Dan’s Tips

Dan’s Tips

Hi, Campbell’s world visitors! Not only are there some great tips in here this week, but seems to me I know this lady, who is mentioned in here as well. She is kind, and quite professional in her work. Her ability to learn about software for the blind, and to work with those who are disabled, is quite awesome! Without Miss Claire, I would be totally dead in the water sometimes. So thank you Dan for sharing this information. As well as all the other fabulous info that is in this as well. Thank you Claire for helping me to blog this. As I still cannot seem to make my phone copy and paste. I am certain this is operator error, the instructions are quite clear. I simply can’t make my fingers do what they are told.

Friday Finds for September 23 2016

Great to back online and sharing with my cyber friends across this lovely world God has given us.

Have a awesome weekend!!

The start of each article is marked with an asterisk.  Using the find/replace feature of your word processor, type in the asterisk (shift plus numeral eight) then hit enter to jump between articles.


01 If you use Gmail in a web browser then you

02 Three Secrets of Successful Budgeting

03 baseball random tidbits

04 Free baby stuff, Hina Money Saving.

05 Walmart Grocery Pick up.

06 Plaisted Publishing House Ltd – Helping Indie Authors.

07 List of 100 New Features on IOS 10.

08 free cyber securty ebook in pdf or rtf.

09 apps that you can use with Siri in iOS 10.

10 the end zone

11 Attitude of Gratitude.docx

12 pondering thought

13 fact of the day

14 words of wisdom

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*1)  If you use Gmail in a web browser then you’ve probably noticed the options for sorting your email or finding a particular email are quite different from email programs. This article tells you how to find just about anything in Gmail  – extremely useful if you’re a Gmail fan.

The article lists a large variety of search operators you can use to find anything in your Gmail account. For example, you can search for unread email, emails from certain people, or email containing certain subjects or words. You can find email from people in your Google+ circles, by date, by message ID header, chat messages, and if you use labels or stars in Gmail you can search for those too.

If you’d rather view your Gmail in an email program, directions on how to set up Gmail in an email program can be found here.


If you’re having problems sending or receiving emails in your email program, check the settings there, you might have something configured incorrectly. Last, you can find many answers to common issues at the Gmail Help Center.


How to Sort or Find Emails Using Gmail or Google Apps

How do I find emails using Gmail or Google Apps which only have attachments?

The answer to sorting or finding your email using Gmail or Google Apps is pretty simple, if you know a few tricks. For example to display emails which have not yet been read, simply click into your search field within your email account and type: is unread

This will display all unread emails.

Let’s assume that you’ve created a Label called New Customers and you want to display all unread emails which have that label assigned. If that were the case you simply search for: label:new-customers is:unread

Get the idea? In fact Google gives Gmail and Google Apps users a variety of ways to sort and to find emails. Below is a table of some of the Advanced Gmail Search Options available to you.





Used to specify the sender

Example: from:john

Meaning: Messages from John


Used to specify a recipient

Example: to:michael

Meaning: All messages that were sent to Michael (by you or someone else)


Search for words in the subject line

Example: subject:dinner

Meaning: Messages that have the word “dinner” in the subject


Search for messages matching term A or term B

*OR must be in all caps

Example: from:john OR from:michael

Meaning: Messages from John or from Michael


Used to exclude messages from your search

Example: dinner -movie

Meaning: Messages that contain the word “dinner” but do not contain the word “movie”


Search for messages by label

Example: from:john label:friends

Meaning: Messages from John that have the label “friends”

Example: from:michael label:my-family

Meaning: Messages from Michael that have the label “My Family”


Search for messages with an attachment

Example: from:john has:attachment

Meaning: Messages from John that have an attachment


Search for messages on mailing lists

Example: list:admin@gmailhelp.com

Meaning: Messages with the words admin@gmailhelp.com in the headers, sent to or from this list


Search for an attachment by name or type

Example: filename:englishhomework.txt

Meaning: Messages with an attachment named “englishhomework.txt”

Example: label:work filename:pdf

Meaning: Messages labeled “work” that also have a PDF file as an attachment

” “


Used to search for an exact phrase (Capitalization or case sensitivity is ignored)

