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How to Wow the Bean Counters

Tips to get the most ROI from your IT projects.

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5 productivity tips for hybrid workers

When you work some days at home and some in the office, staying productive has new challenges. Here’s how productivity experts say you should handle them.

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7 Google Pixel settings you should change this second

Got one of Google's Pixel phones? These easily overlooked adjustments will unlock some of your phone's most impressive advanced powers.

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Real Messenger: The birth of an industry-centric social network?

One of the problems with social networks is that they tend to be broad and unfocused, which isn't ideal for business. That's why Real Messenger might be onto something.

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PixieBrix: A crafty tool that lets you tailor any website for your team

This Chrome extension will boost productivity by making your team’s favorite web apps even more well-suited to their needs. Ready to have your mind blown?

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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365/Microsoft 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2206 (Build 15330.20246), released on July 18, 2022.

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Striving for a better balance in the future of work

Employers insisting on a 9-5 working culture in the digital age reduce productivity and increase staff churn for little reward, a new report explains.

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Zoom expands end-to-end encryption for Phone and breakout rooms

The popular videoconferencing software is adding enhanced encryption to its phone service and individual breakout rooms.

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Don’t get too emotional about emotion-reading AI

Artificial intelligence tools now try to figure out whether people are happy, sad or disgusted. The reality may surprise and anger you.

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3 little-known location tricks for Google Assistant on Android

Google Assistant can do some really useful stuff with location, if you know what to ask.

Why meetings don't work anymore

It's time to talk about the elephant in the meeting room.

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Apple’s iMessage is looking more like a workday collaboration platform

While iMessage will get some serious collaborative boosts later this year in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, it already has many of the features in place to make it a powerful platform.

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7 ways to keep remote and hybrid teams connected

A downside to remote and hybrid work environments is fewer opportunities for informal interactions with co-workers. Here’s how company leaders can create a sense of connection among employees.

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Microsoft Teams now lets users send short video clip messages

The new asynchronous video chat tool is one of several Teams announcements from Inspire this week, including collaborative annotations and the Excel Live app in Teams meetings.

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Microsoft brings social network-style ‘stories’ to work

The company offered up its take on Facebook and Instagram Stories at Inspire, as Yammer Communities becomes Viva Engage.

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Slack Pro is getting more expensive in September

From the beginning of September, both the monthly and annual Pro plans will increase in price, while free users will see changes to message retention policies.

Old PCs can find new life with Google ChromeOS Flex

Do you have Macs and PCs from the last ten years running outdated OSes or gathering dust? Want to use them with a modern, safe operating system? It's time to check out Google ChromeOS Flex.

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REFRESH TEST STORY: Google Slides cheat sheet: How to get started

How to use Google Slides to create, collaborate on, and lead business presentations.

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The future of work is a tech (and management) challenge

A Corel survey indicates 78% of employees say leadership should do more to boost collaboration, and 27% say their company has invested in the wrong tools for the job.

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