There’s one font that is almost universally reviled. Just the sight of it causes people to cringe in disgust. You know exactly what font I’m talking about (even if you ignore the title.) Why does everyone hate Comic Sans? Comic Sans is one of those fonts that seem to have been around forever. It’s as iconic as Times New Roman and Arial in the font world. Who created Comic Sans? Was it always as hated as it is today? Let’s learn about the ugly duckling of fonts. Who Created Comic Sans? The origin of Comic Sans is intertwined with another much-maligned Microsoft product: Microsoft Bob . While Microsoft Bob failed so quickly that many people don’t even remember it, Comic Sans has lived on. Microsoft Bob was a wildly re-imagined desktop interface made for Windows 95 . People could create their own virtual “rooms” that acted as desktops, and guiding them through everything were cartoon companions. RELATED: Why I Loved Microsoft Bob, Microsoft's Strangest Creation … [Read more...] about The Origin of Comic Sans: Why Do So Many People Hate It?
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Love using Shortcuts automations on your iPhone ? The Shortcuts app on the Apple Watch lets you trigger shortcuts directly from the wrist. And as the shortcuts run on the Watch itself, there’s no need to touch your iPhone. Apple Watch users who are running watchOS 7 and higher can access the Shortcuts app on their wearable. This works seamlessly with the Shortcuts app on the iPhone. The Shortcuts app automatically categorizes shortcuts that can work on the Apple Watch and makes it available on your wrist. This means you won’t need to create separate shortcuts just for your Apple Watch. Shortcuts can be triggered from both the Shortcuts app and from watch face complications . But if you trigger the shortcut from the watch face, you need to first confirm by taping a “Run” button. View and Manage Apple Watch Shortcuts on iPhone You can find all Apple Watch-supported shortcuts in a separate folder in your Shortcuts library. To access this, open the “Shortcuts” app on … [Read more...] about How to Use Shortcuts on Apple Watch
You can open PowerPoint from the Windows Command Prompt. Using this method, you can add additional parameters that let you do things like start PowerPoint in Safe Mode for troubleshooting, or start with a specific template. How to Run PowerPoint with a Command There are two ways to open PowerPoint from the Command Prompt—one of which you need to know to find out which directory the “powerpnt.exe” file is located in. You can do this manually by digging through File Explorer, or you can use Command Prompt to find it. First, open a Command Prompt window . You can do this by typing “cmd” in the Windows Search bar (located on the taskbar next to the Windows icon). Press Enter or click the “Command Prompt” application in the search results. When you first open the Command Prompt, you’ll start in your user account folder. From here, you can simply type this command and press Enter to launch PowerPoint: start powerpnt.exe You can also open PowerPoint from the … [Read more...] about How (and Why) to Start Microsoft PowerPoint from the Command Prompt
Apple Fitness+ is Apple’s new exercise subscription service “powered by the Apple Watch.” It offers fitness classes for everyone—beginners and enthusiasts, alike. Here’s everything you need to know to get started. What Do You Need for Apple Fitness+? Apple Fitness Plus requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer and an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. The watch tracks your activity, while you follow along with the class playing on the other device. Some Apple Fitness+ classes are all bodyweight exercises. Others, like most of the strength training classes, require two small dumbbells. There are also indoor running, rowing, and cycling classes, that require a treadmill, rowing machine, or static bike, respectively. For yoga classes, a mat and blocks are useful, but not essential. Generally, you’ll also need some space to move around. A lot of the classes are high energy and involve jumping, swinging your arms, and other activities that could easily take out a nearby light fixture. … [Read more...] about How to Get Started With Apple Fitness+
Your Kindle can hold thousands of books and documents, all of which can be synced across your devices. But if you want to keep your Kindle Library organized, you might want to delete some files from your Kindle. You can remove a downloaded book from your Kindle device, or you can choose to permanently delete a title from your Kindle Library. Once a book is deleted permanently, it is removed from your account and requires a new purchase if you want to access it again. Delete Books or Documents from Your Kindle You can remove a downloaded book or delete a book permanently from your Kindle e-book reader. This works on every Kindle model, including the basic Kindle model, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, and Kindle Oasis. To get started, first, turn on your Kindle and tap the “Your Library” section heading. Find the book that you want to delete. Here, tap the three-dot menu icon from the bottom-right corner of the book cover (You can also press and hold the book … [Read more...] about How to Delete Books and Documents from Your Kindle Library