Short Articles

During the first few months of the Covid 19 pandemic, when much of America's workforce started working from home, TekResults produced numerous email blasts for the home workers to help enlighten and entertain them. Some were condensed versions of our previously published newsletter articles, some covered new material. Most are short and easily read in a minute or two. Here they are for your enjoyment.

Extending your Wi-Fi

Because many businesses are now requiring associates to work from home, many users are taking their work computers home. If your work computer is a laptop, this shouldn’t present a problem because laptops have built-in Wi-Fi and can easily connect to your home network. Desktops normally do not have Wi-Fi capability built-in and will require some extra help.

Microsoft Teams

Many of our clients have been annoyed by the persistent appearance of the Microsoft Teams app every time they log into their computers. Instead of ignoring the app, now might be a good time to start using it. You will be in good company. On March 19, Reuters reported that the app gained more than 12 million daily users in one week as more people worked from home. So, what’s the hoopla about?

MyAnalytics

Have you ever wondered how many hours you’ve spent in meetings, using email, and working after hours? Would you like to see some suggestions on how to reduce unproductive meetings times and post-schedule work? Well, Microsoft may have the answers in its “fitness tracker for work”, called MyAnalytics, available to various Office 365 plans.

Surface Diagnostics Toolkit

Since many of our clients are working from home, we have been happy to send out an email several times a week to help enlighten, inspire, and sometimes make you laugh. Today’s email blast is for those of you with Microsoft Surface computers.

Improving Home Security

Since many of our clients are working from home these days, we thought it might be helpful to provide some solid tips for amping up your home computer and network security. Here are 5 of 10 tips provided by Kapersky. We’ll send you another 5 tips later in the week.

Improving Home Security Part 2

Since many of our clients are working from home these days, we thought it might be helpful to provide some solid tips for amping up your home computer and network security. Recently we sent out the first 5 of 10 tips provided by Kapersky. Here are the next five tips.

Zoom Fun

With many of our clients working from home now, we thought it might be helpful to suggest some fun things you can do with Zoom. For those how haven’t discovered Zoom yet, here are some basics to get you started.

Windows 10 Privacy

With many of our clients working from home, and using home computers for work, we thought it might be helpful to show you how you can protect your privacy when using Windows 10.

Remote Desktop Tips

With many of our clients working at home, we thought it might be helpful to talk about some of the options available to you when you use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to another computer.

Getting Your Computer Ready to Work from Home

With more users now working from home, we thought it might be helpful to remind you that your home computer will work more efficiently and safely if it has all its Windows updates. The current version of windows is Windows 1909. If your Windows version is older than that, you should update. We’ll show you how to check the version and how to do the update below.

Backups

With many of our clients working from home, we thought it might be helpful to discuss using backups to avoid disaster if your home computer crashes. Here are our recommendations.

Google Services

When a client has a problem with their Web browser, one of the first questions we normally ask is what Web browser are you using. Many times the answer is “Google”. This necessarily leads to additional questions to answer the original question because there is no Web browser named Google. There is a browser named Google Chrome and there is the Google home page on the Internet.

Windows 10 - The Last Windows?

When Windows 10 was first released in 2015, Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft developer speaking at the company’s Ignite conference famously said, "Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10." This statement has been repeated thousands of times on as many Web Here's another famous quote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". Thank you, William Shakespeare.

Redundant Internet

Since many of our clients are working from home, we thought it might be helpful to make some recommendations and observations to while away your hours. In a previous message, we took a look at using backups as part of a disaster recovery solution. Continuing with that thought, today’s article is about Internet redundancy. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

Google Privacy

With many of our clients working from home, most people are looking for things to do to keep sane. One of the things people turn to is the Internet; searching for interesting things, watching YouTube, buying things they normally wouldn’t buy. And through it all, Google is watching.

Google Privacy part 2

In a previous email blast, we talked about how Google tracks your activity any time you use a Google service (search, Gmail, Google Maps, etc.). In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can take charge of what information Google can obtain about you.

Ransomware

With many of our clients working from home, hackers are finding easy targets for their malicious mischief. This is because most home networks and devices are not as secure as those at work, making the home user easy prey for the bad guys. In this article we’ll take a look at one of the most insidious and harmful things that can happen to any user – catching a ransomware virus.

Is That Email for Real?

Whether you’re still working from home or you’re back at the office, protecting yourself from email scams is still important. In this article we will show you how to verify the identity of suspect email senders. Just another way TekResults is working to keep you safe.

TekResults Ltd. is a qualified Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ITQ Services Vendor  for software development, commercial off the shelf software and for LAN/WAN integration services.  We are also an approved vendor for the Commonwealth's EBIZITPA initiative.