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81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can’t Afford a Therapist

Sure, pretty much everyone could benefit from therapy. But not everyone can afford it. Thankfully, there’s a whole world of free or affordable mental health care out there designed to help you with just about every issue, whether that’s kicking an addiction, managing your emotions, finding a group of like-minded peers, or recovering from trauma. Even better? Some of these resources are available whenever you need them. (No need to schedule an appointment between the hours of 9 and 5.) Support groups, hotlines and call centers, websites and online forums, and even apps can be put into action when you have a crisis or just need extra support.

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How To Automatically Upload Your Pictures To Dropbox On Your Windows Phone

If you are a heavy Dropbox user, you may want to set your Windows Phone smartphone to automatically upload all the pictures you take, to your Dropboxaccount. This can be easily in done, by following just a few steps. Here’s how:

NOTE: Windows Phone offers by default an automatic backup feature that works for all your pictures and videos. They are automatically stored on your OneDrive account. More details are shared in this tutorial: How to Backup Your Windows Phone 8 Data Automatically. If you enable the automatic upload to Dropbox, Windows Phone will keep uploading your pictures and videos also to OneDrive, until you turn off this feature.

How To Turn On The Automatic Camera Upload To Dropbox

The Dropbox app for Windows Phone allows you to automatically create backups of all your pictures to your Dropbox account. In order to enable this feature, you must have it installed on your Windows Phone. If you’d like to see some brief information about the Dropbox app for Windows Phone, check this guide: How To Use Dropbox On Your Windows Phone Smartphone .

In the Dropbox app, switch to the Pictures screen. Then, in the upper side of the screen, you’ll see an option to Turn on Camera Upload. Tap the Enable button to its right and you will get to the Camera Upload settings screen.

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How To Use The Kindle App For Windows 8.1 To Read eBooks

If you own a Windows 8.1 device and you enjoy reading but you do not own an eBook reader like Amazon’s Kindle, there’s great news: in the Windows Store you can find the Kindle app which offers you access to over a million books from theKindle Store including new releases and bestsellers. Besides reading your favorite eBooks with it, you can place bookmarks, highlight text and add notes. In this article we will show you how to use this Windows 8.1 app to make reading an enjoyable experience for you. Let’s get started:

How To Get Started With The Kindle App For Windows 8.1

First you need to download the app. Click or tap here to get it for free.

After downloading and installing the app, you need to sign in with your Amazon account. To get started press the Sign in button placed at the bottom of the window. If you don’t have an Amazon account press the + button and follow the instructions for creating one.

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How To Scan QR Codes Or Text With Your Windows Phone

Windows Phone has the built-in capacity to scan special barcodes, such as QR codes, and no third-party apps are required for this task. Also, you are able to scan text and translate it using the same feature. The procedure is really simple: just “point and shoot”. In this article we will show you how to use this feature in a simple and efficient manner. Let’s get started:

NOTE: This tutorial works with Windows Phone 8.1.

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SD Card Choices

https://www.sdcard.org/developers/overview/speed_class/

Greater Performance Choices

There are wide discrepancies in memory card transmission speeds depending on the SD memory card manufacturer and brand. Varying speeds make it difficult to determine which card will provide reliable recording of streaming content. Recording video require a constant minimum write speed to ensure a smooth playback. The SD Association defines Speed Class standards indicated by speed symbols to help consumers decide what card will provide the required minimum performance for reliability. There are two kinds of speed indications regarding SD bus generation:”

More at the like above.

I like to play with video, so I use this card for my stuff.

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Adapter–SDSDQXN-064G-G46A-Version/dp/B00M55BS36/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1424789742&sr=1-8&keywords=class+10+micro+sd+card

 

When I used an older 64 (the black one) my device said that it was slow……………and I would have better performance from an better card.

So far, I’ve been real happy with it.

Bill

Mac vs. Windows incompatibility achieves irrelevance

The days when business users needed to worry a Mac might prove incompatible with colleague’s Windows systems are over. Erik Eckel explains.

Pumping diesel fuel into a vehicle requiring unleaded gasoline makes what most would describe as a first-class mess. Fortunately, diesel fuel dispenser nozzles are sized to help prevent accidental insertion within an unleaded fuel tank. Surprisingly, some businesses still believe Macs are as incompatible with Windows systems as diesel fuel is with unleaded.

