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Tip of the Week: Find Out the Ideal Amount of RAM Your Workstation Needs

Tip of the Week: Find Out the Ideal Amount of RAM Your Workstation Needs

If your computer is underperforming, then it may not have enough RAM to do what you’re asking it to do. When selecting a PC, how do you know if you have enough RAM?

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Tip of the Week: 4 Tips to Writing Effective Emails

b2ap3_thumbnail_gmail_simplicity_400.jpgWe’ve all been in a situation where we’re watching our inbox waiting for someone to send an email back. However, you might be limiting your own success by making your emails be too long, too wordy, or even too brief. According to a study by Boomerang, there are several ways to make your emails more viewer-friendly, and it all starts by analyzing what you’re currently doing with your outbound communications.

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Tip of the Week: Provide Your Team With Additional Monitors to Improve Productivity

b2ap3_thumbnail_dual_displays_good_for_business_400.jpgOne of the many ways that businesses improve productivity is by issuing employees multiple monitors for work purposes. Just like any benefit, though, there are some disadvantages to watch out for when using multiple monitors. Here are just a few of them.

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Tip of the Week: You Can Now Use Google Docs to Type With Your Voice

b2ap3_thumbnail_speech_to_text_400.jpgGoogle is no stranger to voice-related technology. Android smartphones have long had voice-to-text capabilities. Google Now allows users to search the Internet, set alarms, add calendar entries, activate entertainment, and so much more, all with your voice. Now, you can add editing and writing documents in Google Docs to that list.

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Tip of the Week: How to Customize Your Mouse Pointer in Windows 10

b2ap3_thumbnail_change_your_point_400.jpgWindows 10 offers plenty of ways you can customize how your mouse pointer looks and functions, which can make navigating your PC much easier. Here’s how to do it!

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Tip of the Week: Settle Music Debates Quickly With These 3 Song-Identifying Apps

b2ap3_thumbnail_listen_to_and_find_music_400.jpgSometimes you might hear a song on the radio that you want to look up later, but there’s one problem: you don’t know the song’s name or the artist. Thankfully, there are music apps for your smartphone that can identify these unknown songs.

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Tip of the Week: Know What Email Spoofing is So You Don’t Get Taken

b2ap3_thumbnail_email_spoofing_400.jpgHave you ever been the target of an email spoofer? This can be a difficult question to answer, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Email spoofing can appear to be from legitimate sources, but the most important indicator is if the message looks like spam or fishy in general. If you ever receive a message like this, you might wonder why your spam filter didn’t catch such an obvious trap.

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Tip of the Week: How to Type Special Characters Like Accents

b2ap3_thumbnail_special_characters_alt_codes_400.jpgWhat’s the difference between a cafe and a café? By definition, there’s no difference, but to a coffee aficionado, that symbol above the ‘e’ makes all the difference. But how do you type special characters like this? Here are two easy ways.

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Tip of the Week: We Bust the Myth of How Mobile Apps Drain Battery Power

b2ap3_thumbnail_stop_closing_apps_400.jpgEvery mobile device user wishes for more battery power. There are many tips floating around the Internet on how to extend your battery’s life; one of them just isn’t true--closing out your apps. When it comes down to it, your battery is better off if you just leave your apps opened.

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Tip of the Week: Block Telemarketers and Other Annoying Callers From Your Android Device

b2ap3_thumbnail_block_callers_400.jpgCalls from telemarketers are the worst. These unwelcomed calls are especially annoying if you’re trying to be productive, and you’re interrupted in the middle of the workday by the same number repeatedly. Thankfully, more recent models of Android smartphones have the capabilities to blacklist numbers built right into the device. Here’s how it’s done.

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Tip of the Week: How to Uninstall Useless Apps in Windows 10

b2ap3_thumbnail_those_are_great_tips_400.jpgDue to users sometimes encountering useless, or potentially threatening, applications, (many of which might have come preinstalled on the device), all Windows users should know (or at least understand) how to remove unwanted programs and applications from their PCs. Fortunately, Windows 10 gives users plenty of options for uninstalling unwanted apps and programs.

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Tip of the Week: Here’s the Easiest Way We’ve Found to Merge 2 Email Accounts

b2ap3_thumbnail_email_merge_400.jpgIf you’ve been a computer user for some time, there is a distinct possibility that you have more than one email account. At the very least you have your home address, and it’s increasingly likely that your college, your place of employment, your ISP, or some other organization has issued some sort of email address. There is now a way to combine these accounts into a single email address of your choice.

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Tip of the Week: 5 Giveaways that You’re Being Baited With a Phishing Scam

b2ap3_thumbnail_phishing_scams_400.jpgPhishing attacks grow more common every day, particularly because it’s so challenging to know who’s for real and who’s a fake on the Internet. The anonymity of the Internet has fostered an environment where hackers can extort money with little fear of getting caught, under the right circumstances. How can you protect yourself and your business from being targeted by phishing attacks?

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Tip of the Week: 3 Basic PC Tips That Every User Should Know

b2ap3_thumbnail_basic_pc_tips_400.jpgFor this week’s tip, we’re getting back to the basics by highlighting three PC tips that every user should know. If you aren’t familiar with these common tips, then don’t feel bad. This article is for you and you’ll be a more proficient computer user because of it!

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Tip of the Week: 3 Reasons Why Skipping Your Breaks Can Hinder Productivity

b2ap3_thumbnail_take_a_break_400.jpgWe live in an age where productivity is at its peak, but as you might be aware, this often leads to a stressful work environment where anything less than your best can be considered slacking. You might have several tasks that need to be completed today, but we’re sure you can take the time to read this blog about giving yourself a break once in awhile. You might find that breaks are absolutely crucial to both your creative and physical well being.

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Tip of the Week: How to Know if Someone Else is Using Your Google Account

b2ap3_thumbnail_security_for_your_google_account_400.jpgHow often have you logged into your Google account, only to find that there’s some suspicious activity going on? You might wonder why, where, and how this happened, but in case you weren’t aware, you can access some of this information by simply checking out your Google account’s security settings. Here’s how it’s done.

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Tip of the Week: 2 Fast and Simple Ways to Search with Google Chrome

b2ap3_thumbnail_drag_and_drop_search_400.jpgOne of the greatest parts of the Internet is how easy it is to search for new information on a particular subject you’re unfamiliar with. Usually this is done by utilizing a search engine like Google, but the search giant’s web browser, Google Chrome, makes this way easier by providing built-in search functions into the browser, including a super-simple drag and drop search function.

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Tip of the Week: 5 Ways to Keep Your Internet Browsing Private

b2ap3_thumbnail_anonymous_browsing_400.jpgIt turns out that the Internet isn’t as anonymous as it seems. This is a hard lesson learned by more than 37 million users of Ashley Madison, a website dedicated to cheating on one’s spouse. In July, the site was hacked by the hacker group, “The Impact Team,” and they’re currently threatening to expose the cheaters by going public with the database. In this particular case, Ashley Madison users should have known better--on two levels.

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Tip of the Week: Grow Your Business By Improving Customer Service [VIDEO]

b2ap3_thumbnail_customer_service_tips_400.jpgThe Internet has given modern businesses the ability to grow like never before. On the flip side of the coin, the Internet can quickly bring down a business if a dissatisfied customer chooses to broadcast their negative experience and opinions. Therefore, it’s essential to take customer service seriously.

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