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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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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: 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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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: A Clean Computer is an Effective Computer

Tip of the Week: A Clean Computer is an Effective Computer

Just like any other piece of machinery or appliance in your household or office, your computer will need regular cleaning to keep it in proper working order. To help you do this, we’ve put together three helpful tips you can use while you’re cleaning your devices. And, of course, if you’re ever uncomfortable doing any of these, we always recommend leaving the work to the professionals, too.

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Tip of the Week: Disable Calling from Wi-Fi on Your Android Device

Tip of the Week: Disable Calling from Wi-Fi on Your Android Device

If you are an Android user, you may have noticed the Wi-Fi calling option you get when you receive or make a call while connected to a network. It might be a great tool at your disposal if you suddenly find yourself without cell service, but there are situations where you might not want Wi-Fi calling enabled.

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Setting Your Startup Page in Chrome

Setting Your Startup Page in Chrome

When you want to be productive, the last thing you want to do is think about where to get started. This is where setting your Startup page in Google Chrome can come in real handy. Let’s discuss how you can set up your Startup page in everyone’s favorite web browser.

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Tip of the Week: Bringing Off-Screen Windows Back Onscreen

Tip of the Week: Bringing Off-Screen Windows Back Onscreen

Using multiple monitors is great—once you try it, you never want to go back. However, there are times that Windows will still act as though you’re using an additional monitor even when you aren’t. This can make your application windows inaccessible.

Let’s go over how you can retrieve them.

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How to Use Your Smartphone Productively at Work

How to Use Your Smartphone Productively at Work

With smartphones so commonplace both in and out of the office, you are probably wondering how you can cash in on some of the potential productivity gains these devices can provide, all while dodging the productivity pitfalls that are sure to ensue. Well, you’re in luck; we have a couple of practices and tips you can implement to get the most out of your smartphones for work purposes.

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Tip of the Week: How to Adjust Your Font Size on Your Smartphone

Tip of the Week: How to Adjust Your Font Size on Your Smartphone

It’s only too common that, even as the screens on our mobile devices increase in size, the text displayed on them can be difficult to read. Fortunately, there is a way to fix this. Let’s go over the process involved in changing the size of the text your smartphone displays.

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Tip of the Week: Organize Your Email with Filters

Tip of the Week: Organize Your Email with Filters

Email might be one of the biggest methods of communication in the business world, but it’s hard to stay on top of, even for the best of us. One of the ways you can take back control of your email is to utilize filters. Let’s discuss how you can set these up for your Gmail or Outlook accounts.

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Tip of the Week: Find the Right Spot for Your Router

Tip of the Week: Find the Right Spot for Your Router

A reliable wireless connection is central to your productivity, whether you are in-house working in the office or at home working remotely. Therefore, your router placement will be of considerable importance. Let’s discuss some best practices you can implement to make sure your router is placed in the best place possible for the strongest signal.

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Tip of the Week: Is Keeping Your Smartphone Plugged In So Bad?

Tip of the Week: Is Keeping Your Smartphone Plugged In So Bad?

Of all the small inconveniences that plague modern life, a dying smartphone battery is among the worst of them—which explains how the tendency so many have to constantly keep their phone plugged in came about. However, it’s been said that this is actively bad for the device. Is this still the case? For this week’s tip, we’re diving into the factors that drain your device’s battery, and what the best way to handle this power reserve is.

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Tip of the Week: How to Easily Reorder Your Gmail Messages

Tip of the Week: How to Easily Reorder Your Gmail Messages

Regardless of how well you try to maintain your email inbox, there will most likely be some messages floating around after some amount of time—especially when you have a lot of emails coming in at once. When there’s one or two that you really need to keep track of, one of Gmail’s features provides a handy cheat to make this much simpler.

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Tip of the Week: Key Questions to Ask While Prioritizing Tasks

Tip of the Week: Key Questions to Ask While Prioritizing Tasks

During the workday, many of us have tasks that just seem to pile up and all seem to be given the same level of priority. However, if you want to accomplish anything effectively, you need to be able to identify the importance of your tasks and prioritize them accordingly. Let’s go over some tips to keep in mind as you do so.

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Tip of the Week: Use the Same Text Across Multiple Word Documents

Tip of the Week: Use the Same Text Across Multiple Word Documents

Amongst its many other time-saving simplification capabilities, Microsoft Word allows users to replicate text (including the formatting) across multiple documents. This capability also allows you to edit all copies of this text—wherever it appears—all at once. Let’s review the process.

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Tip of the Week: Connecting Android to Windows for Added Productivity

Tip of the Week: Connecting Android to Windows for Added Productivity

Windows 10 and Android have played well with one another for quite some time. So well, in fact, that there is a way to access your Android apps from your Windows 10 workstation. Let’s go over the process involved in doing so.

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Do You Know What a Strong Password Looks Like?

Do You Know What a Strong Password Looks Like?

For the past twenty years, the password has been the most important security tool that individuals and businesses have to keep outside parties out of their personal and professional information. This may not always be the case, but much of a business’ security is built around the idea that passwords are keeping unwanted entities out. It is important that you and your staff understand what good password hygiene looks like. Today, we’ll outline what it looks like.

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Tip of the Week: Handy Excel Functions You May Not Have Known About

Tip of the Week: Handy Excel Functions You May Not Have Known About

There are a lot of functions and capabilities buried in Microsoft Excel, many of which are unknown by most users. This is a real shame, as the value of Excel as a business tool is considerably larger than the simple organization that many see as its limits. To help counteract this, let’s go over a few useful utilities that Excel enables, if you know how to access them.

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