Terry Asp works in Microsoft Word on his iPad. But he can't insert a photo from his Dropbox account into Word. In fact, he can't insert one from his OneDrive account, either.
One of the pitfalls of Gmail's generous storage limits is the temptation to use it as a warehouse for all your email attachments. That seems like less of a good idea when you have to wade through your inbox for that report you need for the weekly all-hands in 15 minutes. But processing the daily influx of messages from clients, colleagues, and friends takes long enough without having to stop and manually save each attached file you receive. Fortunately, you can create an automated workflow to do it for you.
Logos are notoriously difficult (and costly) to design, yet they're mission critical for any business. Instead of using graphics, try a typographic approach instead. Typographic logos, like the ones shown here--some inspired by tips in Before & After--are both timeless and classy. In this column, you'll learn tips for making one yourself, which programs to use, and how to make one in a word processor.
Bloatware, crapware, shovelware: No matter what you call it, the junk that PC makers dump onto new PCs is nothing short of a mess. The situation was thrust into the spotlight last week when it was revealed that several Lenovo PCs were preloaded with "Superfish" adware that actively left users vulnerable to attack. The software compromised secure HTTPS web connections in a quest to inject ads on the sites you visit... and make Lenovo a few nickels.
While Chrome OS started life as a simple, stripped-down browser and little else, Google's operating system now has tons of tools, tweaks, and customizations that let you tailor your Chromebook to your specific workflow needs.
Your old smartphone has a greater destiny than your junk drawer. Believe it or not, you can turn it into, say, a mini-PC or media streamer. Assuming it packs both USB On The Go support (OTG) and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) compatible port, there's a ton of additional functionality lurking under that its hood. Heck, you can even use a smartphone with a broken screen for this.
A broken laptop screen takes all the fun out of using your PC. And it can be expensive to fix.
When your Mac starts acting up, you'll probably run through some common troubleshooting procedures, such as restarting it, running Disk Utility, and perhaps performing a Safe Boot. Your repair repertoire should also include a couple of additional procedures that can occasionally eliminate otherwise inscrutable problems--zapping the NVRAM and resetting the SMC.