If you’re working with files in the Terminal and switching back and forth between two directories, we’re about to save you some time. There is a shortcut command that allows you to toggle between two directories on the command line.
Over time, you’ve subscribed to all kinds of mailing lists and now your inbox is overrun with emails you don’t want anymore. The Mail app in iOS 10 has added a really easy way to unsubscribe from mailing lists.
Safari’s Split View is a new feature in iOS 10 that allows you to view two Safari windows side-by-side on your iPad. It’s similar to the Split View feature that was added to iOS 9, but specifically for Safari.
The images you send in iMessage can use up precious bandwidth and space on your phone. However, iOS 10 now provides a way to reduce the size of images sent, if you don’t need a full quality photo.
The “Define” feature in iOS has been renamed to “Look Up” in iOS 10, and has been enhanced to provide more than just definitions. Look Up now presents you with results from the App Store, Apple Music, websites, and Wikipedia.
Your Apple Watch allows you to put your most important contacts in a circle of “friends”, so they’re just one button press away for calls, messages, and more.
iOS has had a visual voicemail menu since the beginning, allowing you to browse and listen to voicemails without calling a number. Now, iOS 10 enhances visual voicemail by transcribing them, so you can read your voicemails too.
By default, iMessage sends a read receipt back to the sender, so they can see when you’ve read their message. You can turn this feature off completely, but what if you want to send read receipts to some people but not others?
In iOS 10, Safari supports an unlimited number of tabs. However, if you find yourself with too many tabs open and want to start fresh, there’s a shortcut to close all your tabs at once.
By default, new Terminal windows open to your Home directory. However, if there’s another directory you use often that you want immediate access to when you open the Terminal, there’s an easy way to set this up.
If other people use your Linux PC from time to time, you can hide files and folders from prying eyes. But if they know the obvious way to view hidden files, you can use a more secretive method: compress those files and hide them in an innocent looking image file.
By default, when you create a new workbook in Excel, the row height and column width is always the same for all cells. However, you can easily change the height and width for one or more rows and columns.
You logged into your Facebook account on your friend’s computer, and you’re not sure if you logged out. Or maybe you’re worried someone else has your password. Thankfully, Facebook tracks where you’re logged in, so you can see every device logged into your account, and end any sessions you don’t want active.
If you use Linux, you know how useful the command line can be for working with files, installing software, and launching programs. But it can be even more efficient if you run multiple commands at once.
Bookmarks in Word allow you to assign names to text and mark positions in your files so you can more easily navigate long documents. Think of bookmarks in Word like bookmarks you put in books to mark your place.
If you use Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and iCloud Drive to share and back up files, you can add them to the Send To context menu in Windows for quicker file moving.
Your computer’s “clipboard” is where content that you cut or copy is temporarily stored. Microsoft Office has its own clipboard, however, that’s more powerful.
You’re working on your laptop and you realize that it’s time to go. So, you shut down your laptop, but Windows insists on updating. Ten minutes later, you’re still waiting for Windows to update and you’re going to be late. There is a way around this: a way to can shut down immediately even when there are updates waiting to install.
By default, Microsoft Word does not display all the built-in styles on the Home tab or on the Styles pane. So, what if you want to use a style that you don’t see?
You can easily add the current date and time to your Word documents, but what if you only want to add the month or month and year, but no date? It’s easy to manually add a custom date field and we’ll show you how.
We’re used to word processing programs telling us when we’ve misspelled a word, but what about when your fingers are flying through directories on the Linux command line? You can actually have your typos and misspellings automatically corrected, at least when using the cd command.
Windows provides several options for conserving power when you are not using your PC. These options include Sleep, Hibernate, and Hybrid Sleep, and are particularly useful if you have a laptop. Here’s the difference between them.
If you work a lot in the command line, you probably keep more than one Terminal window open at once. However, instead of having separate windows, you can condense all your Terminal sessions onto one window using tabs.
The command line in Linux is case sensitive. When you use tab completion to quickly change or list directories on the command line, you must match the case of the directory names. However, there is a way to make tab completion case insensitive.
When you need to do a quick calculation, normally you would think to use the Windows calculator. However, if you’re working in Microsoft Word, you can calculate simple equations typed into your document using Word’s not-so-obvious Calculate command.