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Four Ways to Keep Your Tech Clean

Four Ways to Keep Your Tech Clean

All things considered, our devices take a beating during their everyday use. We must do our part to protect them from dirt, grime, germs, and dust. While it’s not the sexiest task in the world, it is no doubt a practice that can prolong the lifespan of your devices. Let’s look at four easy ways you can get more out of your devices through cleanliness.

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How to Conduct a Successful Social Media Detox

How to Conduct a Successful Social Media Detox

In just a short time, social media has become pivotal to most people’s personal, professional, and social lives. There are significant benefits to using social media for various tasks, but the adverse effects are pretty pronounced and hard to ignore at the same time. In fact, it might be a good idea to take a break now and again, called a social media detox. Let’s discuss how you can make this break work for you so that you can return to enjoying your accounts after the detox.

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Tip of the Week: Productivity Paranoia Can Result in Burnout

Tip of the Week: Productivity Paranoia Can Result in Burnout

In 2022, Microsoft introduced the concept of "productivity paranoia," highlighting managers' overwhelming concerns that remote workers might not be operating at peak efficiency. As remote and hybrid work models persist, however, a new manifestation has surfaced: the pervasive feeling among workers that they must constantly prove their productivity while working from home.

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Tip of the Week: 3 Great Features of Microsoft PowerPoint

Tip of the Week: 3 Great Features of Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint has made a significant impact on the world, so much to the point of being synonymous with presentations. It’s the premier presentation software first introduced by Microsoft, and with countless cool features to explore, we’re confident that you can find a lot of use for this software. Today, we want to share some of our favorite lesser-known features to help you get more out of your presentations.

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Tip of the Week: Improved Productivity via Prioritization

Tip of the Week: Improved Productivity via Prioritization

It’s no secret that efficient time management plays a pivotal role in enhancing productivity. Unfortunately, mastering individual efficiency is more than a problem. This skill can be challenging. To help ease this challenge, we wanted to share three simple steps to elevate your personal and professional efficiency.

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Use the SLAM Framework to Mitigate Phishing Threats

Use the SLAM Framework to Mitigate Phishing Threats

Phishing attacks pose a significant problem for your business, and if you and your employees cannot identify these attacks, they could subvert all of your attempts at network security. To help you make better decisions regarding your security, we’d like to share a framework known as the SLAM model.

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Tip of the Week: Making It So People are More Likely to Listen to You

Tip of the Week: Making It So People are More Likely to Listen to You

Communication is critical to successfully working in a group, regardless of your role in that group, including your capability to be heard when you have something to contribute. Let’s review a few ways you can help make it more likely that your collaborators will ultimately hear you out.

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Tip of the Week: You Can (Sort Of) Use FaceTime on Android. Here’s How

Tip of the Week: You Can (Sort Of) Use FaceTime on Android. Here’s How

It’s no secret that Apple’s iPhone has some features exclusive to users of Apple products, one of which is the convenient mobile video chat platform, FaceTime. However, Apple has made FaceTime available to Android users in at least some capacity, albeit an incomplete experience, for the Android user, at least. Let’s go over how an iPhone user can FaceTime with an Android user relatively easily.

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Keeping Your Keyboard as Clean as Possible

Keeping Your Keyboard as Clean as Possible

The keyboard is one of the most utilized computer accessories; and, one of the most disgusting. If you don’t make an effort to keep your keyboard clean, it can get pretty gnarly pretty quickly. In this week’s blog, we discuss how best to keep your keyboard clean. 

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Tip of the Week: Use Habit Stacking to Build Better Habits

Tip of the Week: Use Habit Stacking to Build Better Habits

Technology is a great enabler of productivity, and you can use it to build better habits that can compound your productivity over time. Let’s look at a concept called habit stacking that can be used to great impact.

