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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Tech Tip 068 – Outlook – Remove “reply all” with a free plugin

As mentioned before, using “reply all” in email correspondence creates much more email for those involved than just the person you’re replying to. If you’re a Windows Outlook user, it’s possible to download a small plugin called NoReplyAll for your computer:

This will grey out the reply all and/or forward buttons on your recipient’s side. If they must reply to everyone involved, they would have to copy and paste all email addresses manually.

Tech Tip 067 – Google Chrome – Capture fleeting thoughts with a web notepad

If you need to quickly jot some thoughts down, or copy/paste a lot of text fields, open up a new tab in your Google Chrome web browser and type this in exactly:

data:text/html, <html contenteditable>

This will bring up a basic blank webpage where you can enter information to be used in other areas of your computer:

Please note: This is only temporary storage. Closing this tab will eliminate all your information.

Tech Tip 066 – Know what’s in your snail mailbox before it arrives

A new service from the United States Postal Service allows you to get a digital preview of your mail arriving that day. Informed Delivery is a free service where you sign up with your email account, verify yourself with some questions about previous residences, and sit back and wait for previews to hit your inbox. Granted, it takes the surprise out of discovering what’s waiting for you in your mailbox, but you can now skip getting your mail on a day where you receive¬†sales flyers and junk mail¬†no items that need your immediate attention.

Tech Tip 065 – Add Safari bookmark to your iOS homescreen

If you regularly visit a website on your iOS device, a bookmark can be convenient, but a home screen shortcut can be better.

 

In your Safari browser, go to your webpage, then click the share icon in the bottom center. Select Add to Home Screen:

Now you should see your website among your apps on your iOS device:

 

Tech Tip 064 – macOS – update old software before 2018

At the end of this year, some software on your mac computer may not work properly. To check to see if your current software has 64-bit support, go to System Information, then select Applications in the Software menu on the left column. In the 64-Bit (Intel) column, any software that is marked as No will need to be upgraded to a 64-bit version to work with future macOS operating systems:

Please note: Software developers were given notice about this 2018 requirement at Apple’s WWDC conference in June, so they probably are working on updating their software to meet 64-bit requirements. Also, it’s always helpful to regularly check your desktop software for version updates. By doing this, any changes software developers make will be brought onto your workstation.