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    Easy Computer Tips and Tricks (Part 2)

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Wed, Aug 06, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

     If you haven't already checked out the first blog in this series, read it here

    Here are some more computer tips I frequently use that make online life easier.

    Learn how to use your computer with personal insurance from andrew g gordon inc


    Command + Shift + 4 Take a screenshot of a certain part of your screen (the window of the shot will appear and be adjustable by you
    Command + Shift + 3 Take a screenshot of your entire screen
    Option + Shift + volume or brightness This trick adjusts the volume or brightness in smaller increments


    Alt + Print Screen This takes a screenshot of your selected window (to access this screenshot, see your computer's images) (or, open paint and press crtl + v)


    Don't download fonts from online! This is a tip, not a shortcut. Every time I have tried to get the Harry Potter font or something fun online, my computer has gotten a virus. Stick with the ones already in Word or Google Docs.

    Read some other blogs about computer use:

    -Cyber Liability for Business

    -Online Passwords

    -The Difference Between http and https

    Contact us with any insurance questions, and have fun while learning about insurance on our website. Browse our pages, or check out our whiteboard video library!

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    Easy Computer Tips and Tricks

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

    describe the imageSurf the web and our website more efficiently with these tips and tricks from an experienced internet user. As my time as Gordon's social media and web engineer (and a high school student), I've found these shortcuts to be especially helpful time savers. These tips also come in handy when doing school projects or just browsing.

    The "ctrl" button is used on PC computers; the "command" buttons performs the same functions on a Mac.

    Ctrl + click on a link

    This opens the link page in a new tab on your browser, so you can still stay on the original page. Try it with this link!

    Ctrl + F

    This allows you to find certain words on a page. To try this on this page, press ctrl + f and type in "Mac." the word "Mac" a few lines above will be highlighted!  

    Ctrl + A

    This selects all the words on a page (for example, useful for changing the font of an entire document). Selecting all the words can help you copy them, as explained next.

    Ctrl + C

    You might know this one; this action copies the content that is highlighted on a page or document.

    Ctrl + V

    This pastes the copied content.

    Ctrl + Z

    This is the "undo" function, helpful when you accidentally delete a paragraph on a document! Keep in mind that your actions are only saved when you open a document; you can't "undo" anything from the last time you worked on something.

    Be safe online with personal insurance from andrew g gordon incRead some other blogs about computer use:

    -Cyber Liability for Business

    -Online Passwords

    -The Difference Between http and https

    Happy surfing! Use these tricks on our website, and contact us with any insurance questions. Comment below to let us know if you would like another blog with more tips.

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    Mac or PC?

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Thu, Nov 22, 2012 @ 06:00 PM

    The timeless question mac vs pc answered by andrew gordon inc insurance norwell maIt’s almost the holiday season and that can mean only one thing- presents. With high school seniors eagerly waiting acceptance letters and college kids returning for the break, technology is going to be a "must-have." Students flock to Best Buy, the Apple Store, and the internet for the best deal on the best computer. Many people choose different sides of the argument as if they are picking team Jacob or Edward (ok, maybe it’s more like Coke vs. Pepsi). You’re either a Mac or a PC person (remember that ad a few years back?) So, what’s the big fuss about?

    PC (Windows)

    Windows operating systems have been a staple in home and business computers for decades. No one can deny the plentitude of options and variations allows for a custom computer how you want it. Most programs and institutions have their base in PCs, meaning if you have one, you’re probably already compatible. The operating system for Windows is not the issue. Windows 7 is a fine tool and excellent to work with. Now with the launch of Windows 8, there are more options for everyone. However, the most common problem for PCs are the hardware. Dell, Acer, Lenovo, etc. all make the computers that run windows, and most of the problems come with design flaws and issues within these machines.

    Decide mac or pc for your personal insurance with andrew gordon inc norwell ma


    Don’t go based on looks. These computers perform very well at a lot of tasks. Options and configurations aren’t as plentiful as the PC counterpart; however, the two have been coming together in the compatible programs and documents department. No doubt, technology is moving to the cloud. Apple utilizes this feature and has made their products integrated with the web base storage and sharing options. Not to mention the ease of use that is associated with Macs. Apple utilizes a vertical integration business model; meaning they own or operate all aspects of the computer build process, meaning if there is a problem, Apple can be held responsible to fix the issue. A major advantage of Mac computers is they can run a windows operating system like Windows at the same time as OS X, so you can literally get the best of both worlds.

    For more on the great debate: visit Intel’s, APC's, Popular Mechanic's, and Apple's pitch for the products. I use both PCs and Macs frequently; my personal preference is Mac for the reliability, speed, and overall appeal.

    Know mac or pc for your personal with andrew gordon inc insurance norwell maInsurance aspect

    There are pros and cons to both models of computer, and inherent risks to owning one. Computers are an investment, no matter which way you roll. Protect your investment and make sure that your new laptop is covered under the parent’s homeowner personal property coverage on the homeowner policy or sometimes there is a computer or electronics endorsement. If the student resides in an off-campus apartment, they may need to buy a renter’s policy as most insurers do not extend coverage to a rented apt from the parent policy. Take photographs and save the receipt of purchase in a safe place.

    Other protection

    See our previous blog about preventing theft in college for a comprehensive list of crime deterrent tips. What about those pictures from last year’s vacation and your sister’s wedding? Back up your files on an external hard drive, or send it to the cloud where even fire, flood, and theft can’t access it.

    Which one?

    So which one are you, blog reader? Are you subscribing to us on a Mac or a PC? Leave a comment below with your opinion.

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