Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part III – January 16, 2018

    Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part III Mid-way through January we wanted to make another recommendation for a techy New Year's Resolution that will help you get more organized - in your personal life as well as your work life. Unsubscribe to Junk mail This is really nothing that needs a lot of explanation as it can be done with the simple click of a button. Most emails that you had previously subscribed to will give you - at the very VERY bottom in teeny tiny print - the option to…

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Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part II – Tech Tip for January 9, 2018

    Techy New Year's Resolutions Part II   It's already the second week of January and we will continue our techy New Year's Resolutions - especially now, while everyone is still going strong! GET FIT - WITH TECHNOLOGY At this point, we are all familiar with "fit technology" such as the Fitbit, or apps for your mobile devices that help you get moving while being at work. Those devices and apps help you get started with your overall goal of getting healthy and fit, as they have the ability to…

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“Cloud for a Cause” 2017

We made it OUR cause to help YOUR cause!   Technology can be a powerful mechanism for social good, but we know that the technology alone cannot solve the world's challenges. Fortunately, our partner Microsoft has made Office 365 as well as other cloud services available to non-profits at significantly reduced rates. Nevertheless, as IT consultants we know that access to deployment and training resources can still be a financial challenge for many non-profits. This is why our team at TechWise Group wants to use its expertise to make this holiday season a special one for a lucky…

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Techy New Year’s Resolutions Part I – Tech Tip for January 2, 2018

    Techy New Year's Resolutions Part I   Throughout the month of January, we will be sharing a few technology related New Year’s resolutions with you to help you stay safe and be healthy. NO TEXTING AND DRIVING As we all know - since it's no secret - texting and driving has cost a lot of lives! Just to give you some facts and statistics: According to AT&T's "It Can Wait" Campaign, 49% of commuters admitted to texting while driving, even though 98% of them also say that it's a…

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Tech Gifts to buy YOUR BUSINESS – Tech Tip for December 26, 2017

Tech Gifts to buy YOUR BUSINESS Having the latest and greatest in technology for your office can make everyone's lives so much easier! This Tech Tip is all about tech gifts for your business - check them out! (Keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply ideas.) Raden A22 Smart Carry on Spinner Tell us this isn't the coolest travel device you have ever seen! This super light-weight carry-on has double-spinning wheels, can charge multiple devices via integrated power bank accessible by USB ports, and has an integrated tracking device in case you…

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Tech Gifts to buy YOUR PET – Tech Tip for December 19, 2017

Tech Gifts to buy YOUR PET The holidays are a joyful time for the whole family. Today, over two-thirds of households include at least one pet. These fur babies are a vital part and we can’t forget about them during this joyous holiday season! That is why we have put together a list of gifts that are PURRRfect for our furry friends. (Keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply ideas.) Furbo This clever gadget allows you to talk and interact with your pet while you are not at home. Whether you…

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Tech Gifts to buy YOUR KIDS – Tech Tip for December 12, 2017

Tech Gifts to buy YOUR KIDS This list of fun tech gifts for your kids includes items that are both actively and passively enjoyable. Since the tablets and smartphones aren't going anywhere, we thought it might be a fun idea to list a few gifts that enhance the experience of using them. (Keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply ideas.) WowWee - MiP the Toy Robot What kid doesn't think robots are cool? The MiP robot's GestureSense allows it to respond to gesture-based interactions like swipes, claps, touch and more.…

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Tech Gifts to buy YOURSELF – Tech Tip for December 5, 2017

Tech Gifts to buy YOURSELF Happy December, everyone! This month's Tech Tips will be all about gifts to give yourself, your business, your kids, and your pets. If you do not have a business, pets, or kids: this week's tip is all about you then! (Keep in mind that all gifts listed below are simply ideas.) ENJOY! VR Glasses As for one of the best tech-y gifts to give YOURSELF: we decided to go with Virtual Reality Glasses! Just take a look at the HTC Vive VR Glasses! They let you see, feel, touch, and hear…

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Getting Work Done – How successful people do it – Tech Tip for November 28, 2017

How successful people do it Achieving your goals and getting work done is usually easier said than done. In honor of this month's theme of "Getting Work Done", we wanted to take a look at some of the most successful people and how they do it. Sundar Pichai - Know what morning routine works best for you The CEO of Google has a strict morning routine: he digs into an omelet, drinks tea, and catches up on the news. Do whatever you need to get yourself prepared and ready for the…

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Getting Work Done – Using “To-Do” – Tech Tip for November 21, 2017

Getting Work Done - Using "To-Do" Currently available in Preview, Microsoft To-Do is a simple cross-platform to-do list that lets you manage all your to-dos in one place. You can keep track of your daily to-dos in My Day and create any number of additional lists to organize your Work, Groceries, Projects, Places to Visit, Movies to Watch - you get the idea!   Plan your day - add to-dos from our Suggestions or enter new to-dos in My Day. Set due dates and reminder times for each to-do to…

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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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