http://suiteminute.com Peggy Duncan | SuiteMinute.com | Traveling Internationally from Durham NC Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:27:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Streaming Sound from a TV to Your Gadget with the Tunity App http://suiteminute.com/streaming-sound-tv-gadget-tunity-app/ http://suiteminute.com/streaming-sound-tv-gadget-tunity-app/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:20:46 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9806 Have you been at the airport too far away from the TV to hear it? Or have you wanted to watch something on TV while others are sleeping or studying? The Tunity app offers a solution by streaming audio to your device, and at this writing, it’s free. To get started, you simply hold your...

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Have you been at the airport too far away from the TV to hear it? Or have you wanted to watch somethinTunity app streams audio to your device from digital TV networksg on TV while others are sleeping or studying? The Tunity app offers a solution by streaming audio to your device, and at this writing, it’s free.

To get started, you simply hold your device in front of the TV and tap to run a scan (of a live show). Within seconds, the audio from the TV streams to your device. If the sound isn’t synced, the app offers a way to adjust it. The scanning doesn’t work with all cable networks, and antenna TV apparently doesn’t work.

Here is a how-to video on YouTube that’ll show you how it works.

Let me know what you think.

PEACE.

 

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Now I Can Charge My iPhone in the Car Without Its Cable – Retractable Cable Built Into Charger http://suiteminute.com/now-can-charge-iphone-car-without-cable-retractable-cable-built-charger/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:31:43 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9801 I was out recently and had to use GPS unexpectedly. You know how that drains the power in the iPhone. I had my car charger, but I didn’t have the iPhone cable. I went shopping. I didn’t know if what I needed existed, but, of course, someone had solved the problem with this tangle-free lighting...

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I was out recently and had to use GPS unexpectedly. You know how that drains the power in the iPhone. I had my car charger, but I didn’t have the iPhone cable.

I went shopping. I didn’t know if what I needed existed, but, of course, someone had solved the problem with this tangle-free lighting retractable cable with USB car charger.

iPhone car charger with built-in cable This little gadget is the answer I was looking for. The cable is built-in, and it retracts with the push of a button. It also has a USB port so I can charge two devices at once.

This is small and compact enough so I keep it in my backpack/purse. The quality feels good, so I hope it’ll last.

I love gadgets that simplify my life. Now I won’t have to worry about being caught without my cable because it’ll be right where I need it.

Check it out on Amazon.

PEACE.

 

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Facebook Profile Tip: Don’t Expose Your Friends List and Open Yourself Up to Cloning http://suiteminute.com/facebook-profile-tip-dont-expose-friends-list-open-cloning/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:56:41 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9789 Facebook cloning is a technique in which scammers create fake Facebook profiles by using images and other information stolen from someone’s real Facebook page. Once the fake profile is created, the scammers start to send requests to people who are already on your Friends list. It only takes a few of your friends to accept,...

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Facebook cloning is a technique in which scammers create fake Facebook profiles by using images and other information stolen from someone’s real Facebook page. Once the fake profile is created, the scammers start to send requests to people who are already on your Friends list. It only takes a few of your friends to accept, and the scammers will start to send them links to online scams.

Hide Your Friends List

You can prevent successful cloning by making your Friends list private. Here’s how.

  1. Click the Friends list, then click the Pen to Edit Privacy.
  2. Change who can see all of your friends to ONLY ME.

Facebook profile cloning hacking

Now is the perfect time to go to Facebook and do this.

PEACE.

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Bluetooth Speaker for the Bathroom, Pool, and other Wet Activities http://suiteminute.com/bluetooth-speaker-bathroom-pool-wet-activities/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:12:18 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9779 When Mom does her morning routine in the bathroom, she wants to listen to the radio. She was turning the radio in the living room up loud, and the sound wasn’t good (old radio = terrible sound).   My brother bought this waterproof Bluetooth shower speaker, Aqua Sound, to use with an old iPhone. It’s...

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When Mom does her morning routine in the bathroom, she wants to listen to the radio. She was turning the radio in the living room up loud, and the sound wasn’t good (old radio = terrible sound).

 

Bluetooth speaker for the bathroomMy brother bought this waterproof Bluetooth shower speaker, Aqua Sound, to use with an old iPhone. It’s in her bathroom. Great sound. It has a suction cup to affix to the tub or sink. $5.00 at some kind of 5 and Under store.

 

Here it is on Amazon.

 

  • Compatible with any Bluetooth capable player, phone or tablet.
  • Skip songs and forward/back/pause/play right from the water resistant speakers.
  • Answer calls right on it and hold a conversation through the built in microphone.
  • Features a suction cup for easy attachment to wall or any flat surface.
  • Great for showers, baths, swimming pools, boats, marine. IPX4 Waterproof.

He just bought me one. I’ll use it in my car because my speaker system is pitiful (old car = old system). When I’m listening to music, I can push to next or previous song. I can also answer my phone if I want to. $5!

 

PEACE.

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(VIDEO) Paste Text from a PDF to Word and Fix the Short Paragraphs with this Shortcut http://suiteminute.com/video-paste-text-pdf-word-fix-short-paragraphs-shortcut/ Tue, 09 May 2017 17:40:14 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9754 Did you end up with a bunch of short lines of text when you copied text in a PDF and pasted it to Word? You had a paragraph mark (or manual line break) at the end of each line instead of only when there is a new paragraph (or new line). I’m talking about these...

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Did you end up with a bunch of short lines of text when you copied text in a PDF and pasted it to Word? You had a paragraph mark (or manual line break) at the end of each line instead of only when there is a new paragraph (or new line).

I’m talking about these things. They’re the culprits. I’ll show you how to find out if they’re there and how to get rid of them.

