Getting Work Done – Using Planner – Tech Tip for November 14, 2017

Getting Work Done - Using Planner Speaking of getting work done: you might want to consider using Microsoft's Planner! Planner offers a simple, highly visual way to organize teamwork and collaborate on projects effectively. With Planner, you can: Create new plans. Organize and assign tasks. Share files. Chat about what you’re working on. Keep track of your team's progress and stay on top of your work—from anywhere, on any device. Manage a marketing event, brainstorm new product ideas, track a school project, prepare for a customer visit, or just organize…

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Getting Work Done – Keyboard Shortcuts – Tech Tip for November 7, 2017

Getting Work Done - Keyboard Shortcuts   After the rather heavy material we wrote about for "National Cyber Security Awareness Month" in October, we wanted to lighten the mood for this new month! With the end of the year approaching and the Holiday Season coming closer and closer, we understand that everyone is getting their busiest. Our Tech Tips for November will therefore be all about "getting work done". Today, we will bring to you the best, most useful, most efficient and effective keyboard shortcuts out there! Even though you might…

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What to do when your email got hacked? – Tech Tip for October 31, 2017

What to do when your email got hacked?   Are your friends and family (and everyone else in your contact list) receiving emails you didn't send? Are you unable to log into your account when you are trying to check your emails? Chances are your email account has been hacked!  We hope you never have to deal with this scenario, but just in case you do, we wanted to share the below video with you as our last Tech Tip for the "National Cyber Security Awareness Month". (Video source: The Federal Trade Commission, https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/video-0104-hacked-email-what-do)  

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Ransomware Facts & Tips – Tech Tip for October 24, 2017

Ransomware Facts & Tips   Ransomware is a type of malware that sneaks its way into your files, takes complete control of them, locks and encrypts them, and then - if that wasn't bad enough already- demands you to pay a ransom in order to get everything back. The most common way ransomware is being introduced is via emails, in which the cybercriminals attach documents or insert links that seem to be legit sources at first glance. However, they actually contain malicious code to lock and encrypt your files! If…

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Our Free Microsoft Office 365 Hands-On Workshops are back!

  Our Free Microsoft Office 365 Hands-On Workshops are back!   Join us for our Free Microsoft Office 365 Hands-On Workshops at our Main Office (441 E Hector Street, 3rd Floor, Conshohocken, PA 19428), where we offer you a hands-on environment in which you can test-drive best-in-class Microsoft technologies, including Windows 10, Office 365, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive, and more - all while working on the newest and coolest Windows devices. See how Microsoft's productivity solutions can help solve your business needs by: Enhancing mobile productivity Encouraging collaboration Boosting sales productivity…

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How Phishing Works – Tech Tip for October 17, 2017

  How Phishing Works These days, you can never be too careful when it comes to email senders and sources of links. Today's Tech Tip will give you a quick overview over the simple tricks hackers use to "phish" for your personal information and what you can do to avoid becoming a victim. At this point, most of us have most likely received at least one phishing email in their inbox - if you haven't: you have beaten the unlikely odds! Usually, a phishing attempt comes in the shape and form of an email that looks like it was…

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The Internet’s Most Wanted – Tech Tip for October 10, 2017

The Internet's Most Wanted   More than ever, people are using their personal devices to browse the internet. Therefore, we need to make sure that proper safety precautions are being taken and safe practices are being put into place to help protect your privacy on the world wide web. The short video below will introduce the "Internet's most wanted" 5 risks to your digital information, privacy, and identity, explain how they work and what they are trying to do, as well as suggest "defense tips". Please meet the Identity Thief, the Bully, the…

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Tech Tip for October 3, 2017

  NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH   Did you know that small businesses are the easiest and most targeted group for cyber crimes? The statistics are astounding: 61% of all cyber-attacks and data breaches are aimed towards small businesses with less than 1,000 employees! Not only have hacks increased in frequency, but the impact on SMBs is getting bigger and bigger. Luckily, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Microsoft as well as other large security solution providers have made it their mission to educate their clients and other small business…

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Lunch & Learn 9/27/2017 – “Business Continuity & Disaster Avoidance”

  Lunch & Learn - Business Continuity & Disaster Avoidance presented by TechWise Group   Date:          Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Time:           11:30 networking and registration, noon lunch & presentation Location:    TechWise Group, 441 East Hector Street, Third Floor, Conshohocken, PA 19428 Price:            Member: $10.00                   Non-Member: $20.00   Details Learn about your options to protect your business from any type of disaster; ranging from natural disasters & fires to cybercrime & malicious employees. Understand what can be done to minimize the impact to your business and keep up and running in the event of…

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Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 4) – Tech Tip for September 26, 2017

    Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 4) Our final Tech Tip for this month will explain how to make your data look nice, organized, and visually appealing. Whether you are adding graphs, making the data itself look nice and neat, or giving the worksheet the last finishing touches - you can find it all in the article below! Visualize your data with the Quick Analysis tool You can instantly create different types of charts, including line and column charts, or add miniature graphs (called Sparklines). You can also apply a…

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Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 3) – Tech Tip for September 19, 2017

Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 3) It's all about minimizing efforts and maximizing output these days! Today's Tech Tip explains how to make certain "auto" features work for you when crunching numbers and analyzing data. AutoSum and Quick Sum with the Status Bar To quickly get the Sum of a range of cells, all you need to do is select the range, and then click AutoSum—even quicker, select the range of cells and look in the lower right-hand side of the Excel window, the so-called Status Bar (more detail to follow).   …

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Important Alert – End of Microsoft Office 2007 Support Lifecycle

- Important Alert - End of Microsoft Office 2007 Support Lifecycle On October 10th, 2017 Microsoft Office 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle. This means that after this date, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates. It is important to note that Outlook 2007 will stop working for customers already using Office 365. Customers who are using Office 2007 products and services should start planning to move to Office 365 or upgrade to supported versions…

