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Tips for using Outlook more efficiently

February 28th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february28office_a, office, onedrive, onenote, outlook, email, microsoft, productivity, tips 2018february28office_a, office, onedrive, onenote, outlook, email, microsoft, productivity, tips

Outlook is arguably the best tool that businesses use to manage their email, set up meetings, and coordinate projects. It's much more than a basic email program and includes features that help you organize your work, contacts, and business communications. Let's take a look at a few tips you may have missed.

Windows 10 Home, Pro, or 10 S?

February 27th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february27windows_a, operating system, security, 10 s, home, pro, software, virtualization, windows, windows 10 2018february27windows_a, operating system, security, 10 s, home, pro, software, virtualization, windows, windows 10

When buying new hardware, you have to choose which operating system (OS) to install. And if you go with Windows, you’ll have to make even more decisions, as there're Windows 10 Home, Pro, and 10 S. Although they contain many similar features, there are significant differences between them. Here’s a quick rundown of each OS version.

Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

February 26th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february26security_a, browser, chrome, scam, Security, security, cyberthreat, google, mac, malware, web, windows 2018february26security_a, browser, chrome, scam, Security, security, cyberthreat, google, mac, malware, web, windows

With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing that their network security has been compromised. Little did they know that following instructions listed on the screen will lead to an actual security breach.

Protect your Mac from security threats

February 23rd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february23apple_a, password, security, apple, encryption, firewall, firmware, mac, privacy, server 2018february23apple_a, password, security, apple, encryption, firewall, firmware, mac, privacy, server

Mac users follow certain steps to maintain privacy and protect company data. But if you're too busy or short on resources, you might place security lower on your to-do list. Whatever your reason, the threat is real and you need to take steps to protect yourself.

Improve Business Productivity with Cortana

February 21st, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february21business_a, business, business productivity, calendar, ai, cortana, microsoft, voice assistant 2018february21business_a, business, business productivity, calendar, ai, cortana, microsoft, voice assistant

As an entrepreneur, you understand how essential time is. There is always a need to come up with new processes or search for new technology to keep your office organized. If you use Windows 10, you already have an underutilized tool right in front of you.

What Is Single Sign-On and Who Is It For?

February 20th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february20webandcloud_a, office 365, passwords, security, google, identity as a service, logins, single sign-on, sso, Web & Cloud 2018february20webandcloud_a, office 365, passwords, security, google, identity as a service, logins, single sign-on, sso, Web & Cloud

Statistics show that the average enterprise uses more than 90 cloud services. Even if small businesses use less than half that number, securely managing account logins is still a huge problem for users and administrators. Single Sign-On (SSO) is an excellent solution to this issue, so let’s dive into how it works.

5 ways to improve security on your Android

February 16th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february16android_a, security, android, google, privacy 2018february16android_a, security, android, google, privacy

If you get separation anxiety at phone-prohibited events or you're one of those people who sleeps next to their phone, then you’re probably emotionally attached to your smartphone. And just like every other thing we hold dear, we should put up some walls and protect it.

How to choose the right VoIP solution

February 14th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february14voip_a, call recording, mobility, cost savings, customer service, internet telephone, text messaging, video conferencing, voicemail transcription, voip 2018february14voip_a, call recording, mobility, cost savings, customer service, internet telephone, text messaging, video conferencing, voicemail transcription, voip

Basic internet-based phone calls aren’t new to many of our readers. Skype has been around for over a decade and there are dozens of other free apps with limited features. Picking a voice over IP

Microsoft updates Office 365 apps for Apple

February 13th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february14voip_a, office, office 365, apple, ios, ios 11, ipad, iphone, mac, microsoft, microsoft for ios 2018february14voip_a, office, office 365, apple, ios, ios 11, ipad, iphone, mac, microsoft, microsoft for ios

Microsoft recently updated Office 365 for iOS and Mac to enhance user experience. Office apps are now better integrated into the Apple ecosystem, which means iPhone, iPad, and Mac users can expect a more seamless experience when creating, accessing, or storing Office documents.

Disable Windows 10’s intrusive settings

February 9th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february9windows_a, security, advertising, cortana, microsoft edge, privacy, windows, windows 10 2018february9windows_a, security, advertising, cortana, microsoft edge, privacy, windows, windows 10

Windows 10 is undoubtedly Microsoft’s most accepted operating system since Windows XP. But that doesn’t make it faultless, many users have been complaining about the intrusive privacy settings the operating system enables by default. To reclaim your privacy, follow these tips on turning off its intrusive settings

The dangers of distributed spam distraction

February 8th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february8security_a, Security, anti-spam, dark web, distributed spam distraction, dsd, email security, identity theft 2018february8security_a, Security, anti-spam, dark web, distributed spam distraction, dsd, email security, identity theft

Users get around 200 emails in their inbox a day, including work messages, automated payment slips, and everyone’s least favorite email, spam. Spam messages are mostly harmless, but when you get more than 10,000 of them flooding your inbox, you’re probably the victim of a special type of spam attack.

Useful business features in Apple’s iOS 11.3

February 7th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february7apple_a, mobile, operating system update, apple, apple updates, ios 11.3, ipad, iphone, mac 2018february7apple_a, mobile, operating system update, apple, apple updates, ios 11.3, ipad, iphone, mac

A new iOS release usually means system performance updates, a redesigned interface, and some application enhancements. However, not all major updates are well-received, and such is the case with iOS 11, which came with a feature that drained battery life fast. Fortunately, Apple is offering a remedy along with other features in the upcoming iOS...

Improving healthcare data storage

February 5th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february5healthcare_a, ehrs, electronic health records, Hardware, Healthcare, storage, virtualization 2018february5healthcare_a, ehrs, electronic health records, Hardware, Healthcare, storage, virtualization

As more medical practices adopt electronic health records (EHR), running out of digital storage is becoming an increasingly common issue. HIPAA-regulated practices don’t always have the option of cloud solutions, but virtualization is a secure and cost-effective alternative.

Fighting ransomware with virtualization

February 2nd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february2business_a, business, business continuity, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, ransomware, virtual dr, virtualization 2018february2business_a, business, business continuity, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, ransomware, virtual dr, virtualization

Ransomware takes your data hostage and demands a payment for its recovery. While it may seem like there’s no other choice but to pay the ransom, you should never give in to the hacker’s demands. Before the next wave of ransomware comes around, it’s important to protect your business with virtual disaster recovery solutions.

Is Bing the right search engine for you?

February 1st, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february1webandcloud_a, bing, search engine, features, internet, microsoft, reddit, Web & Cloud 2018february1webandcloud_a, bing, search engine, features, internet, microsoft, reddit, Web & Cloud

Have you ever tried asking your search engine something to no avail? With many of us facing this problem, Bing has been updated with four new features that give users more thorough answers and enable it to respond to broader search terms.