at a higher risk for their networks to be compromised. To learn more click here: ow.ly/cHEA302CMo5

Spying on Wifi

July 19, 2016

Have you ever wanted to know who is using your personal wifi network? Check out this article to find out more on just how you can do so. www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/technology/personaltech/i-spy-on-my-own-wi-fi.html

Pokemon Go

July 12, 2016

Who's obsessed with the new game Pokemon Go? Multiple people are playing this new popular game, and here's a few tips to save your battery and data usage so you can catch more Pokemon! bgr.com/2016/07/11/pokemon-go-battery-life-data-usage/

Email Scams

July 5, 2016

Google Chrome

June 28, 2016

When Chrome starts to become slow here are a few tips to help it run faster & keep the ram usage under control. Check them out: www.techspot.com/article/1193-chrome-performance-memory-tweaks/

Bank Account Fraud

June 7, 2016

Fraud about "locked" bank accounts still happens. When this happens DON'T return the call or attempt to block future messages by replying "STOP" because this just confirms you got the messaage. Instead YOU SHOULD call the customer service number listed on the back of your credit card. 

Cellular Data Usage

May 31, 2016

Check how much data you've used before you get that unwated phone bill. Go to your iPhone setting app. Tap "Cellular" then "Cellular Usage." 

Airplane Mode

May 24, 2016

This one tip will make your iPhone charge faster guaranteed! It's simple. Put your iPhone on AIRPLANE MODE while it's plugged in.

14 Tips & Tricks on using the iPhone

May 13, 2016

Check this link out to find 14 game-changing tips & tricks on using the iPhone! It'll definitely change the way you use your iPhone forever.www.popsugar.com/tech/Best-iPhone-Tips-iOS-8-37863109#photo-37863109

Auto Response

April 11, 2016

 Go into your email settings and select “options” then click on “auto reply”. In this you can type in any automatic response such as, “sorry I am out of the office”. Don’t forget to save. 

Rapid Photo Taking

April 4, 2016

 The new IPhone can now take rapid photos just like a professional camera. In your camera have it set on “photo” and then hold down the capture button and a series of photos will be taken. 

Email Signature

March 28, 2016

 Go into your email and select “options” then click the “layout” drop down bar and select “email signature”. Type in what you want at the end of every email and click save. 

Custom Vibrations

March 21, 2016

 On your IPhone go into the settings app and tap on “sounds”. Next go into the sounds and vibration patterns section and select the type of alert you want (i.e. ringtone). Then scroll back to the top and select “vibration” and towards the bottom click on “create new vibration”. Tap around and then save. 

Email Shortcut

March 14, 2016

 Make an email shortcut on your desktop or task bar. Just right click on your desktop. Go to "New" and then "Shortcut". It will tell you to type in the location and you will type in "mailto:friend@example.com" where "friend@example.com" is the email you want to send to. Then click "Next" and type in the name of the shortcut and click "Finish". 

What's Under Your Keyboard?

March 7, 2016

If you press and hold specific keys on your IPhone keyboard special characters will pop up. Try it out by going into messages and hold down the period. Shortcuts such as .com, .net, .edu, etc. will come up. 

Email Encryption

February 29, 2016

Microsoft has found a new way to help with email encryption. Just go to the link below and download “White Paper” and you are all set. http://www.databreachtoday.com/whitepapers.php…

Auto Refresh

February 22, 2016

 First you must download the automatic refresh setting which you can just google. Then once it is downloaded, open up the internet home page. You can right click anywhere on the page and on the drop down hover over auto refresh. Another drop down should appear with time options for how often you would like your page to be refreshed. Once you select the time your internet will automatically refresh itself after that set time. 

Send Your Location

February 15, 2016

Go into IMessage and and select on the message thread you want to send it in. Click on details and then select "send my current location."This will automatically send a map pinpointing where you are at that specifc time. 

Falling Asleep to Music

February 8, 2016

 Go into the clock app on your IPhone. Select the timer setting and the amount of time you want the music to be played for. Then click on "When timer ends" and select "Stop play". this will automatically stop your music after the set time runs out. 

How to Make PC and Tablet Lefty Friendly

February 1, 2016

 How to Make PC and Tablet Lefty Friendly
Go to Windows search bar and type in "lefty". An option to open your settings will pop up. When you open that you can select the hand you write with. If it happens to be the left then your computer will switch all menus for you to the right side of your hand.

Open Next in Outlook

January 18th, 2016

Instead of returning to the folder after deleting an item in Outlook, you can set your preferences to open the next message. Go to File> Options > Mail > scroll down to "Other" > and next to the item that says "after deleting an open item" select "Open the next item" > click OK to save your changes!

Email Regret

January 11th, 2016

Want to take back amessage you sent? Whether it was unfinished, unnecessary, or sent to the wrong person, Enable the "Undo Send" button by heading to Settings (the gear icon ). Under the "Labs" tab, enable "Undo Send."

More Photos Same Quality

January 4th, 2016

Need more space for your photos, but don't wish to sacrifice the quality when it comes to file compression? Check out TinyPNG, drag the PNG file you wish to compress into the box, and the TinyPNG extension compresses the file with no visible difference in quality.

More Photos Same Quality

January 4th, 2016

Need more space for your photos, but don't wish to sacrifice the quality when it comes to file compression? Check out TinyPNG, drag the PNG file you wish to compress into the box, and the TinyPNG extension compresses the file with no visible difference in quality.

Serial Subscriber?

December 28th, 2015

If you're a Gmail user, and want to unsubscribe from all of those newsletters, promotions, and other emails cluttering your inbox, ther eis a one-click way to do it: type "unsubscribe" into your inbox's search bar, "select all conversations that match this search" and they're gone for good! 

Download all Your Facebook Data

December 21st, 2015

To save all of your photos, videos, etc. from your Facebook proifle, login to Facebook, click "Settings," > "General settings" > "Download a copy of your Facebook Data," > "Start My Archive" > You will receive an email with your download link!

