Q&A: Can I use a full-size PC keyboard with my Windows tablet?

plugable-full-size-bluetooth-folding-keyboardQuestion from Danica:  Rick, I have a 10″ Fusion tablet running Windows 10 that I absolutely love.

I also have a keyboard cover for it but the keys are way too small for me to type without making lots of mistakes.

Is it possible to use a regular full-sized PC keyboard with this tablet? If so, how do I connect it?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Rick’s answer:  [Continue Reading]

101 retailers, restaurants and other venues that offer student discounts

student-discountsAre you a student in possession of a valid student ID card? If so, that little piece of plastic is your ticket to some awesome discounts and savings.

Our friends over at Gift Card Granny have compiled a massive list of 101 retailers, restaurants and other venues that offer discounts to current students.

Using your student ID you can snag some great discounts on name-brand tech products, entertainment venues and products, transportation, sporting events, subscriptions and memberships, clothing items, restaurants, and more. [Continue Reading]

Back to school reminder: Microsoft Office 365 is free for students and teachers.

office-in-education-logoThis is just a reminder that students and teachers can use Microsoft Office 365 for free thanks to an awesome program called Office in Education.

In a nutshell, if you meet the requirements of the program, you can download and run MS Office 365 on your PC, Mac and mobile devices without having to lay out any cash whatsover.

There are no complicated hoops to jump through to sign up for the OiE program. In fact, all that’s required to qualify is a verifiable and valid school-supplied email address. You don’t even to have go through your school to sign up since you can easily do it yourself once Microsoft has verified the email address use to apply for the program.

This is what you’ll get if you qualify and sign up for Office in Education: [Continue Reading]

How to disable ‘Beeping’ notifications on Facebook

facebook-logoBy default, when you receive a notification on Facebook your speakers will make a beeping sound.

That’s fine if you’re alone and you don’t receive all that many notifications, but if you’re at work or in a public place all those ‘beeps’ can really get annoying to the people around you.

Even worse, all that beeping can get on your own nerves as well, especially if you usually receive lots of notifications throughout the day.

Luckily, it’s quite easy to disable beeping notifications on Facebook. Just follow the steps below: [Continue Reading]

How to force your web browser to reload a page from the site’s server instead of the local cache

ctrl-f5-key-combinationHave you ever clicked “Refresh” to load the latest version of a web page and received the exact same info even though you knew the page had been updated?

This happens to me all the time, especially when viewing a news website or checking out a busy blog with lot of entries on the first page. [Continue Reading]

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