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Tip of the Week: How to Prevent Windows 10 From Restarting While You’re Working

Tip of the Week: How to Prevent Windows 10 From Restarting While You’re Working

How many times has this happened to you: you’ve walked back to your home or work PC after taking a break, only to find that Windows 10 installed new updates and automatically restarted? Thanks to Windows 10’s notoriously aggressive update behavior, any work that wasn’t saved was lost forever. It can be very frustrating to lose a project that you’ve spent hours on, through no fault of your own. Luckily, there are steps you can take to easily create a restart schedule.

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Tip of the Week: 5 Easy Ways to Move Several Files at Once

Tip of the Week: 5 Easy Ways to Move Several Files at Once

File storage is a staple in the office, and chances are that even your work desktop is jam-packed with files and folders that could use a bit of sorting. This might include moving all of your files to different locations, but you don’t have to move each one individually. We’ll go over the many different ways that you can move files, many of which can save you considerable time and effort.

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Tip of the Week: A Step-By-Step Guide to Downloading Your Facebook Information

Tip of the Week: A Step-By-Step Guide to Downloading Your Facebook Information

The longer you use Facebook, the more personal content you hand over to the social media empire. Sharing content is what drives the social media experience, but what if you want your content back? Surprisingly, Facebook makes this easy.

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Tip of the Week: Try This Weird Trick to Free Up Space on Your iPhone

b2ap3_thumbnail_iphone_storage_trick_400.jpgIt’s a situation that’s all too familiar to an iPhone user: after taking a gorgeous picture, or trying to download a new app, the device flashes up a warning that there is not enough storage to complete the download. So what do you do?

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Tip of the Week: How to Set Your Browser to Automatically Refresh Itself

b2ap3_thumbnail_autorefresh_your_browser_400.jpgHave you ever been in a situation where you have to continuously hit the refresh button in your browser? Maybe you’re waiting for an online sale to go live, or you’re waiting on an online forum for a critical response. Or, maybe you’re just waiting for an important email. Either way, manually refreshing your browser multiple times can be both annoying and inefficient. We’ll show you how you can refresh it automatically.

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Tip of the Week: 10 Handy Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

b2ap3_thumbnail_shortcuts_for_windows_10_400.jpgWith the launch of Windows 10, many users are upgrading and loving every second of it. As always, a new operating system comes with a learning curve, including getting to know the new features and keyboard shortcuts. To get the most out of Windows 10, you can try these ten great hotkey combinations to get through your workday with blazing speed.

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Tip of the Week: How to Set Windows to Automatically Reboot

b2ap3_thumbnail_automatically_reboot_400.jpgWhen’s the last time you rebooted your PC or mobile device? If you’re drawing a blank to this question, then you should take the minute or two it takes to reboot as soon as possible (or 15 minutes if you’re still using Windows XP). To a computer, rebooting can be likened to getting a full night’s sleep; without it, performance will suffer.

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3 Tablet Traveling Tips

b2ap3_thumbnail_tablets_on_vacation_400.jpgMost people associate the summer with a vacation of sorts, and many business owners might think that it's time to pack up and disappear for a while. But what some people might not realize is that a tablet is the perfect size for a summer getaway, and can enhance your leisure time while still being connected to your business.

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2 Tips to Get More Out of Your Chromebook

b2ap3_thumbnail_google_chrome_400.jpgMobile devices like Google's Chromebook are designed with the casual computer user in mind. Equipped with Chrome OS, some people mock the device calling it, "Nothing more than a browser with a keyboard." Granted, a Chromebook can't come close to doing what a "real" computer can do, but if you know how to use it, the device can be much more than a glorified browser.

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5 Awesome Keyboard Shortcuts that Nobody Knows About

b2ap3_thumbnail_scuts400.jpgThe computer mouse is a great tool that has made our operating system navigation much easier. However, our dependence on the computer mouse has naturally led to an independence from its counterpart, the keyboard (aside from everyday word processing). Here are a few awesome functional keyboard shortcuts that everyone has forgotten about.

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Take the Time to Safely Remove Your Device

b2ap3_thumbnail_USB400.jpgIt is the end of the day and you have been stressed from the days workload. You're ready to just go home and spend some time with your family. As you're leaving, you remember you left your USB drive connected to your computer. Do you just disconnect it and stuff it in your bag or do you spend the time to safely remove it?

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Tip: Open Old Office Files Previously Blocked

b2ap3_thumbnail_mologo400.jpgSo your boss gives you the task of creating a presentation based on your company's expense vs. profit over the last seven yearsl. He wants to know what was spent, what it was spent on, and what was done to minimize those expenses. You finally find the old files on your server. The problem is, it's from an outdated version of Office and you can't open it!

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6 Office Snacks You Might Regret Eating

b2ap3_thumbnail_food400.jpgSnacking is a big part of the office culture. Snacks taste great, provide a nice distraction, and always seem to be within reach. Snacking becomes bad when you take in extra calories without doing any extra physical activity to burn them off. To help you out, we will analyze six common office snacks.

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Tip: Lost in Word? Make a Macro!

b2ap3_thumbnail_macro400.jpgDo you have a Microsoft Word document that is so long you need a GPS just to find your place? Macros are a great tool that you can utilize as a document bookmark. With this PC productivity tip, we will show you how to make a macro that you can use to quickly find where you last left off.

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Find the Right Blend of Noise with Coffitivity

b2ap3_thumbnail_AudioHeadset400.jpgThere is a reason why we turn down the music in our cars when approaching a tricky traffic situation: music can distracting. For many people, listening to music at work can be equally distracting when it comes to staying productive. Unless you add even more noise to the mix, then it can actually enhance creativity; so says the designers of Coffivity.

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3 Power Saving Settings for Windows 8


SleepTime400.jpgPart of going green is conserving power whenever you can. This means turning lights off in rooms that you are leaving, adjusting the thermostat, and taking advantage of the power saving settings on your computer. Windows 8 has three power saving settings, you will want to be familiar with each one to maximize your energy use.

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Tip: Change Your Home Page on Your Web Browser

Your home page is where your virtual heart is. Okay, maybe your home page is not that big of a deal to you, but it's nice to be greeted by your favorite website every time you log onto the Internet. Here's how you go about changing the home page on the three major Web Browsers.

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Get More Done by Checking Your E-mail Less

Thanks to all the communication possibilities that mobile devices offer us, we are now more connected than ever. This is great if you are into receiving real-time updates for every little thing that your friends do, but these updates can be distracting. To stay productive, try scheduling your communications.

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