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Megan Fox, Your Flight Status, And Traverse City: 12 Cool Ways to Boost Productivity With Windows’ Virtual Assistant Cortana

12 Ways to Boost Productivity using Cortana, Windows' Virtual AssistantThe adage “Time is Money” is never so relevant than when it comes to navigating through your Windows operating system to knock out your business’s week’s to-do list and boost productivity. Consider this: Let’s say you spend 5-8 seconds browsing through a menu to pull up a calendar, move appointments that have rescheduled, or using your pesky URL search bar to google irrelevant facts about celebrities, the average user spends 15-25 minutes a week on inefficient productivity processes within their Windows devices.

Our solution? Save those precious wrists, fingers from carpal tunnel, and eyes from strain and fatigue; use Cortana!

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5 Overlooked Security Considerations For Remote Workers

There’s never been more freedom and autonomy in the workforce than today. However, with all this freedom comes great responsibility and security tops the list when working remotely.

Hackers love easy targets and when you extend the corporate network by working remotely or taking work devices into public spaces you are unknowingly inviting someone to take a peek.

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Improve Smartphone Data Storage

It’s happened to all of us. The smartphone notification none of us want to see: not enough storage. By the time that pop up shows on your phone, it’s no longer a friendly reminder to clear out data; it’s a block and preventative measure stopping you from downloading anything else. And it usually happens at the moment you need your phone the most – capturing a photo or trying to record video of a moment you know you’ll never get to recreate.

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The Smart Way to Toss Old Devices

We all have them. Old devices sitting around in our garages or storage areas, in drawers and boxes, causing clutter. Many times, we hesitate to get rid of old devices because of the amount of information now stored in digital form.

But Toss them we must!  In these cases; follow some simple rules to ensure your sensitive data is disposed of properly.

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