Tuesday Tip: Protect Yourself From Hackers Breaking Into Your Phone

The National Security Agency provided seven ways for smartphone users to protect their devices and personal data. Bad actors use WIFI networks and smartphone apps to carry out cyber crimes and steal identities. Here are seven ways to protect your phone: Updating software and apps removes flaws in existing software so hackerscan’t break into phones. Only…

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Tuesday Tip: Take an iPhone Photo Using a Voice Command

Have you ever wanted to take a photo without having to hold your iPhone? Ever tried to take a group photo, but the person holding the iPhone to take the picture was left out?  Here’s a solution to your problems: set up a Voice Command and take hands-free photos! To set up a Voice Command:…

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Tuesday Tip: Calendar Management and Scheduling Software

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I recently had to figure out which scheduling software service would work best for our team’s needs. I checked out Calendly, Microsoft Bookings, and Doodle, which allow you to provide your calendar availability so people can book themselves on your schedule. This eliminates back-and-forth emails to schedule events and meetings. Our Microsoft 365 E3 and…

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Tuesday Tip: Pepper Your Passwords To Make Them More Secure

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For my last tech tip I talked about using a Password Manager. If you’re still on the fence about a password manager due to the worry of a compromised online vault, I’ve got a solution for you. “Pepper” your passwords. “Peppering” is a method of adding a secret “pepper” to a password manager generated login…

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Tuesday Tip: A Delightful Dive Into the World of AI Assistants

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AI assistants, chatbots, and machine learning will become an integral part of our daily lives, seamlessly blending technology and convenience. Here are some hints that will pique your interest and give you a glimpse into the fascinating world of these intelligent companions. Learn the ‘How-To’ AI assistants are not search engines – they respond best…

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Tuesday Tip: Extend the Lifespan of Your Computer Hardware

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In today’s digital age, computers have become an indispensable part of our personal and professional lives. From handling complex calculations to storing vast amounts of data, these machines play a crucial role in our daily operations. However, like any other piece of equipment, computers require proper care and maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity.…

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Tuesday Tip: Smart Rings – The New Wearable Tech

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Are you tired of a SmartWatch around your wrist all the time? If so, why not try the lightweight, discreet option of a Smart Ring instead? Smart Rings do everything a watch does, including monitoring sleep, activity and wellness. And since Rings are screenless, they tend to have longer battery lives than Smart Watches. One…

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Tuesday Tip: Let’s Make Your Google Results More Accurate

Have you searched Google for something very specific, only to find all the results are less specific than you’d like? Google tries to be helpful by searching for words that are similar to the ones you specified, but they may try to help advertisers by funneling you towards things advertisers want to sell you. I’ll…

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Tuesday Tip: The Splitwise App Makes Splitting Bills A Breeze

  Do you struggle to split a bill at a restaurant when you’re with a group of friends? Have trouble dividing utility bills among roommates? Use Splitwise! Splitwise is a popular app designed to simplify the process of splitting bills and shared expenses. Splitwise lets you create an event, then add all the individual users…

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