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Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 2) – Tech Tip for September 12, 2017

Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 2) This Tech Tip is all about navigating through Excel. Keep reading to learn how to navigate quickly, easily, and efficiently in order to increase your productivity.   Navigating the Start Screen The Start screen provides quick access to your most recently used workbooks, or  allows you to open other workbooks from your local or cloud storage. You will also have instant access to various Excel templates, as well as the ability to search online for other templates that can help you start a new project quickly. Navigating the…

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Important Alert – Equifax Security Breach

Cyber Security Incident Involving Equifax Consumer Information TechWise Group has been receiving questions about the Equifax data breach. We are advising that you take action and determine if you have been impacted! More information can be found at the Equifax website; however, we are including the following instructions here for your convenience.   To determine if your personal information may have been impacted by this incident, please follow the below steps:   Click the “Check Potential Impact” button on the website  below, and provide your last name and the last six…

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Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 1) – Tech Tip for September 6, 2017

Tips & Shortcuts in Excel (Part 1)   Many times using Excel can seem like a long and complicated project - even for tasks that (in theory) should be simple. What if we told you there are shortcuts that will simplify the process in order to increase your productivity? Well...there are! And throughout the month of September we will be giving you tips and tricks all around Excel, so stay tuned if you think this might help you speed up your day-to-day tasks! Quick Access Toolbar The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable toolbar…

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Social Media Jargon – Tech Tip for August 29, 2017

Social Media Jargon There is so much going on in the world of social media, that many times we find ourselves having a hard time keeping up with even simple things such as the ever-evolving Lingo (“the dialect of social media”). Abbreviations and acronyms are tricky to decode, and deciphering a simple text message from a friend or your child may seem like they call for a translator. In order to protect your family, it is essential that you make yourself familiar with their “lingo.” Check out our Tech Tip to read about…

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Safe Social-Site Surfing – Tech Tip for August 22, 2017

  Safe Social-Site Surfing   Oh Social Media – It seems as if we can no longer live without you… Looking back, it may have started with just a few social networks; but in today’s high-tech world the number of social media sites and applications has grown astronomically! We can no longer even name how many times we are connected, added, friended, linked and followed on a weekly basis. Due to growing technological capabilities, you can now connect to networks either via your computer or your mobile device from anywhere…

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Back to School Special- Tech Tip for August 15, 2017

Back to School Special And just like that, the Summer break is almost over and school is about to start all over again. It's time to start preparing for the first day back: buy those art supplies, folders, backpacks, clothes,... and electronics! Luckily, a lot of stores offer Sales based all around the "BACK TO SCHOOL" theme - including Microsoft! Here are some of their best End-of-Summer/Back-to-School Sales for your kids (or yourself, for that matter) to take advantage from, available in store and online: Save up to $250 on select…

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Safety Tips for Public Wi-Fi Usage – Tech Tip for August 8, 2017

Safety Tips for Public Wi-Fi Usage   We are all grateful for the ability to use public Wi-Fi. You can work at the airport while waiting for your flight to take off, browse your social media profiles while sipping a cup of cappuccino at the local coffee shop, or simply save data by logging into one of them. Public Wi-Fi hotspots are growing and it is now easier than ever to connect to them. However, keep in mind that your device's default settings might no longer be enough to keep your information private…

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Keep your tech cool! – Tech Tip for August 1, 2017

Keep your tech cool!   ...and since Summer is still going strong, we decided that it might be helpful to keep the Summer-theme for our Tech Tips going as well. Specifically, today's Tech Tip will be all about how to keep your tech cool in the Summer heat, especially because extreme heat could harm your tech and potentially damage it.   1. Allow for proper air flow Make sure your devices have enough room to breath - not because they get claustrophobic, but because you don't want them to overheat!…

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Fun in the Sun Part #4 – Tech Tip for July 25, 2017

Traveling Abroad with Tech On Board   When traveling abroad and bringing your tech with the intention to actually use it: make sure to consider the differences in outlets and voltages. Lucky for you, there are a variety of international travel adapters out there just waiting for you to buy them. Not only are they small and fit in every carry-on, but they are also very affordable. To the right are just a few examples of outlets around the world. But as mentioned before: this is not a problem. There are many…

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Fun in the Sun Part #3 – Tech Tip for July 18, 2017

"So let me ask you this - What's in your...laptop bag?"   Some people's answers would be EVERYTHING! Their bags and purses are basically bottomless and contain everything from screwdrivers to make-up to phone chargers to food. It feels like a whole new world in there, and diving in to search for a particular item can be quite the challenge. However: we totally understand - things happen and you want to be prepared for EVERYTHING, especially when traveling to or from work. Here is a list of a few helpful items to carry with you in…

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Fun in the Sun Part #2 – Tech Tip for July 11, 2017

Carrying your Tech - Bags and Cases When you decide to bring your tech with you while traveling, there are quite a few things to consider when it comes to the perfect bag or case. Though fashion might be of essence to you, things like safety, organization, and size should be important as well. Let's take a look at a few things you might want to consider when purchasing a home for your tech:  Safety Make sure that whatever bag or case you buy provides enough security for your tech. Bags offering padded…

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Fun in the Sun Part #1 – Tech Tip for July 4, 2017

Protect your tech at the beach Clearly, Summer is finally here and everyone lucky enough to be able to go to the beach should definitely do so! However, we understand the need of being connected at all times, which means that going to the beach also requires you taking your technology with you. But how do you properly care for your smart phone or tablet while sticking your toes in the sand? This month's Tech Tips will cover a bunch of tips and tricks all around traveling with your tech devices, so if you are…

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