Ctrl + F6 – If you have more than one file open in Word or Excel, this will toggle back and forth between them
F7 – Spell check for Word, Excel or Outlook
Shift-F3 – Toggles the case of the selected text – going through uppercase, lowercase, title case, etc…
ETA- cost: $1 – Load in a list of places you travel to often – home, work, etc… – and this app estimates the time at which you’d arrive, whether traveling by car or by foot.
TrueCaller (Android or Apple)– cost: Free – Already getting spam calls on your smartphone? Just copy and paste the number then throw it in the search bar embedded in the app. The app will then search its database of 1.6 billion numbers to find out who it is. You can also mark callers as spam and TrueCaller will block them the next time they call.
Adobe Fill & Sign DC (Android or Apple)– cost:Free – This app lets you scan paper documents and forms using your smartphone or tablet’s camera, so you have them in digital form. You can fill out forms super fast with the app’s auto-fill feature, cutting your time spent filling out the form in half. You can also initial, sign and date the documents with your finger or a stylus.
Tip of the month
Windows 10 is coming!
Windows 8 has not been a very popular operating system for a PC. My opinion is that it just took a little getting used to because it was so different from past operating systems. But I get it, not every one likes change! If your current computer is running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, on July 29th, you will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. If you haven’t taken advantage of the free upgrade within a year, it will cost you $119 for Windows 10 Home or $199 for Windows 10 Pro. The reviews of Windows 10 have so far been very good. One item being brought back is the Start Menu. Many Windows 8 users felt lost without it.
If your PC is only a few years old and you’re already running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you should be fine. The minimum requirements for Windows 10 are a 1GHz processor, at least 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of hard drive space.
There will also be a brand new browser in Windows 10 called Microsoft Edge. Microsoft claims that it is made for easy sharing, reading, researching and “getting things done”.
When you notice the little icon in the lower right hand corner of your computer, the “Get Windows 10” offer will simply be to reserve your free copy.