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How To Get iCloud’s Photo Stream to A Windows PC or Mac

  •   Make sure the stream is turned on before taking pictures   How…click here
  • And here is how you transfer from the cloud to your machine….Click here
  • (i-phones, Ipad or Ipods only)

Create a shortcut on your desktop for Internet web pages

Clear all background programs

If you are not viewing a window in full screen and have other windows open in the background  clear all background open windows by pressing the Windows key + the Home key.



Computer Short Cuts

● Use included help files and the Internet
Every program has online help that is usually accessed by pressing the F1 function key while in the program or through the file help menu. If the included help does not answer your questions, searching the Internet or using online help services such as Computer Hope can answer those questions.

● Internet short cuts
Increase text size in browser – Hold down the Ctrl key and + or – to increase and decrease the size of text. Ctrl + 0 will reset the text.
Press Alt + D
to move the cursor into the address bar.
Press F5 to refresh or reload a web page.
Press F11 to make the Internet browser screen full screen. Press F11 again to return to the normal view.
Press Ctrl + B to open your Internet bookmarks.
Press Ctrl + F to open the find box to search for text within the web page you are reading.



Extend the live of your computer

We all want to extend the life of our computer, but we always ask HOW.   Computers are very much like your home they need to be cleaned and properly maintained for example: You vacuum your rug to remove dust and dirt well so does your computer need vacuumed and dusted.   Another example is you would never put a stick of butter by a heat vent it would melt all over the floor same with a computer if it is over heated it will break down the parts.

Here are six very easy things you can do to extend the life of your computer by as much as 2-3 years.

  1. Keep that computer cool – Never put your computer by a vent, stove or dryer and it would not be wise to bring your laptop out on a 90º weather.  Ideal temperature for a computer would be between 60º – 75º.  Also for a laptop never put on cloth objects or lap if you want it on your lap use a cooling pad.  Remember it might not show a big difference when running the machine with room temperatures above 75º but in the long run you can lose 1-2 years of life.

  2. Leave computer turned on WHAT – shut off or restart about twice a week, to clear out cache and run updates.  WHY – well first of all there are fans in every computer that keep the dust from settling on parts and corroding them  and turning off and on can weaken the components as it effect the heating and cooling cycles of the computer.
  3. Dust that computer Regular dusting of the inside of a desktop and blowing the out the fan vents on a laptop keep it running smooth,  When fans and the processor are clogged with dust it is loud and makes the fans run faster and if the processor is clogged with dust you can blow then entire system.
  4. Use a surge protector – I have seen many computers blown simply because they do not use a surge protector. Unplugging is best of course but when you can’t unplug or just forget the surge protector will help.
  5. Cleaning – Virus – Malware Software Using cleaning software like ccleaner and malwarebytes will keep the computer from over working on files that do not need to be on your computer. They increase speed and performance  Obviously using an anti-virus software like Avast will protect you from very harmful virus that can destroy not only your software but your hardware as well.
  6. Last but not least get Regular PC Tune-ups, you car needs tune-ups and so does your computer.  Regular tune-ups at a specialist can increase the life of your computer by as much as 25%.  And we all so love our speed, so regular tune ups will keep you running fast.

So with just a few things that you can do regularly you will increase the life of your computer by as much as 2-3 years.  And you will also always have a fast – fast machine.


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