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#277 Change your default search on IE from Bing to Google

If you are an Internet Explorer (IE) user and you prefer using Google to Bing, then here is a quick and easy way to change your default search engine on IE11. Watch how to here… Featured image: “search” by Pleuntje is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0 Advertisements

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#259 Email: Drag and drop attachments

By request! In the office the other day and someone said they’d recently discovered that you can drag and drop attachments in to most email clients. Yes you can! So here’s a couple of examples using Outlook, Gmail and iCloud Featured image by Pixabay licenced under CC0

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#246 View your revision history in Google Docs

Google Docs, a part of Google Drive, has a great revision history feature. The revision history show the changes that have been made to your document and make it really easy to roll back to an earlier version (no more cold sweats when you realise you’ve accidently deleted a section of your document!). It’s also… Continue reading #246 View your revision history in Google Docs

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#198 Google My Maps [3/3]: Share your maps

Have you missed the other two posts in this series? Catch up now. In this video we cover how to share your fancy new map! Remember, you can also share maps that can be editable, so you can build collaborative maps as a group. Featured Image: “1933 Mount Rainier Boy Scout map” by Monty VanderBilt licenced… Continue reading #198 Google My Maps [3/3]: Share your maps

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#194 Google My Maps [2/3]: Add in your routes

If you missed the last post on customised Google maps, catch up now (#190  Google My Maps: [1/3] Create customised Google maps). In this video we look at how you can add different routes onto your map, remember that My Maps using layers, so you can add lots of different routes that can be switched on… Continue reading #194 Google My Maps [2/3]: Add in your routes

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#148 Google Scholar alerts keep you up to date with latest research

If you are interested in keeping up to date with research on your favourite topics, set up a Google Scholar alert to have all the latest research emailed to your inbox. This is really easy to set up, all you need is a (free) Google account. Don’t want your Google Scholar alerts cluttering up your… Continue reading #148 Google Scholar alerts keep you up to date with latest research

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#146: Slow at typing? Try dictating to Google Docs

If typing is not your forte, why not try using the new voice typing feature of Google docs (part of Google Drive). Although it’s not 100% accurate, it can be a quick and easy way to get a rough draft together. If you’d like to learn more about the commands you can use with voice typing,… Continue reading #146: Slow at typing? Try dictating to Google Docs