In this issue:
- IT Security Commandment #8: Thou Shalt Test Yourself
- Why You Need Cyber Insurance
- No Need to Fear Windows 11
- Back to School with Backpacks
In this issue:
Security Tip: Beware of texts from unknown senders and do not click on links.
Did you provide your cell phone number for holiday shopping, tracking, or special offers? Then you are a bigger target for smishing attacks.
Why: A smishing message is a bogus text message carefully designed to look like a legitimate request from a reputable source in an effort to get you to willingly give up your personal information to a particular website or to click and download a virus.
Sometimes it’s easier to just say it…
...especially if you are doing a brain dump and want to get your thoughts down on paper (or on your screen).
Microsoft’s Dictate function is here to help! Available in Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, it allows you to create content using your microphone.
In this issue:
Microsoft Edge’s Immersive Reader is a built‑in tool that enables you to customize how you read online for an easier, more accessible experience.
Immersive Reader removes all the ads and noise that clutter the page and makes the text easier to read.
Jandy’s favorite productivity app is Snip & Sketch.
Windows 11 replaced the legacy Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch apps with a new version that combines the best features of both with an updated interface. It allows you to snip a section of your screen (rectangular, freeform, window or full screen) where you can highlight and/or mark it up, copy to your clipboard to paste into a Teams message or email, or even save it as a picture.
Power Saving Settings Can Significantly Reduce Energy Consumption and Save Electricity
Did you know an idle PC uses 90 watts per hour? Compare that to a PC on standby mode, which consumes only 5 watts per hour. Configuring power-save settings properly on a computer can significantly reduce energy consumption and save electricity.
Are you facing issues with Microsoft Teams screen sharing?
If yes, then you're not alone. Many people have experienced problems with screen sharing during online meetings.
Here are some simple solutions for fixing screen sharing issues on Microsoft Teams:
Restart Microsoft Teams: Close the Teams application and then start it back up.
Be More Productive in Edge by Using Vertical Tabs
One of Microsoft Edge’s unique features is Vertical Tabs, which replaces the row of tabs along the top of the screen for a set of icons that run down the left side instead.
Vertical Tabs are convenient for keeping track of many tabs while minimizing clutter.
A Little Organization and Cleanup on Your Computer Goes a Long Way
All computers need regular organizing and cleanup. This includes the removal of old files and clutter. We tend to save emails, documents, and photos on our hard drives and too often keep unnecessary duplicates.