Read Gmail Offline

December 14th, 2015

To enable this free feature, go to your Gmail's gear icon > "settings" > "Gmail Offline" tab. It will take a moment or two to load, then you are free to read, respond to and search emails without an internet connection.


December 7th, 2015

Your iPhone's camera has exposure filters. When focusing, hold down the sun icon and scroll up or down to increase or decrease exposure.

Get Siri to talk

November 30, 2015

Serial Newsletter Subscriber?

November 23, 2015

If you subscribe to many online newsletters, gmail has a way to filter your subscriptions: when you subscribe, type in your email address as follows: "youremail+newsletter@gmail.com" and all your newsletters will be filtered to the same folder!

Keep Things Level

November 16, 2015

Keep Things Level

November 16, 2015

Protect your privacy and your battery life

November 9, 2015

Many apps in your iPhone send Apple your location data. To stop location sharing (and save battery life) dig into the iPhone’s settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services to manually enable location sharing.

Data Control

November 2, 2015

There are even more ways to manage your data usage rather than just having a limited plan: In your iPhone Settings > Cellular, you can manage which apps can use cellular data and which apps can only use Wi-Fi to load.

You can be in the dictionary

October 26th, 2015

Getting caught in an autocorrect loop nightmare on your Android? Spell the word you mean, long press on the word and add it to your dictionary; no more typing, and retyping, and retyping.

Quick Finds

October 19th, 2015

Android Keystrokes Quicker than QWERTY

October 12th, 2015

Taking the time to type out your search inquiry can eat into the time you have available to search. Android has keyboard shortcuts similar to the various ctrl+ options. Simply go into your Android phone’s settings> Applications> Quick Launch for any quick app launch shortcuts; no more scrolling through the menu!

10 Windows in Windows 10

October 5th, 2015

Send a text to Facebook

September 28, 2015

Don’t have a smart phone, but still need to update your status? Now you can with Facebook Texts. In your settings on Facebook, under the mobile tab you can “Activate Text Messaging” allowing your mobile phone access to your Facebook profile via text. You can update a status, add a friend, like a page, and more!

I tube so YouTube

September 21, 2015

Navigate Sites Easier

August 11, 2015

Using Google, it has never been easier to navigate a site for the specific information you are looking for! All you have to do is type "site;{the website you are navigating}{the search terms}." Now your endless hours of scouring sites is over! 

Find My Phone

August 4, 2015

 Did you know that that you can find your phone by googling "find my phone," and your phone will show up on the map! If you still can't find it click "ring" and it will call your phone from the computer!

You Can Pick Your Nose, Not Your Friend's

July 28, 2015

 Did you know that you can use more than just your fingerprints for the touch ID on the iPhone? You can actually use your nose! Just go into Settings>Touch ID and calibrate the sensor to your nose! The possibilities are endless!

Shake it Off

July 21, 2015

A quick fix to clear your desktop when you have multiple windows open is to simply shake the active window and the rest of the windows will minimize. When you want to bring them back just shake the window again and there they are!

Give Your Eyes a Rest

July 14, 2015

 If you are someone who spends a lot of time on the computer then this Chrome extension is for you! It is called High Contrast and it darkens webpages by inverting the colors. And, you can disable/enable with the simple click of the mouse!

Keyboard Tricks

July 7, 2015

Here are a few easy keystrokes to impress your friends! [Windows] + [Spacebar] makes all open windows transparent to view gadgets and icons on your desktop. [Windows] + [D] will show or hide your desktop. And, [Windows] + up arrow OR [Windows] + down arrow maximizes and restores selected windows. DO try these at home!


June 30, 2015

Having trouble with a host provider or cloud-like system? Check out https://downdetector.com/ to get the 411 on what is really going on with your programs.


June 23, 2015

 The google search bar has the ability to solve simple math problems, but did you know that you can access a similar function from the omnibox without ever going to Google.com? Just type in a basic math problem and the correct answer will appear in the suggestions below the omnibox without pressing enter. And, this only works if Google is your default search engine. 


June 16, 2015

You can now print directly from you iPad thanks to AirPrint. If you have an AirPrint ready printer then just choose Print from the Share menu for any open documents. AirPrint with the new range of printers from HP, and you can use the Mac app called Printopia to print to any printer connected to a Mac. 

Windows Hidden "God Mode"

June 8, 2015

 Windows has a hidden centralized Control Panel for all of the operating settings within the system, which allows for users to customize everything from the desktop background to the security detail. To access this mode, create a new folder with this exact name: God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. The folder icon will change to a Control Panel-style icon, and you will be able to tweak all kinds of settings. Do not try this on Windows Vista 64-bit because it is known to cause a reboot loop.

Disable App Notifications in Android

April 13, 2015

On any of your unwanted notifications in your notification bar, long press on the notification for a message box to appear. Tap on App Info > Untick Show Notifications > OK.

Passcode Denied Safety

March 30, 2015

If you're carrying around sensitive data, you can now enable a feature that'll erase all the data on the device if someone inputs the incorrect passcode 10 times. Navigate to Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Erase Data.

Control iPad Notifications

March 23, 2015

Go to Settings > Notifications, and then select the app to choose which type of notification you want. You can decide which apps can pop up alerts, which have notifications at the top of the screen, and which appear in Notification Center. 

Send Email From a Different Address

March 16, 2015

You can set all the addresses up in your Gmail, and make it look like you're sending from a different account, either all the time or on a per-message basis. Go into Settings, find the Accounts and Import tab, and the section for "Send Mail As" allows you to add multiple email addresses.

Mute Email Thread Notifications

March 11, 2015

If you want to stop email thread notifications in Gmail, go to the More menu as you look at the message thread, and click Mute. The thread will remain in the archive even as new messages come in; you won't see them again unless you're the direct recipient or you search for it.

