The ALT key has more of a purpose than being the middle key in the old-school method of rebooting your computer (back when ‘Ctrl+Alt+Delete’ was the solution to any problem). Stop manually adding those squiggles, slashes, tails and dots when completing foreign language assignments! Jazz up that email to mom asking for money with ♥’s and ☺’s! Step up your word processing game and impress your professors by adding the ALT key codes to your technological arsenal. Simply hold down one of the ALT keys, make sure that ‘Num Lock’ is on and type the accompanying code on the number pad on the far right of the keyboard (not the number keys at the top of your keyboard). Voilà!
ALT key shortcuts on your PC keyboard
ALT key accents in UPPER CASE
How to make symbols with ALT keys on your keyboard
||black smiley face
||beamed eighth note
||left right arrow
||check mark / square root
||Nary summation (auto sum)
||upside down exclamation poin
||registered trademark symbol
||upside down question mark
Laramie is in a wonderful location for hiking, mountain biking and just getting outdoors when the weather is warm, which it finally is! The only issue is sometimes it is hard to find the right trail, or you want to find a different trail that may be a little less travelled. Well, technology is here to help! A great app to download is the AllTrails app (it is free too!).
It has over 50,000 trail guides and gives you maps, photos, and reviews. An amazing feature is that you can save the map so when you have no service in Medicine Bow then you can still have your guide. It is a great option to get outdoors and find the perfect trail for you. A plus is the more people in the Laramie area that use the app then the better it will become. So enjoy the warm weather while it last this summer!
CIO Office Aide
Smartphones have already made the modern world more convenient with the capabilities to reach anyone anywhere on the planet and have endless information at your fingertips. What if you didn’t even have to reach in your pocket anymore? This is where the future is heading. iWatch rumors have been floating around that production could begin this July and maybe released in October. iWatch is a technological advance for Apple Inc., that puts your mobile device on your wrist, making your cellular device smaller and more convenient.
It is rumored that they have already started trial runs and are eager to mass produce these watches. Apparently the smart-watch will have a 2.5-inch display and will be “slightly rectangular.” Reuters, who has an industry source, says that the face will ‘protrude slightly from the band,’ have a touch screen and charge wirelessly. The image below is Todd Hamilton’s idea on what the iWatch may look like. It looks similar to other Apple products but it’s neat to think that you could literally wear your device and serve two purposes: fashion and function. The proposed sleek design isn’t too bad looking no one knows how much it weighs yet and pictures have yet to surface with a model actually wearing the piece but it will be interesting to see how quickly these devices will sell out upon release.
It is believed that the watch can do everything from taking calls to using its built in sensors to monitor your health. Who doesn’t want to have their doctor just chilling on their wrist? They are expected to release 50 million of these little devices upon its first year of release, and if there is one thing we know about Apple, it’s that in the years to come there will be several versions of a slightly different but same thing. Keep an eye out to reserve your iWatch because just like any other big Apple Inc. release they will probably be sold out in minutes.
ITC Front Desk Staff
Like this if you remember actually hearing your computer tell you “You’ve Got Mail”, normally right after hearing a dial tone to connect to the internet.
With the weather finally warming up, many of us will find ourselves soaking up the sun and making some vitamin D. Between your summer session classes and watermelon eating contests, you might find yourself with a little down time. This is the time to pick up a new book and get lost in the text. Summer is the perfect opportunity to create an achievable reading challenge for yourself. Don’t fall into the trap of starting a new series on Netflix or Hulu, instead expand your mind by exploring a fictional world or reading articles about other worldly issues. One of the perfect ways to do this is by powering down your laptop or television and powering up Kindle’s Paperwhite.
This simple device was specifically designed to enhance the readers experience with its unique key features. It is all black and white with the Paperwhite, because it is literally just black and white. It is the closest to reading an actual book while in reality it is still a piece of genius technology. It is an “e-ink” experience which means that there is no glare from the sun. So you can enjoy the pleasures of reading anywhere, rain, sun, shade or shine.
There is no camera mode and it offers a very basic web browser option, but there is a social component that allows users to connect to Twitter or Facebook to update statuses or share links to your book. It is a genuinely fascinating piece of hardware and the best way to get a sense of it is to just toy around with it. There are light adjustment controls, X-ray features, share options, reading options and so much more to explore.
Take the initiative this summer to challenge your inner reader.
ITC Front Desk Staff