To search for a phrase, use quotation marks around the words. So instead of searching on civil war and getting results which include civil or war, type in “civil war” and you’ll see pages that only include the whole phrase.
Be more specific – if you want to find articles on creating bookmarks in the safari browser on your iPhone, don’t just type in Safari iPhone, include more terms such as Safari iPhone ios 7 bookmarks.
If you use the browser Google Chrome, you should notice the microphone on the right side of the search box at www.google.com. If you have a microphone on your computer, you can click on the icon of the microphone and speak your search terms out loud.
HealthTap- cost:Free – This app gives you access to health professionals across the US who are willing to answer your questions. It is free to download, but $.99 per question if you want your answer expedited or have a specific doctor in mind to answer your question. You can also see the questions and answers from others.
Converter Plus– cost:Free –This all-in-one calculation app delivers numbers on nearly everything, from currency conversions to loan interest figures. It converts metric to imperial measurements for temperature, cooking volumes, length, and more. A tip calculator is also part of this helpful app.
NYTimes Crosswords – cost:Free or $2.99 per month for a subscription to every puzzle the Times publishes- The free app has a limited selection of puzzles.
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Steps to help your transition to a new email address
There is no need to panic if it comes time to change email addresses for any reason. The following steps should help ease the anxiety involved!
If you think you might want to change internet providers at your home of office, don’t switch to an isp domain – like charter.net or sbcglobal.net for example. That way if you change providers again, you won’t be locked into changing addresses again. Choose gmail.com, outlook.com, or yahoo.com which are addresses you can keep forever.
Allow some time for overlap. Don’t cancel your old service so that you can continue to monitor the old address for crossover.
Notify everyone in your address book. Tell them to DELETE your old address.
Change the “reply to” address in your old account so if you do reply from the old address, your new address will still show in the header information.
If your current isp offers it, set up the old mail to automatically forward to the new address.
Update any subscriptions, online accounts, etc… This is the more time consuming step, but hopefully you will be glad you changed when you are done!