Move Emails from One Account to Another

March 4, 2015

If you use the iOS built-in email app, it lets you move a message received on one Gmail account to another Gmail account or to any email you've set up on the system that uses iMAP. When viewing the message list, click Edit, check the box next to the message(s), and then click Move. Select the account and folder to move to.

Undo Sent Email in Gmail

February 23, 2015

Go to Gmail Settings, select Labs tab and enable "Undo Send." Go to the General tab under settings, and select the cancellation period (5-30 sec). Now when you send or discard a message, you'll see an Undo link in a yellow box floating at the top. 

Create Your Own Google Map

February 9, 2015

Sign into Google, go to My Places via the little gear at the bottom of Google Maps, and then click "create map." In the My Maps feature, you can add pinpoints with info cards, highlight whole sections, or create customized walking or driving directions. For a good primer on all the tools available, click the gear at the top right and choose "Take a tour" from the pull-down menu.

Easily Switch Between Open Items

January 26, 2015

To quickly and easily scroll through all of the open items or tabs on your computer, use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Tab. Once you land on the item your want to go to, just hit Enter. 

Outlook Web Access Offline Mode with Office 365

January 19, 2015

Outlook Web Access is supported in Offline Mode if you use Internet Explorer 10, Chrome 18, or Safari 5.1. When using offline mode, the contents of your mailbox are downloaded to your computer to improve performance, and to allow you access to your mailbox if you are not connected to the internet (offline).

Delete Your Google Search History

January 13, 2014

Sign into your Google account, go to the upper right hand corner to the Gear Icon, and click History. In History, click the small Gear Icon and click Remove Items. After doing that, click the Beginning of Time option which contains your web, images, videos, news, maps, shopping and travel data. Now your entire history is deleted and cannot be tracked. 

Create a Form on Google Drive

January 5, 2015

Google Drive allows you to create a form to collect data, and then automatically compiles the data into a Spreadsheet document. To create a form, click on the "Create" button and then select "Form." 

Listen to an Article on a Mac

December 29, 2014

Macs allow you to “proof-listen,” or just to listen to an article. In the Speech pane of System Preferences, turn on “Speak selected text.” Click Set Key to choose a key combination. Pressing it makes the Mac read anything on the screen, at the rate, and in the character voice, that you’ve specified.

Sync Facebook Calendar With Google Calendar

December 22, 2014

In Facebook, click Events, Calendar, Settings then choose Export. You will see "export your friends birthdays" and "upcoming events" in a hyperlink; copy one of the links. Go to Google Calendar, find Other Calendars, then choose Add by URL. Paste link in the URL box and click Add Calendar. 

Bring Back Deleted Photos in iOS 8

December 16, 2014

If you’ve accidentally deleted a photo, you can recover it by heading over to the ‘recently deleted’ album, where deleted photos are stored for 30 days before they’re wiped forever.

Reopen Tabs in Chrome

December 9, 2014

In Google Chrome, you can repoen a previously closed tab by pressing Ctrl + Shift + T. Chrome can remember up to 10 closed tabs you recently used and that can be reopened. 

Disable Remote Registry Editing

December 2, 2014

Only you should be editing your Windows registry, so make sure this service is disabled by clicking Start, Run, and then typing "services.msc." Scroll down to Remote Registry and make sure the service is stopped, and then set it to either manual or disable.

Delete Your Twitter Location

November 24, 2014

Go into Settings, then Security. You’ll see a "Delete All Location" button. This will remove the location from all of your current and previous tweets.

Google Helps With Travel Plans

November 17, 2014

Type into Google Search "Location 1 to Location 2 Distance" and Google will give you the distance between the two locations and the time it will take to travel. 

Hide Users, Games, and Polls

November 10, 2014

On Facebook, hover your mouse to the right of a post and click the Hide button to hide any post. Once this button is pressed you'll be prompted with the option to hide that user or in the case of a Facebook application, the option to hide that application from ever showing up on your profile.

Who Used Your Gmail?

November 3, 2014

If you forgot to sign out of your Gmail, Google can tell you when the last account activity took place by clicking on the Details link. A new window pops up with more detailed information about any recent activity that occurred on your account, including the IP address, date and time, and the access type. 

Use Chrome Commands

October 28, 2014

Use the chrome:// commands to access a few dozen Chrome commands available that allow you to do everything from viewing DNS information, GPU information, and much more. These commands can be accessed by typing chrome://chrome-urls in the Omnibox.

Chrome Incognito Mode

October 20, 2014

Press "Control+Shift+N" key to open Chrome in Incognito mode. Websites you view in Incognito mode will not appear in your browser history or search history, and they will not leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close all open incognito windows.

iOS 8 Health App

October 14, 2014

In the new iOS 8 Health App, fill in all of your health info and emergency contacts. If you allow it in the app, anyone can get to it, even if your iPhone is locked with a fingerprint. On the log-in screen with the number pad, anyone can click the "Emergency" link, either to make a 9-1-1 call, or to tap "*Medical ID" to get your info. 

Find Battery Draining Apps

October 06, 2014

 To find which Apps use the most Battery in iOS 8, go to "Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage". Here you'll be able to see if a certain app has been used more than others. 

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

September 30, 2014

Right-click the program's launch icon and select Properties, open the Shortcut tab, then click in the "Shortcut key" field and press the key you want to use to launch the program. Windows will assign Ctrl + Alt + <key of your choice> as a keyboard shortcut to open the program. 

Aero Snap Desktop Windows

September 23, 2014

Click an open window and drag it to the left or right edge of the screen to automatically resize it to fill that half of the desktop. Commands, Windows key + left arrow, Windows key + right arrow, and Windows key + up arrow snaps the selected window in the same manner.