Example: “i’m feeling lucky”

Meaning: Messages containing the exact phrase “i’m feeling lucky” or “I’m feeling lucky”

Example: subject:”dinner and a movie”

Meaning: Messages containing the exact phrase “dinner and a movie” in the subject

( )

Used to group words

Used to specify terms that shouldn’t be excluded

Example: from:john (dinner OR movie)

Meaning: Messages from John that contain either the word “dinner” or the word “movie”

Example: subject:(dinner movie)

Meaning: Messages in which the subject contains both the word “dinner” and the word “movie”


Search for messages anywhere in Gmail regardless of the Label

*Messages in Spam and Trash are excluded from searches by default

Example: in:anywhere movie

Meaning: Messages in All Mail, Spam, and Trash that contain the word “movie”




Search for messages in Inbox, Trash, or Spam

Example: in:trash from:john

Meaning: Messages from John that are in Trash



Search within messages that Priority Inbox considers important.

Example: is:important from:michele

Meaning: Messages from Michele that were marked as important by Priority Inbox




Search for messages that are starred, unread, or read

Example: is:read is:starred from:Chelise

Meaning: Messages from Chelise that have been read and are marked with a star













Search for messages with a particular star

Example: has:purple-star from:jeff

Meaning: Messages from Jeff that are marked with a purple star



Used to specify recipients in the cc: or bcc: fields*

*Search on bcc: cannot retrieve messages on which you were blind carbon copied

Example: cc:david

Meaning: Messages that were cc-ed to David





Search for messages sent or received during a certain period of time

(using the date format yyyy/mm/dd)

Example: after:2014/09/24 before:2014/09/26

Meaning: Messages sent between September 24, 2014 and September 26, 2014.*

*More precisely: Messages sent after 12:00 AM (or 00:00) April 16, 2004 and before April 18, 2004.



Similar to older and newer, but allows relative dates using d, m, and y for day, month, and year

Example: newer_than:2d

Meaning: Finds messages sent within the last two days.


Search for chat messages

Example: is:chat dolphin

Meaning: Any chat message including the word “dolphin.”


Search for messages within a particular email address in the Delivered-To line of the message header

Example: deliveredto:username@gmail.com

Meaning: Any message with username@gmail.com in the Delivered-To: field of the message header (which can help you find messages forwarded from another account or ones sent to an alias).


Search for messages that were sent from someone who you added to a particular Google+ circle

Example: circle:friends

Meaning: Any message that was sent by a person in your “Friends” circle.

Examples: circle:”soccer friends (team blue)” or circle:”my \”fab four\””

Notes: For circle names that include a space, parentheses, curly brackets, or vertical bar, add quotes around the name. For names that include quotes, add a back slash immediately before the quotes.


Search for all messages that were sent from someone who you added to your Google+ circles

Example: has:circle

Meaning: Any message that was sent by a person in any of your circles.


Search for messages within a category

Example: category:updates

Meaning: All messages in the Updates category.

Example: category:social Mindy

Meaning: Messages in the Social category that include “??Mindy.”?


Search for messages larger than the specified size in bytes

Example: size:1000000

Meaning: All messages larger than 1MB (1,000,000 bytes) in size.



Similar to size: but allows abbreviations for numbers

Example: larger:10M

Meaning: All messages of at least 10M bytes (10,000,000 bytes) in size.


(plus sign)

Match the search term exactly

Example: +unicorn

Meaning: Finds messages containing “??unicorn”? but not “??unicorns”? or “??unciorn”?


Find a message by the message-id header

Example: rfc811msgid:someone@gmailhelp.com

Meaning: Locates the exact message with the specified SMTP message-id.



Search for messages that have and have not had labels that you created applied to them.

NOTE: Gmail applies labels to individual messages, not to conversation threads.

Example: has:nouserlabels

Meaning: Finds all messages without any of your own labels (excludes automatic labels like inbox, spam, and trash). Since Gmail applies labels to individual messages, you might see results that appear to have labels; in this case, another message in the same conversation thread has had a label applied to it.

