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  • Author: Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

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    Tuesday Tech Tip: What the ‘Someone Is Typing’ Bubbles in Messaging Apps Actually Mean

    August 7th, 2018  |  

    Whether it’s a series of blinking ellipsis or an explicit notification that “someone’s typing,” the messaging feature known as a typing indicator is both a useful tool and a source of anxiety for many people. But knowing more about how it works can at least limit the guessing games that cause us stress. “Hi,” your boss types in the Slack DM, and then appears to type for 10...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: How Much Data Do You Need?

    July 31st, 2018  |  

    Our smartphones are latched to us at all times and we constantly spend time online. From using applications to searching the web, we spend at least a few hours a day connected to the internet. But at what cost? While wifi becomes more and more accessible, using data is still the go-to for many people on the go. While some data plans are unlimited, many are restricted to 3-20 GB of data. When...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: What is Creative Commons

    July 24th, 2018  |  

    I take a lot of photos. I post most of them on Flickr. While I don't consider myself a "professional" photographer, more of a hobbiest, I have had a few paid gigs over the years and sometimes companies have wanted to use one of my photos in their product or in advertising. For this, I would expect to be paid. However, if you're just looking for a good illustration for your PowerPoint deck, and...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Block online trackers today

    June 12th, 2018  |  

    Apple recently announced that the next version of the MacOS will block online trackers but... "If you’re not an Apple customer, or if you can’t wait until September to block social tracking, you can always use Adblock...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Is your model solid?

    May 29th, 2018  |  

    If you're using SketchUp to create your 3D model and you're intending to 3D print it, you'll need to be sure that your model is solid first. If it's not, it won't print correctly, if at all. Here at Do Space we recommend doing a quick install of the Solid Inspector2 plugin and using it to check and fix your model before exporting your .STL file. You can download it from the SketchUp Extensions...
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    Search Google Drive from Chrome’s Address Bar

    May 22nd, 2018  |  

    Sure, you could open up drive then search, but how about just searching drive from the address bar instead. This can easily be set up in just a few steps. Open up Chrome's settings and find Manage Search Engines Click Add Name your Search. I've used "Google Drive" Name your shortcut. I've used "gd" For the URL enter this: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/search?q=%s Click...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Scroll down, scroll up

    May 15th, 2018  |  

    Most people already know that when browsing a Web page, pressing the space bar will scroll down one screen. But, did you know that SHIFT+SPACE will scroll up one...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Automatically clean up you hard drive

    May 8th, 2018  |  

    Windows 10 has a little-known feature names Storage Sense which, when turned on, can do some automatic cleanup of your hard drive. To find it, click the Windows icon then enter storage and click the Storage: Systems Settings result. Storage Sense is off by default so that you can't blame Microsoft for deleting files you didn't tell it to. Once you do turn it on, click on change how we...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Print at Do Space from home

    April 10th, 2018  |  

    Need to print in color, or on legal- or legdger-sized paper but that's not something you can do on your home printer? Did you know that you can send these print jobs directly to our printer here at Do Space? Just head on over to dospace.org/wifiprinting, upload your document, then come on in to pay and print. It's that...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: G Suite Learning Center

    March 27th, 2018  |  

    New to the Google Office Suite, or just looking for some more tips & tricks? Check out the G Suite Learning Center. Here you can get answers to your most common questions, get started in seven steps, grab some quick tips, and even get specialized instructions if you're moving to G Suite from Microsoft...
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