Copy a File Path to the Clipboard

September 16, 2014

Hold down the Shift key, right-click the file or folder you want, then select the "Copy as Path" option. Now you can paste the info wherever you'd like, including the "File name" portion of Browse dialog boxes. 

Erase Mistakes With Ctrl + Z

September 8, 2014

If you accidentally send a file to the wrong, unknown folder or the file starts to copy itself repeatedly, you can use the Ctrl + Z command to undo your mistake!

Launch Taskbar Programs with Keyboard

September 3, 2014

Every program to the right of the Start button is assigned its own numerical shortcut, with the first shortcut being "1," and so on. Pressing the Windows key, plus the number of the program you want to open, launches it.

Search For Related Articles

August 25, 2014

 If you find a website you like, try using "related:[insert URL]" to locate similar websites within your Google search. 

Remove Image Fill in Office

August 18th, 2014

When working with an image in Microsoft Office, to remove background image fill, click the image until the Format menu shows up. Then choose Remove Background.

Voice Activated Google Search

August 11, 2014

You can google search with your voice by clicking on Settings > Advanced Settings and under "Privacy," make sure "Enable 'Ok Google' to start a voice search" is checked.

Open Multiple Pages on Start Up

August 4, 2014

Click the icon in the top right corner, which will appear as a wrench or three horizontal bars, and choose Settings, then find the On Startup and click Set Pages. Enter the URLs for each website and click OK. When you close and restart Chrome, the URL's will open. 

Access Google Drive Offline

July 28, 2014

If you install the Google Drive Web app for Chrome, you can access and edit files even if your connection is down or when traveling. The browser app stores the docs on your local drive so you can access them any time. 

Use Google Maps Offline

July 21, 2014

Open Google Maps and hit the profile icon in the top right of the search bar. Scroll to the bottom and click on the offline maps widget. Then, simply drag to the area you want saved and hit “save.” You can find your saved offline maps on your profile page.

Convert Currency in Google

July 14, 2014

Type in the name of the currency you currently own, add "to" and then type in the name of the currency you need to get.

How to Reopen Tabs in Chrome


Close a tab by mistake? Press Ctrl-Shift-T (Cmd-Shift-T on a Mac) to reopen it. You can press it again and again to keep reopening old tabs in the order they were closed.

IPhone's Do Not Disturb

June 30, 2014

Don't want to be hassled by calls or notifications on your Iphone? Simply go to Settings>Do Not Disturb and then turn on Manual so that all incoming calls and notifications will be silenced, and you can not be bothered. 

Airplane Mode Charges IPhone Faster

June 23, 2014

If you are in a rush or need to charge your IPhone quickly, set it to Airplane Mode and your IPhone will charge twice as fast! 

Search Within a Range of Prices

June 16th, 2014

To simplify your Google Search when looking to buy a product within a specific price range, simply type in your search terms followed by your highest to lowest price separated by two periods, and the results will only show your product within the price range your specified. This also works for time periods. 

Search Within a Website from Google

June 9, 2014

To search for an article you forgot the author or title to, type into Google “site:” followed by the website URL and search words from the article, and Google will provide you with all the articles from the website with those search words!

Search Within a Website from Google

June 9, 2014

If you forget the link, author, or title to an article in a website, you can type into google search "site:" followed by the site URL, and then add the search words for the article. Google will provide you with all the articles from the website you gave that include the search words you provided, making it easier to re-find your article! 

URL Too Long?

June 3, 2014

If the URL you are trying to post or share is long and takes up too much space, use a free web service such as goo.gl or tinyurl.com to shorten the URL before sharing it! Simply copy and paste the long URL into one of the free sites and it will convert the link to a shorter URL that is easy for sharing.

See A Picture On Chrome And Want To Know More?

May 14, 2014

 In Google Chrome you can hold down s and right click the picture to reverse image search.

Reduce Your Chances of Getting Hacked

May 6, 2014

Make sure that your passwords are long, the longer your password the better. Click on the link to see how your password length can decrease the chances of being hacked.

Want to Repeat a Video on Youtube?

April 29, 2014

YouTube’s website doesn’t make it possible to play a video on repeat however if you go to the URL of your video and delete the “www.” and replace “youtube” with “youtuberepeat” in the URL, it will direct you to another site that automatically repeats your video.

Do You Often Lose Your Phone?

April 24, 2014

On your Android phone you can display your contact information on a lock screen therefore you can increase the chances of someone actually being able to contact you to return your lost phone. Go to Settings > Security > Screen security > Owner info and then enter in the information you would like to be displayed.

Sign Out or Reboot Quickly

April 15, 2014

In windows 8 click once on the taskbar and press 'Alt' + 'F4' simultaneously to easily sign out or reboot the computer.

Enlarge The Text On A Webpage!

April 8, 2014

You can enlarge the text on a webpage by clicking the “Windows Key” + “Ctrl” + “+”. You can even shrink it too by pressing the “-” key instead of the “+” key.

Activate GodMode in Windows 8

April 1, 2014

Create a new folder on your desktop and title it “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”. Once in GodMode you will be able to see that you can access all computer settings in one convenient folder.

Snap Photos On Your iPhone Super Quick!

March 25, 2014

Once you're in the camera app, just click either one of the volume buttons to snap a photo.

Cut To The Chase

March 18, 2014

Too lazy to type in the ‘www.’ or ‘.com’ in a website? Just type in the website name and press ‘Ctrl’ + ‘Enter’ and it will take you to your website.

Stop Music With A Timer

March 11, 2014

You can make your iPhone stop playing music at the end of a timer by pressing ‘Clock’ > ‘Timer’ > ‘When Timer Ends’ > and then scroll to the bottom and press ‘Stop Playing’. Now you can fall asleep to music without it being on all night!

Make Your Text Clickable In Gmail

March 4, 2014

Highlight text in Gmail and click ‘Ctrl’+’k’ simultaneously to make that text a hyperlink.

