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b2ap3_thumbnail_email_address_found_400.jpgHave you ever spent time writing an email to somebody that you haven’t emailed before, hit send, and then wondered if the email address is even valid? For the active email user, this is an all-too-common scenario. How can you know for sure if an email address is valid before sinking time into writing a message?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_vdi_saas_400.jpgWhen it comes to implementing virtualization technology for your business, you’ve got multiple options to choose from, with two, in particular, standing out; virtualization desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS). Going with the right technology is paramount to the success of your business. Here are some tips on how to choose between the two.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_compare_with_diff_checker_400.jpgEditing text can be a rather drawn out process. Thankfully, technology has made editing much easier than it was back in the day when papers were marked up with red ink and notes like “F- See me after class.” Here are two great editing tools that you will want to take advantage of.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_software_for_your_business_400.jpgEveryone in your organization has a specific set of mission-critical software titles that they need to fulfill their day-to-day responsibilities, and the business owner is no exception. As an end-user yourself, how often do you worry about your software’s licenses? You wouldn’t believe how many organizations lose time and money due to expired licenses, or fall victim to hackers selling compromised copies of software to unsuspecting folks. What are the consequences of either of these circumstances?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_mail_track_400.jpgOne nail-biting aspect about email is that you’re never sure if the person you sent your message to has actually opened it and read it. This is especially the case if it’s an important message. When you don’t hear back as quickly as you’d like, you then begin to doubt if the message was ever even received, which could lead to unnecessarily contacting them by different means. This only looks desperate. To calm your nerves, there’s an extension for Chrome that tracks details like this for Gmail.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_desktop_icons_tip_400.jpgIt’s fun to find new ways to customize your PC’s desktop to fit your taste and personality. In fact, we bet that your current wallpaper image speaks volumes about who you are. Did you know that you can even adjust your desktop’s icon sizes?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_software_license_renewal_400.jpgBusiness owners have a schedule they use to keep track of things, like paying bills. If the bills aren’t paid, services stop being available, and you can kiss your credit score goodbye. One expense which some business owners forget to schedule is the renewal of vital software licensing. If these agreements aren’t renewed, they could have potentially disastrous consequences.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_stop_wasting_time_400.jpgYears and years of doing business means years and years of applications and software getting installed on your computer. Before you know it, you don't use any of them anymore, or they are outclassed by other, more useful programs. Going through each of your systems individually is time-consuming and monotonous. So, what can you do about this?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_bugs_in_business_software_400.jpgSince the inception of software, there have always been software bugs. These nuisances can cause major problems for businesses, especially in numbers. You might think that years upon years of technological developments have eradicated the threats from the world, but that's not necessarily the case.

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Find Time to Read Every Book on Your List

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b2ap3_thumbnail_speed_reading_400.jpgFor people that have super-busy schedules, reading books seems like a luxury, but somehow, the most successful people always seem to have time to read the latest publications pertaining to their field. How do they do it? Many avid book readers have a little help.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_licensed_software_400.jpgWhat's the licensing status of your company's software look like? If you've not been intentional about this, then your business may be using several unlicensed applications. You may be thinking, "Everything works fine. No big deal." Sure, it's no big deal--until you're caught!

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Beam Me Up Skype Translator!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_skype_translator_400.jpgWhat would the world look like if everybody spoke one language? We think a lot of conflicts would be resolved and our civilization would advance to the place where we're more like Star Trek and less like a train wreck. Thanks to new technologies like Skype Translator, the language barrier may soon be a thing of the past!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_xp_confusion_400.jpgThis wasn't supposed to happen. After Microsoft pulled the plug on its popular Windows XP operating system this past April, use of the decade-old OS was supposed to sharply decline and quickly become extinct. Only a few months out from the XP-end-of-life event and the opposite has proven to be true.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_dont_turn_off_antivirus_400.jpgIt's a nightmare scenario for any business when a computer virus cripples their system. It's even worse when it happens to a company that has invested in a dedicated antivirus software, especially when the virus got through because someone felt the need to disable it! Because of scenarios like this, you should never disable your antivirus software.

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How to Make a Graph in Microsoft Excel

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b2ap3_thumbnail_excel_logo_400.JPGThere's nothing like a professional looking graph to get your point across in a big way. Having all the facts and figures compiled in a dynamic graph is a great way to show market trends and make decisions, but how do you create compelling graphs? One of the best tools for graph making is Microsoft Excel.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_updatesoft400.jpgKeeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to secure your system and give your business the competitive edge. However, staying on top of these upgrades is a big maintenance job that's easy to neglect when things get busy. A system with neglected upgrades could spell trouble for your business.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_scuts400.jpgThe computer mouse is a great tool that has made our operating system navigation much easier. However, our dependence on the computer mouse has naturally led to an independence from its counterpart, the keyboard (aside from everyday word processing). Here are a few awesome functional keyboard shortcuts that everyone has forgotten about.

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Microsoft Steps Up Their Game with Windows 8.1

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b2ap3_thumbnail_windowz400.jpgChange is risky. Microsoft decided to go for it a year ago with the release of Windows 8, bringing users a whole new feel to the interface design and straying from the path of the previous twenty-year-old template. Microsoft has addressed the feedback of its users, made improvements, and recently released an improved version: Windows 8.1.

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Heed Our Warning and Upgrade from Windows XP

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b2ap3_thumbnail_xpeee400.jpgFor years we have been recommending to our clients that they upgrade from Windows XP. Come April 8th, 2014 this is no longer a recommendation, it's a necessity! While April 8th may not be the end of the world, it is the end of your computer's world if you're still running XP because Microsoft is ending support.

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Misunderstood: The Story of Clippy

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b2ap3_thumbnail_clippy400.jpg"It looks like you're writing a letter. Would you like help?" No matter how many times we told him "no", Clippy just didn't seem to get the hint. Microsoft's animated office assistant, Clippy, was last seen in 2003. Where has his journey taken him over the last ten years?

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