Tips & Advice

Windows Trick

Right mouse clicking on the Windows desktop brings up a shortcut menu that helps you to do all sorts of things, like create shortcut icons, or go into 'Properties' to change your Screen Saver or other settings. More...

Virus Alerts & Trick of the Week

Always update your anti-virus software. Weekly! If your automatic updates have run out with the software you have installed, go out today and upgrade to the latest version. More...

Microsoft Word Tables

Once you've inserted a Table in Word, there are lots of shortcuts you can use to make the manipulation of it easy. More...

Mega Flash

About a month ago, Mobile Phone Number Portability was introduced in Australia, which means you can change your mobile phone carrier (Telstra, Vodafone, Optus, Orange, etc) without changing your mobile phone number. More...

Internet Searching Tricks

To find a particular phrase in any search engine, enclose the phrase in quotes. eg: "chocolate cake" will find only sites with those words shown just like that. If you don't use the quotes, you'll find some sites with chocolate, some sites with cake and other sites with both words, but not necessarily listed together as a phrase. More...

Fave Shortcuts & Email Hoaxes

Ever heard the one about the stolen kidneys? The intercepted Mrs Fields cookie recipe? The boy with cancer? Bill Gates will pay you to send email? More...

Email Tricks

Email is something we all do a lot of, right? Well, imagine how much time you could save if you set up an automatic signature block for the end of every message! More...

Microsoft Word's Auto Features

The next time you need that block of text, type mysig and hit the F3 button along the top of your keyboard! More...



Virus & Email Hoaxes

There are lots of email hoaxes around, and one of the most common questions that lands in my Inbox is 'is this email for real?'. In general, any email that promises money for forwarding it on will be bogus. More...

Automated Functions

On the subject of automation, I will refresh your memory about another groovy Word function that is best used for words that you commonly mistype or strings of text only a few words long (as opposed to using AutoCorrect for paragraphs of text). More...

Interesting Websites

This cooking site is great for the kids... hey, who am I kidding - it's a great site for anyone! We made the Marshmallow Popcorn Balls and they tasted just like lolly-gobble bliss bombs...yum! More...

Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a few shortcuts that you absolutely must use on a day to day basis - they'll make things much easier and you'll thank me, I'm certain! More...

WORD - Turned off the annoying automatic features

You're typing away and Word just seems to take over - if it's not the annoying Paper Clip man, it's automatic bullets or numbers. Well, be annoyed no more. More...

EXCEL - Page Break Preview

Before we get started with the how and what of Page Break Preview, you may like to know how to create your own Page Break in Excel. More...

Webbed Feat of the week - Golf & Photography

1300 Ttimes is a web booking system for Australian Golf courses. You jump online, find your golf course and make and pay for a booking, live - 24 hours a day. More...

Displaying Full Menus in Microsoft Office

Do you often want to view all of the functions on a menu in Word or Excel, but get frustrated that you have to click once to view the shortened menu, then a 2nd time on the down arrows at the bottom to expand the menu? More...

Worthy Website

I have just recently discovered the Fisher Price site, with tons of things for kids to do. Until recently, the Sesame Street site was a source of great delight at our house - especially Elmo's World. More...

Teacher and Students over the Moon about Space Camp

NEiTA (National Excellence in Teaching Awards), supported by the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG), will be giving one inspirational teacher and two diligent ASG students the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go on a space adventure. More...

The Hollywood Survival Guide for Aussie Actors

One successful Aussie actress, Kym Jackson, shares her vital Hollywood insider knowledge. Best known as .Officer Julia McLennan' in the recent feature film Iron Sky and appearing in Scooby Doo and Criminal Minds Kym has written a 308-page textbook that explains how aspiring Aussie actors can succeed in Hollywood. More...

Cyberbullying a Serious Risk for Aussie Kids

Nearly 80% of Australian kids under 10 use social networks; with Australia ranked #1 globally for bullying on social networks, anti-bullying expert urges parents to take cyberbullying seriously! Angels Goal's ProtectAChild is one solution. More...

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