Posts Categorized: Tech Tips

Keeping Your Devices Secure

Part of keeping your device secure is making sure that if it is lost or stolen, other people cannot access your data. Both IOS and Android have built-in device encryption which renders the data on the device useless if the password is unknown. To encrypt an iPhone or iPad (3GS or later): Touch Settings, this… Read more »

Cloud Applications for Productivity

Most mobile cloud apps are aimed toward consumerism.  News organizations like CNN have mobile apps to get the latest headlines, Netflix lets you watch the latest movies, Pandora and Spotify help you enjoy music from wherever you have 4G. It’s tougher to find applications that help you do your job in the same way. We recently… Read more »

Shutting it down… with Microsoft’s Windows 8

One of the biggest frustrations we have run across with the release of Windows 8 is how to shut it down.   It used to be fairly simple, but now it takes a series of hot-keys or find some magical area of the lower right portion of the screen that will bring up the “Charms” menu.  From there you can… Read more »

Backing it up… with Microsoft’s Windows 8

We recently received an email from a reader asking what seemed a relatively simple question:  “How do you perform a complete system backup in Windows 8?” The immediate answer that came to mind was, “click on the Windows key, and type ‘backup’ and it should be there!”  But as you may have found, when you… Read more »