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Stay safe online: Use HTTPS Everywhere.

Securing the internet is REALLY hard! There are SO MANY things to pay attention to! One of those things you need to pay attention to is whether the site you’re going to uses HTTPS (A Secured/registered site) or just HTTP: (An unsecured site that cannot prove it is who it says it is). This means that is safe and may NOT be. Continue reading “Stay safe online: Use HTTPS Everywhere.”

Google Group Message Archives

Did you know that every email message sent to Academy Personnel or your Team or your Department or ANY Google Group are all stored forever in the Google Group Archives? You can access the Archives and find any and all old messages…here is how!

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Add a Thesaurus to Google Docs!

Have you ever wanted a simple, yet powerful thesaurus built right into Google Docs? Thesaurus Pro is a free add-on to Google Docs that’s both free AND well reviewed. Here’s how to add it: Continue reading “Add a Thesaurus to Google Docs!”

Set Reminders in Google Calendar

Google Calendar has a helpful feature for your To-Do List called Reminders.    Reminders will help keep your day organized and productive.  Reminders can be used to remind you to pick up the dry cleaning or you can use Reminders for a longer To Do List for work or school.   The Reminders will follow you from day to day on your calendar and keep reminding you until you mark them as done.

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Recent & Starred Files in Google Drive

Finding files in Google Drive can sometimes be challenging.  A few built-in shortcuts may help you navigate your files more efficiently – Recent and Starred files.
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Add More Fonts in Google Docs

Bored of the same fonts?  Need to find a special font for a project or report?   Google has hundreds of fonts to choose from.  You can also change your default font for all new documents. Continue reading “Add More Fonts in Google Docs”

What to Do if You Spill Liquid on Your Device!

It happens! Here in IT, we see our community members dealing with liquid spills on their laptops and phones all the time.  Unfortunately, many people make the same mistakes that ultimately lead to the death of their laptop, phone or other electronic device. Here are a few quick tips to help you survive this disaster! Continue reading “What to Do if You Spill Liquid on Your Device!”

Gmail Canned Response

If you find yourself typing the same messages or text blocks over and over, you will want to use Gmail’s Canned Responses. Continue reading “Gmail Canned Response”

Manage Two Gmail Accounts in Chrome

To simplify your online life, you should keep your Brewster and personal email completely separate.  If you have a personal Gmail account, you can easily toggle between accounts in Chrome. Continue reading “Manage Two Gmail Accounts in Chrome”

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