Have you gone through an entire document line by line deleting these? You’ll be happy to know you won’t have to again. You can use Word’s Find and Replace command to clean your entire document with just a few keystrokes.

Would you agree that when you know which buttons to click, you can finish work quicker and go home?

PEACE.

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VIDEO: How to Use a Mac Pages Document on a PC – Open in Word, Print It, Convert to PDF http://suiteminute.com/video-use-mac-pages-document-pc-open-word-print-convert-pdf/ Tue, 02 May 2017 08:37:20 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9744 If someone sends you a document with the .Pages extension (a Mac document) and you’re on a PC, this edition of Suite Tuesday’s real quick video series shows you how to open it in Word, print it, or convert to PDF. PEACE. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _...

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If someone sends you a document with the .Pages extension (a Mac document) and you’re on a PC, this edition of Suite Tuesday’s real quick video series shows you how to open it in Word, print it, or convert to PDF.

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I’m Standing Up to Work. Here’s My Home Office Setup http://suiteminute.com/im-standing-work-heres-home-office-setup/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:48:54 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9741 I’d been reading a lot about the benefits of standing up to work (or in other words, not sitting all day). Last week, I started configuring my home office, and wanted to avoid buying anything. Here’s what I did. I already had the sturdy snack table, and it fit perfectly on my laptop table. I...

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I’d been reading a lot about the benefits of standing up to work (or in other words, not sitting all day). Last week, I started configuring my home office, and wanted to avoid buying anything. Here’s what I did.

I already had the sturdy snack table, and it fit perfectly on my laptop table. I took a shelf from the table, and put it on top of the snack tray. That gave me enough expansion for my mouse (I’d ordered a mouse tray, but it didn’t work for my table).

Peggy Duncan on Standing Up to WorkUnderneath the snack table is a wireless keyboard I already had that works with my laptop. I use it when I want to sit down to work (haven’t done that much yet). I adjust the laptop screen and type on this keyboard so I don’t have to move the laptop.

With this setup, I still have access to my dual monitor and microphone.

Standing has gotten easier, and it wears me out enough to sleep even harder. Comfortable shoes make the difference.

Have you tried standing up to work? Leave a comment to explain.

PEACE.

 

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VIDEO: Insert Text and Graphics Using this Shortcut in Word – AutoText http://suiteminute.com/video-insert-text-graphics-using-shortcut-word-autotext/ Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:04:19 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9730 I shake my head every time I see formal documents such as a letter or certificate “signed” with a typed signature. This is never appropriate and can be easily avoided. A fancy font does not make it OK. I’m not a paper person and will take the electronic route every chance I get. If I...

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I shake my head every time I see formal documents such as a letter or certificate “signed” with a typed signature. This is never appropriate and can be easily avoided.

A fancy font does not make it OK.

I’m not a paper person and will take the electronic route every chance I get. If I have to sign a Word document, my actual signature is saved as a graphic on my computer. If I have to sign a PDF, it’s a Custom Stamp in Adobe Acrobat and Foxit PhantomPDF.

In this video, I’ll show you how to save the graphic of your signature, etc., in a timesaving feature in Word called AutoText. Once stored as an AutoText entry, you’ll sign your document with your actual signature using a couple of clicks. Your company logo will be at your fingertips instead of two hours away as you try to find it on your computer network.

I’ve used AutoText in every version of Word that I can remember, and am still surprised users don’t take advantage of it. Anything you can display on a page and select can be turned into an AutoText entry.

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VIDEO: Embed Downloaded Fonts Into a Document You Share or Show on Different Computers http://suiteminute.com/video-embed-downloaded-fonts-document-share-show-different-computers/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:41:29 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9598 In a previous video, I showed you how to find and install fonts on your computer. If you use these installed fonts in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, etc., you’ll want to embed them when you save. This is especially important if you’re sharing a document or you’re presenting on a different computer, and those...

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In a previous video, I showed you how to find and install fonts on your computer. If you use these installed fonts in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, etc., you’ll want to embed them when you save. This is especially important if you’re sharing a document or you’re presenting on a different computer, and those fonts may or may not be installed.

If you create a template to base future documents on, click to embed fonts in it so you don’t have to remember to do this every time.

embed fontsThis video shows you how to embed fonts into your documents: True Type Fonts (TTF), created by Apple decades ago; and Open Type Fonts (OTF), more robust fonts created by Adobe and Microsoft.

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NOTE: After I installed all the fonts, I moved the files into a separate INSTALLED folder. This way, as I download more, I’ll only deal with the new ones.

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VIDEO: How to Find and Install Fonts to Your PC – Windows 10/8/7 http://suiteminute.com/find-install-fonts-pc-windows-1087/ Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:17:45 +0000 http://suiteminute.com/?p=9580 I wanted to add a lot more creative fonts to my computer. DaFont.com has it all. In this video, I’ll show you how to search, download, relocate to a folder outside of your default Downloads folders, extract all files, and finally, install. If Used, Embed If you use these installed fonts in a Word document,...

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I wanted to add a lot more creative fonts to my computer. DaFont.com has it all. In this video, I’ll show you how to search, download, relocate to a folder outside of your default Downloads folders, extract all files, and finally, install.

If Used, Embed

If you use these installed fonts in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, etc., be sure to embed them when you save. This is especially important if you’re sharing a document or you’re presenting on a different computer and those fonts aren’t installed. When you save your file, be sure to tick the box to Embed fonts (this video shows you how).

NOTE: If you create a template to base future documents on, click to embed fonts in it so you don’t have to remember to do this every time.

WordMark.it

Here is a cool Website I found that allows you to type a word or phrase in a text box to see what it’ll look like in all the fonts on your computer. WordMark.it

Wikipedia Font List

In addition to seeing how fonts on your computer look inside your Office document, you can see them on this Wikipedia list.

PEACE.

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