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Tip of the Week: Calculate a Column’s Sum in Excel

Tip of the Week: Calculate a Column’s Sum in Excel

Excel can be a remarkably powerful tool when it’s leveraged correctly, giving you the power to manage your spreadsheets and data in ways you could only dream of otherwise. Like many other solutions out there, you have numerous shortcuts at your disposal which you can utilize to get more value out of it. Today, we want to share how you can get the sum of the values in a single column.

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Tip of the Week: How to Use Google Alerts to Your Advantage

Tip of the Week: How to Use Google Alerts to Your Advantage

There are countless ways that Google proves itself to be invaluable to businesses. For example, did you know that it offers a feature that allows you to have business insights (or any other topic of interest) sent straight to your inbox? Let’s go over what Google Alerts are, and how you could take advantage of them.

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Want a Better Relationship with Your Employees? Start Here

Want a Better Relationship with Your Employees? Start Here

The relationship you have with your employees sets the pace for not only the kind of company you want to run, but also the kind of employer you want to be. Many employers fall short when it comes to managing their employees in ways that are respectful and beneficial to the continued betterment of both employee and organization. We’re here today to help you with some simple ways you can improve relations between your employees and management.

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Tip of the Week: Leverage Android “Activities” for More Effective Shortcuts

Tip of the Week: Leverage Android “Activities” for More Effective Shortcuts

If your Android devices look anything like ours, they probably have several applications on them which make navigating the app pages a bit tedious at best. You can make navigating your various applications much less of a pain if you make shortcuts on your home screens which take you to the apps you use most frequently.

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This One Simple Trick Can Make Your Out-of-Office Messages That Much Better

This One Simple Trick Can Make Your Out-of-Office Messages That Much Better

If you take vacations or are going to be out of the office for any specified amount of time, then it helps to set an out-of-office message so that your coworkers and clients know that you’ll be away. You can make them more effective, however, with a couple of simple practices, namely one particular personal detail.

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Tip of the Week: Simple Steps to Optimize Your Chances of Disaster Recovery

Tip of the Week: Simple Steps to Optimize Your Chances of Disaster Recovery

While nobody likes to consider that a disaster of any scale could impact their business’ operations, it is important to have made these considerations and have planned accordingly. Let’s go over some elements of this, and address a few tips that you can adopt to boost your preparedness.

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Tip of the Week: How to Create a Windows Shortcut

Tip of the Week: How to Create a Windows Shortcut

It can be frustrating having a file or folder on your PC that you need to access all the time, without having a shortcut to access it with. Thankfully, Windows makes it easy to add a new shortcut for just about anything, be it a file, folder, program, and so on. Here’s how you can create new shortcuts for specific files or folders on your Windows PC.

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Tip of the Week: Coming Up with Complex Passwords Doesn’t Need to Be Complex

Tip of the Week: Coming Up with Complex Passwords Doesn’t Need to Be Complex

With more scams out there than ever before, cybersecurity has never been more important than it is today. Scammers will take any opportunity to attack your employees and attempt to infiltrate your company’s password-protected accounts. Today we would like to share with you some great tips to keep your passwords strong and safe so they can best serve your company.

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Tip of the Week: How to Put Together a Winning Presentation

Tip of the Week: How to Put Together a Winning Presentation

Presentations can be a challenge for many people in the modern office. We wanted to make it a little easier to put together a great one, so we’re sharing some of our favorite tips for putting one together.

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Tip of the Week: Use These 4 Technologies to Forge a Better Business

Tip of the Week: Use These 4 Technologies to Forge a Better Business

How do you support an ever-growing business while keeping it competitive in the long term? Technology plays a key part in ensuring that your business can adapt to any and all challenges, new and old. Let’s go over how you can leverage technology to help your business become the best version of itself.

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All things considered, our devices take a beating during their everyday use. We must do our part to protect them from dirt, grime, germs, and dust. While it’s not the sexiest task in the world, it is no doubt a practice that can prolong the lifespan of your devices. Let’s lo...

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