Many of you use Google Maps on your website. You may receive a scary sounding email about the new Google Maps Platform and fees.
Here is a cool site with lots of answers and lots of suggestions for you on all things tech – phones, online banking, Alexa, speakers, etc. The content ranges from simple “What is a platform?” to more complex “How to buy the right laptop.”
And it’s FREE!
Have you ever considered switching over and using Office 365? This video gives an overview and examples of how Office 365 could benefit you.
Smartphone addiction is a real thing and while this article talks more about the younger generation, its not limited to them as I have seen some of my clients and friends with the same addiction. You know who you are! I encourage you to use this suggested method to break your addiction!
I completely believe we check email too often and put pressure on ourselves to respond instantly. What moments are we missing by putting this pressure on ourselves?
An excellent book on better email processes is “The Hamster Revolution” by Mike Song. Good, practical processes to spend less time on email and more time on the important things.
This is seems to be a popular question for all of our small businesses. When you can’t have both which will you choose? Let’s take a look!
Social Media Benefits: Helps improve brand awareness, builds trust and loyalty, great for driving more engagement, and managing customer service.
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I wanted to share this article from my bank with you about protecting your cards and identity.
- Going paperless for accounting is safer!!
- PayPal provides extra protection for online purchases. You’ll need to compare their options with what your credit card offers. The combo of both is probably your best option.
- I had never heard the trick about testing for a skimmer at the gas pump.
Go to OptOutPreScreen.com and opt out of receiving those annoying preapproved credit card offers or insurance offers. The service is free for 5 years.
While you’re there, you can pay $2 for their Mailbox service which allows you to get off numerous direct mail lists. You can also opt out of Direct Mail Association (DMA) members’ email lists. Regretfully, most of the junk email you receive isn’t from DMA members. But every little bit helps!
PS – Don’t forget the National Do Not Call Registry to cut down on telemarketing calls! DoNotCall.gov
The answer is “A lot!”
Go to MyAccount.Google.com
Google will walk you through the settings and help you choose your preferences.
Or look at the individual sections to change your preferences.
Change each setting for your preferences.
Google follows what you search for and develops a “profile” for you. They narrow down your search results then to fit your profile. If you do a search that gets strange results, you can delete it from History to keep your profile more clear.
You can turn off tracking or delete your history.
It is worth your time to check the Google settings. You want to give enough info to have good search results but not enough to display your whole life to the Internet.
Where is the email stored? In 4 places.
- Your Outlook (email management software) saves a copy in Sent Items.
- Your server (Cox, CenturyLink, Verizon, etc.) saves a copy in webmail Sent Items.
- Your friend’s server saves a copy in her webmail Inbox.
- Your friend’s Gmail (email management software) saves a copy in Inbox.
You can delete both of your copies if you want to. Delete from Outlook. Log into webmail and delete from webmail.
You can not delete your friend’s copies.
That’s why you always want to THINK before you hit SEND!
This synopsis of a new book just released is worth a read. How do we stop the bad users of the Internet without becoming Big Brother or full-time censors?
Click here for more information.