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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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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Liberty Interactive Corp. Liberty Ventures B fell 23.0 percent to $30.66. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. fell 14.5 percent ...

  • Twins separated at birth share incredible reunion story
    Twins separated at birth share incredible reunion story

    Twenty-five years after being separated at birth in South Korea, twins Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier were reunited the way most 20-somethings reconnect with distant friends and family members: through Facebook.

  • Rare Roman inscription unearthed in Jerusalem
    Rare Roman inscription unearthed in Jerusalem

    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday unveiled a 2,000-year-old commemorative stone inscription dedicated to Roman Emperor Hadrian, which researchers say sheds light on the Jewish revolt against the ancient empire.

  • Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
    Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

  • Another US patient recovers from Ebola
    Another US patient recovers from Ebola

    Washington (AFP) - A US patient who has asked to remain anonymous has recovered from the Ebola virus and was released from the hospital, Emory University Healthcare said on Monday.

  • Ukraine, Russia, EU energy chiefs meet to finalize gas deal

    By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies on Tuesday as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner. Citing unpaid bills worth more than $5 billion, Russia cut off gas flows to Kiev in mid-June, adding to tensions sparked by Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. After months of stalemate, pressure has mounted to reach a deal to allow gas deliveries for heating as winter approaches. ...

  • Parents pay the price for children’s student debt
    Parents pay the price for children’s student debt

    Parents who want to provide for their children's college education are being stretched to the brink with student loans.

  • Central banks to the rescue! ECB plays "Boy Wonder" to Fed's "Batman"
    Central banks to the rescue! ECB plays "Boy Wonder" to Fed's "Batman"

    On Wednesday markets plunged, but a day later some comments from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Bloomberg TV helped take the edge off investors' skittishness. He said, “We have to make sure inflation and inflation expectations remain near our target. And for that reason, a reasonable response of the Fed in this situation... we could go on pause on the taper at this juncture and wait until we see how the data shakes out into December.”

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