In Android, move a photo to another folder

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Once he's snapped a photo with his Android phone, Bob wants to move it to another folder.

This isn't really a photo issue; it's a file management issue. And so you need a file management app. I recommend the ASTRO File Manager. The Pro version costs $4, but the basic, free app is sufficient for this job (and much more).

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How to delete or move a lot of Gmail messages

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MLStrand56 had a Gmail question for the Answer Line forum: How does one archive or delete every email from a particular sender--or that matches some other criteria?

Gmail lacks an obvious, simple tool for bulk operations. There's no button to click or menu option to select for deleting or altering all of the messages or conversations that share a specific attribute. But you can still do it.

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How to make good use of an old hard drive

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Carol Hart has an extra hard drive hanging around. She asked me what she can do with it.

Old hard drives make lousy flowerpots, but very effective paperweights. And I must confess that on some occasions, I've been tempted to use them for batting practice or skeet shooting.

But I don't think that's the answer you're looking for.

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Add checkboxes to an Excel spreadsheet

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Tgood37 asked the Answer Line forum how to add checkboxes to Excel spreadsheets, and how to make sure that checking a box will have an effect.

If you're setting up a worksheet only for yourself, you can simply leave an empty cell for this purpose. To check it, just type in an x or any other character. Then use a formula with the =isblank() function to make the contents of that cell affect the rest of the spreadsheet.

But you might want something more mouse-friendly--especially if you're designing a spreadsheet for other people.

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How to change drive letters--even when the letter you want isn't available

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Jack McCabe wants Windows to identify his data drive as D:, but D: is already taken.

We were using drive letters before DOS, and I'm surprised we're still using them. Everyone knows that C: is the main drive--or at least the one Windows boots from. (Why C:? Because A: and B: were originally reserved for floppies.) But not everyone knows that if you have an administrator-level account, you can reassign drive letters.

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How to manage Gmail labels (and use them as folders)

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A recent convert to Gmail, RLConner asked the Answer Line forum about organizing mail into what Google calls "labels,' although they're similar to other services' folders.

Gmail labels behave very much like folders in other digital environments. You can store messages and conversations in them to organize your mail. And they're hierarchical--you can put one label inside another. For instance, I keep an Answer Line label, and inside that I have labels for newly-arrived reader questions, questions I've put aside for possible use in the blog, and reader comments.

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Simplify browser use with keyboard shortcuts

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The mouse may be the most intuitive way to control a browser, but it's not the most efficient. As MLStrand56 learned on the Answer Line forum, browser shortcuts can be valuable.

I'd like to tell you that nothing can speed up your Web browsing like a few basic keyboard shortcuts. But that's not really true. They won't speed things up nearly as much as a faster Internet connection.

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