The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

October, 2012

  • Tip o’ the Week #143 – Share your calendar externally

    Organising our home lives is increasingly done digitally, from keeping in touch with friends and making arrangements over social networking, to just the basics of communicating intra-family – how many readers have multiple laptops or <cough> “ tablet...
  • Tip o' the Week #142 - Touch and Outlook 2013

    Here’s a super-quick Outlook 2013 tip for anyone with a Touch-enabled PC running Windows 8… Incidentally, If you have a multi-touch laptop like the Lenovo x201 Tablet or X220 Tablet, you may find that after Windows 8 is installed, it won’t see that the...
  • Tip o' the Week #141 - more Outlook 2013 tweaks

      A couple more tweaks for those of you who are enjoying Outlook 2013 (or Outlook “15”). The first comes from ToW stalwart Stuart Handley , who is driven to near distraction by the Reading pane in Outlook. In his own words… How can I disable in-line...
  • Tip o’ the Week #140 – PDFs in Windows 8 - reprise

      Hot on the heels of ToW #138 which looked at handling PDFs in Windows 8, lots of feedback from avid ToW readers with their own tuppence to contribute. Mike Mundy pointed out a simple way to print from within the built-in Win8 Reader app – good...