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14 simple tips to improve your computing life

All the tricks you need to know, but don't like to ask about

3. Take some shortcuts: Ctrl, C to copy; Ctrl, V to paste is just the start. Launchy can start programs, open documents and perform advanced actions via your keyboard. You can also assign key combinations with TypeItIn.

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4. Services such as FitDay.com and WeightWatchers.com log and guide your fitness regimen. To get your finances in shape, try registering your monthly income and regular outgoings at Mint.com or Wesabe.com. MoneySavingExpert.com is another good information source.

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5. Don't be a slave to email. Create three folders: Action, Later and Archive. Each day, delete emails you don't need. Respond to ones you can answer immediately, and file those you want to keep in Archive. Put those that will take longer than two minutes to reply to into Action, and move those you need to follow up on to Later.

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6. Remember The Milk is our favourite site for creating an online to-do list. You can even sync it to your phone, should you wish to. Remember The Milk also has a Firefox extension that integrates the service with your Gmail inbox, so you can turn emails into tasks.

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