Monthly Archives: April 2016

Remove QuickTime From Your Systems!

In case you haven’t heard, Apple is discontinuing QuickTime Updates for Windows.  There are currently known security flaws in it, so you should uninstall QuickTime from your Windows computers.   HOWEVER, if you are running Adobe Creative Cloud, you may need to keep it on your computer a little while longer because it will break some features in Creative Cloud.  Hopefully, Adobe will quickly address that issue.

HTML 5 should be all that you need for watching online videos.  If you are watching DVD’s Windows Media Player should be just fine for your needs.

 

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What is “The Cloud”

I’ve often heard people ask what is “The Cloud”  It seems super mysterious and like some term a techie uses to confuse people.

Essentially “The Cloud” is an internet based connection to a third party company that has many servers containing data on them.  Even more basic, your data files on a super computer that you have to connect to the internet to get.

The easiest example I can give you is, if you use Yahoo mail or Gmail, technically those are in “The Cloud”.   Your mail resides on either Yahoo’s servers or Google’s servers and you have to connect to the internet to retrieve those messages.

Another example, do you Dropbox or Evernote?  Guess what those are stored on servers on the internet or “The Cloud”.

See, not so mysterious!!!!

 

 

 

Reducing Blue Light to Help Migraines and Get Better Sleep!

As a migraine sufferer, I know that I’m particularly sensitive to light.  Fluorescent lights, LED lights and the sunlight are the main offenders.   I have been able to reduce my pain from getting worse by buying some blue blocking glasses. There are some glasses that are specifically designed for migraines however I have found that I personally can get away with a MUCH cheaper option.  Why not try the cheaper option first before spending over $100.00?

What’s a person to do? There are some glasses that are specifically designed for migraines however I have found that I personally can get away with a MUCH cheaper option.  Why not try the cheaper option first before spending over $100.00?

I read some articles about the effects of blue lights and melatonin production and originally bought these glasses based on this article by Wellness Mama.  I love her work and read her blog frequently!!!  Here is another article about blue light that you might find interesting by Wellness Mama.  The glasses she recommended are below:

You can also pay more and see if these by Theraspecs work for you!  These were made for migraine sufferers!

There are some programs you can download for your computer that can help too, and most recently EVEN Apple upgraded their iOS to include some blue light blocking on iPads and iPhones!

For Windows computers, Macs and Android devices you can download a free app called f.lux.  It will adjust the light on your screen so that it looks more like room light.  You can download it here.

Apple recently added this feature into their iOS 9.3 called Night Shift.  You going into the Settings App then to General>Display and Brightness>Night Shift and set up your profile there.  I love it!!!!

Even my Vizio TV has an option to set the colors to a “warmer” glow.  However the glasses still work the best when it comes to that.   I’ve also been trying to switch to those timed candles and these Himalayan Salt Lamps with a little spot for aromatherapy too.

Sometimes diffusing Peppermint Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil or doTERRA’s Breathe helps ease my suffering as well.

 

Where Did My Toolbar Go in Office 365?

Have you ever accidentally clicked something and all of a sudden your toolbar thingy disappears. It’s actually is not called a toolbar, but a ribbon. It looks like this:Ribbon

Then “ooops” what did I just do that ribbon thing is gone!

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Before you panic, it’s an EASY fix!   See the View button on the top left hand corner?  Click on that and c520b69163062985e916e61899251efd

This is what will show up.

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Look at that far right side of the screen shot, see the highlighted “Pin the Ribbon”, click on that little push pin and it will pin it back to your view!

 

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