See Maps and Directions With No Data Connection

February 25, 2014

See All Open Windows

February 18, 2014

 You can quickly see and change what window you’re seeing by pressing ‘Alt’ and ‘Tab’ simultaneously. Just keep pressing tab to see the next window open and let go of both buttons to stay on the selected window.

Windows Shortcut to Settings

February 11, 2014

On A Windows PC? Try pressing the Window’s button and “I” simultaneously to access the computer settings quickly.

Can’t Open An MP4?

February 4, 2014

You can open mp4 and PDF files with Chrome. Press ‘Ctrl’ + ‘o’ to browse for your file and press open. Your video or PDF should be playing on a chrome tab.

Close Your Programs Quickly

January 28, 2014

Close the current program you’re using by pressing ‘Alt’ + ‘F4’ simultaneously. Make sure that there isn’t anything you want to save or else it could be lost!

Delete Whole Words

January 21, 2014

If you want to delete more just letters at a time you can press Ctrl+Backspace to delete whole words at a time.

Accidentally Close a Tab?

January 14, 2014

In Chrome and Firefox you can undo closing a tab by pressing ‘Ctrl’ + ‘Shift’ + ‘t’ simultaneously.

Need To Move Windows Between Monitors?

December 24, 2013

Want to quickly move windows from one monitor to another? Press the windows key and an arrow key to quickly snap it to a different position.

Reboot You Computer Quickly

December 18, 2013

In windows 8 click once on the taskbar and press alt-F4 simultaneously to easily sign out or reboot the computer.

Font Just A Little Too Small?

December 10, 2013

Right click on blank space in your desktop, click ‘Screen Resolution’ and ‘Make text and other items larger or smaller’.

Time To Get Organized

December 3, 2013

Press Ctrl-Shift-v simultaneously to easily organize mail into folders in Microsoft Outlook.

Track Every Move

November 19, 2013

On Window’s 7 or higher you can track every move by pressing the start button and typing “psr” and then the enter key. You can then record every move you make on your computer and send it to someone who might know where you’re messing up.

See All of Your Starred Emails in Gmail!

November 12, 2013

First, make sure you have enabled shortcuts by going to settings and clicking the box “Keyboard shortcuts on”. To see all of your starred emails press “G” and “S” simultaneously. 

Did You Make a Mistake?

November 5, 2013

If you want to undo what you just did in Microsoft Word you can press ‘ctrl’ (or the apple sign on a Mac) and ‘z’ simultaneously to undo your action.

Change Siri's Voice

October 22, 2013

To change Siri's voice on your iPhone with iOS7 software: click the Settings app, then go to General Settings. From there, tap Siri, then tap Voice Gender to change Siri's voice.

Go Incognito!

September 16th, 2013

When using Google Chrome as a web browser, pressing the "Ctrl" + "Shift" + "N" keys at the same time will open an incognito window which allows you to browse the internet privately without leaving behind history or passwords. The perfect setting for buying a loved one that secret present!

Redo What You Undid!

September 9th, 2013

When using Windows programs, pressing the "Ctrl" and "Y" keys simultaneously will allow you to redo an action you previously used the undo command on ("Ctrl + U").

Open The Address Book In Outlook

August 26th, 2013

When using Outlook, pressing the "Ctrl", "Shift" and "B" keys simultaneously will allow you to open the address book and find a contact.

Permanent Deletion

August 20th, 2013

When using Windows, pressing the "Shift" and "Delete" keys simultaneously will allow you to permanently delete an item without sending it to the recycle bin.

Search Apps In Windows 8

August 12, 2013

When using Windows 8, pressing the windows key and "Q" simultaneously will allow you to search the computer's apps quickly from any screen.

Inbox to Outbox Just Like That!

August 5th, 2013

In Microsoft Outlook, pressing the "Ctrl" "Shift" and "I" keys simultaneously allows the user to switch from the Outbox to the Inbox, while pressing "Ctrl" "Shift" and "O" allows the mto switch from the Outbox back to the Inbox.

Creating Outlook Calendar Appointments

July 29, 2013

In Microsoft Outlook's calendar, pressing the "Ctrl" and "N" keys simultaneously allows the user to create a new appointment quickly and easily.

Mark Your Spam"!"

July 22, 2013

After enabling "Keyboard Shortcuts" in Gmail's settings, pressing the "!" key in Google's Gmail when an email is open will allow the user to quickly mark an email as spam and remove it from their conversation list.

"E" is for Archive

July 15, 2013

After enabling "Keyboard Shortcuts" in Gmail's settings, pressing the "E" key in Google's Gmail when an email is open will allow the user to quickly archive the email.

Forwarding in Gmail

July 8th, 2013

After enabling "Keyboard Shortcuts" in Gmail's settings, pressing the "Shift" and "F" keys simultaneously in Google's Gmail will allow the user to quickly forward an email.

Opening Drafts in Gmail

July 1, 2013

After enabling "Keyboard Shortcuts" in GMail's settings, pressing the "G" and "D" keys simultaneously in Google's GMail will allow the user to quickly open their email drafts.

Creating a Contact in Outlook

June 24, 2013

Pressing the "CTRL," "SHIFT," and "C" keys simultaneously in Microsoft Outlook will allow the user to quickly create a contact.

Sending a Message in Gmail

June 18, 2013

After making sure Gmail shortcuts are enabled in the settings menu, pressing the "TAB" and "ENTER" keys simultaneously in Google's Gmail when composing will automatically send a message.

Opening Contacts in Gmail

June 11, 2013

After making sure Gmail shortcuts are enabled in the settings menu, pressing the "G" and "C" keys simultaneously in Google's Gmail will allow the user to open their contacts easily.

New Chrome Window

June 3, 2013

Pressing the "Ctrl" and "N" keys simultaneously in Google Chrome will allow the user to open a new window instantaneously.

