Slack is really easy to use, it's also free forever for unlimited numbers of users. So if you need to work together with people online, and you need a change from email, check this out. https://slack.com
Whatever you want, or need, to know about, the internet is probably your best place to start hunting for information. But while many people will try to advise you on what are the best search terms to type into Google or Bing, there's actually more to effective online searching than merely coming up with a good set of keywords.
For example, it's often useful to consider what type of information you want returned. If you want to know about, say, household security or the Battle of Hastings, don't just search for those terms. Add qualifiers in order to try to find authoritative, reliable information. My favourite such qualifier at the moment is "conference presentation" or "conference proceedings". Chances are, you'll find the information you're looking for in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, prepared by someone who knows what they're talking about and made available free of charge.
A couple of months ago, a major SharePoint conference took place in Barcelona, Spain. Registering to attend the conference would have cost around $1000. But all of the presentations can now be downloaded free of charge from http://www.sharepointeurope.com/community/member/presentation-archive by anyone who's interested.
All the common browsers have a number of shortcuts but some are not as well-known as others. Here are nine helpful browser hot keys and shortcuts that you may not be aware of.
1. Do a reverse search on an image
2. Quickly restore a closed tab
3. Quick way to see the source code of a web page
4. Quick ways to open an incognito window
5. Easy way to open the home page
6. Quick way to open History
7. Quickly delete the browser cache
8. Override cache and reload fresh page
9. View the browser cache
And there you have it - nine ways to speed up your Internet browsing.
Thanks to Gizmo...
Congratulations on your new windows phone. This is a basic manual to get you up and running. Some photo samples can be seen at the end of the blog.
Navigating the Windows Phone is dead simple. Anyone can do it: you have the home screen (the equivalent of the Start screen in Windows 8) and another screen with all the apps and settings. That’s it!
The main screen has a list of default tiles(icons of the applications). The rest of your applications are accessed by swiping to the left using the touch screen. To return to the main screen use the back button at left end of the screen. Or use the windows button in the bottom middle of the screen. Better to use the back button as it closes all applications on the way back.
1.The colour of the tiles can be changed by: tap the “settings” tile, (looks like a small clog or spike wheel) if this tile is not in the main screen, swipe the screen to the left to access list of applications, then swipe up the list to “settings”. In “setting” you will find two heading lists: SYSTEMS and APPLICATIONS by swiping left and right.
Under SYSTEMS go to “theme”, choose your new colour. Use the back arrow at bottom left of screen to return to main screen. Or use the “window” button at bottom of the screen.
2.To put a shortcut on the main-screen of the phone of an application from the app list, press on the application until 3 options pop up:
a. pin to start,
b. Rate and review
To change and move the TILES on the HOMESCREEN, press and hold long on the TILE, options will appear to either DELETE the shortcut or expand it to a big TILE or small TILE, or move to another location on the mainscreen, useful to arrange your layout.
WIFI and SETTINGS
To switch on the phones wifi, again go to “settings”(worth while to have this pinned to the start screen). In setting you will find two lists: SYSTEMS and APPLICATIONS by swiping left and right. In SYSTEMS: Tap on WiFi from the list and tap ON. This will drain the battery faster, so be sure to turn it off when not in use. The phone has a battery saver which can be accessed in Settings.
Internet Data can also be turned on from “settings” if you are allowed from your network. If you have free internet data allowance you can “share” it using the “internet Sharing”. Eg..for the ipad etc.
LOCATION is also here, this has to be ON to use the SAT NAV (NOKIA DRIVE), Turn OFF when not in use as very heavy on the battery.
" The included Nokia Drive is an excellent satnav application, part of the reason I went for this phone was after my standalone Garmin satnav failed I wanted a phone with a decent satnav built in and Nokia Drive is reported to be about the best available. The maps are stored on the device so doesn't require a data connection when in use (just download the counties you want in advance over WiFi) so you won't eat up all your data allowance or run into trouble if driving in areas with poor mobile coverage. It's almost as good as my previous standalone Garmin but more convenient not to carry a separate device, has free worldwide lifetime map updates and the whole phone cost less that the standalone Garmin did but does a heck of a lot more! Recommend to keep the phone plugged into the charger in the car while you use it."
This is where you can get free or paid applications. You will need an LIVE.IE email account or a HOTMAIL one to use the MARKETPLACE.. Free to get a “live.ie ” email address. Just register. Of course you can still access your gmail emails, as well as othersl, just download the gmail app. Turn on WiFi before accessing the MARKETPLACE. If it’s not on a shortcut on the main screen, swipe left to goto the application list and swipe down to MARKETPLACE.
Tap on MARKETPLACE, either Tap on “NOKIA COLLECTION” to see a list Nokia recommends or tap on the magnifying icon at the end of the screen to bring up the search bar if you know what you want, type in what your looking for,
I recommend the following to install:
If your phone is keypad locked( recommend for security) you can access the camera quickly by pressing the far right camera button (on the same side as the volume and start switch) with the screen facing you. Release the button once the camera loads. The Nokia Lumia 800 or 820 have a 8 mp camera.
TO TAKE A PHOTO.
PRESS THE CAMERA BUTTON HALFWAY DOWN and hold till you see the the flashing frame steadying (it will beep), then press the button the rest of the way to take a good photo. This allows the lens to adjust to the subject. The application STEADYCAM is good cause it won’t allow a photo taken till the phone is steady.
HOW TO SHARE OR UPLOAD A PHOTO
Pin “PICTURES” from application list to main screen. Tap to open it, Tap on “ CAMERA ROLL” to access latest images. Tap on the image you want to share or upload. Tap on the three little dots on bottom right of the image. A list of options will appear. To save to “ONEDRIVE” ( previously called skydrive until SKY TV objected) . Tap on “SHARE” choose either your email or “JDB FOR FACEBOOK” having previously installed it. The first time it will ask for your FACEBOOK password, after that it’s saved. Type in an explanation for the image or add another image using the + icon. When finished, tap the icon on the bottom left of the screen,if you tap on the three dots it will tell you what the two icons are for. That’s it, it’s uploaded to FACEBOOK.
Sample of the photos taken by the Nokia Lumia 800 can be seen by clicking on the link below.
To view my file, click this link:
Literacy in Ireland
In the past literacy was considered to be the ability to read and write. Today the meaning of literacy has changed to reflect changes in society and the skills needed by individuals to participate fully in society. It involves listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and using everyday technology to communicate and handle information.
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