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Beyond the Basics: Six Tips for Better Formatting in Microsoft Word

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If you’ve worked with Word much at all, you know how frustrating it can be getting formatting just the way you want it. While you can’t remove all of the frustration, you can eliminate a lot of it by learning how formatting works in Word and what tools are available to help you control it.

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Data Protection and Cyber Security: How to Stay Safe on the Internet

It is important to stay safe and secure while using the Internet, especially it offers a lot of opportunities. There are a lot of ways to gain access to your personal information while on the Internet such as email password, banking details, or social security pin. Below are several ways that can keep you safe from various kinds of cybercriminals and navigate the web securely.

Secure Password

Make sure that you create a strong password combination. Don’t use weak and simple passwords that can be searched on the dictionary. You may consider using special dates, along with special characters, since it is harder to decrypt. Change your password regularly and don’t give it to anyone. Also, never use the same password for all your personal and/or banking accounts as added security measure.

Anti-Virus Software

It is designed to protect you and your computer from viruses. Keep your anti-virus software updated regularly, especially now that new viruses are developed almost every day. Anti-virus software also scans incoming emails and attachments to make sure they are free from potential worms and viruses.

Personal Firewall

Install firewall in your computer to prevent hackers and thieves from stealing and using your personal information such as phone numbers or credit card information. Don’t use two firewalls at the same time as they can interfere with one another. Firewall is like a guard watching every activity that tries to enter and access your system; blocking connections from sources that look suspicious.

Download Safely

Be vigilant when downloading files or software from various sites. Only visit sites that have been rated or verified by trusted sources. Never open email attachments from strangers unless you fully know and trust them. Some junk emails may contain viruses that can harm your computer. Watch out for files attached, particularly executable files (.exe), even if it came from people you know. Do not forward emails if you are not sure that the attached files are safe. Because some files transport and distribute viruses and other programs, which can permanently destroy files, damage computer hardware, and collect sensitive information.

File-Sharing Risks

Your computer’s operating system allows other computers on a network to access the hard drive of your computer in order to share files, including the Internet. This ability can be used to infect your computer with a virus or access the files on your computer, without your knowledge. Do not share access to your computer with strangers!

The internet is a useful and powerful tool, but we shouldn’t venture online without taking some basic precautions. Let’s be a responsible Internet user. To protect you and your family’s identity and finances, you need to have the right tools in place before using the Internet. Lastly, protect yourself against data loss by backing up all your files on a regular basis.

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By: Sheila Adaya - Tech support engineer at Supportrix

Use Your Samsung Galaxy S4 as a TV Remote via WatchON

Integrated in the Samsung Galaxy S4 is an infrared port that enables it to function as a TV remote. It also has a built-in WatchON app, the Galaxy S4 can browse different channels and find out what’s currently showing. You can also search Netflix for titles that are available for streaming, or through Samsung’s Media Hub to find movies and TV shows that you can purchase. First thing you need to do is to set up the WatchON app on your Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and here’s how to do it.

Set Up WatchON

Launch the WatchON app, then select your country. In the field provided, enter your zip code then tap to select your content provider from the list. If you prefer to customize your TV selection, tap Personalize. Otherwise, tap the Skip button. Now, if you have chosen to personalize your TV selection, tap to select the genres of TV shows and movies you want to watch, then tap Next. Do the same thing for the Sports section, tap the type of sports you are interested in, and then tap Next. Tap the Gender and Age buttons to enter your tap and age, then tap Done.

Set Up WatchON to Function as Your TV Remote

From the WatchON app’s main screen, tap the remote icon at the upper right-hand corner of the screen, then tap Set Up Now. Select your TV brand from the list provided, or tap Show other brands if yours is not on the list. It also has a button for I have a projector in case your setup uses a projector instead of TV. Now, tap the on-screen power button to test if the remote code works on your TV. If it does, tap the Yes, this code works from the pop-up menu options. Otherwise, tap No, test next code. Try other codes and see which one will work for your TV set.

Select the source you receive channels from, by tapping either the Set-top box or the My Samsung TV button. If you chose Set-top box, the next screen will ask you to select your Set-top box brand from the list provided. Please take note that you may need to configure your Set-top box to receive RF signals. Next, tap the Channel button to check if the WatchON code works fine with your set-top box. If the code works, tap Yes, this code works. Otherwise, tap No, test next code. Once you are able to browse different channels, tap Yes, this code works to confirm. From here on, you can now use your Galaxy S4 as a remote control for both your TV and set-top box.

Control Your TV via WatchON

From the WatchON app’s main screen, tap the remote icon at the upper right-hand corner of the screen. To control your TV, tap the TV section at the top of the screen. Your screen will turn into a realistic remote control. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to show a list of additional controls. If you want to control your set-top box, tap the section on at the top of the screen that corresponds to your set-top box brand. Like with the TV section, you can also swipe up from the bottom of the screen to view other controls.

 

Restricting Your Apple Gadget to a Single App for Your Child’s Safety

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Learn how restrict your Apple gadget to a single app for your child’s safety to protect him/her from inappropriate digital contents.

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Is this the future for the Internet of things? ;)
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thenextweb:

Is this the future for the Internet of things? ;)

(Image Credit: Tom Fishburne / @Marketoonist)

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts that you might find very useful for your day-to-day activity.

Importance of Having a Data Recovery Backup Plan

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We all know that we rely and use data as part of our daily lives ever since the computer age began. It doesn’t matter if the data is as simple as a personal note or a To- do task or as important as a company record.

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Google releases new 32GB Nexus 7 in white
Google just announced a few new Google Play-edition tablets, but its own flagship device is also getting some attention today, in the form of a cosmetic refresh. The company has released a new white Nexus 7, which perfectly matches the already-available white Nexus 5. 

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Google releases new 32GB Nexus 7 in white

Google just announced a few new Google Play-edition tablets, but its own flagship device is also getting some attention today, in the form of a cosmetic refresh. The company has released a new white Nexus 7, which perfectly matches the already-available white Nexus 5. 

Tech Tips: Guide to Protecting Internet Accounts | TIME.com

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Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online.

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