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Kodu Game Lab

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: January 5, 2015     Category: articles >> programming     Total Views: 36
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Kodu lets students create games through a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game with no design or programming skills. Description Kodu lets you create games through a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game with no design or programming skills. Features Kodu is a rich tool for narrative creation and storytelling Kodu demonstrates that programming is a creative medium Kodu helps children with critical thinkin



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Office Mix

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: January 5, 2015     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 44
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Office Mix is a solution from Microsoft that makes it easy for educators to create and share rich, interactive lessons. Mixes play like web videos, but with support for animations, live links and more. Annotate lectures. Record, write, and draw on slides • Add quizzes, labs, and interactive content • Analytics for every slide and every student. Students see quiz results instantly • Lecture once. Learn anywhere • Share and play on any device This app is perfect for blended learning scenarios. Easily turn your PowerPoint lessons into online lessons. Record your lecture while you write and draw on your slides, and add audio, video, assessments or la



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Presentation Next: A Tool for Creating Awesome Presentations

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: January 3, 2015     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 37
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Description Presentation Next enables you to create lifelike, jaw dropping presentations, data visualizations and drawings that are identically viewable by your Windows, iPad, Android, Linux, and Mac friends. It is easily the world’s most fun, yet professional HTML5 presentation maker. It is the world’s most advanced HTML5 presentation builder now available at an unbelievable price. No software installation is required to view the presentations! Any kind of slideshow visualization created using Presentation Next can be viewed by simply pasting its ‘link’ in the browser…the presentation opens up just like a webpage, without the need for



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Microsot SmallBasic

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: January 3, 2015     Category: articles >> programming     Total Views: 47
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Help your students start writing their first programs quickly and easily. With only 15 keywords and an inviting development environment, Small Basic is structured to help them succeed. Students who wish to advance their software development skills can also take advantage of Small Basic's online guides and e-books to help them move ahead. Help your students start writing their first programs quickly and easily. With only 15 keywords and an inviting development environment, Small Basic is structured to help them succeed. Students who wish to advance their software development skills can also take advantage of Small Basic's online guides and e-books to help them m



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Create And Customize Charts In PowerPoint With oomfo Add-In

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 6, 2014     Category: tutorials >> tipstricks     Total Views: 157
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Creating multiple charts in PowerPoint can become quite a task, as you have to practically create an Excel spreadsheet for each chart to plot data. If you need to quickly create presentations in PowerPoint with multiple charts, oomfo is a viable alternative to PowerPoint native Chart tool. It is an addin for PowerPoint with all the necessary tools that are required in creating, designing and customizing different chart elements. It presents a wizard with 9 simple steps for designing stunning charts. All you need is to go through the wizard to insert the chart in selected PowerPoint slide. Furthermore, you can change every bit of the chart, including, axis, gridlines, divi



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Fix And Clean Multiple Chart Elements In Excel Workbook With Clear Charts

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 6, 2014     Category: tutorials >> tipstricks     Total Views: 100
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By comparing charts tweaking tools provided in Excel 2010 with previous versions, we can say that users gain more control over how charts would look in Excel 2010. Considering all the native features to insert, edit and remove chart axis labels, font size, colors, layouts, etc.,  an add-on claiming to automate the chart tweaking procedure must be used to quickly deal with multiple charts in your workbook. Clear Charts is one such plug-in which lets user clean and tweak all the charts that are present in your Excel workbook. It offers options to fix chart font sizes, axis labels & scaling, 3D effects, colors and other junk that comes by default with auto-generated



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Add A Middle-Click Context Menu For Accessing Folders On Windows

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 8, 2014     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 104
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The middle mouse click in your browser performs two very useful functions; it lets you open a link in a new tab and it closes tabs when you click on them. Unfortunately, the middle click button does nothing on the desktop. FoldersPopUp is a little Windows utility that not only puts the middle mouse button to excellent use but also makes it very easy to open folders. This utility brings up a context menu when you middle click with your mouse. The menu has options for quickly accessing the Desktop, Documents, Pictures, My Computer, Network Neighborhood, Control Panel, and Recycle bin folders and your C drive, Windows folder, and Program files.  You can add any folder y



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Privacy Eraser Cleans & Optimizes Your PC, Securely Shreds Files

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 6, 2014     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 114
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Windows and the applications that run on it have a tendency to store temporary data. All web browsers, for instance, automatically save cookies and browser history information to reduce webpage load times. Other programs also sometime save various preferences and settings leading to a slower system and putting one’s privacy at stake. Privacy Eraser is a Windows tool that helps you optimize and protect your system by cleaning up all such traces and past computer activities. The program is very easy to use, sports an excellent UI, and comes in two different variants. Let’s take a closer look at its free version. Setup of Privacy Eraser is extremely easy, a si



