WorldStart Tech Tips 2012-07-23
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Control Your iPad Notifications
My wife, bless her heart, is always downloading new apps for our iPad to try out. However, one app in particular likes to play a sound every time there a “reminder” for something – even when the tablet’s just sitting on my desk.
It scares the pants off me, so here’s how to put some control on the situation:
Tap Settings>Notifications. In the resulting screen you’ll see which apps are currently in the Notification Center. These are apps that have permission to make beeps and the like, so tap on whichever one you’d like to silence.
Once in the app’s notification settings, you can flip all kinds of switches. Everything from whether or not the app can show notifications to how the alerts are displayed are at your disposal.
Make your changes, and prepare to enjoy notifications as you like them!
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Walter from VA writes:
In Windows 7 is there any way to set the time to 24 hour or Military time?
Hi, Walter. Thanks for the great question.
In previous versions of Windows, setting the clock to 24 hour or “Military” time was as simple a ticking a checkbox. Of course, like with any advance, they had to make it more complex as it got better. But the short answer is “Yes there is, and here’s how:”
Click on the clock at the bottom right of your screen, and then click on “change date and time settings”.
This will open up your clock options screen. Here, click on “change date and time”. (Another neat feature on this screen is that you can put more than one clock on your desktop by selecting the “additional clocks” tab and setting up your new clock.)
When the change date and time screen opens, click on “change calendar settings”. By the way, for those who don’t know, the “change date and time” screen is also where you set your clock’s time. You can either use the up and down arrows or simply highlight the number that you want to change and type in the new number.
Here you decide if you want “short” time (hours and minutes) or “long” time (hours, minutes and seconds) and click on the arrow to pull down your selection window. This will give you two options for military time. The small h indicates 12 hour clocks, the capital H indicating 24 hour clocks.
The first option, with the single H will give you a single digit (for instance, 8 AM will appear as 8:00) while the second option with the two HH’s will give you true military time (08:00). Click okay and you’re all done!
Hope that this helps.
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I have a Kindle Keyboard and would like to add some photos, but there’s no place to put them. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks for the question Jasmine. As you probably know, the “E Ink” display on the screens of Kindle versions prior to the full-color Kindle Fire–while great for reading–are not well suited for viewing photos. However, the antique styling of the Kindle stock images actually looks good on that screen so, if that’s the look you’re after, the display should provide a decent presentation. Although, as you point out, the Kindle 3 doesn’t include a location to store personal images, but a picture folder can be created, and images can be added to the folder from a PC. It should be noted that, at least on my Kindle, the controls for viewing the pictures are slow and clunky, but they do work…eventually.
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Marcus from IN asks:
How do I determine if I have a 32 or 64 bit operating system?
It’s good to know what kind of operating system (OS) you have on your computer, that way you’ll be able to download the appropriate kinds of drivers and programs that work best with your configuration. So, how about a tip within a tip for this one? Not only are you going to find out which type of operating system you currently have, but I’ll even show you a quick way to get there!
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Touchscreens let us interact with computers, tablets, phones, remote controls and a host of other things with great ease but how do they work?
There are two types of touchscreens used in many devices and they work very differently.
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I was looking for new tricks to teach my dog Gypsy, and ran across this site in my search. She’s a wily Australian Shepherd/Beagle mix, and needs to be kept busy, or she finds all sorts of trouble to make. So far, she has stay, sit, high five, and lay down pretty well mastered, but I want to challenge her more, since it’s cold outside and long walks aren’t happening.
What I like about this site is that it not only has instructions for how to teach your dog the trick, but now it has videos too! I’m a very visual learner, so I found the videos to be very valuable to my learning experience.
Some of the tricks on this site that you can teach your dog are: turn around, crawl, speak, and quiet. Those are just a few of them! There are tons more. Just click on the trick you want to learn how to teach your dog and then follow the instructions. If the trick has a video, watching it is very beneficial. I mean who doesn’t want to teach their dog to be quiet? Until I learned how to teach that command she’d bark at every semi-truck that drove down the street.
Check this site out today and start teaching your dog new tricks! It’s a great way to bond with your dog. At the same time, you can exercise the dog’s mind and keep them from getting bored, while you improve their behavior.
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