Microsoft studied worker brains during endless meetings. The results are stressful.

If you are among the workers who live in fear of the stacked blocks in your Microsoft Outlook calendar detailing back-to-back meetings, this new discovery won’t surprise you, but we still need science to confirm what we all abundantly, anecdotally knew. Microsoft brain wave activity researchers took a look at our minds on back-to-back virtual meetingsContinue reading “Microsoft studied worker brains during endless meetings. The results are stressful.”

Everything you need to fix after updating Windows 10

Windows updates are essential to maintaining the health and security of your PC, but they have an annoying habit of resetting your Windows 10 preferences at every opportunity. Some of these changes are minor irritations, some are more grating, but all are unwelcome. So, we’re going to show you how to put right some of the moreContinue reading “Everything you need to fix after updating Windows 10”

This new Microsoft Teams update might take all the fun out of video calls

Your workplace calls could soon feel even more like being in the office thanks to more customization options for Microsoft Teams. The company has revealed that companies will soon be able to set a custom background for use during Microsoft Teams video conferencing calls. This could be a branded background featuring the company logo, or just a uniform design thatContinue reading “This new Microsoft Teams update might take all the fun out of video calls”

The Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

A great wireless networking setup is the cornerstone of a home or apartment, because no one wants to be chained to a desktop if they don’t have to be. Wi-Fi is also one of the most frustrating things to set up and troubleshoot. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other Wi-Fi issues, here areContinue reading “The Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi”

9 things you didn’t know you could do with Microsoft OneNote to improve your productivity

When it comes to digital note-taking apps, Microsoft OneNote checks all the boxes. It’s reliable and fairly intuitive, and works seamlessly across devices, no matter if you’re a Windows user, a Mac user, or both. In a nutshell, OneNote works like a physical notebook with cloud-based perks. Beyond being able to organize and capture digital notes, youContinue reading “9 things you didn’t know you could do with Microsoft OneNote to improve your productivity”

Big Windows 10 update just made working from home better – here’s how

The next big Windows 10 update will roll out performance improvements that support remote work and security. Microsoft officially confirmed the update to Windows 10, version 21H1, is coming this spring in a blog post. The company traditionally releases two major Windows updates per year. The 21H1 edition follows an October 2020 update and precedes a huge overhaulContinue reading “Big Windows 10 update just made working from home better – here’s how”

Microsoft Teams just added two new apps to boost your productivity

Microsoft has unveiled two new Power Apps to add to its Teams online collaboration package, with Bulletins and Milestones arriving as line-of-business applications for Dataverse for Teams.  The Bulletins and Milestones apps are built on the Power Platform, and so can be extended using the low-code platform within Teams to tailor the apps to eachContinue reading “Microsoft Teams just added two new apps to boost your productivity”

How to create a Flow in Microsoft Teams and why you might want to help you stay productive

How to create a Flow in Microsoft Teams With Power Automate and Microsoft Flow, you can create certain “Flows” to help you keep track of your business, and help boost your productivity. Here’s how. Set up the Power Automate app on Microsoft Teams by installing it from the App catalog in the left-hand sidebar ofContinue reading “How to create a Flow in Microsoft Teams and why you might want to help you stay productive”

Why Windows 10 Users Should Buy Android Phones, Not iPhones

We tend to think of Windows as an agnostic operating system. It works with just about any device that you buy, regardless of that device’s branding. But when it comes to smartphones, your Windows 10 PC is all about Android. In fact, Windows users should skip the iPhone and stick with Android for perks likeContinue reading “Why Windows 10 Users Should Buy Android Phones, Not iPhones”

Why Zoom Video Communications Stock Is Tumbling Today

What happened Shares of videoconferencing specialist Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ:ZM) are slumping today. The decline comes in the wake of news that a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech prevented over 90% of infections in human trials including tens of thousands of volunteers. Additionally, no serious safety concerns have been identified. Some investors are betting stocks that benefited from people sheltering atContinue reading “Why Zoom Video Communications Stock Is Tumbling Today”