The popularity of cloud-based computing, in which business professionals largely only need internet access to a web-based application using the Safari, Firefox, or Chrome Web browsers, combined with Microsoft’s continued Office productivity suite support for OS X and even iOS, essentially eliminates incompatibilities. In cases where organizations prove dependent upon a Windows-based application — a scenario increasingly unlikely, thanks to many such application providers offering platform-independent cloud-based computing options — Mac users can always load VMware Fusion (or Parallels Desktop for Mac) and run Windows within OS X.

The majority of computer users have largely made Microsoft’s Office productivity tools the de facto standard. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint essentially rule the document, spreadsheet, and presentation worlds. Now that Microsoft supports OS X (and iOS) with its Office 365 licensing subscriptions, and the Windows and Mac versions encounter little trouble when sharing files between platforms, Mac users needn’t worry that Windows colleagues will send files they can’t read, import, edit, change, and otherwise send back. Office productivity compatibilities have essentially been eliminated.

Even if a Windows user seeking to migrate to using a Mac is dependent upon Microsoft Access, Project, or Publisher, those applications can be obtained from Microsoft and installed and run within a virtual machine. In the past, VMs were a chore to set up and administer. However, virtualization software advancements make creating new VMs a breeze — plus faster Macs (solid state disks, in particular) and improved efficiencies within OS X dramatically improve performance.

Popular cloud-based storage services, including Box and DropBox, now support the Mac platform, as do automated backup offerings from Carbonite and Mozy. Even Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud-managed file storage solution now supports Macs and iOS devices.

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5 reasons to love the new Outlook for iOS and Android apps

Tony Bradley lists five reasons why you should start using the new Outlook for Mobile app.

Two months ago, Microsoft acquired Acompli, a developer of email apps for iOS and Android. Last week, Microsoft launched a new Acompli — rebranded as Outlook for Mobile. The new Outlook app is a significant improvement over Microsoft’s OWA app.

When I wrote about the Acompli acquisition, I listed three possible benefits that Acompli could bring to the Outlook experience. Microsoft delivered on all three, plus a couple of bonus benefits. Here are five reasons you should start using the new Outlook for Mobile app.

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Bring on Cortana for Windows 10!

The Cortana voice assistant is one of the most anticipated features for the new build of

Microsoft is hosting a media event later this week to unveil the latest public build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. There is a wide variety of potential features and updates Microsoft can unleash, and Microsoft has hinted that this new build will focus heavily on the consumer experience. The one thing I’m looking forward to most, though, is Cortana.

Why will we use Cortana?

When Apple first introduced Siri, I was torn on whether that was a novelty parlor trick or a feature with actual value. The jury may still be out for many people, but I use Siri all the time. I ask Siri what the weather is like today. I ask Siri to play music. I ask Siri to answer trivia questions. It’s not “Siri” exactly, but I also frequently use the voice input for “typing” text messages or web search terms. It’s just faster and easier than typing on a small virtual keyboard on an iPhone.

the Windows 10 Technical Preview that Microsoft is scheduled to unveil this week.

 

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How To Free Up Storage Space On Your Windows Phone

If you have bought an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device like Lumia 530 or Lumia 630, chances are that their amount of storage space is a problem for you. Cheaper devices like the ones we mentioned generally have limited storage space available and reaching its limits doesn’t take too long. To help you out, Microsoft offers the Storage Sense app, which allows you to check how much storage space is available and clear up some of it. It works both with your smartphone’s internal memory and with yourSD card. In this guide we will show you how to use the Storage Sense app to learn how much space you have available and how to clear up some of it

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Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review

Every once in a while, a gadget completely resets the curve. Once I started wearing good, expensive headphones, I suddenly couldn’t even tolerate Apple’s EarPods anymore. When I first grabbed my friend’s BlackBerry because I needed to answer an email, I knew instantly I wasn’t going back to texting with T9. I drove an Audi and never looked at my Saturn the same way again. Remember the first time you used a capacitive touchscreen, threw your 56k modem out the window and switched to broadband, or switched from standard-def TV to 1080p?

It only took about ten minutes of using Apple’s new iMac with Retina display to make me wonder how I’m ever supposed to go back. Back to a world where pixels are visible on any screen, even one this big. Back to only having enough screen space to do two things at a time. Back to dropped frames, spinning wheels, and waiting for files to copy from one place to another.

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