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  • Productivity experts say that keyboard shortcuts are 60% faster than using a mouse. So here are my top five shortcuts that work in all the major browsers: Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

    (Note: while these tricks work in all browsers, on a Mac, you may need to use the Command key instead of Control. Watch the video above for details.)

    Shortcut # 1:  Move Quickly Between Tabs – Control-Tab

    If you need to move between multiple web pages, working in multiple tabs is faster than multiple windows. Why? Because Control-Tab lets you fly through all your tabs.

    Shortcut #2: Reopening a Tab You Just Closed – Control-Shift-T

    Sometimes you’re moving so fast online that you accidentally close a tab. That can be frustrating, particularly if the page you just closed had some crazy, hard-to-remember URL. Fear not. Control-Shift-T reopens the last closed tab.

    Shortcut # 3: Zooming In – Control-+

    Want do see some detail on a webpage more clearly? Font too small? No problem. To zoom in, hit

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  • With all the buzz about Twitter, are you ready to give the service a try but don’t know where to start? Watch the video above for a quick, one-minute primer.

    1. You can sign up for free on Twitter.com.

    2. Pick a sign-on name, like bworley (except that one’s already taken). Twitter adds the @ sign in front of it, making my twitter handle @bworley.

    3. Search for people or ideas you want to follow, then click “Follow.” Your feed will then show whatever they tweet. Try it. You can always un-follow people if they aren’t tweeting things that actually interest you.

    4. When you feel ready, you can try tweeting something yourself. Tweets are limited to 140 characters, but if you want to send out a link to an article or video you like, that link only counts as 22 characters, no matter how long the link actually is.

    5. Use a "hashtag" (the # symbol) in front of a keyword in your tweet. That will make it easier for others to find your tweet by searching for that topic, even if they don't normally

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  • A universal remote should save time and frustration, consolidating all the device commands into a few button presses. But many universal remotes have performance issues, connectivity problems, or just don’t work right. Good news: you can fix five of the most common problems yourself. 

    There are three significant makers of universal remotes: Phillips,Universal Remote Control, and Logitech. I have a Logitech Harmony remote, so Iasked Ian Crowe, a senior manager at Logitech, to help me troubleshoot the most common mistakes people make with their universal remotes. 

    Problem 1: During Set-Up, “Close” Isn’t Good Enough

    Most of the lasting problems with universal remotes stem from mistakes made during set-up. Ian explains that even within the same brand, line, or even model, there are extreme variances in the codes these devices use to perform actions on the device. If you input during set-up that you have a Sony BDV-300 home theater, but you actually have a BDV-300a, most of the functions may

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  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Unisys Corp. fell 11.5 percent to $25.61. International Game Technology fell 10.3 percent to $12.62. Pzena ...

  • 230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing
    230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing

    CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a "hot pursuit" by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathers who headed into a dangerous forest to find their daughters.

  • ABC to introduce 'Black Box' this Thursday
    ABC to introduce 'Black Box' this Thursday

    The new medical series starring British actress Kelly Reilly will premiere on ABC this Thursday, April 24 in the time slot previously occupied by "Scandal."

  • Stunning Hubble Telescope View Reveals Deep View of Universe (Video, Image)
    Stunning Hubble Telescope View Reveals Deep View of Universe (Video, Image)

    A new photo from NASA's Hubble space telescope captures a variety of celestial objects both near and far, providing a glimpse of many different stages of cosmic history all at once. The Hubble image, released Thursday (April 17), is a 14-hour exposure that shows objects about 1 billion times fainter than the naked eye can make out, researchers said.

  • Teacher throws high school senior out of prom for wearing red skinny jeans
    Teacher throws high school senior out of prom for wearing red skinny jeans

    Take the case of Shafer Rupard, a senior at Cherryville High School in the small town of Cherryville, N.C. Last Saturday, a chaperoning teacher kicked Rupard out of the Cherryville High senior prom because she was wearing a pair of red skinny jeans, reports WBTV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte.

  • John Malkovich debuts as Blackbeard in 'Crossbones' trailer
    John Malkovich debuts as Blackbeard in 'Crossbones' trailer

    NBC has uploaded the first trailer for "Crossbones," the new period drama that will take viewers back to the 18th century and to New Providence in the Bahamas, a hotbed of pirate activity.

  • New York teen gamer latest victim of 'swatting,' police say
    New York teen gamer latest victim of 'swatting,' police say

    A hoaxer who triggered a massive police response was engaged in an increasingly popular prank called "swatting," authorities there say.

  • Scholars analyze bones of Swedish medieval king
    Scholars analyze bones of Swedish medieval king

    UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) — Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.

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