Today’s Topics: Something to Look Forward to | Deals of the Week | #TechTips | News to Start Your Day
Any popcorn lovers out there? Today is National Caramel Popcorn Day and boy does that conjure up some memories of fairs, sporting events, and summer snacking. Bring on all the bags of Cracker Jack and warm summer days!!
It seems like everyone in the state is on Spring Break or vacation this week, at least here in Georgia. Is it that way where you are too? Tis’ the season I guess. I think most people are beginning to make up for the last year. Does anyone have any big plans for this summer?
I am the type of person that enjoys having something to look forward to even if it is a month or two out. Something about that excitement helps keep my energy up and helps me stay in a good mood. No major plans for me over the summer yet besides just enjoying the new house and getting it set up…which I am very excited about. Hopefully, if everything continues going smoothly with the house I should close on April 23rd. So, while it seems like everyone else is on vacation this week, I have something to tie me over to look forward to.
What are you looking forward to right now? A vacation? A birthday? Graduation? A promotion? A wedding? Finishing a big project? Getting to see a special loved one?
In the meantime, I hope the rest of your week goes great.
Product Spotlights & Updates:
The Deals of the Week just keep on getting better! This week we’ve included an HDMI adapter, a Rack Mount Kit, an IP Phone Accessory, a SFP+ Module, and a Cisco 3560 Switch. Pretty sweet, right?!
To add to it – we’ve extended our free shipping on orders over $250 and now have a flat rate shipping fee of $4.99! What are you waiting for? Get your order in today!
Nobody likes to waste time. And although technology helps us save time in a myriad of ways, it can also slow us down. Here are some quick tech tips that will help you maximize your time!
- Search Google with a right-click. Are you ever reading something online, see a term or person you’re interested in, and want to learn more? To do it quickly in most browsers, right-click on the term in your browser and choose the “Search Google” option in the menu. Your browser will open a new tab and show you search results on the topic.
- Use your scroll wheel to open a new tab. When you want to quickly open a link in a new tab, look to your mouse. After placing your cursor on the link, click down on your scroll wheel. It’ll automatically open the link in a new tab!
- Use the Spacebar to scroll up and down. Using a scroll bar — or worse, arrow keys — to move up and down a web page is tedious. So why not move up and down a page more quickly using the spacebar? Tapping on the spacebar on a web page will allow you to quickly scroll down. If you want to go back up, hold Shift while you tap the spacebar.
- Use “Site:” to find content on a single site. If you’re searching Google but don’t want to look for results in just any old website, try out the search engine’s “Site:” command. From within the Google Search box, type “site:” followed with no space by the site of your choosing. For instance, “site:tomsguide.com” without quotation marks. You can then add a query after the URL and press Enter. Google will then only display relevant results from the site of your choosing.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,869,132 active COVID cases, 24,058,562 have recovered and there have been 569,282 deaths.
- The Baylor Bears are celebrating their first championship season – beating the previously undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
- NASA’s Ingenuity mini-helicopter has survived its first night alone on the frigid surface of Mars, the US space agency said, hailing it as “a major milestone” for the tiny craft as it prepares for its first flight. Detached from the Perseverance, Ingenuity had to rely on its own solar-powered battery to run a vital heater to protect its unshielded electrical components from freezing and cracking during the bitter Martian night, where temperatures can plunge as low as -130 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Google plans to migrate its internal financial software from Oracle to SAP. The two companies increasingly compete in the cloud computing market, and Oracle’s refusal to certify its database for use in Goggle’s cloud hampered the adoption between the two.
- Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Monday that Americans should still be vigilant and adhere to public health measures as warmer summer months approach. His comments come as vaccine production increases and a record number of coronavirus vaccine doses are administered.