Tag Archives: IT tips

IT tips #19: How to stop procrastinating by turning the Internet off

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I don’t mind admitting that I am so easily distracted by stuff on the Internet, that if I didn’t have a program like Freedom (Windows & Mac), I probably wouldn’t get much done at all.  Freedom is a very simple utility that … Continue reading

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IT tips #18: If you’re transcribing, get a USB foot control

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(I’ve blogged about this before, but I’m passionate about how much time they save, so I don’t mind doing so again) If you do things like record lectures or interviews on your mobile, laptop or portable voice recorder, or want to … Continue reading

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IT tips #17: How to force a YouTube video to start at a particular time point

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Let’s say you want to send someone a YouTube clip or embed it in a post, but the bit that you want them to see is right in the middle of the clip. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just … Continue reading

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IT tips #16: How to use iTunes to convert files to MP3 and back

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If all you want to do with your music is play it on your computer or phone, the  iTunes default setting which imports music files as AAC  (Advanced Audio Coding) is fine. It’s the  the standard format for Apple products … Continue reading

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IT tips #15: Four ways to help you remember where you put things

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In a comment on a previous tip, Ninette wanted to know how to make sure to be able to find tips again in the future because she’s ‘rubbish at remembering things like this’.  Join the club. Here are my suggestions … Continue reading

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IT tips #14: Use Delicious to store and access web links anywhere

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You might think that having a website is all about self-promotion, but the reason I got a website in the first place was to solve a particular problem: I wanted to access my favourites or ‘bookmarks’ from any computer, not … Continue reading

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