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Common Keyboard Shortcuts - MAC

April 10, 2015     |     By

Keyboards do a lot more than just type letters. This article is specific to Apple's MAC products so if you're looking for Windows shortcuts, read this article. If you frequently type documents or using a mouse gets tedious, your keyboard can help. MACs have many shortcuts that help you maneuver through your computer. Each app may have its own shortcuts, and not all shortcuts work in all apps! Whew, there's enough out there that we could teach a whole class on shortcuts - good thing we do just that!

We've listed some of the most frequently used shortcuts for MACs. Of course, they are pretty universal to Apple products so try some out on your preferred Apple product.

Start by finding the command key, often a flower-looking symbol on most standard MAC keyboards, and press both at once.

-For typing:

- Command + C = Copy

- Command + V = Paste

- Command + X = Cut

- Command + A = Select All

- Command + S = Save

- Command + Z = Undo

-General:

- Command + W = Close the front Window

- Command + Q = Quit the App

- Command + Tab = Go through open programs/apps

- Command + Shift + O = Open Documents folder

- Command + Shift + F = Open All My Files window

- Command + Shift + D = Open Desktop folder

- Command + Shift + C = Open Computer window

There are so many shortcuts we could devote an entire website to them. If these are useful and you would like to know more, sign up for a class or a one-on-one class to learn more! See our regularly scheduled classes and contact us to sign up or to schedule a one-on-one.

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Common Keyboard Shortcuts - PC

April 08, 2015     |     By

Keyboards do a lot more than just type letters. This article is specific to Windows PCs so if you're looking for MAC shortcuts, read this article. If you frequently type documents, you've probably come across some of these shortcuts; however, there's more that your keyboard can do than just cut, copy, and paste. There's also specific shortcuts depending on the version of Windows you're using! And, different programs have different shortcuts! Whew, there's enough out there that we could teach a whole class on shortcuts - good thing we do just that!

We've listed some of the most frequently used shortcuts broken down by application. Of course, they are pretty universal across the PC but the areas we listed are where they apply best.

Start by finding the control key, often Ctrl on most standard keyboards, and press both at once.

-For typing in Word:

- Ctrl + C = Copy

- Ctrl + V = Paste

- Ctrl + X = Cut

- Ctrl + A = Select All

- Ctrl + S = Save

- Ctrl + Z = Undo

-For Excel, all the above work plus:

- Ctrl + D = Fills in the same information from the cell above

- Ctrl + Spacebar = Selects the entire column

- Shift + Spacebar = Selects the entire row

- F2 = Edit the current cell

-General Windows:

- Windows Key (often with the Windows logo) = Show Start Menu

- Windows Key + D = Show Desktop

- Alt + Tab = Go through open programs/apps

There are so many shortcuts we could devote an entire website to them. If these are useful and you would like to know more, sign up for a class or a one-on-one class to learn more! See our regularly scheduled classes and contact us to sign up or to schedule a one-on-one.

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Contact us, or stop in to 360 Technology Solutions in Fulton Station, 3715 Patriot Way, Suite 139, Wilmington, NC 28412. We're waiting to meet you and help you at any point in the lifecycle of your technology!

 

 

 

Microsoft/Windows Tech Scammers

March 26, 2015     |     By

Believe it or not, 360 Technology Solutions has received calls to our office in Wilmington, NC from "Microsoft" saying our Windows computers are at risk. We've always answered politely that we are a computer and device repair company and assure them our computers are not at risk. If they were, we would not be a good computer repair company! Even with that answer, the "technicians" become very pushy until we're forced to hang up.

Have you received calls similar to this? Some or our customers have said they've received calls and are almost convinced by the false information provided to them. Rest assured, Microsoft WILL NOT call you! Please do not give out any of your personal information to these people or allow them to remote into your computer. They are looking to steal information or looking to get you to pay for a service you do not need. They may even try to install a malicious program that could steal your information and/or crash your computer forcing you to pay to "fix" it.

Please be weary. In this day and age, people are bold with their scamming tactics and have moved from email to phone calls. Microsoft has provided a good article on this topic: Microsoft Security - Avoiding Phone Scams

If you have any concerns or questions, or feel you may have unknowingly given your information to one of the scammers, let us know and we can help! Call us 910-399-4898 and we can provide FREE guidance.

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Contact us, call us 910-399-4898, or stop in to 360 Technology Solutions in Fulton Station, 3715 Patriot Way, Suite 139, Wilmington, NC 28412. We're waiting to meet you and help you at any point in the lifecycle of your technology!

 

 

Training Employees on Internet Use

January 08, 2015     |     By

I came across this article on Twitter posted from Wired.com this morning http://www.wired.com/2015/01/german-steel-mill-hack-destruction/?mbid=social_twitter

Reading between the lines, it reinforces the fact that employees need to be properly trained to use the internet and email in addition to the specifics of their business.  If that one person (or persons) hadn't opened an attachment or visited a suspect website, the hackers would never have been able to access the steel mill.

Now these examples in the article may not seem relevant to you but the facts are: technology is present everywhere and you're connected.  If you're a business owner, do you feel confident that your employees are properly trained on internet use and email basics or even that you, yourself, are properly trained?  If you have medical files, are you 100% confident that data is unreachable?  Maybe those electronic files are HIPAA compliant but is your staff practicing safe internet and email habits?  Even on a personal, individual basis, do you feel like you're properly trained?

360 Technology Solutions in Wilmington, NC can help!  We provide classes in house or on site to ensure you are armed with the knowledge to avoid those pesky hackers, viruses, and malware.  Even if you aren't local, give us a call if you have a question or concern, we'd be glad to help!

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