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3 New Features in Windows 10

By PacificIT

The Start Menu For you Windows 7 users, rest easy, because this is here to stay. For the Windows 8 users, the start menu is back with its full functionality – and then some. The aesthetics of the new start menu combine the basics of the start menu from Windows 7 with the sleek tiles that…

Organize Outlook messages by renaming the subject line

By PacificIT

Something I find annoying is when I want to save an email so I can refer to it later, but the subject of the message is something completely unrelated to what the message is about. For instance you might have a message that’s called ‘Hey’ or ‘Hi from Bob’ or sometimes the sender just left…

Tips to Stay Secure Online

By PacificIT

Hook up to a network that you know. Free Wi-Fi is tempting, but be sure that you consider who is providing the connection. Public connections at the local coffee shop are usually unsecured and leave your machine open to outsiders. While these networks provide a convenience, there are risks to be aware of. Bank and shop with…

Create, Track, and Ship FedEx Shipments in Outlook

By PacificIT

If you do a lot of shipping via FedEx than you may want to try this little free Outlook Add-on toolbar that lets you Create, Ship, Track, Pickup etc. shipments from inside Outlook. http://fedex.com/quickship/welcome.html FedEx allows you to go directly to fedex.com. Ship allows you to create a new FedEx® U.S. shipment. Track allows you…

Online Security – Cloud Services

By PacificIT

Recently Dropbox the popular data syncing service inadvertently allowed access to all of its 25 million user’s accounts with no password. In other words, anyone could login to any account without knowing the password. This is the latest in a string of security problems at Dropbox. Unfortunately they are not alone; other popular cloud services…

Quickly Organize Your Desktop – and Keep It That Way

By PacificIT

If you’re like me and keep a lot of stuff on your desktop, try out Stardock Fences. It lets you quickly and easily organize your desktop into little fenced off sections or groups of similar items. A very useful program and best of all its free. http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/

3 Microsoft Office Hacks You Never Knew You Needed

By PacificIT

Edit PDFs Your PDF files open by default in Adobe. But, what if you want to edit them? You cannot do that within Adobe Reader, and the Adobe software that does let you make changes to PDFs is not cheap. Microsoft Word to the rescue! Launch Microsoft Word. Attempt to open a document like you normally would by selecting ‘File’ and then ‘Open.’ On…

Need to clean up your email quickly?

By PacificIT

Try sorting your mail by ‘From’ or ‘Sender’. Sorting by ‘From’ will let you quickly identify entire blocks of mail from individual senders that can be quickly deleted. For instance, you get a newsletter once or twice a week. You may keep them around for a while to read later. So over time it just…