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How to Convert Excel to Google Sheets

January 19, 2021

Posted in: Excel, Google/Chrome, Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

It's been happening a lot lately — Google users making their way into a lawyer's day to day. Heck! We can't all be Microsoft subscribers, right? Well, for the occasional occasion when you want or need to convert an Excel doc to Google Sheets, you will need a Google account, or, you can send these...

Out with the Old, In with the New: How to Recycle Old Electronics

Posted in: Tech Tips

Did Santa bring you the latest and greatest robot vacuum? Did your kids get an upgrade to their old Mac? Wonderful right? But what to do with that outdated, defunct or altogether dysfunctional consumer good? Well, you can't just toss it in the trash because, unfortunately, electronics products can also contain toxic substances – such...

No Outlook? No Problem: How to Open a Windows Outlook .MSG File on macOS

Posted in: Apple, Outlook, Tech Tips

An MSG file is a task, appointment, contact or email message saved or created within Microsoft Outlook on Windows. The file may also contain multiple fields, like the appointment details, contact information, message body, subject, recipient, sender, date,and task description. If you don't have Outlook for Mac or don't have Office 365 with access to...

‘Tis the Season for Some R-n-R: Activate “Do Not Disturb” on Macs and PCs

Posted in: Apple, Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Enable Do Not Disturb DND on macOS If you are on  macOS Mojave or  earlier, you can  Option-click the notifications icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to temporarily shift into Do Not Disturb mode. If you’re  on macOS Big Sur, Apple moved Do Not Disturb into the Notification pane. Here’s how: Click the Control Center in the system menu...

Move Over Alexa and Siri; Make Some Room for Cortana

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Microsoft's virtual assistance Cortana We spend a lot of time talking about Siri , Google and Alexa — but do you know about Microsoft's virtual assistant, Cortana? She is Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. To use Cortana, you may have to activate her on Windows 10.  You may need to enable Cortana, and you certainly want...

Siri: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore

Posted in: Apple, Tech Tips

Siri on your laptop or desktop Mac If you’re a Mac-toting attorney, know that Siri can help you just as much on your laptop or desktop as she/he/they can with your iPhone or iPad. You can summon Siri just as easily on your computer to help with everyday tasks, getting quick information, answering your questions, playing music and so much more!  Siri...

10 Essential Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Microsoft Office Teams badge icon Keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to perform different tasks on Microsoft Teams. Instead of moving your cursor here and there, simply use the keyboard commands to perform specific tasks. This not only saves time, but also makes you more productive and allows you to get the work done faster. The following are some useful...

Android 10: Share and Connect to Wifi Networks with QR Codes

Posted in: Google/Chrome, Tech Tips

Android phone If you have upgraded to the most recent version of the Android operating system, Android 10, then you will love its new Wi-Fi sharing feature. Sharing Wi-Fi passwords can be really daunting, particularly when you are not keen on writing down or texting the information. You can easily and securely share your Wi-Fi connection with...

Adobe Acrobat DC: Extracting Pages from a Bigger PDF

Posted in: Adobe Acrobat, Tech Tips

Adobe Acrobat DC logo Extracting a single or multiple pages from a PDF file is quite simple with Adobe Acrobat DC (if you use another product, chances are the steps are similar). The steps involved are quite straightforward, but for first-time users, it can be a little tricky. Here is what you need to know: Open the file in Adobe...

Organizing Files in “Stacks”

Posted in: Apple, Tech Tips

MAC OS Stacks Screen Capture Attention Mac users: Did you know you can keep files on your desktop neat and organized in groups using the "stacks" feature on MacOS? With stacks, whenever you save a file in the Dock or on the desktop, it will be automatically added to a stack, helping you keep your files organized. Stacks can be...