May 24th, 2012 by ElizaP
A Blackberry can be a great tool to use for business.But the last thing you need are annoying notifications that someone has commented on your status update, requested you to become their friend or tagged you in a photo. There’s an easy way to turn off your Facebook notifications when you’re at work so that you can have an uninterrupted day.
You can take a few minutes to scroll through your list of notifications if you have time, which will remove them from your Blackberry’s home screen. To do this, simply click the Facebook icon, navigate to the notifications, press the Menu key, and then choose Delete. Once you’ve clicked Yes to confirm deletion, all of your notifications should be gone.
Another method is to click the Facebook application. Once Facebook has loaded, click the Menu key, navigate to Options, and then scroll down, making sure that everything has been unchecked. Then, log into Facebook your PC, and find and select your Close Friends group. Then, turn notifications off in the top right corner.
A third method is to simply log off from Facebook while you’re using your Blackberry for work.
May 15th, 2012 by ElizaP
Tumblr is a great and easy to use tool, but is missing some features that would make using it much easier. Luckily, there are browser add-ons and other goodies which add that functionality and solve just about every issue you may be having.
Extra Browser Features
While there are a few single add-ons you can use for Tumblr, there is one that offers a host of them in one download. Called Missing E, it makes creating new posts easy, allows you to track your followers and unfollowers, and includes a bookmarking function.
The Tumblr dashboard will give you a good overview of the posts of people you follow as well as your own posts and replies. But to get a better look at your own activity and that of your posts, the Tumblelog is your best best. You can get there by looking at the top of your Dashboard and clicking your blog name.
Keeping Long Posts Long
Tumblr will often truncate the original text of long posts, forcing users to click the heading-turned-link in order to read the rest of the post. Unfortunately, this may reduce the number of people who actually read the post. But you can keep your posts at their original length by switching the mode. Do this by looking to the “Reblog Text Post”, and clicking the “As” button beside it. Choose “As Text” to keep your post long.
May 4th, 2012 by ElizaP
While you may use your technology to relax and unwind after a busy day, it could be negatively affecting your well-being. Following a few simple tips will keep both you and your technology running at optimum levels.
Do you spend a lot of time in front of your computer or with your device? If you’ve noticed soreness in your back or neck, your sitting position may not be supporting proper posture. To fix this, you can ask your office’s HR department about what options are available. If you’re using your computer at home, you may wish to consider the purchase of an ergonomic knee chair, which promotes proper sitting posture. As well, elevating your computer monitor so that the bottom of the screen lines up with the middle of your eyes will also help to keep your neck in the right position.
Beware Of Tech Critters
Nope, it’s not malware that we’re talking about; it’s the germs and bacteria that lurk on your keyboards, mice and smart phones. Did you know that a home computer keyboard can hold up to sixty times more germs than a public toilet seat? Now that you know, clean and disinfect your devices and peripherals on a daily or weekly basis.