Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.


How to Take a Screenshot of Your Desktop on a Mac or PC
Dan Pinnington

Taking a screenshot of your PC desktop is easy – look for the “print screen” key on your keyboard. On PC keyboards it will usually have PrtScn, PRTSC or PRTSCN . . .


Patience Required
Shaunna Mireau

Today’s Tip: wait with patience. I often find myself using curse filled phrases when everything (websites, videos, my Blu-ray player, my Starbucks app) is too slow to load. That little . . .


Rediscovering the Art of Dictation on Your iPhone
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

After months of nagtext messages from my cell carrier, all promoting my available hardware upgrades, I finally made the move several weeks ago and switched to a sparkling new iPhone 5s. I wasn’t much interested in the new (for me) Siri functions, to be honest. I had long ago lived through my friend’ eager demonstrations of Siri’s amusing ability to handle their obscene test questions with digital grace. There was little novelty left. Little did I realize that the technologies associated with Siri would ultimately be a pathway for my rediscovery of the long-lost art of dictation. . . .

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