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June Newsletter 2012

We are excited about summer finally arriving this month! We hope you enjoy this month's newsletter and take advantage of the tech deal, learn something new and please go out and have some fun! 

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June 2012 

In this Month's Newsletter

  • ITS Electronic Deal
  • Tech Tip Brought to you by Alandale Training
  • This Month in Tech History
  • June Events in and Around Vancouver

ITS Electronic Deals

HP Smartbuy LA2205WG 22IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1680X1050 1000:1 5ms VGA DVI DisplayPort HDCP
$240.00 CAD

 

TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

Brought to you by Alandale Training a great resource online for tips and on-site computer training courses in Vancouver, BC. Visit their site at www.alandaletraining.com

Subscriber asks 'How do you get rid of that "paste" drop-down box that automatically appears and doesn't want to go away!'

In recent versions of Microsoft Office, when you paste text into a document the Paste Options graphic appears below and to the right of the text you pasted.  Click on it and you can choose Keep Source Formatting, Merge Formatting or Plain Text. 

It provides a handy way of controlling the formatting of the pasted text.  Yet it can also hide some of the text in your document and it doesn't go away even after you have chosen one of the three options.  (You may not be happy with the outcome of the option you chose so it's easy to pick another option).
So how do you make it disappear?  Just press Esc.  

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This Month in Tech History 

All tech history information is found on the Software & Information Industry Association 

June 8, 1955 – Tim Berners-Lee was born. Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee is credited with inventing the World Wide Web. While working at CERN in 1989, he proposed a project, based on the concept of hypertext, to facilitate sharing and updating information among researchers. On Christmas Day 1990, he implemented the first successful communication between an HTTP client and server via the Internet. The first Web site built was at CERN and was first put online on August 6, 1991

June 25, 1979 – The first National Educational Computing Conference was held in June 25- 27, 1979 in Iowa City. The conference was created to replace the tenth Conference on Computers in Undergraduate Curricula, (CCUC) in an effort to expand the scope of information covered.  The first conference was chaired by Ted Sjoerdsma and covered a hardware debate: on micros vs. minicomputers, the development of educational software: CAI, CMI, simulations for subject specific uses (math, science, social sciences, health, engineering) and defining teacher competencies for pre-service, in-service training.  The conference, now run by ISTE 

EVENTS

Here are some fun events happening in and around Vancouver.

EAT Vancouver Food + Cooking Show 

International Workshop on Social Computing, Network, and Services 


2012 Interlink Web Design Conference 

Father's Day Celebration 

Day out with Thomas 

Vancouver Jazz Festival 

Thanks for reading!
Hope you have a great June & Happy Father's Day! 

May Newsletter 2012

We hope all the showers bring May flowers and sunshine. May is going to be a great  month, as we have two very important birthday's to celebrate, Mother's Day, Victoria Day weekend and of course some great techie stuff to share!

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May 2012


In this Month's Newsletter:

  • Birthday Celebrations at ITS 
  • ITS Electronic Deal
  • Tech Tip Brought to you by Alandale Training
  • This Month in Tech History
  • May Events in and around Vancouver (be sure to check this out, there are a lot of events in May)

 

Birthday Celebrations at ITS


To:
Jason Davies
Christina Bombelli
Can you guess their age? Hint, it's the same!
 

 Monthly Electronic Deal

Each month we will supply you with a product that we believe is a great deal and may suit your business or personal needs. This is an opportunity for you to save time and energy shopping around for what’s best at the best price, because we have done it for you! 

Canon Imagefomula P-215 Scan-tini Portable Document Scanner 600DPI Duplex USB3.0Canon Imagefomula P-215 Scan-tini Portable Document Scanner 600DPI Duplex USB3.0
 

 Price: $350.00
*Price does not include HST

If interested contact the sales team at https://www.itsconsultinginc.ca/contact/

 

TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

Brought to you by Alandale Training a great resource online for tips and on-site computer training courses in Vancouver, BC. Visit their site at www.alandaletraining.com

Windows has a desktop calculator that can be handy for doing quick calculations.

