Cortana tips and tricks for an easier life

December 11th, 2015

164_MW_BIt seems like just yesterday that Samuel L. Jackson was chatting up Siri on national television to the amusement of millions. If you’re like most of us, you may have been tickled with the idea that a virtual assistant could be so helpful and charming all at once, and marveled at just how far technology has come.

Virtualization questions to consider

December 2nd, 2015

We won’t waste your time asking if you know what virtualization is. Someone has probably already brought it to your attention. Maybe it was your IT department suggesting it as a way to reduce downtime, or perhaps it was a competitor bragging about how it helped their company improve its bottom line.

Tips to add value to your blog

November 23rd, 2015

People want to read your blog. You may not think it’s true, but the fact of the matter is that someone somewhere is looking for information on a subject you know inside and out. Of course, this information has to be presented in way that is engaging and unique to stand out and catch people’s attention as perhaps incorporate key search terms.

How to diffuse negative online commentary

November 17th, 2015

164_B_Int RepFrom restaurants to sports equipment vendors, no business is immune from negative feedback online. With more and more people spending hours on the Internet every day, customers are quick to voice their opinions about businesses. And their comments aren’t always positive.

Tips for smart BI planning

November 16th, 2015

BusinessIntelligence_Nov16_B Business Intelligence (BI) software has helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses around the globe increase profits and improve efficiency. If you think your business will enjoy similar success by simply installing some software you are sorely mistaken.

Is Apple’s new iOS 9 right for you?

November 4th, 2015

164_mob_BFor nearly two months now, Apple’s iOS 9 has been available for upgrade. But if you have yet to make the switch, you may still be curious about its new features and whether or not they make it worth installing. If this is you, here’s what you need to know about iOS 9 and four of its most popular new features.

Office 2016 for Mac is now available

November 3rd, 2015

Office_Nov3_BMac users who have been using Office 2011 now have a reason to smile: Microsoft finally released the latest Office 2016 for Mac in September. Office 2016 is packed with powerful new features for Microsoft’s core applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, all of which are designed to run and perform seamlessly on the Mac platform.

Google Drive now searchable with Cortana

October 30th, 2015

Windows_Oct13_BIn Microsoft’s ongoing attempt to go one better than Google and Apple in the user-experience stakes, Windows 10’s Cortana digital assistant comes with countless functions to compete with Google Now and Siri. Now, in partnership with manufacturer Lenovo, the REACHit service lets Cortana search and deliver seamless results from not only your local drives, but cloud-based systems like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box.

5 Outlook tips to improve productivity

October 27th, 2015

Office365_Oct20_BMillions of business users around the world use Outlook to manage their email communications including contacts, schedules, calendar, and more. While Outlook is an indispensable tool for your company, many people only use it to send and receive emails without learning about its more advanced features.

Taking charge with El Capitan

October 20th, 2015

AppleMacOS_Oct20_BFirst it was Mavericks, then it was Yosemite, and now Apple’s latest operating system is finally here, promising Mac users a bunch of new features to make your computing life easier. Much like climbing the real-life El Capitan in California, you will need to prepare yourself for the journey to the new OS. Here’s a quick look at some of the features of El Capitan and how you can use them.