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How to master Microsoft Office!

December 8, 2017 Computer St. Louis

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Despite Microsoft Office’s easy-to-use interface, mastering all the features in this suite of productivity tools requires time. But fret not, the following training videos will help you become a Microsoft Office expert fast. Office Basics is a series of free Office training videos from Microsoft which cover different features and functionality.

Here come crapware-free PCs

December 7, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Windows Laptop

Bloatware, trialware, crapware — the unnecessary software usually pre-installed by the manufacturer on your brand new PC. Besides being annoying, this type of software also slows down your machine and can tamper with security. Microsoft is fed up with it too, which is why they’ve come up with Windows 10 Signature Edition PCs. Read on […]

Cybersecurity Essentials: VPN

December 6, 2017 Computer St. Louis

VPN

Whether it’s because of government surveillance or cyberattacks, internet users are more concerned than ever about the privacy of their online activities. Unfortunately, security measures like firewalls and antivirus software can’t help you in this case, but there’s one that can: Virtual Private Network (VPN). What is VPN? Simply put, a VPN is a group […]

How to extend your laptop battery life

December 1, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Low Battery on a Laptop

These days, we get a lot of our work done on laptops, which means battery life is a huge priority for any laptop user. Wouldn’t it be good, then, to learn how to prolong the life of your laptop battery? Here are a few useful tips to do just that. Some truths about your laptop […]

Microsoft’s new productivity apps are live

November 30, 2017 Computer St. Louis

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In July 2017, Microsoft announced three brand new apps for Office 365: Connections, Listings, and Invoicing. They were designed for businesses with fewer than 300 employees and after a few months of beta testing, they’re finally available to Business Premium users. Take a minute to learn about what they can do for your team! Microsoft […]

Google improves Chrome’s security settings

November 29, 2017 Computer St. Louis

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Most web browsers have built-in security measures to protect users, but some of those aren’t enough to ward off unwanted software. To improve Chrome’s security, Google rolled out some changes in its Chrome Cleanup tool for Windows. Here’s how the enhanced tool protects you. Detect hijacked settings Many users prefer to enhance their browsing experience […]

How do idle VMs cost businesses

November 27, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Server Room

Thanks to virtualization software, the time it takes to bring virtual machines (VMs) online is faster than ever. You could deploy a fleet of them in minutes, but as with most technologies, there are some drawbacks. Experts say too many VMs can cause a logistical nightmare and cost your business a lot of money. The […]

Outlook on Mac and Windows gets redesigned

November 23, 2017 Computer St. Louis

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Microsoft is redesigning Outlook for Mac and Windows to reduce clutter and improve user experience. The design changes will be patterned after the iOS version of the app, which is much easier to use and more modern-looking than its desktop counterpart. If you use Outlook on a desktop, check out these new changes. How Outlook […]

Google studies effects of leaked logins

November 21, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Fishing hook on a password login

Passwords are your first line of defense against hackers. But over the years, they have developed plenty of methods to steal them. To gain a deeper understanding of how cybercriminals operate, Google analyzed the causes of leaked login credentials. Here are the results. The results From March 2016 to March 2017, Google and UC Berkeley […]

Windows Hello makes logging in simple

November 20, 2017 Computer St. Louis

Facial recognition

In another example of sci-fi technology becoming reality, Microsoft’s biometric logins can now recognize your face, fingerprint, or eyes when you attempt to access your device. It’s exciting as well as convenient and we’ve got everything you need to get started, right here. Say hello to fingerprint, iris, and facial scans Windows Hello is an […]