Holdkey, Extended keyboard software, No more Alt Codes

April 26, 2012

The easiest way to access all those frequently used characters not available on your keyboard.

Do you find yourself trying to remember the Alt code for ñ? With Holdkey you just hold the basic key, wait a couple of seconds and choose from the available options, just like you do on your iPhone.

No learning curve, no ads, no toolbars, just the characters you want.

See on Scoop.it – pdxtech-info

Google Drive is Here!

April 24, 2012

Google Drive has arrived with little fanfair. This Dropbox-like service from Google offers 5GB free plus inexpensive upgrade options. You can find it on the tool bar at the top of your Google account or go to https://drive.google.com

Download and install is a snap. It will bring in your Google Docs and allow to sync from a local folder. So far it works like a charm!

See on Scoop.it – pdxtech-info

Online Video Statistics & Trends

April 23, 2012

Ooyala’s Video Index examines key online video statistics and trends, from total tablet video usage to smartphone video stats and streaming video on game consoles.

See this great infograph based on Ooyala Video Index Report Q4 2011.

See on Scoop.it – pdxtech-info

Quick iOS 5 Tip: Set custom vibration patterns for contacts

April 19, 2012

“Custom ringtones are great for knowing who’s calling, but those of us whose phones are on vibrate get left out of that party. One of the less advertised features of iOS 5 is the ability to to assign custom vibration patterns to individual callers.”

See on gigaom.com

See on Scoop.it – pdxtech-info

PicMonkey – Instagram-like photo effects on your computer.

April 18, 2012

PicMonkey is a feature-rich, free online photo editor that works right in your browser; no downloads necessary. Touch-up tools like Teeth Whiten, Blemish Fix, Weight Loss. Effects like Orton, Cross Process, Color Boost, with drag and drop ease.

Your computer doesn’t have to be jealous of your iPhone any more. Now you can apply all kinds of cool effects to your pictures right there. And it’s free!

See on www.picmonkey.com – See on Scoop.it – pdxtech-info


Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

April 18, 2012

Sometimes one needs a bootable drive as a recovery tool or just play with Linux for a bit. This great little program allows you to create a bottable thumb-drive with one of a number of Linux distros. It couldn’t get easier to make yourself one.

See on www.pendrivelinux.com

See on Scoop.it – pdxtech-info

9 Easy Ways to Remember Your Presentation Material

April 16, 2012

Crush your anxiety with these methods that will help you thoroughly remember all of your slides before you get to them.

1. Use the Palace Method

2. Use mind maps

3. Know the value of focusing for eight seconds

4. Practice the 20-20-20 rule of rehearsal

5. Rehearse out loud

6. Practice to music

7. Record your presentation

8. Rehearse before bedtime

9. Improve your working memory

Improving your memory in general diesn’t happen by accident. Practicing good memory habits will help you remember where you place your keys and of course all that important presentation material.

Via Scoop.it – Tech Info for Real Estate – Via www.openforum.com

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