How to stop receiving calls from Telemarketers?

Many of us might consider receiving calls from telemarketers a nuisance.  Fortunately there is a way where this can be stopped. One can do this by going to the Federal Trade Commission’s Registry at https://www.donotcall.gov

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Sharing Screenshots using Snaggy

Screenshots are a great way to explain or describe something. It can also be used by IT Professionals to diagnose an Issue that you are facing. They might request you to take a screenshot of the error message that you are getting and share it with them. Most of the time conversations between IT Support take place over the chat. This facilitates a dynamic and Instantaneous form of communication.

Chat as a medium as described above is a good way to deal with customers over Issues that they are facing. In order to share a screenshot, you would have to attach it over chat. But there are still some chatting applications out there that don’t support attachments. Then how would you share a screenshot?

This can be done by using an Online Tool called SnaggySnaggy is very simple and Intuitive. It helps you take a screenshot and it then generates a URL and all you have to do from there is to share the URL with the concerned person.

Here are the Instructions on how would you do this on a Mac. Windows users would get their own set of Instructions by visiting the Snaggy website.

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How to check whether the current year is a leap year in PHP?

A leap year is a year that has 366 days that Includes an extra day in February. It occurs once every 4 years with the next leap year occurring in 2020. You would think that finding a leap year would Involve some complex calculation. But, in PHP it is just a single line of code that determines whether the current year is a Leap Year or not.

It uses the date library function.

date("L");

This returns a boolean value. 1 being that the current year is a leap year and 0 if it is not.

 

How to search for comments in Excel?

In one of my recent blogs, I talked about how to add comments to Excel . Now that you have added some contents to your spreadsheet, it is Important to know how to search for a specific comment. Given that you have many comments, there may be situations where you need to look for a specific comment and you remember one or two words that could probably be on that comment. In that case, how would one find a comment? Let’s find out-

 

The Steps

  1. On your Spreadsheet, type the keys Ctrl and F.
  2. This would open a Search Window. Now enter the keyword on the search bar and under the “Look in” dropdown select Comments. And then click Find Next. Screen Shot 2018-03-26 at 11.40.11 PM.png

 

Now, in this case this Search would take you to each and every comment that contains the word “banana”.

 

 

How to change the default web browser in your Mac?

As you all know that the default web browser in a Mac is Safari. So, any link that you click would open on Safari. If you want this to open on some other browser you would have to change the default web browser on your Mac.
This is how you would do it-

 

The Steps

  1. Open System Preferences. Screen Shot 2018-03-24 at 9.27.42 PM
  2. Click on General, located on the First row and First Column.
  3. Click on the DropDown in the Default Web Browser section and select the browser that you want.Screen Shot 2018-03-24 at 9.27.52 PM

 

Now any URL in your email or your notes would now open in the browser of your choice. 🙂

How to add a new Timezone in Outlook?

In one of my recent blogs, I talked about the new features of Outlook. One of the new features is the ability to add a Timezone to your Outlook Calendar.

This is the way to add a Timezone to your Outlook Calendar-

  1. Go to the Calendar View in your Outlook Client.
  2. On the Top Navigation, Click on View and then select “Add a Time Zone”. Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.10.46 PM
  3. Then select the Timezone that you would like to add from your dropdown. Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.11.02 PM
  4. And then click OK.