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Tip of the Week: How to Zip or Unzip Files in Windows 10

Tip of the Week: How to Zip or Unzip Files in Windows 10

Have you ever tried to send large files, like video files, via a service like email? It simply does not work. For cases where you need to send multiple files or those that are larger, attaching them to a message is not going to cut it. In instances like this, you can compress files using the built-in tools found in Windows 10.

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Are Presumptions Undermining Your Security Efforts?

Are Presumptions Undermining Your Security Efforts?

While there are plenty of ways for a business to secure its resources, there are just as many ways for your employees to undermine these protections… often without even realizing that they’re doing so. Let’s focus on some of the cognitive biases that you and your team members might experience when it comes to your security.

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“Productivity” is Much Different Than it Used to Be

“Productivity” is Much Different Than it Used to Be

While it may not seem so at first glance, the concept of “productivity” has evolved significantly in the last few centuries—the amount of time it has been seen as a priority. Beginning once technology enabled the focus of life to be less day-to-day survival and more centered around industry and scale, the first whispers of our modern view of productivity started in the late 1700s. Let’s briefly examine how our view of productivity developed, and how many are looking at it today.

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Tip of the Week: Highlighting Specific Outlook Messages

Tip of the Week: Highlighting Specific Outlook Messages

Email is a hugely useful business tool, which is what makes solutions like Microsoft Outlook so popular in today’s organizations. Having said that, it can become far too simple for the inbox to be overstuffed with outdated and unnecessary messages that ultimately serve little more than to hide the ones you need to review.

Did you know that there’s a capability built into Outlook that can help you keep track of your important messages? Let’s go over how you can use it.

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Tip of the Week: How to Help Minimize Your Blue Light Exposure

Tip of the Week: How to Help Minimize Your Blue Light Exposure

With computers being so integral to modern life, it can be too easy to hear about certain drawbacks—like the purported impacts of blue light—and discount them as little more than a way for companies to sell things that nobody really needs. While we aren’t going to speak to all these presumed drawbacks, we did want to spend some time discussing blue light and how it could impact your health (and how to help keep it from doing so).

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Determining the Most Effective Ways to Come Up with Secure Passwords

Determining the Most Effective Ways to Come Up with Secure Passwords

Passwords are a crucial element of your online security in terms of keeping threats from being able to access your accounts and resources. Unfortunately, for fear of accidentally locking themselves out of their accounts, many users have gotten into the unfortunate habit of taking shortcuts when it comes to their use of passwords. Let’s try to fix this by going over a few ways to design a password that is both memorable and sufficiently secure.

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Feeling Burned Out? Here’s How to Be Productive Anyway

Feeling Burned Out? Here’s How to Be Productive Anyway

Torpor. Lassitude. Languor. Somnolence. Burnout. Whichever term you use to describe it, the occasional lack of motivation is a big problem for many workplaces. However, if you find yourself feeling its effects, there are some ways that you can prevent these phases from impacting your professional and personal life. Let’s go over a few ways that you might be able to maintain your productivity despite any feelings of burnout.

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Tip of the Week: Customizing the Android 11 Power Menu

Tip of the Week: Customizing the Android 11 Power Menu

Just in case you needed another reason to upgrade to Android 11, you have the potential to add far more utility to the menu that appears when you hold the power button on your device. To do so, you’ll have to make a small investment into an automation-driven application known as Tasker. For this week’s tip, we’ll walk you through using this application to customize your Android 11 command center.

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Tip of the Week: How to Use Outlook’s Polling Feature

Tip of the Week: How to Use Outlook’s Polling Feature

In June 2020, Microsoft updated their popular Outlook email platform in Microsoft 365, adding (among other things) an integrated polling feature. Let’s take a few moments and go over how to use it so you are better able to take advantage of the opportunities this tool can provide.

