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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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  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Boeing to make longest 787-10 Dreamliner exclusively in South Carolina

    By Harriet McLeod NORTH CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will build its biggest Dreamliner, the 787-10, exclusively at its South Carolina plant in North Charleston, a move that marked the continuing evolution of Boeing's production strategy for its flagship jet. The newest and longest of three 787 models, the 787-10 also is eagerly awaited by airlines seeking its increased seating. Systems for the mid- and aft-body sections for the smaller 787s are installed at the North Charleston plant and most of the sections are flown to Everett for final assembly.

  • The ‘Netflix for pirates’ is coming soon to an iPhone near you
    The ‘Netflix for pirates’ is coming soon to an iPhone near you

    Those unencumbered by guilt and happy to steal movies instead of paying to see them will be glad to learn that the latest and greatest movie-pirating tool is coming soon to an iPhone and iPad near you. Hot on the heels of the release of an app called TorrenTV that uses Popcorn Time’s code to stream torrents to an Apple TV or Roku box, the team behind Popcorn Time confirmed that an Apple TV streaming feature has been added to its own app. More interestingly, however, the team has confirmed that it will soon launch an iOS version of its popular app. “Our ultimate goal is to bring Popcorn Time to every platform, operating system and device that can play videos, so Airplay

  • Poll: US illegal immigration concerns rising
    Poll: US illegal immigration concerns rising

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the United States, up 14 points since May.

  • New Wrinkle? Ancient Earth Got a 'Face-Lift,' Study Suggests
    New Wrinkle? Ancient Earth Got a 'Face-Lift,' Study Suggests

    Earth got a "face-lift" early in its history, wiping out most of its original crust, according to a new model of the ancient barrage of asteroids called the Late Heavy Bombardment. "The surface of the Earth was heavily affected by all these collisions," said lead study author Simone Marchi, a planetary scientist with the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. According to the model by Marchi and his co-authors, the meteor storm resurfaced Earth's outer crust and destroyed much of the planet's original rocks, similar to how a dermatologist's microdermabrasion wand buffs away skin, giving patients an instant face-lift.

  • Food supplies cut to rebel stronghold in east Ukraine

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Food supplies have been cut to the rebel stronghold of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine during a military offensive on the city by government forces, local officials said on Thursday. The army says it has almost completely encircled Luhansk but has opened a humanitarian corridor to allow people to flee the city. The United Nations say more than 1,000 people have been killed in the conflict in Ukraine since mid-April. This is around the time when pro-Russian separatists rose up in mainly Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine, prompting Kiev to launch an "anti-terrorist" operation to try to quell the rebellion.

  • ABC Goes Inside Gaza With an Israeli Armored Unit
    ABC Goes Inside Gaza With an Israeli Armored Unit

    ABC's Terry Moran Embedded With Israeli Unit Checking Out a Gaza Tunnel

  • Fast-food workers win small battle against McDonald’s
    Fast-food workers win small battle against McDonald’s

    Fast-food workers and labor groups agitating on their behalf may have just won a minor battle in the war for higher wages. A ruling came from the general council of the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday that McDonald's could be held jointly liable for labor and wage violations by its franchisees, allowing the company to be treated as a joint employer with them. Yahoo Finance's Henry Blodget makes the case that fast food restaurants and low wage retailers like Walmart should pay workers more.

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