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Obtained from Rhiannon from “Gizmo Freeware”

*2)  Three Secrets of Successful Budgeting

I wish I could come up with a better word than “budget” for managing money.While I’ve made peace with the word, for me it still conjures up synonyms like whip, drudgery and cruel master. Personally, I prefer the more elegant term Spending Plan, but for now, because budget is so universally understood, let’s just go with it, all preconceived notions aside.

While there are many ways to budget, none are perfect. A budget is a tool you develop to fit your lifestyle. There is no single, guaranteed budget method, form or spreadsheet.

No budget is fail proof. Even a template or financial software that fits your temperament and lifestyle is not guaranteed to change your life in the same way a power tool sitting on the garage shelf is not going to put together that new wall unit for you, while you kick back and watch TV. You have to do the work.

Budgets are extraordinarily useful, a lot like training wheels. They can help you get going and give you confidence as you learn to balance. There may come a time that you’ll become an expert “cyclist” and outgrow your need for the training wheels. Or you may want to leave them on for confidence and security should you hit a bump in the road. 

NO ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL. There is probably as many ways to budget and different kinds of templates, forms and budgeting software out there as there are financial temperaments. And rarely do those kinds of fill-in-the-blank templates work because all of those categories, percentages and pre-loaded numbers reflect someone else’s situation, income and lifestyle. That makes them doomed to fail in most situations.

For a budget to work for you, itThe only way a budget is ever going to work for you is if it reflects you. The categories and the numbers in those categories have to match how you actually live your life.

BUDGET OF CHOICE. Of course, I am referring to my choice, but I’m confident this simple three-step budget can work for anyone in just about any situation.

  1. Create categories. Start with the obvious ones like Housing, Food and Gasoline. Expand your categories to reflect your life.
  1. Give everydollar job to do.Look at your paycheck or other source of income. Your job is to manage that money—every single dollar. The way you do that is by giving every dollar a job to do. You do that by pre-spending your entire paycheck on paper before you ever spend any of it. Think of yourself as the boss and those dollars are your employees. A good manager knows where the money is supposed to go and then follows through to make sure every dollar of it went where it was supposed to. That’s a budget.
  2. Every month starts over at $0. Call it a zero-balance budget. What it means is that since every dollar has a job to do, at the end of the month every dollar should have done its job and have been spent, saved or otherwise set aside by moving it out of the checking account. Theoretically, that brings your household bank account to $0. And if for some reason you didn’t budget exactly right and the account has some money left in it, decide ahead of time where to move it so that the balance does return to $0.

A budget where you 1) create your own categories 2) “pre-spend” every dollar by assigning it a job to do then supervising with a careful eye to make sure they do as told, and  3) starts over at $0 every month, is a budget that will push you to develop new habits and routines.

Source: http://www.everydaycheapskate.com/marys-perspective/three-secrets-successful-budgeting/#more-15364

*3) Baseball Random Tidbits

Anyone who has ever been to a baseball game has undoubtedly heard the familiar lyrics, “Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd…” However, I bet you never knew that this classic tune was created in 1908 when entertainer/songwriter Jack Norworth scribbled some lyrics on scrap paper during a train ride to Manhattan, New York.

Norworth later gave the lyrics to Albert Von Tilzer who composed the music, and the song went on to be published by the New York Music Company. “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was a hit before the year was over! It took Norworth a total of 15 minutes to write a song that has been sung during the seventh inning stretch at nearly every baseball game in the country.

Now that you know a little bit more history about baseball’s favorite song, let’s find out a few more tidbits about the sport that has become an American pastime.

The inventor of baseball is also credited with firing the first Union shot of Civil war.

The baseball tradition of spring training came about because in 1885 the Chicago White Stockings went to Hot Springs in Arkansas to prepare for the new season.

In July 1934, Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run. In an effort to sell more licensed apparel, minor-league baseball teams were changing their names so often that the sport’s governing body now limits franchises to team name changes every three years.

The first perfect nine innings baseball game was achieved by John Lee Richmond on June 12, 1880. Baseball ended one of its oldest traditions in 1997 when inter league play begin for the first time. This means that teams from the American league can play National league teams during the regular season. The first inter league game was played on June 12, 1997.