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Safely Eject USB Drives And Memory Cards Via Hotkeys With USB Disk Ejector

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 6, 2014     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 136
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Being a Windows user, you’d perhaps be familiar with the ‘Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media’ tool, which sits in the system tray and allows you to eject a plugged in USB flash device from Windows instead of directly pulling it out from your computer to prevent any opened files from being corrupted or lost. But if you are looking for a better way to disconnect your disks, let’s say, via keyboard hotkeys, then help is delivered by the open source tool called USB Disk Ejector. Once fired up, it displays a complete list of currently connected USB drives and memory cards and enables their safe disconnection from the system. USB Disk Ejector work



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PDF Eraser Lets You Edit PDF Files, Add Images & Text To Them

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 4, 2014     Category: tutorials >> tipstricks     Total Views: 133
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The best thing about of a PDF document is, in part, that it can be viewed on just about any device, on any desktop and mobile platform. It is one such handy format which allows everyone to see the same information, presented in the same way. If you occasionally work with PDF files, you may have encountered situations where you needed to alter a few things, for example, you may have wanted to split the PDF pages into individual files, or maybe you had to remove a few unwanted objects from the document itself. If you have not found a good application to accomplish that task, PDF Eraser [download here] is here to help. The free Windows program allows to remove any unnecessar



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Embed Data Sheet From Excel 2010 To Word Document

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 4, 2014     Category: tutorials >> tipstricks     Total Views: 142
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Excel 2010 includes a feature that helps users to embed and link different objects. OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) is a technique to insert data from one app in to another and update data accordingly. In this way, by using and linking the object of one application, we can make an updated copy. To start with Object Linking and Embedding, launch Excel 2010, create or open an existing data sheet. For illustration purpose, data sheet of student record is shown in the screenshot below. We want to embed the specific datasheet portion in to Microsoft Word, to keep that portion updated with the above Excel datasheet, now copy the portion of the datasheet.



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Add & Embed Excel Spreadsheet In Word 2010 Document

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 4, 2014     Category: tutorials >> tipstricks     Total Views: 140
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Sometime there is a dire need of adding functions and formulas on data values present in Word document, for this you don’t need to open Excel spreadsheet exclusively for formulating data values, you can also insert Excel spreadsheet in Word document. By following a simple procedure you can create spreadsheet which includes all the inherent features, functions and tools provided in Excel 2010. To use this feature you need to make it apparent in Word window, for this launch Word 2010, navigate to Quick Access Toolbar, and from drop-down button, click More Commands. It will lead you to Word Options dialog, under Choose commands, click drop-down button to sele



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Word 2010 Lock Document

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 3, 2014     Category: tutorials >> tipstricks     Total Views: 144
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Word 2010 provide numerous ways of protecting document from any unauthenticated source like; Restrict editing, encrypting document etc. But the most easiest way out there is to lock down the content of the document with a single click. In this post we will be using one of the Excel locking feature which is also available in Word to lock the content temporarily and unlock it back again. Why use this feature? Let’s say you are working on an important document and want to make sure the family, friends, co-workers, or kids do not accidentally close the document or modify the content, in this case locking down the document temporarily will drastically help. Open Wo



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Change Default Font Settings & Styles In Word 2010

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: May 3, 2014     Category: tutorials >> tipstricks     Total Views: 181
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Word 2010 default font is Calibri, which is still not that much popular among users, but Word 2010 is flexible enough to let users change the default font settings. In this post we will be guiding you through step-by-step procedure of changing default font settings and styles. To change default font setting, launch Word 2010, navigate to Home tab and from Font group, click small button at the right-bottom of group area. You will reach Font main dialog, start changing default basic settings. From Font select the font, under Font style select desired style and from Size change size for default font. You can also set some extra font settings such as, Font color,



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7 Windows 8 Tips to Make Better Use of Dual Monitors

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 16, 2014     Category: articles >> trivia     Total Views: 143
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Who doesn’t love the dual-monitor setup on your work desk? With Windows 8, you will probably love it even more. The added new dual-monitor features make a use of Windows 8 on a non-touch screen equipped desktop truly enjoyable. Here are 7 tips that you must know when using Windows 8 with 2 or more screens. Tip 1: show different wallpaper on each monitor When selecting a personalization theme, Windows 8 is smart enough knowing to put a different wallpapers on each monitor. You can also specifically pick which pictures showing on which screen. In Desktop Background window, right click the picture and choose which monitor to show off.   What&rsqu



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