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Does Your Laptop Battery Last?

If You Just Purchased a New Laptop, Make Sure You Condition the Battery!

When you purchase a new laptop, make sure you condition the battery or you’ll end up buying a replacement in the very near future.

The conditioning process varies among laptop manufacturers, so make sure you read the instructions that came with your new laptop.

Are You Shopping Online Using A Debit Card?

Why You Should Avoid Using A Debit Card When Shopping Online

If you shop online (and these days, who doesn’t?),  you’ll want to make sure you use a credit card instead of a debit card to protect yourself from online scams and rip offs. The biggest advantage credit cards offer is a buffer for payment.

Tips For Sending E-mail Safely

Tips For Staying Out of Trouble When Sending E-mail Messages

E-mail is quickly becoming the #1 way we communicate with friends, family, co-workers, employees, and clients. But be careful!  E-mail messages cannot accurately deliver the tone of your message and what you thought was funny sarcasm by be interpreted as an insult to your reader.

How To Keep Your Laptop Secure

How To Keep Your Laptop Secure

You can’t beat the convenience of checking e-mail and hopping on the Internet at (Wi-Fi) hotspots found in airports, coffee shops, bookstores, and even in some major parks. For the uninitiated, Wi-Fi hotspots are areas where you can use your wireless laptop to surf the Web and check e-mail.

Think Twice When Posting to Social Media

Ever look back at your social media posts and think "why did I say that?" When in a heated moment, social media can be a dangerous place.

If you wouldn’t say it to your grandmother, don’t write it on Twitter. The oldest test in the book is the grandma test.

Simplify Using E-mail

There used to be a time when e-mail was supposed to increase productivity. Yet, that is often not the case. Many users don’t use e-mail as productively as they could, and you may be one of them! Consider these tips to improve the way you use e-mail:

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Setting Up A Work-From-Home System

There is a fast-growing trend among small and medium businesses that is drastically increasing productivity, cutting costs, and driving more profit to the bottom line. Is it a new management style or marketing trend?

No – it’s telecommuting, which is a $5 word for allowing your staff to work from home or while on the road.

Reducing Distractions In The Workplace

Distractions are everywhere. Our phones, our computers, our tablets, our co-workers, and on and on. When we’re trying to get work done, there is always something, and it’s getting worse. We’re more connected to the Internet than ever before, and there is always one more thing we want to check.

How to Pick a Good Password

What’s the most common password? You guessed it…”password.” Obviously this is not the best way to protect yourself against hackers and online thieves. But even if you don’t use the word “password,” you might be using an equally easy password to decipher.