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From the category archives: Computer Tips

Is your PC running slow? Do you know how to clear your cache? Be the smartest person in your office with these PC tips from the experts at ThrottleNet. Check out the below blog posts to learn more!

Six Apps for Back to School College Students Should Download Today

apps-for-back-to-schoolCollege students use their smartphones for everything. Whether it’s finding a date, a couch to crash on or a rare Pokémon, college students today are notoriously connected at all times.

What many college students do not know is that they can harness their smartphones to get a serious advantage both in and out of the classroom.

With many schools already beginning the fall semester, we compiled a list of six apps for back to school that no college student should ever live without again.

 

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Hidden Features in Windows 10 You Should Be Using

windows-10-hidden-featuresAlmost a year ago, Microsoft released its latest operating system, Windows 10. Microsoft OS users have slowly been updating from 8.1 to 10 (yes, Microsoft skipped Windows 9, in case you were wondering). This update has been free for the past year, but they’re ending that offer in a week on July 29th—so update now if you haven’t already!

The last time Microsoft released a major OS update, users got a little frustrated. There were some really big changes in layout and design, which made it unfamiliar. To avoid that problem this time around, Microsoft kept all the familiar features out in the open, and some of the new changes a little more hidden so users wouldn’t get lost maneuvering the new OS.

There’s plenty of features in Windows 10 that a lot of users still don’t know about. In this article, we’ll share five of them (which are actually quite easy to access and change) so you can use Windows 10 like a pro.

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Lose Weight, Spend Wiser & Quit Bad Habits - Make a New Year's Resolution for Better IT in 2016

better-it-in-2016We’ve turned the page on 2015. With a new year comes time to reflect on what we’ve put behind us and the excitement that lies in front of us.

It’s New Year’s Resolution time. Your personal goals might be to lose weight, save money or curb your endless Netflix marathon habit. Now’s the time to make a change.

The same holds true for businesses. With a new year comes new budgets and new opportunity. Strictly looking at IT management, what are the things you want your business to focus on differently in 2016?

Above all else, you want your business to grow in 2016. Make commitment to seeing it happen by considering these New Year’s Resolutions for IT in 2016.

 

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What Star Wars Can Teach Us about Better Network Management

star-wars-network-managementIn case you haven’t heard, there’s a new Star Wars film coming out this holiday season.

Star Wars has been one of the most iconic cinema franchises of the past 50 years. What’s not to love? There’s action (countless light saber duals and battles), romance (Han Solo and Princess Leia), family conflict (Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father, after all), Political corruption, and an underlying plot of good versus evil.

Here are five lessons Star Wars can teach us about better network management.

 

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Gmail To Introduce Smart Reply

Everyone is looking to make everything a little easier. Sometimes, we can’t come up with the right words to say when responding to a simple email. “I wish my email would take care of itself,” you say.

Well, Gmail has listened, introducing a new Smart Reply feature set to roll out soon.

The latest feature in Gmail scans email specifically looking for messages that it thinks you need to respond to. Let’s say your wife emails you asking “what’s for dinner?” Gmail will come up with three different, short responses you can send automatically. Those smart replies could be “Tacos.” “Stop bothering me at work.” or “I don’t know, babe, maybe we should go to that nice restaurant tonight? J”

If you opt to select a Google-provided Smart Reply, you can of course add to it or edit after selecting your option. After all, a short one-sentence response may give the recipient the frame of mind that you didn’t care to take much time in your response.

Read our thoughts on the latest Gmail feature now!

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Technology Detox: Benefits of Unplugging from Technology

technology addictionTechnology addiction is no laughing matter and can actually be harmful to your health.

Don’t get us wrong, we love IT, and feel information is valuable to our daily lives, but with anything in life, it is to be enjoyed in moderation, and everyone can benefit from unplugging from technology.

Technology companies are well aware of our culture’s overindulgent tendencies, otherwise the Internet of Things and Wearables wouldn’t be met with as much excitement as they have been.

Technology is everywhere, and it’s not going away. While this is a good thing, it’s important to find a balance between your unplugged life and technology consumption. It is possible to curb your technology addiction. Below are some helpful tips to help you unplug for a few hours each day – to improve your health and clear your head.

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Home Theater Technology and Media

Are you utilizing all the benefits of a “Smart TV” based home theatre?

Do you realize you can save money and still enjoy a plethora of in-home entertainment?

Todd Budde, Virtual Chief Information Office (VCIO) with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how you can reduce your monthly payment and still enjoy the home theatre experience by using the latest available technology.

Budde said many popular devices exist to...

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Fitness Technology

Are you ready to get into shape for spring and summer? Do you know all the latest high-tech products available to help you achieve your fitness goals? 

Kevin Banks, Virtual Chief Information Office (VCIO) with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to highlight some of the newest products that can help any golfer, tennis player or weekend athlete improve their performance.

These products include…

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Parents: It’s Time for Your Kids to Quit Yik Yak

Parents, are your kids chatting on the Yik Yak app?  Do you realize your children could be seeing adult type material from someone within walking distance from your home?

Eric Aguado, COO and Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the popularity of Yik Yak and why its content is inappropriate for all school aged children.

Aguado said the content on Yik Yak can be so vile it is worth veering away from the usual business oriented discussions on TNtv to warn parents about it.

 What is Yik Yak?  It is a free social chat app that can be utilized on any iPhone, Android, or tablet device.

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The Future of Cyber Security Threats in 2015 - Three Things To Watch

future of cyber security in 2015Cyber security and privacy are two important things to watch out for in 2015 because hackers are becoming smarter as technology continues to get better and infiltrate our lives more thoroughly.

There have been plenty of recent epidemics that have put network security top-of-mind for businesses of all sizes. In 2014 alone, there were several well-documented security risks related to both cyber security and privacy making national news headlines on a regular basis. From Target to Heartbleed to Sony, hackers are finding new ways to make commit cybercrime, and even more ways will surface in 2015.

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