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For Seniors: Do Your Banking Online

Banking online is convenient. Typically, your bank will allow you to make account transfers and check your balance through the Internet. Your online bank may even allow you to download your account activity [more…]

For Seniors: Share Videos and Photos Online

The ability to share photos and videos online is a wonderful way to connect to others. Upload videos or photos to an online sharing site, then share them with your friends and family via e-mail or through [more…]

Steps for Securing Your Online Privacy

Personal information is floating all over the internet. If you're concerned about your internet privacy, protect yourself by taking these common-sense security steps when working on your computer: [more…]

Tips for Safely Banking, Trading, and Shopping Online

Online shopping, trading, and banking is convenient, easy, and for the most part safe, but don’t drop your guard when using the internet. Take the following steps to make sure your online banking transactions [more…]

How to Track Down Spammers

The internet is flooded with spam, but after you learn a few tricks, hunting down a spammer's base of operations and getting him kicked off the web is usually simple. To track down spammers in your email [more…]

Tips for Efficient Searching from Your Computer

Whether you're searching your computer for a file or the Internet for a document or website, here are some tips that can help you get appropriate results faster. [more…]

Marsha Collier's Social Media Commerce Toolkit

For each arm of your social media commerce strategy, you use a different marketing tool. Here's a shortlist of platforms to build your online conversation, which should ultimately lead to new customers [more…]

Refining Google Searches with the Inclusion and Exclusion Operators

Using simple Google operators (symbols), such as inclusion and exclusion, can improve web search results without much effort. Operators are used with Google search terms and have a special meaning to Google [more…]

How to Validate Results from a Google Web Search

When you validate research results from a Google web search, your goal is to determine the credibility of the information you've discovered. Evaluating the credibility of a web page, like any complex skill [more…]

How to Create Simple Search Queries in Google

When you type search terms (also called queries or keywords) into the Google search box, save some time by crafting simple, specific search queries. Remember these basic search rules when you use Google [more…]

Building Research Tools with Google For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Google web search engine is a powerful research tool for novices and professionals alike. Thoroughly researching a topic can be daunting, so begin with a simple search, then learn how to refine it, [more…]

Are You Friends with a Catfish?

Ever since the sordid story of social media deception involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o hit the news in early 2013, the concept of catfishing has gained more widespread recognition. But what does [more…]

Google Sites Login Address

iGoogle is your personalized Google page, whereas Google Apps is made up of five fully functioning online applications: Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Talk, and Site. Here's how to get to both. [more…]

Google Sites Page Layouts

Google Sites enables you to change the appearance of your website by editing your site's layout, themes, colors, and fonts. And you can use a variety of tools to manage the content that goes onto your [more…]

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

You can navigate your way through Google Chrome faster by using keyboard shortcuts. Here's a list of shortcuts that work on Google Chrome, and what they do. [more…]

Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Google Sites lets you build websites to share documents online from various locations. Google Chrome is Google's browser. Start using both by understanding where you'll log into Google Sites, and about [more…]

Internet Search Options that Are Safe for Children

A variety of platforms, tools, and applications have been created with the express purpose of allowing kids to safely search the Internet. The following are some of the options for parents who would like [more…]

Google Apps Addresses

The following table shows you the default address and the Apps address for the most common Google Apps, the Start Page, Gmail, Google's Calendar, Google Docs, and the Dashboard. [more…]

Getting Help in Google Apps

If you get stumped while using a Google App, help is just a click away. The following are the best places to start looking for answers to your questions about using Google. [more…]

Google Keyboard Shortcuts

To use Google Apps shortcut keys, simply press the letter on the keyboard. Unless indicated in the following table, you don't need to use the Ctrl (or Apple's Command) key with them. If a shortcut key [more…]

Google Docs Shortcut Keys

Google knows that keyboard shortcuts make your life easier. The following keyboard shortcuts work in some or all of the Google Docs Apps. In the table's Works In column, D [more…]

Google Apps For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can access Google Apps web-based, low-cost (or free!) office productivity tools from any computer with an Internet connection. To get started, see the Google Apps addresses you're most likely to use [more…]

What's in Your Skype Profile?

The information in the public portion of your Skype profile is available literally to any Skype user. The semi-private information is reserved for your Skype contacts, and no one gets to directly view [more…]

Basics of Where to Use Passwords and What Information Is Sensitive

It seems like everything online requires a password of some sort. The questions you should ask are: How long should the password be? What characters should be included in that password? Should a a password [more…]

Basics of Identity Theft and Fraud: How Passwords Help Protect You from Phishing

The easiest way to protect yourself from online identity theft and fraud is never tell anybody anything, especially about your passwords. A pair of glasses and a cape might be helpful as well. Seriously [more…]

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