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Tip of the Week: Keeping a Smartphone from Overheating

Tip of the Week: Keeping a Smartphone from Overheating

If your smartphone has ever been blazing hot for no apparent reason, you know how worrying it can be to try and use it. Many smartphones will automatically shut down if they get too hot, but either way, this excess of heat can also be very bad for the device itself, so it is important to try to keep it as cool as you can. For this week’s tip, we’re sharing a few simple and safe ways to cool your overheating phone back down.

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Tip of the Week: Better Video Conferencing for Better Meetings

Tip of the Week: Better Video Conferencing for Better Meetings

Today’s businesses have swiftly adopted video conferencing, even before business continuity required it. Considering this, let’s examine how your team can make the most of their video conferences with a few tips.

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When Working from Home, Your Conditions are Important

When Working from Home, Your Conditions are Important

With recent and ongoing world events being what they are with COVID-19 in play, many companies have been forced to find the benefits of remote operations as much as they can. While proper technology is crucial to do this effectively, it is equally important that your team keep some other important considerations in mind… not so much what they’re working on, but how they’re doing so.

We’ll explain.

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Why a Routine Approach to Work is a Good Thing

Why a Routine Approach to Work is a Good Thing

When it comes to business efficiency, setting up a fixed process can have significant benefits, which helps explain why many tend to naturally fall into a routine in the workplace. This applies doubly so when working from home too. Let’s go over why routines can be so helpful, and how to consciously build a beneficial one.

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Tip of the Week: 3 Time-Saving Windows 10 Tips

Tip of the Week: 3 Time-Saving Windows 10 Tips

Now that Windows 7 is history, Windows 10 is the predominant operating system on workstations. It doesn’t take users long to realize that it is superior in many ways to older OSs, but when you start it up for the first time, you will want to customize things a bit so you can most efficiently use the Windows 10 experience. Let’s take a look at three actions you can take that will help you make Windows 10 yours.

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Tip of the Week: Common PDF Tricks You Need to Know

Tip of the Week: Common PDF Tricks You Need to Know

In business, Portable Document Format (PDF) documents are encountered constantly. The benefit is that they are a great way to share and receive documents on any device. One main problem many people run into is that they think that it’s a read-only format. Today, we turn this common misconception on its head by providing some tips on how to better manipulate the PDFs you receive. 

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Tip of the Week: Controlling Your Text in Microsoft Word

Tip of the Week: Controlling Your Text in Microsoft Word

If you have used Microsoft Word, there’s a very good chance that you’ve become irritated at the occasional insistence that when you type, sometimes Word will make seemingly random adjustments to the formatting of dates, hyphenated content, and other elements. Here, we’re offering some tips to help you put a lid on these irritating changes.

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Tip of the Week: Methods to Securing Your Smartphone

Tip of the Week: Methods to Securing Your Smartphone

The smartphone has quickly become a staple in modern society, as users rely on them to accomplish more and more. You could probably say the same of your own use of it. This means that there are not only huge amounts of smartphones and smartphone users, there is a huge amount of threats out there to target them.

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Tip of the Week: Download Videos from Social Media

Tip of the Week: Download Videos from Social Media

Social media is a big part of the modern world and sharing video is a big part of social media. What happens if you are shared a video, or see a video that you’d like to save to your computer? Today, we’ll take you through the process of downloading videos from your favorite social media sites. 

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Tip of the Week: How to Keep Your Devices from Keeping You Awake

Tip of the Week: How to Keep Your Devices from Keeping You Awake

We’ve all worked late nights, but that’s just the reality of modern business - our technology allows us to be productive whenever we have the opportunity to be. However, our physiology doesn’t always agree with our work habits - or the tools we use. One example: the influence that staring at a screen late into the night has on our ability to achieve restful sleep.

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How to Make Your Workday Simpler

How to Make Your Workday Simpler

Look, we get it… work isn’t always the most fun thing in the world. In fact, it can often be downright stressful - especially when distractions get in the way. Fortunately for our sanity, there are plenty of ways to help reduce - or even eliminate - this stress. We’ll go over a few of those ways here.

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