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How to Transfer Files from Computer to Phone

Transfer Files from Computer to Phone

With remote work and business on-the-go, the ability to transfer files from computer to phone has become an important necessity. There are several ways to do this; some can be complicated… or it can be simple. How to Transfer Files from Computer to Phone One of the most common ways to transfer files from computer to phone has been to email the file or files to yourself and then pull the email up on your phone. Another way might be to upload the file or files to a cloud or cloud service, such as Dropbox, and use the phone app…

How Do I Check for Windows Updates Manually on My PC?

check for windows updates manually

Windows updates are an important part of securing your computer. Updates are released regularly to ensure you’re protected from the latest digital threats. If you don’t have automatic updates installed, you might be wondering how to check for Windows updates manually. How To Check for Windows Updates Manually Checking for security updates is simple. Select the search bar at the bottom left of the computer and type in “check for updates”. The first option should take you right to the Windows Update page if you’re using Windows 10, or the Control Panel for Windows 7. The information displayed on both…

Windows Won’t Boot

Windows Won't Boot

It’s every computer owner’s nightmare – your computer won’t start or if it does start, you get stared down by the “Blue Screen of Death” or some other screen informing you that Windows won’t boot. Before you call someone in your tech department, there are a couple things you can check: Windows Won’t Boot – Before You Call the Tech Department Ask yourself if there is anything you’ve recently changed (installed a new driver for hardware, connected new hardware, or physically manipulated anything inside your computer case?) If your computer won’t start up at all, double check that your computer…

5 Habits of Respected Leaders

5 habits of respected leaders

Managing a team of individuals can be challenging, and at times, downright frustrating. Being a leader is often a thankless job and sometimes can feel like you’re trying to reign in a crowd of kindergartners. Becoming a better leader almost always creates a better team. Here are 5 habits of respected leaders in the workplace to help get you started.   5 Habits of Respected Leaders   Value Your Employees – This means to be real with your employees and make a focused effort to compliment them on their strengths and guide them in a direction which capitalizes on those…

Nine Things Successful Professionals Avoid Saying at Work

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Working in an office environment, we tend to hear a lot of the same phrases day after day. These cliché phrases tend to elicit eye rolls and weaken relationships between associates and superiors. Successful professionals should avoid saying these common phrases Nine Things Successful Professionals Avoid Saying at Work “That’s Unfair” – This phrase is whiny and sounds immature. When you have a grievance, it’s important that you stick to the facts. “Sorry, but…” – If you have something to say, say it. You shouldn’t have to apologize for contributing to your career. “Not my fault” – Using this phrase…

9 New iOS 10 Features You Might Not Know About

New iOS 10 Features

Each time Apple comes out with new iOS updates, the biggest changes are noticed while the fun little features might get overlooked. Here are 9 new iOS features that you might not know about: 9 New iOS 10 Features Photos: In a matter of a second or two, you can click the home button to wake your phone and swipe left on your locked iPhone. Voila! Camera is ready for action! Lots of new photo featuresThe iOS 10 Photos app uses facial recognition to group people (after it analyzes your photos which can take a day or so, plugged in.)…

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Hacking and rumors of hacking have been scattered all over the news and social media since the election came to a conclusion. No matter who you voted for, hacking is a legitimate concern for every individual or business plugged into the internet or other network. To top it off, there’s been a new wave of fake Amazon delivery emails going out which can increase your risks of being hacked (or scammed!) Here are some basic tips to prevent hacking: Four Tips to Prevent Hacking Use advanced passwords and 2-step authentication-– This is a no-brainer but one that is commonly overlooked….

5 Ways to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer

make your laptop battery last longer

As your laptop ages, so does your laptop battery’s capacity to hold a solid charge. Your laptop battery is only good for so many full charges so the more power you use on a regular basis, the quicker your laptop battery will die on you. If you’re looking to preserve your laptop battery beyond the typical lifespan, here are some ways to make your laptop battery last longer: 5 Ways to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer Settings – Take a look at some of your settings and make some changes. Do you actually need the backlight on the keyboard?…

New Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you’re one of the 350 million current users of Windows 10, chances are you’re going to love the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update or, “Windows 10 AU.” It will automatically download and update without your having to do a thing. So what can you expect from the new Windows Anniversary Update? Here’s a few of the changes: What Changes are in the New Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Lock Screen – Your email won’t appear here anymore. Start Menu – This will look a little different. All your programs will be listed on the left start popup. Edge Browser –…

Company Wellness Programs Increase Employee Productivity with Gym Membership Benefits

Increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits

Happy employees make happy customers, but how do you make happy employees? Sometimes the answer doesn’t have to cost the company a lot of dollars per employee. Some studies are finding that you can make a happier workforce and increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits under what’s being dubbed as “Company Wellness Programs”. Proven “ROI” is estimated to be around $3 for every $1 spent on company wellness programs, and according to this article, one study showed an average savings of $650 per employee! (Here’s another article about a company who used a company wellness program to increase employee…