The Quick Fix

May 28, 2013

Pressing the "Ctrl" and "Z" keys simultaneously in Microsoft Word will allow the user to undo a previous action with ease.

"R"un Dialogue

May 22, 2013

Press the Windows key and “R” simultaneously to open the Run dialog box. Enter the name of a program to run it without searching!

One Window, Many Shortcuts!

May 7, 2013

Press CTRL ALT and DELETE at the same time to open the Windows Security Table quickly. From there you can access shortcuts to functions like Task Manager, Log Off and Shut Down.

Traveling Back

April 30, 2013

While in most Internet browsers, you can press the Backspace key on your keyboard to go back to your last page.

Search in Windows 8

April 23, 2013

To search for something on your PC while in Windows 8, press the Windows key and simultaneously start typing the name of what you are looking for.

New Browser Window

April 16, 2013

To open a link in a new browser Window: hold down the Shift key on the keyboard and click on the link. 

Selecting "R"ead in Gmail

April 9, 2013

Press * and “R” simultaneously to select only read conversations in Gmail. Also, press * and “U” at the same time to select only unread conversations in Gmail. 

Text Sizing

April 2, 2013

Press Ctrl and the + or – keys to increase or decrease the size of text on an Internet browser.

Windows 8 Apps

March 26, 2013

While in Windows 8, press the Alt button and the Tab button to easily cycle through open apps.

Chrome History

March 12, 2013

While in Google Chrome, press Ctrl + H at any time to have a new tab appear with your browser History.

Clear Formatting

March 5, 2013

While in Microsoft Word, remove the formatting of any text (perhaps copied and pasted from another location) by highlighting it and pressing 'Ctrl' and the spacebar.

Locate Your Edit

February 26, 2013

While in Microsoft Word, press Shift and F5 at the same time to locate the position of your last edit.

iPhone Email Feature

February 19, 2013

To easily insert a video or photo while writing an email on your iPhone, press any blank space in the message body until a small box appears. Then press the arrow to the right and select 'Insert Photo or Video.'

Shortcut to Shutdown

February 12, 2013

Install a one-click shutdown technique in Windows XP by: Right clicking on your desktop and chosing 'New.' Then, click 'Shortcut' and when prompted, type in "shutdown -s -t 00." Click 'Finish' and then you have installed a shortcut icon to shutdown your computer.

Pinning to Taskbar

February 5, 2013

Any program can be pinned to the Taskbar for easier access.To pin a program to the Taskbar, right-click on the program or shortcut icon and choose the 'Pin to Taskbar' option. Alternatively, you can also drag the icon to the Taskbar.

Zooming With Your Mouse

January 29, 2013

To zoom in and out on a web page, word document, excel spreadsheet, etc. hold down the Ctrl key while scrolling your mouse wheel up (to zoom in) and down (to zoom out).

Internet Keyboard Navigation

January 22, 2013

When browsing the Internet, press the space bar to move the page down one page at a time. To move back up the page(s), press Shift and the Space bar at the same time.

Close Out Of Apps Completely

January 15, 2013

To close out a running app on your iPhone, double click the home button to reveal a tray of running apps at the bottom of the screen. Hold down on an app until it begins to 'shake,' then press the small "X" to close out of the app completely. 

Working Quickly While In Excel

January 8, 2013

While in Microsoft Excel, press Ctrl + PgUp and Ctrl + PgDown to quickly move from one worksheet to another using the keyboard. You use Ctrl + PgUp to move toward the first worksheet in the workbook, and Ctrl + PgDown to move toward the last.

Make An Appointment Quicker

December 18, 2012

While in Microsoft Office, press CTRL, SHIFT and the letter 'A' as a shortcut to making an appointment.

Add A Watermark To A Word Doc.

December 11, 2012

While in Microsoft Word 2007/2010, select the "Page Layout" Tab from the top menu. In the "Page Background" group, select "Watermark." Now you can now select a pre-defined watermark, or customize your own by selecting "Custom Watermark" at the bottom.

Print Screen

December 4, 2012

To have a picture of your current screen while on a desk top, press the Print Screen button on your keyboard to save the image to your Clipboard.  

"S"tarring Messages in Gmail

November 27, 2012

In Gmail, press “S” to star a specific conversation. Press * and “S” simultaneously to select only starred conversations or press * and “T” at the same time to select only unstarred conversations. 

Have Siri Get To Know You

November 19, 2012

If you have the iPhone 4S or 5: Tell Siri about who is who in your life, such as “Erin is my wife” or “Rick is my dad.” Then you can say “Text my wife” or “Call dad” and Siri knows who you mean. Also, be sure to enter your home and work addresses in Contacts. That way, Siri can remind you to do things when you leave or arrive at either place.

Moving Windows From Monitor to Monitor

November 13, 2012

If working with multiple monitors in Windows 7, press the Windows button along with the Shift button and either the Left or Right arrow key to move your selected Window to the other monitor. The Window will remain in the same relative location, but on the other monitor!

Editing Your Droid's Dictionary

November 6, 2012

Edit Android's custom dictionary to include your name and other proper nouns. That way, they'll pop up in the auto-complete list as you type. Look under Language and keyboard settings in System Settings to get started.

Uses for 'Home'

October 30, 2012

While in a document, press 'Home' to go to the beginning of the current line. Press Ctrl and 'Home' at the same time to go to the beginning of the document.

A Trick for Dual Viewing

October 23, 2012

While in Windows 7, snap an active window to the side of the desktop using the keyboard by pressing either ‌Windows logo key +Left Arrow or‌ Windows logo key +Right Arrow. Apply the same process with another active Window for dual viewing.

Passcode Lock

October 16, 2012

For the latest iPhones and iPads, there is a trick to further secure your information. You can enable a feature that'll erase all the data on the device if someone inputs the incorrect passcode 10 times. Navigate to Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Erase Data.

