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19 best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you should know

Keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot time as you use Windows 10. You probably already know about Ctrl + C and Ctrl +V (copy and paste), Some of these shortcuts might already be familiar to you, but think of new users who just switched from a Mac or simply have relied more on mice or touchscreens. Keyboard shortcut Action Windows key + A Open Action center Windows key + C Open Cortana in listening mode Windows key + D Display and hide the desktop Windows key + E Open File Explorer Windows key + H Open the Share charm Windows key + I Open Settings Windows key + L Lock your PC or switch accounts Windows key + S Open

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Reduce Smartphone Roaming charges – Blackberry

Reduce Smartphone Roaming charges Reducing Smartphone roaming charges, is often ignored by users. especially blackberry users as most long time BB users are used to flat monthly data fees. Since BES10 however data is charged per megabyte and it’s become very important to educate these users on how to minimize roaming charges. All Smartphones are automatically “always on”, this means the device is constantly checking the internet for new mails, social app updates, etc. In the context of this notification (Blackberry), when a new email arrives, they are forwarded directly to your BlackBerry. When your BlackBerry receives the emai

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Speed up Folder loading on Windows

Speed up Folder loading on Local System If folders take a lot of time to load in Windows, especially when the folder size is quite big. There is a really simple fix to speed up folder loading that should be part of any initial troubleshooting which is done. Right-click on the folder in question and choose Properties. On the Properties window, navigate to Customize tab. Select the General Items or Documents from the drop down in “Optimise this folder for” drop down Check apply this template to all sub folders. Click Apply and Ok. Rebuild the Index The indexing of files and folders can get messy and slow over time with the add

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Run command as administrator

Run command or Install a program as administrator One of the common issues faced by IT Teams is installing or completing administrative tasks either remotely, or while logged on as a user with limited rights. The easiest way to complete this is to use the runas command to run the application / file as an administrative user. Click Start Type CMD.EXE in the search box. Type RUNAS /USER:\ You can also use “COMPUTERNAME\ADMINISTRATOR”. The command will then prompt you to enter the password, which is masked from the user (it will just appear as if there is nothing typed). This is useful if installing from the user’s profile etc, bu

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How to change The BIOS Boot Order

Quick BIOS Boot order – sequence change tutorial If you have ever needed to boot from a CD, DVD or USB device you will know about bringing up the boot menu or changing the boot sequence in the BIOS boot options, if you don’t know then this if for you. BIOS (Basic Input Output Subsystem) is a programmable chip that controls how information is passed to various devices on the motherboard. A typical method to access the BIOS screen is to press either ESC, F1, F2, F8 or F10 (Depending on your computer manufacturer or BIOS Version) when your computer is booting, You will have to be quick as some machines don’t give you much time

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How to get a Bitcoin address

Getting a Bitcoin address with a Coinbase wallet is as easy as 1,2,3! Sign up with Coinbase here: https://www.coinbase.com/singup Go to the Addresses Section here: https://www.coinbase.com/addresses Click ‘Create New Address’ Any address you create here will remain associated with your Coinbase account forever. You can generate as many addresses as you like. Click the “Details” button next to any address to display the corresponding QR code. These work similar to barcodes at the grocery store, and can be scanned with a smartphone to reveal your bitcoin address. Want free bitcoin?

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What is a Bitcoin / Cryptocurrency Faucet?

A faucet is the name given to any website or app which gives away free coins. There are many bitcoin faucets on the net, as well as many similar service for other coins. The name ‘faucet’ literally means a tap, like the ones you have for your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Following this same metaphor, the small amount of coins that users are able to claim from the site are often called ‘drops’. At most faucet sites a user may claim their free coins by providing a payment address and completing a Captcha puzzle to prove that they are human. Usually your computer’s IP address will be recorded when you make a claim, and you will not be a

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Public holidays in South Africa

Adding Public Holidays to Outlook South Africa has quite a few public holidays, so its pretty awesome that Outlook comes with a predefined list of holidays for South Africa You can import the SA holidays by going to Tools Options Calendar Options Add Holidays As for most things with Outlook, there are multiple ways to add more. One is to create your own holiday file and add it (Not Recommended). Another is to simply enter them manually into the calendar and assign to them the Holiday category (or not, if you don’t want the category).   Public holidays South Africa 2016 Jan 1 Friday – New Year’s Day – Public Ho

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