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Apps just for faxing

March 7, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

Next time you need to send a fax, use your smartphone. Fax apps allow you to take a photo of a document, crop it, spruce it up and then send it out.

3 search tips

February 24, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

Tips for better searching, from Alexandra Samuel’s “Love your life online” blog: 1. Beef up your syntax. 2. Add another search engine to your browser. 3. Try Delicious, rather than Google.

Banish these LinkedIn buzzwords

February 22, 2012 Categorized in: AdvancementInternet

LinkedIn recently came out with a list of the year’s most overused professional buzzwords. Comb through your LinkedIn page and résumé to see if they contain these words and phrases:

Building your online rapport

February 16, 2012 Categorized in: Internal CommunicationInternet

In the age of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the rules of social engagement have shifted ever so slightly. A few tips on building rapport online:
The latest technology trend? Going low-tech and “un­­plug­­ging” to get our most meaningful work done. Many are realizing we may need to take drastic mea­­sures to “switch off.” Here are some low-tech suggestions:
To achieve your goals, you may also need a little help from apps: 21Habit.com, Livifi.com, HealthMonth.com and Stickk.com.

4 free apps Siri won’t tell you about

February 6, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

By now, you’ve heard the hype about Siri on the iPhone 4S. If you don’t have the latest iPhone model, don’t fret. A few voice-recognition apps on the market do practically the same thing:
“Exactly, what is the advantage of LinkedIn?” asks one administrative pro on our online forum. “Many people I know are on it, but no one can say what they get out of it.” According to most admins, the ben­­efits are many, if you use the on­­line tool the right way.

BYTES: Expanding the cloud

January 18, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

If you already use Dropbox to store and access files no matter which computer you’re working on, you can enhance it with these add-ons:

Just how important is this tech stuff?

December 9, 2011 Categorized in: Internet

How important is the Internet to younger workers’ lives? Very. For example, in a re­­cent eye-opening study of college students and young professionals, one in three considers the Internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter.
Have you ever caused a problem for your computer because you simply didn’t know better? “You’d be surprised how many people unknowingly damage their computers,” says Derek Meister, a Best Buy technician. Here are six no-no’s to avoid to keep your computer out of the repair shop:

Tools for meetings

October 18, 2011 Categorized in: InternetMeetings

Creating meeting agendas just got a lot easier with MeetingMix, online software that helps set agendas and track minutes.

Admin, not a techie

September 21, 2011 Categorized in: Internet

Tips for working in new or unfamiliar software: 1.  Right-click to see what options you have. 2. Google your question. 3. Keep detailed notes in a file for software tasks you do only occasionally.