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3 Tips To Reduce The Amount Of Spam That Makes It To Your Inbox

According to Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group, a division of Cisco Systems, 86 percent of emails sent worldwide are unwelcome junk mail, or spam. Not only is spam annoying, it can also be dangerous if you or one of your employees accidentally succumb to one of their schemes.

With the prevalence of spam today, not only do you need the right technology in place to keep it under control, you also need to educate your users on how to reduce the amount of spam that you may unintentionally be inviting in.

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Pioneer Browser Is On The Way Out

It’s the end of an era – Microsoft is moving to retire Internet Explorer.

If you have purchased a Windows computer in the past 20 years, chances are that you have used Microsoft Internet Explorer, which is the browser that ships with Windows and is pre-installed. Some users will install an alternative browser, but many don’t have a need to venture from the default.

If you are one of millions of Internet Explorer users for your browser based tasks – from browsing Facebook and paying your bills, to accessing cloud-based business applications – a recent Microsoft change should be brought to your attention.

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Topics: Tech Tips

Video Tip: 3 Tips on Email Etiquette

Ever wonder if what you typed came across the right way to the recipient?

Check out this 90-second video tip from Kelsey, one of Accent’s Client Service Coordinators, with 3 tips on communicating effectively (and politely) through a digital medium.

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Video Tip: 3 Tips To Secure Your Mobile Devices

Want to make sure your smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are as secure as possible?

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Video Tip: What To Do BEFORE You Upgrade To Windows 10

July 29th was an exciting day in the technology world! It's the day Microsoft is released their latest operating system, Windows 10.

You may be tempted to upgrade to Windows 10 immediately (especially if you're one of the qualifying users of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 who is being offered a free upgrade)...but what should you do BEFORE you make the switch?

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Video Tip: Want To Reduce The Amount Of Spam You Get?

Check out this 30 second video tip from Ryan, one of our IT Superheroes, on how to reduce the amount of spam you're getting to your inbox.

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5 Tools To Better Manage Your Inbox

In 2013, over 100 billion business e-mails were sent every day. According to the Radicati Group, that number is expected to exceed 132 billion e-mails per day by 2017.

That means approximately 100 e-mails hit your in-box per day. No wonder it’s so hard to keep your in-box relatively clean. Here are some tools that can help:

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Should You Bring Your iPad to Work?

The iPad continues to impress analysts with its sales performance, with nearly 9.25 million of the devices sold last quarter alone, an upward trend from just 4 to 5 million in previous periods last year. It may be just a matter of time before iPads start becoming just another device, like the cellphone, that people routinely bring to work. Is there a place for the iPad in your business? Read on to find out how the iPad can be put to work in businesses like yours.

The iPad for many is a revolutionary device in that it brings the full power and experience of computing into a form that is easy to hold, easy to transport, and easy to use. Manufactured by Apple, the device uses the same operating system as its earlier iPod Touch and iPhone devices. And just like its smaller brethren it does away with conventional input devices like the mouse or keyboard, instead requiring just the user’s fingers to touch, navigate, and interact with the operating system and installed applications.

Key to the success of the device has been the availability of thousands of applications from third-party software vendors – in fact, nearly
a hundred thousand of them
. These applications range in categories from entertainment, media, education, and even productivity and business. Using these productivity and business applications for the iPad, you can effectively use these devices in the workplace. Here are some specific work scenarios in which you may want to consider the iPad in your business operations:

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Save Files Directly to the Cloud

Do you ever wish you could save files you find online directly to a cloud storage service provider? With this handy new free tool called Cloud Save you can. Cloud Save is available for the Google Chrome browser at the Google Chrome webstore.

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7 Simple Ways To Keep Your iPad Secure

1. Don’t leave it lying around
Although this is common sense, you’ve probably violated this rule more than once. iPads are easy targets for thieves, so don’t let it out of your sight when in a public place – and don’t leave it in plain view in your car or you might end up with a broken window in addition to a stolen iPad.

2. Use a passcode
Although it’s not 100% hacker-proof, it will block unauthorized users from accessing your information.

3. Consider enabling automatic data erasing
You can configure your iPad to erase your data after 10 failed passcode attempts. Clearly this is not a good solution for anyone who constantly forgets a password or those who have kids who might try to endlessly log in to use your iPad.

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