Staff Pick: Microsoft Lens

Matt Hodges’ favorite app is Microsoft Lens.

Microsoft Lens is a portable scanner available on your phone. Matt likes it because it allows him to take pictures of documents, whiteboards, or business cards and edit them digitally.

Lens preserves the layout of the document that the picture is taken of so that it can easily be edited.

Go Incognito!

Quick Tip: Go Incognito!

Why: Web browser cookies are an essential part of the web. However, there are times when you want to protect your privacy and be more secure. If so, go incognito! Here’s how:

Chrome, Edge, Safari:
Ctrl-Shift-N
(Command-Shift-N on Mac)

Firefox:
Ctrl-Shift-P
(Command-Shift-P on Mac)

Contact IT Radix here for more help with staying safe online!

Beware of Browser Cookies

Quick Tip: Beware of Browser Cookies

Why: To increase functionality or add design embellishments, websites often rely on scripts that execute programs within the web browser. This active content can be used to create “splash pages” or options like drop-down menus.

Lock Your Computer When Away

Quick Tip: Lock Your Computer When Away

Why: Leaving your computer unlocked when you’re away can result in serious consequences. Anyone could gain access to your private information—everything from financials to security codes, passwords or worse—resulting in fines, lost funds, or a damaged reputation.

Staff Pick: Feedly

"CW" Charles' favorite app is Feedly.

Feedly is a smart news reader app.  CW likes that this app allows him to follow a variety of sites, podcasts, and web comics that he enjoys without having to visit all of the different locations to see what’s new.

Don’t Get Locked Out!

Keep Your Recovery Email Up to Date!
It happens to the best of us.  Sometimes when we type our password our finger strokes get jumbled up.  Or…  sometimes that darn “NumLock” key has unknowingly been pressed and we end up entering our password incorrectly too many times—reaching the maximum number of attempts—and finding ourselves locked out of our account(s).

Thankfully, we have a solution for getting back in—our recovery email!

This is all well and good, but what if your recovery email is invalid or no longer accessible?  Often, we forget what recovery email is even connected to our account.

Keep Emails Short

Quick Tip: Keep Emails Short

Why: Many of us don’t like reading emails and find ourselves quickly scanning for relevant information. Your best bet is to keep your emails concise and to the point. And, it’s good practice to always summarize the main point of the email in the subject line.

Use Rules to Filter Emails

Quick Tip: Use Rules to Filter Emails

Why: Many email programs have the functionality to automatically sort incoming emails. You define the sources and keywords, and it does the rest. This helps prioritize which emails may need your attention first.