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Increase Productivity With macOS

Series Three 

Continuity Camera for Pictures and Scanning 

Take a photo 

Open a supported application on your Mac. Control-click or right-click in the document or window where you want the photo to appear. Then select Import or insert from iPhone or iPad.

Phishing Scams Aim to Exploit Coronavirus Fears

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of fears over coronavirus by conducting phishing attacks and spreading malware and trickbots , which could lead to ransomware by sealing credentials and personal information.  These thieves exploit concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak for their own criminal means.

How To Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event

Zoom is a videotelephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations.  With most of the country working from home and using Zoom as well as other cloud-based communications there has been an uptick in hacking stories.

How to Share Your Screen with Teams

Screen sharing is a very useful tool that will help coworkers view content together.  Below I show how I shared my screen with my coworker Ricardo to discuss a project we were working on together. (click on pictures to enlarge)

Join or start your meeting with the option of video or voice by selecting the icon on the top right corner of the screen.

How to Best Manage Passwords

The average person can have nearly 100 passwords (or more!) when combining professional and personal accounts and services. That is a lot to remember! Many often use the same email and password for many (if not all) accounts, so they have less to remember.

Understanding Dual Band WiFi

Now that most companies are working from home, you might see two choices for WiFi, dual-band 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.  Have you ever wondered why?  Most wireless routers offer WiFi on 2 separate bands – 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.  This is what you need to know about wireless range vs.

Manage Your Work Life Balance and Avoid Burnout

Internally at designDATA, we have been focused on staying connected and checking on each other.  Many times, we have heard staff say, “What day is it?” or “I feel like I work past 5 pm more often now than before.”  Are we showing greater loyalty by sending emails after 6 pm on a Friday because we work from home?  This is an interesting topic and can apply to most of us in this remote work environment.

4 Ways to Have a Better Home Office

When we started this work-at-home journey, we were in unchartered territory.  Each week finding more efficient ways to boost your work productivity while balancing everything else.  We imagine that many stationed their computer in a common area of their home that made sense at the time.

Remote working: Will it be the New Norm?

Flexible work setups have often been the subject of debate — employees want the option to work away from the office at least some of the time, but many businesses value well-founded methods and processes. Will the world’s largest work from home experiment change that? Enforced flexibility A pandemic is one of the most socially, […]

Increase Productivity With macOS: Series Two

SplitView
It can be frustrating when you’re working from more than one application with one screen. It can be time-consuming to switch between PDF documents and Word or Excel when you need both for one task. Check out this feature called SplitView.

Chances are, you’re running OS X El Capitan or later so your mac should be compatible.