Submitted by Trish

*4)   Free baby stuff | Hina Money Saving

Source:    http://hinamoneysaving.com/?p=175#comments

Free stuff is always great, usually baby stuff cost too much and it adds up the household expenses. The little bundle of joy come with its own expenses. If you have a baby or know anyone with a baby, request a free baby sample box from Samsclub.

So hurry and get this box here before it is gone:

sams club baby box


*5)   Walmart Grocery Pick up

Source: http://hinamoneysaving.com/?p=152

Walmart grocery pickup just started in Ohio over the last few months, and I was so excited to finally try it out.  Unfortunately, it does not work in my city, but you can sign up to be added in the waiting list and as soon as this service is available in your area, you will be notified. For my blind and low vision friends in particularly, this can be very helpful because you do not need to go to stores and wander around figuring out where is what item. You can do everything on your computer and just go with a friend or public transportation to just pick everything up.  To check this out and see if your zip code is in their areas included, please go here and check it out:


Here are 10 reasons you need to try Walmart Grocery Pickup out:

  1. It’s free.

When you spend a minimum of $30 at Walmart, Walmart Grocery Pickup service is completely free for you to use.

  1. You’ll save money.

If you’re like me and shop with kids in tow (or just are tempted by too many things to buy when you’re at the store), using Walmart’s Grocery Pickup program can save you a bundle. Because you shop ahead of time online, you can plan what you really need, and have everything on your list brought right out to your car. I love that!

Walmart Savings Catcher guarantee applies to Walmart Grocery Pickup prices. If a local store has a better price on the item you’re picking up, your Walmart Savings Catcher app will catch that price and refund you the difference in a Walmart gift card. To take advantage of the Walmart Savings Catchers Savings, enter the “Savings Catcher TC Number” that you’ll find on your email receipt from Walmart Grocery Pickup purchase in your Savings Catcher app.

  1. Walmart is offering up to $10 off your first Walmart Grocery Pickup purchase


*6)   Plaisted Publishing House Ltd – Helping Indie Authors get their books online

Claire Plaisted is an Indie Author and runs ‘Plaisted Publishing House Ltd’, helping Indie Authors get their books online and looking professional.

You can read more and get in touch with Claire by visiting the following links:
or e-mail plaistedpublishinghouse@gmail.com

Contributed by Lindy van der Merwe

Fun-loving mum of two, wife of one, guide-dog owner, aspiring on-line entrepreneur and owner of  http://bizviznet.com,

*7)   List of 100 New Features on IOS 10

By Paul Morris


Contributed from Lindy van der Merwe Site

Here’s the list of iOS 10 features that you likely don’t know about as yet:

  1. Read receipts by conversation in iMessages
  2. iCloud Drive Desktop folder
  3. Air Quality Index for China
  4. Faster Camera launch
  5. Continuity Clipboard
  6. Autocorrect improvements for Korean & Thai
  7. Notes collaboration
  8. Unlimited tabs in Safari
  9. Male and female Siri voices for Russia, Spain & Italy
  10. Definition dictionary in Danish
  11. Live Photos stabilization
  12. Markup in Messages
  13. Side-by-side Mail compose iPad
  14. Location suggestions in Calendar
  15. New iPad Camera UI
  16. Live Filters for Live Photos
  17. Conversation view in Mail
  18. Discover in iBooks
  19. Improved Auto Enhance in Photos
  20. Faster FaceTime connectivity
  21. CarPlay app reordering
  22. Split View in Safari on iPad
  23. Rest & type iPad keyboard
  24. Sort Favorites in Apple News
  25. iCloud Drive Documents folder
  26. Bilingual dictionaries in Dutch & Italian
  27. Apple Pay in Safari
  28. Mail suggested move folder
  29. Air quality in Maps for China
  30. Found in Messages
  31. Brilliance adjustment slider in Photos
  32. Mail filters
  33. CarPlay on ultra wide screens
  34. Bedtime alarm
  35. Siri in South Africa & Ireland
  36. Definition dictionary in Traditional Chinese
  37. Live Photos editing
  38. Avoid tolls in Maps
  39. Mailbox column
  40. Faster attachment sending in Messages
  41. No Game Center app, service is still there
  42. Delete stock Apple apps
  43. Re-download stock Apple apps from App Store

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