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Tech Tips from Mr. G Tech Tips

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The Gift of a Digital Device - 2014

When the holiday season is here, a lot of Santa’s Helpers are thinking about buying eBook readers, smartphones, MP3 players, and tablets as gifts. And the good news is that in many cases, prices have dropped while devices have gotten better! icon This year's guide will try to walk you through some of the current crop of devices so that you can figure out which one is best for your person (or what to ask them to get you)…or whether you should get them one at all.

Facing Facebook

Have you been avoiding using Facebook? And yet…do you realize that you’re missing out on being connected with far-flung friends and family members by not being a Facebook user? Then icon this is the handout for you!

Scanning Documents at the Liverpool Public Library

I think that the scanner is one of the best inventions of the personal computer era. With it, I’m able to take
photos and documents that would’ve taken many file drawers to store, and put them into a nice compact format
that I can store on my computer and reproduce almost perfectly later on. But there are a few things you need to
know before you get started with our scanners, and that’s what icon this handout is all about.

Why You Need a Cheap Cell Phone

A guide for people who hate cell phones.

With the old familiar phone booth on the endangered species list along with the California condor and the Siberian tiger, if you don't already have a cell phone icon this handout will help you think about finally getting one.

What You Need to Know about Microsoft Word for the Mac

icon This handout will help you with the most commonly used Word commands. It is written for Word 2008, the word processing software that we run on the Macs here at the Liverpool Public Library. If you have a later version of Word, or one of the Windows versions, things may look a little different and you might have to hunt around a little, but the basic concepts will still be the same.
You will find more quick reference guides for Microsoft Word on our Explore A Topic Computer Tutorials page.