August 23rd, 2013
August 20th, 2013
In older versions of OS X, choosing a custom account picture was straightforward: go into System Preferences, select User Accounts, click the picture for your account, then click Edit Picture. But in Mountain Lion (10.8), that option is missing.
The trick is to open a Finder window, then drag your custom picture onto the picture box. It isn’t hard to do, but it’s unintuitive.
August 16th, 2013
Microsoft said they will release Windows 8.1 officially on October 17, with full retail availability on the 18th. The same date is also for Windows Server 2012 R2.
July 17th, 2013
Using the new Webservice function in #Excel 2013 (including #Office365), you can automatically incorporate multiple data points from online sources — like search results, tweets and stock prices — into your worksheets.
The info is all here in the official Excel blog.
June 19th, 2013
Last night’s Patch Tuesday for Windows 8 scrubbed my profile settings. All but 3 tiles on the Start screen were removed (they were still on the secondary screen), the desktop background was gone, the Run dialog box lost its history, and so did IE, and who knows what else. I restored most of it by going to the Restart button and choosing Finish Restoring and Restart — twice. And that still didn’t restore the desktop, but that was easy enough to do manually.
I have to imagine that a typical, non-technical user wouldn’t know to do that, and would have to call for support. Microsoft needs to exercise better quality control of patches.