Thursday, June 8, 2023

How to Display Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Docs

Google Docs
Do you spend a lot of time clicking around in Google Docs? 

Do you wish there was a way to save time and work more efficiently? 

If so, here's a Cool Tip!  Display the keyboard shortcut list in Google Docs

Google Docs offers a variety of keyboard shortcuts that can help you save time and work more efficiently. 

One of these shortcuts is Control + /, which displays a list of all the keyboard shortcuts available in the current document.

Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts
fig. 1 - Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts

The list will appear at the bottom of the screen. 

You can then use the arrow keys to navigate through the list and select the shortcut you want to use.

The keyboard shortcut list can be a helpful tool for learning the various shortcuts available in Google Docs. 

That's it.


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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

How to Bypass Website CAPTCHAs on iPhones and iPads

I Am Not a Robot
We've all experienced the frustration of having to solve CAPTCHA puzzles while using mobile apps. 

But what if there was a way to minimize or even eliminate these time-consuming and often annoying security measures? 

Here's a Cool Tip:  Let's your iPhone or iPad automatically verify for you.

With the introduction of iOS 16, Apple has introduced a groundbreaking feature called Automatic Verification, which aims to streamline user experiences by reducing the need for CAPTCHA.

fig.1 - CAPTCHA

CAPTCHA is a Turing test that helps protect websites from spam and abuse. 

It's easy for humans to solve, but hard for bots and other malicious software to figure out.

How bypass website CAPTCHAs on iOS or iPadOS

  • Open Settings > Tap on your Apple ID

fig. 2 - Apple ID

  • Go to Password & Security
fig. 3 - Password & Security

  • Toggle on Automatic Verification

Automatic Verification
fig. 4 - Automatic Verification

That's it!


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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

How to Watch YouTube Videos On A Streaming Device When Links Are Sent Via Email or Text

Do you receive YouTube video links sent to you by email or text that you want to watch on a streaming device like, Roku or FireTV?

And you haven't found a way to send those links to your streaming devices?

That's a problem.

Because your streaming device doesn't have email or text capabilities.

One approach might be to try to search YouTube to find the same video.

But here's a Cool Tip that will let you easily watch those videos on your other devices.

--> Watch enough of the video on your phone or PC so that YouTube will list it in your YouTube history.

Then, login to your streaming device in it's YouTube app and find the video in your YouTube history list.

Here's how to do it.

  • When a friend sends you a YouTube link, select it and watch it on your phone or PC.  
    • Be sure to have the YouTube app on your phone.
    • Be sure to be logged into your YouTube/Google account. 
    • Watch at least 15 seconds so that YouTube lists the video in your YouTube history.
  • Go to your streaming device such as Roku or FireTV.
  • Open the YouTube app.
    • If needed, download the YouTube app from the streaming device's App Store.
  • Login to your Google/YouTube Account on the app.
  • Select the History link
  • Select the video you want to watch.

It's an easy way to watch that specific YouTube video that is sent by text or email on your streaming device.

YouTube History
fig. 1 - Select Video from Your YouTube History

There are several other things you can do when you watch a YouTube video on your phone or PC and watch to watch it again on a streaming device.

Try going to the channel of the creator and Subscribe to the channel.  

You can also mark the video as a favorite.  

In both cases, when you are watching from the streaming device, you can go to your Subscriptions or your Favorites to find the video again.

That's it.  


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Monday, June 5, 2023

Zooming In or Out: Enhancing Your Document Experience in Microsoft Word

Do you find yourself squinting at your computer screen, struggling to read small text or get a closer look at intricate details in your Microsoft Word documents? 

Or perhaps you have a beautiful layout that you want to see in its entirety without having to scroll endlessly? 

There's a simple and efficient way to zoom in or out within Microsoft Word that allows you to tailor your document viewing experience to your exact needs.

Say goodbye to straining your eyes or missing important details.

Here's how to use it.
  • When you open a Microsoft Word document, you see a zoom slider in the bottom right corner. 
  • You can drag the slider to the left to zoom in and to the right to zoom out. 
  • You can also click on the - or + to make zooming happen in gradual increments.
  • Use the Control + Mouse wheel shortcut to zoom in or out too.
Microsoft Word Zoom

That's it.


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Sunday, June 4, 2023

How To Find Your Misplaced iPhone with Siri

When you leave your house, has this happened to you?

  • Wallet.  Check.
  • Glasses.  Check.
  • Keys.  Check.
  • Phone.  Oh no?  Where's my iPhone?

Our phones have become essential part of our daily lives.

And not knowing where you left your phone can be very stressful.

The next time you misplace your iPhone, try this Cool Tip.

Ask Siri:   Hey Siri, where are you?

Lost iPhone

If your iPhone can hear you, you'll hear I'm here or Here I am!

This is just one of the ways to find a missing Apple device.

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

How to Customize Google Chrome and Make It Your Own

Google Chrome
Are you tired of the default look of Google Chrome?

Do you want to make Google Chrome your own? 

Here's a Cool Tip:  Customize Chrome.

With a few simple changes, you can customize the look and feel of your browser to match your style.

Give your browser a fresh new look with themes from artists, new color combinations, helpful shortcuts and more.

Customize Chrome
fig. 1 - Customize Chrome

Here's how!

  • Make sure you are using the latest version of Chrome 
    • Go to the three dots in upper-right, Help, About Google and update Chrome if needed)
  • Click the New tab  icon in Chrome.
  • Click Customize Chrome at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Customize Chrome icon
  • Explore the options under Appearance, Shortcuts and Cards.
  • Choose an option and see your changes instantly applied.
  • Change colors, add themes and enable shortcuts to make Chrome work for you.


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Friday, June 2, 2023

Test Your Skills in Google Dino 2.0

Google Dino 2.0
Have you ever played the Google Dino game? 
We first told you about it in Unleash Your Inner Dino!
It's a simple, 2D endless runner game that you can play when you're offline. .
The player controls a pixelated Tyrannosaurus Rex running across a barren desert landscape, avoiding obstacles such as cacti and birds.
But did you know that there's a new version of the game out? 
Google Dino 2.0 is more challenging and rewarding than the original game. 
Google Dino 2.0
fig.1 - Google Dino 2.0
With new features like a power-up system, a scoring system, and a leaderboard, Google Dino 2.0 is a great way to pass the time and test your skills.

The game is played by pressing the spacebar to jump or the down arrow key to duck.
The Google Dino game version 2 was released in 2022. It features a number of new features, including:
  • A more challenging level design: The level design in version 2 is more challenging than the original game, with more obstacles and enemies to avoid.
  • A new power-up system: Players can now collect power-ups to help them progress through the game, such as a jetpack that allows them to fly over obstacles or a shield that protects them from damage.
  • A new scoring system: Players can now earn points for jumping over obstacles, collecting power-ups, and avoiding enemies.
  • A new leaderboard: Players can now compete against each other on a global leaderboard to see who can achieve the highest score.
The Google Dino game version 2 is a more challenging and rewarding experience than the original game.
It is a great way to pass the time when you are offline or have no internet connection.

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