Selecting All

October 2, 2012

While in Gmail, press * and “A” simultaneously to select all conversations. Then, press * and “N” at the same time to deselect all conversations in Gmail.While in Gmail, press * and “A” simultaneously to select all conversations. Then, press * and “N” at the same time to deselect all conversations in Gmail.

Droid One-Touch Dialing

September 25, 2012

To set-up one-touch dialing on your Droid: Hold your finger on an open space and select Shortcuts. Then, touch Direct dial and pick the person from your contact list. If one-touch texting is what you prefer, use the Direct message option instead.

Losing Battery?

September 18, 2012

If you experience bad battery performance, try turning off selected Location Services for specific apps on your smartphone. You don’t need to disable the apps all together, but having Location Services on will drain your battery faster.

Screenshot on iPhones

September 11, 2012

To take a picture of your screen on an iPhone, press and hold the Home button (circular button on the face of the phone) and press the Sleep/Wake button (at the top of the phone) at the same time. Your screen will flash and then the picture will appear in your Camera Roll.

Shortcut to Sub-folders View

September 4, 2012

Under My Documents (when in Folders View), press Num Lock and the Asterisk key on the numeric keypad (*) simultaneously to see all subfolders under the selected folder.

Shortcut to System Properties

August 27, 2012`

While in Windows, press the Windows key and Break at the same time to see the System Properties dialog box.

All Mail In Gmail

August 20, 2012

Press “G” and “A” at the same time to open All Mail while in Gmail.

Seeing the Properties

August 13, 2012

While within a folder, press Alt and Enter simultaneously to see the properties of the selected file.

Highlighting Data In Excel

August 6, 2012

While in Microsoft Excel, press Ctrl and Shift along with the relevant arrow key to highlight multiple cells quickly.  

"L"abeling Your Email

July 30, 2012

Press “L” after you open an email in Gmail, to open the Labels dropdown list so you can apply a label to the conversation.          

Quicker Editing While In Word

July 23, 2012

While in Microsoft Word, tap the left or right arrow keys while pressing the Ctrl key to jump to the beginning of the previous word (left arrow) or next word (right arrow) when editing text. 

Clearing Browser History

July 16, 2012

While in Chrome or Internet Explorer, pressing CTRL SHIFT DEL simultaneously brings up a quick Delete History Window for quick clearing of Browser History and Data. 

Contacts in Gmail

July 9, 2012

Press “G” and “C” simultaneously to open Contacts while in Gmail.

2 Scroll Bars In 1 Word Doc

July 2, 2012

Click on the small tab directly above the up scroll arrow in the top right corner of Microsoft Word to split your screen in half, with each section having its own scroll bar.  

Trash That Email In Gmail

June 25, 2012

Press “#” to move the selected conversation to the Trash in Gmail.  

To Maximize or To Minimize

June 18, 2012

Press F11 to maximize or minimize your web browser.

Top To Bottom In A Window

June 11, 2012

Press Home to get to the top of the active window.  Press End to get to the bottom of the active window.

Searching For Something

June 4, 2012

Press Ctrl, the Windows key, and “F” all together to search for computers.

New Email In Gmail

May 29, 2012

After having turned on the keyboard shortcuts in Gmail (under general settings), press “C” to open a new message in Gmail.

Help In Windows

May 21, 2012

Press the Windows key and F1 simultaneously for help with Windows.

Refreshing Your Window in a Web Browser

May 14, 2012

Press F5 to refresh the current window.

Navigating in Microsoft Word

May 8, 2012

Press Ctrl and up arrow or down arrow simultaneously to get to the beginning or end of a paragraph in Microsoft Word.   

"S"ave Your Work

April 30, 2012

Press Ctrl and “S” at the same time to save your work in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.   

"C" A New Message in Gmail

April 23, 2012

Press “Shift” and “C” simultaneously to open a new Gmail message in a new window.   

My Computer "E"asy Access

April 16, 2012

Press the Windows key and “E” at the same time to open My Computer.

Text Selection From Middle to Beginning

December 5, 2011

When your cursor is in the middle of text, press Shift and Home simultaneously to select text from the cursor to the beginning of the line in Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  

Quick Scroll

November 28, 2011

Tap the Space bar to scroll down a web page one screen-length. 

Application Key for Shortcuts

November 16, 2011

Press the Application key (key with picture of a cursor over a file) for shortcut menu options for the selected item. 

F10 = Menu Bar

November 14, 2011

Press F10 to activate the Menu bar and select the option you want in whatever program you are currently in.

A Fast Start

November 9, 2011

Press Ctrl and Esc at the same time to open the Start menu.

One Step Screen Shot

November 7, 2011

If you want to capture exactly what is on your current screen, press the Print Screen key (top right corner on most keyboards). You can then paste this image by pressing Ctrl and “V” simultaneously or right-click "Paste" wherever you want.

Shortcut Options

November 2, 2011

Press Shift and F10 simultaneously for shortcut menu options for the selected item.

Fast Navigation Through Open Tabs

October 31, 2011

Press Alt and Esc at the same time to go through items in the order they were opened.

F4 = Address List

October 26, 2011

Press F4 in My Computer or Internet Explorer to display the address bar list.

Retrieve & Rename

October 24, 2011

Press F3 to search for a file or folder.  Press F2 to rename the selected item.  

Save Time Searching

October 19, 2011

When using search engines, put quotes around phrases that must be searched together to keep the engines from wasting your time with results based on individual words.

Easy Exit

October 17, 2011

Press Ctrl and “W” at the same time to close your active tab.

One Step Font Adjustment

October 11, 2011

Press Ctrl and the Plus or Minus key to increase or decrease font size on any web page (Command key + plus or minus key on Macs).

"T" for Tab

October 3, 2011

Press Ctrl and “T” at the same time to open a new online browsing tab in Internet Explorer.      

