Tips and tutorials for using technology in your work.
In today’s Tech Talk, Chet shares the importance of taking care of your eyes while using computers.
With many people spending 3+ hours a day using computers, it’s very important to practice a few tips to ensure you avoid CVS or Computer Vision Syndrome which is estimated to affect some 90% of those using computers during their work day. If you deal with eye fatigue, headaches, dizziness, trouble focusing and more – first, check with your optometrist and then practice these quick tips to improve your eye health.
In today’s Tech Tip Chet shares thoughts on when you might consider outsourcing your technology needs or tasks. He provides four questions for you to think about to help guide you in the possibility of Outsourcing Your Tech Needs:
1. Is the Skill or Service going to be part of your product or service?
2. Will you be needing/using this skill or service more in the future?
3. Do you WANT to learn or do this skill or service?
4. Do you have the budget to outsource your Tech needs?
Hard to find good sounding legally free music
In today’s Tech Tip Chet shares the importance of observing the issue of using Royalty Free music for your video projects, online classes, podcasts, and other media projects, and provides one of his favorite resources for cost free, royalty free music. You can visit the site yourself at http://audionautix.com (and as Chet suggests – consider donating on the site if you use one or more of their music files).
In today’s Tech Tip Chet shares two easy to use methods to move PDF documents from your computer to your iPhone and iPad. This is great to have PDF documents with you when you travel for business or pleasure – great for things like camera manuals, conference brochures, guidebooks, etc.
In today’s Tech Talk Chet discusses the topic of the ideal signature for your business emails. Email continues to be an important tool for today’s businesses… both for large companies and solo-preneurs.
In this episode Chet looks at what elements should definitely be on your email signature, what you should omit – and what creative options there are. Chet shares a cool, free online tool (website based) from HubSpot that allows you to create your own great looking email signature (complete with a Call to Action and/or head-shot photo or logo). You’ll find that tool here: https://www.hubspot.com/email-signature-generator#form-tab-social
In today’s Tech Talk Chet provides an introduction to Cloud Computing – where both the Application (software) and the data (files, documents) are not on your local computer but in the ‘cloud’ and you compute while connected to the internet.
In today’s Tech Tip Chet introduces Cloud Backups – of both mobile devices and computers. Whether you’re using a Smartphone/iPhone, iPad/Tablet or Desktop/laptop computer a Cloud Backup could really save your backside (by saving your data, your important files, photos, etc). Chet reviews the use of iCloud in his iPhone as well as the laptop backup service he uses (Backblaze).
In today’s Tech Talk Chet introduces the concept of Cloud Synchronization, or how to use connected devices to share changes in specific apps or data (documents, calendar, etc).
In today’s Tech Quick Tip Chet shares a free, easy to use resource that will convert your PDF document into an edit-able Word document. This is unique among similar tools as it does so while keeping the formatting (photos, layout, etc) and it is FREE! You’ll find the tool at www.PDF2Word.com.