To display the calculator:
1. Start button, All Programs, Accessories
2. Calculator

When entering numbers, you can either use the number keys on the keyboard or click on the number buttons on the calculator.  Like most desktop calculators, it has a memory.

Want to copy the result of your calculation to another application? Here's how:
1. Click on = to complete the calculation
2. Ctrl+C
3. Switch to the application
4. Ctrl+V

Need to do scientific calculations?  No problem:
. In the calculator window, View menu, Scientific

Happy calculating!

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This Month in Tech History

May 11th, 1951RAM was patented by Jay Forrester!
May 12th 1936 the keyboard is patented  
May 26th, 1995 Bill Gates uses Microsoft to support the growth of the Internet  
May 31st 2006 The Pirate Bay is raided and shut down (for 3 days)
May 25th, 1977 Star Wars – A New Hope was released 

EVENTS

There are so many events happening in May. Go out and have some fun! 

Festivals, Marathons, Mother's Day, Victoria Day and more! 

Thanks for reading! Hope you have a great May!


April Newsletter 2012

Spring has sprung, and the cherry blossoms are blooming. ITS is excited for some sunny weather. We have a great newsletter for you this month, including a client highlight that is sure to sweeten your day, as well as a great tech tip and electronic deal.

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April 2012


 

In this Month's Newsletter:

  • Daniel Le Chocolat Belge
  • How is that new Apple iPad?
  • ITS Electronic Deal
  • Tech Tip Brought to you by Alandale Training
  • This Month in Tech History
  • April Events in and Around Vancouver

 

Daniel Le Chocolat Belge


Looking for a place to get your Easter goodies.  Daniel Le Chocolat Belge is our local favourite.  Daniel was born and raised in Belgium, and has spent 25 years perfecting his craft.  Visit their website for more information and locations to buy your Easter treats. 
 

How is that new Apple iPad?

The iPad is out and the reviews have started to come in.  With a stellar new Retina 2048×1536 display, quad-core graphics and dual core processor, and a five megapixel camera, as well as 1080p movie shooting you are sure to be blown away.  

There are a few comments coming out about the iPad getting very warm after extended use, as well as very slow charging time, even a reviewer that noted if the device was plugged into a USB port it would not charge at all.  Just a few things to look out for when looking into the new iPad.  

Beyond that its new capabilities and crystal clear display are sure to please any new owner.  
 

Monthly Electronic Deal


Each month we will supply you with a product that we believe is a great deal and may suit your business or personal needs. This is an opportunity for you to save time and energy shopping around for what’s best at the best price, because we have done it for you! 

Samsung Personal Printer

 

Samsung ML- 1675 Laser Printer 17PPM 1200DPU 8MB USB2.0

This black and white personal printer is great for document printing. Reliable, fast, and light weight.  

Price: $75.00

If interested contact the sales team at https://www.itsconsultinginc.ca/contact/

 

Tech Tip of the Month

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Entering Fractions into Excel:

Have you ever tried to enter a fraction in excel and end up with the divisible number?  Here is a quick tip on how to avoid that.

Format the cell(s) before entering the fraction(s):

1.      Select the cells that will contain fractions

2.      Right-click on the highlighted cells

3.      Select Format Cells, Number tab

4.      In the Category list, select Fraction

5.      Select a Type of fraction

6.      Click on OK
 

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This Month in Tech History

April, 1976 Apple Computer, Inc. was founded in Cupertino, California by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne.

By summer of 1976, Apple I was designed by Steve Wozniak as a personal computer, in Steve Jobs' garage.  It was first shown at the Homebrew Computer Club a club for computer hobbyists in Palo Alto, California. It was Steve Jobs that suggested to sell the computer for $666.66, only about 200 units were sold.  

Coincidentally, Apple II was also launch in April in 1977, becoming one of the first mass produced personal computers on the market.

Events

Here are some fun events happening in and around Greater Vancouver.

TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Vancouver Fan Expo

Earth Day

Thanks for reading! Hope you have a great April!