Do Multiple Monitors Make You More Productive?

Studies have shown that dual or multiple screen monitors can help boost productivity significantly, enabling businesses to complete tasks and meet client concerns much more efficiently and speedily.

At first glance, people may find the use of dual screens a bit excessive and therefore unnecessary, but the truth is that there is more to it than it may seem. In truth, there are a lot of advantages to using dual screens, provided that you can cope with the cons and challenges of utilizing such as system. (more…)

Use Shortcuts Instead of File Duplicates

Instead of copying files to multiple locations in your hard drive to make sure you can find it easily, consider using shortcuts instead.

Shortcuts are simply links to the original file, folder, or programs from which it was created. You can distinguish a shortcut by the arrow in the lower-left corner of the icon. To create a shortcut, right-click the file and then click Create Shortcut. Create as many as you want, and drag them to the appropriate locations within your hard drive.

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Add or Remove Apps from Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 Suite

When you installed MS Office 2007 or 2010, you had the choice of installing the entire suite or picking and choosing which apps you wanted. If you now find you want to change those selections, we can help.

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Google search gets personal: Block sites you don’t like

Google has implemented its algorithm update in the name of search quality and now it’s adding another layer of personalization: Block the sites you don’t like.

In a blog post, Google outlined the latest move.

“Perhaps the result just wasn’t quite right, but sometimes you may dislike the site in general, whether it’s offensive, pornographic or of generally low quality. For times like these, you’ll start seeing a new option to block particular domains from your future search results.”

Once you click block, you get a confirmation message and an option to undo the click. And when a domain is blocked you won’t see in your future results. There will be an option to manage and show blocked sites if you change your mind.

The feature rolls out on Chrome 9 and above, IE8 and up and Firefox 3.5 and up.

Overall, I like this personalization approach. Algorithms are nice, but I’d rather make the call on what I think is quality content.

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Seeing QR Codes, But Don’t Know What They Are?

As smartphone technology continues to improve in terms of providing connectivity, it follows that your internet marketing strategies must be able to accommodate these advances. One strategy you can employ is using QR codes, a simple and effective way to market yourself.

Smartphones are becoming more and more popular these days, as both hardware and software developers add features to phones and operating systems that make them much more appealing to potential buyers. And as smartphone technology continues to improve in terms of providing more connectivity to the user not only through the mobile network but to the internet as well it follows that your internet marketing strategies will need to incorporate the smartphone factor.

One simple strategy that you can employ is using QR Codes, or Quick Response Codes, which are simple 2D barcodes that can be scanned using a smartphone. Numerous scanning applications are available to read these barcodes, and once read the code will redirect the user to any link you set up. QR Codes are also fairly easy to create, making them a great on-the-fly strategy if you want to market something quickly and easily. An additional strength of QR Code-driven marketing lies in the volume of people who use smartphones today which gives you a large audience from the get go.

For such a small piece of code, there are countless options for how you can use them to your advantage. If you are interested in learning more about using QR Codes, give us a call and we can come up with several strategies that can cater to your specific needs.

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Quick Way to Access Run in Windows 7

Wish you could access the run command in Windows 7 more easily? Now you can.

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Save Time – Create a New E-mail Shortcut on Your Desktop

Do you send lots of e-mails every day? If so, this tip is for you. Save time by creating a shortcut on your desktop that will open a new e-mail window when double-clicked.

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5 Folders to Clean Up Today

A new year means a fresh start (or a compulsive desire to stay organized). Why not start today? Here are 5 folders we’ve identified on your PC or Mac that could use a little reorganizing. It may require a few hours of your time to do, but trust us, it’ll make you feel warm and fuzzy inside when they’re clear.
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How to increase/decrease the Recycle Bin size

The Recycle Bin’s default size is equivalent to 10 percent of the drive size. But if you delete a larger size file accidentally, you might need it to be larger. Here’s how to re-set the maximum storage size of the Recycle Bin.

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Create Small, Easy-to-read URL’s

Create easy-to-read and type Internet addresses from the long addresses often found on popular sites such as Amazon, eBay, and MapQuest by using online services that shrink the address.

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