I use Ubuntu OS and simplest way to use Microsoft Office suite on linux is Online Office 365 -accessing via Onedrive.com or Office.com. Having most of the important files on OneDrive, I’ve no problem switching from device to device (or between different Operating systems). Although LibreOffice (which comes out of the box with Ubuntu Desktop) is pretty solid and has more features than MS OfficeOnline, I rather prefer online office365 as it automatically saves files on OneDrive.
But Online Office lacks a major feature. While working on document online (on a web-browser), you cannot insert files/pictures into document from your cloud storage (ie. OneDrive). I was shocked to find that its missing! This feature is so obvious that Google Docs has this since years. You can insert images from your Google Drive to spreadsheet/presentation/doc -without having to upload anything from your local machine.
C’mon, Microsoft! How could you miss this? Now I have to download some of images stored on OneDrive to my computer just to insert and upload them on my Word/PowerPoint document!
Today I received a Thank you mail from Google AdSense for staying with them for 10 years. It seems just like last year when I started my blog on blogspot.com and enabled Google Adsense for blogger. Although I’m sure I’m not AdSense member since the 1st year of its inception (definitely not blogging since 2004); I can pretty much say that I enjoyed higher CTR back then. (-meaning that it must be ~7+ years with Google AdSense) 😉
To celebrate this, they are launching AdSense 10 week Masterclass (or what they call AdSense 10 Challenge). It is an open-course and 10 week long covering most topics related to promoting, optimising and analysing your webcontent. Now I always wanted to utilize AdSense, but never seriously invested time for it. In the process, I learned a lot but not created a success formula with adsense. It’s the time, Google is inviting for their online AdSense free course. Why not take advantage of it? I guess I’m getting used to MOOC now. Last week, I participated in Youtube’s creators academy & learned a lot in the MOOC. Today I also got ‘certificate of completion‘ from @YTCreators. The youtube course is now open and self-paced (no time restrictions, no community involvement).
Also learned the long form of MOOC that is "Massive Open Online Course".
Apple’s iPhone and Nokia mobile devices are undoubtedly one of the most popular smartphones/ cellphones in the world; and transferring its contacts, phonebook and other data shouldn’t be the problem. Apparently, if you don’t have enough tools or what they call it ‘common software’, there’s no straight and easy way out. At least that’s what I thought initially, this question bugged me for almost a week until I found the solution. I think it’s worth sharing with internet via screencast & writing a how-to article for it.
Things you need:
- Nokia mobile phone with memory card
- Computer with iTunes.
First On Nokia phone
- Nokia: Go to contacts/ phonebook
- Nokia: Select all contacts
- Nokia: Option> save contacts
- Nokia: Select destination as memory card
- Plug in your nokia phone to computer in data transfer mode.
- Browse through your Nokia memory card and open /Others/ folder
- Open ‘contacts’ folder placed in memory card/Others/contact
- Select All contacts and copy-paste them in ‘windows contact’.
- Windows contacts, (known as windows Address Book in Windows XP) can be found in C:\Users\Logged-in-user\Contacts\ or you can click win logo or press win key and type ‘contacts’ in search slot windows start.
- Plug in iPhone to the computer.
- Open iTunes, if it doesn’t pop up automatically.
- Select iPhone in iTunes and open ‘info’ tab
- check/ mark/tick ‘sync contacts with ‘windows contacts’ (choose from dropdown menu)
- press ‘sync’ button.
[iCloud Update] Apple introduced the iCloud feature to automatically sync your iPhone contacts after this tutorial is written. To copy/sync contacts (from step#11) you should disable iCloud sync for the first time you migrate your addressbook. Once the manual transfer is done using above steps, you may continue using iCloud sync afterwards)
PS: In case of newer Nokia phones such as Nokia E5-00, X2-01 menu of contact is bit different. In Contact Menu > Mark All > Create backup > Phone to memory card. I tested this on iPhone 3GS, however it works on any old or new iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S as well as new iPhone 5.