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Tip of the Week: How to Create Better Passwords

Tip of the Week: How to Create Better Passwords

Even though passwords are not the most reliable security measure out there these days, they are still important and the first line of defense against potential threats. Today, we want to discuss how you can make better passwords for all of your accounts.

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Tip of the Week: Quickly Split Text Between Columns in Microsoft Excel

Tip of the Week: Quickly Split Text Between Columns in Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a handy tool to help businesses keep their data organized… provided it has been used accurately and to its full potential. However, it isn’t uncommon for some people to cram all the information of a record into a single cell and limit the value that Excel has to offer. Once this goes on long enough, it can feel like there’s no fixing it.

Let’s go over how you can, in fact, fix it.

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Tip of the Week: Managing All Aspects of Your Phone Can Keep Battery Life from Being a Problem

Tip of the Week: Managing All Aspects of Your Phone Can Keep Battery Life from Being a Problem

We've all experienced the frustration of a drained smartphone battery, and if not, you've likely become accustomed to constantly carrying a charger. But what exactly leads to the rapid depletion of a smartphone's battery?

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4 Simple Network Security Measures That Could Save Your Business

4 Simple Network Security Measures That Could Save Your Business

With network security being more important than ever for businesses of all types and trades, it’s important that you make it a priority. Thankfully, there are certain simple ways you can pull this off, even if you’re not a technology expert. Here are some of the network security basics that will cover a lot of ground for your business.

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Your Business’ Swiss Army Phone

Your Business’ Swiss Army Phone

Mobile devices, mainly smartphones, have become an indispensable tool for people to stay connected and to get things done on the go. While they can be a source of distraction, when used wisely, mobile devices can significantly enhance productivity. Let’s explore some practical tips on how to leverage the potential of your mobile device to maximize your efficiency and achieve your goals.

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Tip of the Week: How to Download Images from Google Docs, Even When Docs Won’t Let You

Tip of the Week: How to Download Images from Google Docs, Even When Docs Won’t Let You

Google Docs is a wonderful tool that can rival the ubiquitous Microsoft Word, and as such, it’s used by all kinds of individuals, from business professionals to the average user with a personal account. However, there is one slight annoyance that you might face while using Docs, and that’s the fact that you cannot right-click on images and save them to your PC. Or can you? Let’s find out.

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Tip of the Week: Use People Graphs in Excel for Data Visualization

Tip of the Week: Use People Graphs in Excel for Data Visualization

With Microsoft Excel, you can use visuals to represent your data, providing greater context for the contents of your spreadsheets and making it easier to communicate what it all means. This week’s tip focuses on People Graphs, a feature that can be powerful when used appropriately.

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Tip of the Week: Understanding Your Smartphone Battery’s Lifespan

Tip of the Week: Understanding Your Smartphone Battery’s Lifespan

When your smartphone battery dies, you’re left feeling inconvenienced and, likely, pretty annoyed. Unless you’re carrying your charger on you at all times, you’ll need to find a solution to your battery charge issues. The solution, like with many other technological issues, is to be proactive and take action to keep your battery from dying in the first place. That’s what we’re here to discuss today.

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Tip of the Week: Here Are 3 Lesser Known Windows Tricks to Try Out

Tip of the Week: Here Are 3 Lesser Known Windows Tricks to Try Out

Technology is remarkably useful for plenty of business-related tasks, but even the most knowledgeable user isn’t going to know all of the features available to them. This is why we like to cover even small, basic tips that people can use to get just a little more value out of their technology. Here are three ways you can get more out of your Windows operating system.

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Tip of the Week: How to Turn Your Excel Sheets into Heat Maps

Tip of the Week: How to Turn Your Excel Sheets into Heat Maps

My team and I are big fans of a good spreadsheet, just as a simple way of organizing and contextualizing your data. Therefore, we’re all for sharing some neat ways that you can make these visualizations even easier to communicate your findings through.

Let’s talk about how you can make your Excel spreadsheets into a heat map, giving you this kind of increased visibility.

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Tip of the Week: Customize the Size of Your Desktop Icons

Tip of the Week: Customize the Size of Your Desktop Icons

Your desktop can often become cluttered with files and programs while you’re going about your workday, and those files and programs will all have desktop icons associated with them. It’s a good practice to clean it up from time to time, but you can get immediate relief from the clutter by adjusting the size of the icons.

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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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Tip of the Week: Did You Know You Could Protect a Zip File with a Password?

Tip of the Week: Did You Know You Could Protect a Zip File with a Password?

Password-protecting a file is one way to secure it from wandering eyes, particularly if you’re not the only one who uses your user profile on your computer. Windows doesn’t have built-in functionality for this type of protection, but you can use a free app called 7-Zip to do it easily enough. Let’s discuss how you can password-protect a ZIP file on your Windows computer.

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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: Turn Off Bluetooth on Android When Not in Use

Tip of the Week: Turn Off Bluetooth on Android When Not in Use

Bluetooth technology is one of the best ways to make the most of your Android device, but only if you know how to use it. Today, we wanted to provide a short overview of how you can use your Bluetooth technology with your Android device, as well as the importance of when and why to turn it on or off as needed.

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Tip of the Week: Improve Your Privacy When Using LinkedIn

Tip of the Week: Improve Your Privacy When Using LinkedIn

You might sometimes receive email notifications from LinkedIn telling you that someone has looked at your profile, and that’s fine and all until you realize that LinkedIn is telling other people that you’re looking at their profiles. For some, this can seem like a breach of privacy, so to rectify this, we’ll help you adjust your settings so that you won’t feel so intruded on.

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Tip of the Week: Scan Picture or Document to PDF in Android

Tip of the Week: Scan Picture or Document to PDF in Android

Did you know that Google Drive gives you the ability to scan a picture or document to a PDF with your Android smartphone? All it takes is a couple of taps and you can get right to documenting your important documents in your Google Drive without storing your paper documents. Here is how you can do it.

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