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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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  • Bill Clinton: Perpetrators of MH17 crash sought a divided world
    Bill Clinton: Perpetrators of MH17 crash sought a divided world

    Former US president Bill Clinton called Wednesday for strength in responding to the loss of flight MH17, declaring those who had downed the plane -- and provided the means to do so -- sided with a brutal vision of the world. Speaking at the world AIDS conference in Melbourne, Clinton said it "matters not" if the Malaysia Airlines plane had been shot down by mistake, and the loss of 298 lives was unintended. Addressing a hall packed with scientists, policymakers and grassroots activists, Clinton singled out Dutch researcher Joep Lange, praising him for tireless work in bringing life-saving drugs to millions of people infected by HIV.

  • Mayfly Mating Swarm at Mississippi River So Dense It Shows Up on Radar
    Mayfly Mating Swarm at Mississippi River So Dense It Shows Up on Radar

    Fair warning: Do not continue reading if bugs give you goose bumps and gross you out. We're talking lots and lots of mayflies. Mating season this summer is creating a mass buzz in the upper Mississippi River Valley. Sunday evening, wary Wisconsinites near La Crosse crawled for cover, while others caught the swarm of flies on camera.

  • Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris
    Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, several thousands of demonstrators marched Wednesday through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this time in a legal protest.

  • A modest proposal: Judge asks if firing squad and guillotine are preferable to lethal injection
    A modest proposal: Judge asks if firing squad and guillotine are preferable to lethal injection

    A federal judge said questions about the use of lethal injection call into question the integrity of capital punishment.

  • Hamas tactics exact high toll in Israeli ground thrust
    Hamas tactics exact high toll in Israeli ground thrust

    By Noah Browning GAZA (Reuters) - Using tunnels, mines, booby traps and snipers, Hamas fighters have inflicted record casualties on Israeli troops waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, applying years of training in urban warfare with a new tactical acumen and suicidal resolve. The Israelis say weapons and know-how supplied by Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah make Hamas a more formidable foe. Four days after Israel launched a withering ground assault on the Palestinian Islamist militants in their stronghold of Shejaia following intensive air strikes, the army still does not have complete control of the area. Exploiting a vast network of secret tunnels to snipe at enemy troops and blast their vehicles even inside Israel, Hamas has killed 32 Israeli soldiers -- almost three times as many as in the last major ground clashes in a 2008-9 conflict.

  • Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash
    Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"

  • US lifts Israel flight ban as Kerry cites truce 'progress'
    US lifts Israel flight ban as Kerry cites truce 'progress'

    US airlines lifted a flight ban to Israel Thursday as Washington's top diplomat cited progress in ending 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza which has killed 718 Palestinians. The ban was lifted just hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah and returned to Cairo to continue pushing regional efforts to ink a ceasefire. Hamas had hailed the suspension of Tel Aviv flights by US and European airlines as a "great victory for the resistance." "The FAA has lifted its restrictions on US airline flights into and out of Israel's Ben Gurion Airport," the US national aviation agency said early Thursday, two days after imposing a ban on commercial flights when a rocket hit a house very close to the runways.

  • Exclusive: Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile
    Exclusive: Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

    By Anton Zverev DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia. In an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the Vostok Battalion, acknowledged for the first time since the airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday that the rebels did possess the BUK missile system and said it could have been sent back subsequently to remove proof of its presence. Before the Malaysian plane was shot down, rebels had boasted of obtaining the BUK missiles, which can shoot down airliners at cruising height.

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