Sunday, March 11, 2007
forget to go to Podcast Alley, register and vote
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News of the Week
- Another Fallen Hero - Rich
- Cops Save Woman - Mack
- Off-duty Chicago Officer Attacked By Gang - Rich
- Justice, Saudi-Style Sucks - Mack
- Ouch! This Hurts On a Variety of Levels - Rich
- Hero Cop Mounts Bus Rescue - Mack
- Dope Crashes Into Trooper - Rich
week we try to include training announcments from academies and
training organizations. This week we don't have any new
We welcome training announcements from any criminal justice training
academy or training organization. Just send the information to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to announce your training
week we don't have any new job announcements.
- If your agency is looking for qualified people,
just send us a little information about
the job and we will announce it on the show.
- iTunes and Vista
Don't Play Well and Free Audio Books - Rich
- The Real Google Phone? - Mack
this weeks PC user tip I want to tell how you can forget about the
Start button and put about 20 things on the Quick Launch bar for easy
one-click access. So why not use it.
When an item falls out of use, erase the shortcut. They're only shortcuts, so it doesn't matter if you erase them.
If there are too many items within the Quick Launch bar to be displayed
within the current area, two little arrows (>>) are displayed.
This indicates that other Quick Launch icons are present but are
currently hidden from view.
To see the hidden icons, click on the double arrow to see a pop-up
menu, or click and drag the edge of the main toolbar area (just to the
right of the Quick Launch bar) to expand the space available for the
Quick Launch bar.
For this week's Mac user tip, we have a great way for you to read your ebooks or PDF file without any unnecessary distractions.
With an ebook or any other PDF open, just choose View > Slideshow (or just press Command-Shift-F).
Your screen immediately goes black and displays just the current ebook page.
Click the Fit to Screen button in the transparent slideshow toolbar to expand the page to the full size of your screen.
You won't be able to see or click on bookmarks, but you can click on
any link to follow it, and Web links load invisibly behind the
slideshow rather than switching to your Web browser.
You can hide the toolbar by clicking anywhere outside of it, but it
returns to obscure the bottom of pages as soon as you move the cursor,
so keyboard navigation is generally best.
To navigate between pages, press the left and right arrow keys or left and right square bracket keys.
Press Escape to exit slideshow mode. The only other keys that do
anything are F (for switching into full screen mode) and A (for
switching back to actual size).
Nearly every other key just beeps when pressed. Bonus points to anyone
who can figure out what Tab, R, and L do, since they don't beep.
to our partner RLS
Enterprises, Inc. - Your Affordable On-Line Training Solution
for making this episode of CopCAST possible. Visit their website for
more information about providing internet-based training for your
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