Text Selection Made Easy

September 29, 2011

Press Shift and End simultaneously to select text from the cursor to the end of the line in Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Help is One Key Away

September 26, 2011

Press F1 if you need help in the program you are in.

"F"ind a File Fast

September 22, 2011

Press the Windows key and “F” at the same time to search for a file, regardless of the program you are currently in.

"B" is for Bookmark

September 19, 2011

Press Ctrl and “B” at the same time in Internet Explorer and Firefox Web browsers to access and organize your bookmarks and favorites.    

One Step Repeat

September 15, 2011

Press Ctrl and “Y” at the same time to repeat the last action in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  

A Faster "Alt"ernative

September 12, 2011

Press Alt and Tab simultaneously to switch from one open program to another.  Press Alt and F4 simultaneously to close any program you are in.

A Faster "Alt"ernative

Search Faster!

September 8, 2011

Press Alt and “D” at the same time to highlight the web address bar and search a new site, instead of wasting time using your mouse.

Irene take down your Internet & Phones?

August 29, 2011

We have an option! Remote Call Forward (RCF) your main number to a cell phone by calling your Provider or CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier). Place a trouble ticket for the RCF request and tell them it is causing business interruption. If you can’t wait for Internet Services to be up, try to purchase a Clear.Com wireless router from a local Cell Phone Store and call TCG to walk your through the install. Other options exist if you have the right equipment on hand. Any questions or assistance, call TCG's Help Desk for outstanding support.

Improve your browsing techniques

August 18, 2011

Press Ctrl and “K” at the same time in Google Chrome to navigate your cursor to the Google search bar, so you can type in searches without taking your hands off the keyboard. Hitting the same sequence of keys in Internet Explorer will open another tab of the exact same website you are currently on. If you have numerous tabs open, the most recent site is the one that will be duplicated.

The Perfect Capitalization Combination

August 10, 2011

Press F3 and Shift simultaneously to capitalize the first letter of a lowercase word in Microsoft Word. The same combination capitalizes every letter of a word whose first letter is already capitalized. If the word is completely capitalized when F3 and Shift are pressed, then all letters change to lowercase. 

One Step Window Restore

August 8, 2011

Press the Windows key, Shift, and “M” all together to restore minimized windows.

Add a Favorite Fast

August 5, 2011

Press Ctrl and “D” at the same time to “add a favorite” or “bookmark” in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari Web browsers.  

"M" is for Minimize

August 3, 2011

Press the Windows key and “M” simultaneously to minimize all windows.

Highlighting in Bulk

August 1, 2011

Press Ctrl and “A” at the same time to highlight an entire document or web page instead of using the mouse cursor to do so manually. 

A Faster Way to Surf the Web

July 29, 2011

Press Ctrl and Enter simultaneously after typing a web address to add the “www.” and “.com.” Press Shift and Enter for “.net” and Ctrl, Shift, Enter for “.org.”

Google Search Made Easy

July 27, 2011

If you highlight a word or a phrase on a site in Firefox or Safari Web browsers and then right-click, you can search the selected text on Google without having to open a new window to type in the search.

One Click Faster

July 22, 2011

Sick of clicking twice to open files? Click Start then My Computer. Under the Tools menu, select Folder Options. Make sure you are under the General tab. You can then select the option to “single click to open an item (point to select).” After confirming the change by pressing OK you will be one click faster. 

Your Desktop is Closer Than You Think

July 20, 2011

Hide all open windows, returning to the desktop, with one keystroke: hit the Windows key and “D” simultaneously in Windows or press F11 on Macs.

Web Navigation Made Easy

July 18, 2011

Press Alt and the left arrow at the same time to get back to a previous website when surfing the Web in Internet Explorer or Firefox. If you do this and then decide you want to return to your current site, press Alt and the right arrow simultaneously.

"L" is for Lock

July 15, 2011

Press the Windows key and “L” at the same time to lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain.

Google > 411

July 12, 2011

Instead of paying for 411 listing information, text questions to Google at 466453. Google will text back with helpful answers. For example, if you text “pizza 01760” Google will text back a list of phone numbers and addresses for pizza restaurants in the Natick, Massachusetts area. This service can also be used to check stock quotes, sports scores, flight times, and business listings.

System Restore

February 22, 2011

Did you know the built in system restore feature can save you time and money?  If you suddenly experience problems with your machine such as poor performance or an infection you should try to restore to a previous date before anything else.  The process only takes about 15-30 minutes and might be able to get your PC back up and running properly without the time and expense of a full cleaning.

Contact TCG Today to find out how this works and what you can do to protect yourself and save money doing it...

Chris Ellis
Help Desk

Over 1.2 million websites found to be infected by malware

January 14, 2011

Malicious websites that spread malware are growing in number, according to a new study by security research firm Dasient.

, a company specializing in combating malware on websites, has released a new report claiming that over 1.2 million websites were found to be infected by malware in the third quarter of 2009, more than double the number during same period last year.

These infected websites are especially dangerous since, unlike other forms of malware vectors, they don’t require the user to click on a link or open an attachment. They infect users through “drive-by-downloads” or by just visiting the infected website. Hackers take advantage of the dynamic and interactive features of today’s modern websites and social networking sites to deliver their payload.


URGENT: Anti-Virus Software Update

December 2, 2010

It’s just been reported that some computers are unable to reboot after the most recent AVG 2011 update, version 3292. We recommend NOT REBOOTING/ SHUTTING DOWN machines that have this anti-virus software installed on them as you might experience the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).


Why Should I Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

December 1, 2010

IT disaster recovery isn’t one of the sexiest topics to talk about. But, if your hard drive has ever crashed you are painfully aware of the consequence of not having an up-to-date backup and disaster recovery system. Beyond these dramatic examples are numerousother factors to consider when assessing the safety of your most important corporate asset. Here are 3 lesser known reasons why you should establish an effective disaster recovery plan: