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New York Times columnist David Pogue provides ten useful tips for taming technology.

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  • Cool

  • Smartasses?

  • Heheh I read that as 10 useful tips for TANNING technology.  Sorry +David Pogue but thanks for the giggle +Guy Kawasaki

  • A whole TED talk for mundane stuff I've been doing for years… apparently taking for granted

  • Best time saving tip: Read, don't watch vids.

  • and everybody trying out the "space bar to scroll down" tip just paused their YouTube player ;)

  •  I LOVE U

  • Most of these I knew but I did pick up one or two things. Thanks!

  • I don't think, it should be TED talk :(

  • Using J/K to go between G+ posts is useful (doesn't work with most sites though.

  • TED jumps the shark.

  • There has been a misunderstanding here: "the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less)"…

  • Lame…

  • ted is about ide, not about tip and trick for 10 years old children

  • ted:idea world spreading. Com'n guys, this is not an IDEA. it's just tips

  • Good. Thinking. Now am mastering my keyboard.

  • A couple useful things. I always like a great shortcut. Double click nd drag to highlight in word increments is pretty cool. 

  • A couple useful things. I always like a great shortcut. Double click nd drag to highlight in word increments is pretty cool. 

  • I'm going to hand it to Pogue. He managed to find short cuts that, with one exception (which wasn't his fault) that work on virtually every platform. Or maybe I should be more impressed by the programmers who all agreed to adopt these!

  • I'm going to hand it to Pogue. He managed to find short cuts that, with one exception (which wasn't his fault) that work on virtually every platform. Or maybe I should be more impressed by the programmers who all agreed to adopt these!

  • Ok so B and W for ppts is new for me too….

  • Ok so B and W for ppts is new for me too….

  • Really nice presentation. Thanks for posting.

  • Really nice presentation. Thanks for posting.

  • A TedTalk only about keyboard shorcuts? lol

  • A TedTalk only about keyboard shorcuts? lol

  • Thanks for posting

  • Thanks for posting

  • I use a lot of these all of the time.
    I work on my fellow worker's computer to the tune of, "Wait. What did you do to get that on my screen?"

  • I use a lot of these all of the time.
    I work on my fellow worker's computer to the tune of, "Wait. What did you do to get that on my screen?"

  • thank u it was helpful

  • thank u it was helpful

  • Wow! that was just great. I have to memorize those tricks. How is it we never hear about those?

  • Wow! that was just great. I have to memorize those tricks. How is it we never hear about those?

  • This was a TED talk!? Another tip for you guys is hold down CTRL and scroll up or down for web page zoom. Also TAB is for the next box, SHIFT + TAB is for the previous box.

  • This was a TED talk!? Another tip for you guys is hold down CTRL and scroll up or down for web page zoom. Also TAB is for the next box, SHIFT + TAB is for the previous box.

  • Noob stuff. The double space for period is IOS don't work on android, thank fuck

  • Noob stuff. The double space for period is IOS don't work on android, thank fuck

  • Disappointed.

  • Disappointed.

  • +Guy Kawasaki good Friday stuff

  • +Guy Kawasaki good Friday stuff

  • +gary F Works on my Cyanogenmod keyboard…

  • +gary F Works on my Cyanogenmod keyboard…

  • +gary F actually it does (at least on CyanogenMod 10.1)

    I know a lot of people that need to know these basics.

  • +gary F actually it does (at least on CyanogenMod 10.1)

    I know a lot of people that need to know these basics.

  • Double space period works with Swype and on SwiftKey Flow.

  • It's hard to believe that people don't actually know these.

  • Thanks for the gigle ha ja ha

  • Thank you for sharing! +Guy Kawasaki

  • All the whiners here about this TED talk ignore that there's a previous and very useful one about how to tie your shoe laces. Go ahead and look for it if you don't beleive it.

  • does this need to be a TED talk

  • +David Pogue is simply brilliant!

  • For legos

  • For legos

  • After several Ctrl+ (or Ctrl-) to increase (decrease) the text in the browser, you can return to the original size with Ctrl 0.

  • I seriously don't think this should be a TED talk. I use most of them and many more, already, all the time.

  • Another wonderful day given by God

  • Waste of time. How much the people in audience paid to watch this in-person?

  • god ssooo boring :(

  • Ohh same here as well looking for someone to keep me busy here as well

  • I knew most of these. I didn't know about shift space to page up, it r double tapping space on a smartphone to start a new sentence. But I do now!

  • well funny lol

  • NICE

  • LOL

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