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An end to voice mail?

July 21, 2015

Companies big and small are saving money and time by doing away with voice mail. For example, recently JPMorgan Chase canceled voice mail for most of its employees, estimating that the company will save roughly $10 per employee as a result. If you are thinking of following suit, take this advice.

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Safety in the heat? There’s an app for that

July 14, 2015
The Occu­­pa­­tional Safety and Health Admin­­is­­tra­­tion recently rolled out a new heat safety mobile app that allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers.
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What’s the longest you can go without responding to a text?

June 10, 2015
According to a survey conducted by RingCentral, 41% of U.S. adults respond to a text message in less than 10 minutes, with 6% claiming they’re typing away in less than 60 seconds.
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Tools for online picture editing

June 8, 2015
When you need just a tweak or two to make your photos better, try these easy-to-use, free online tools.
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New app keeps track of your tracks

June 5, 2015
Several mobile apps claim to track miles you’ve driven. Some are very good, and others lack ease of use. After testing multiple apps for this, we found MileIQ.
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Before you send that nasty email …

May 6, 2015
While email can allow you to avoid an awkward or heated in-person exchange, the for­­mat does little to re­­solve the conflict and move the relationship forward. Instead of lashing out, follow this advice.
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Put an end to pesky auto-play videos

April 14, 2015
If you’re like most people, you find it annoying to click an article online and have a video pop up automatically. The trick, says Lincoln Spector, PC World, is to make Shockwave Flash work only with your permission. Here’s how Spector says you can accomplish it on Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Christopher Breen at MacWorld also offers fixes.
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Here’s what a good week of business tweeting looks like

March 11, 2015
The fictional Business Thingies Unlimited knows how easy it is to get lost in the Twitter crowd of companies jostling for attention, so they mix it up and make sure no tweet is wasted.
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Group texting? Mind your manners

January 16, 2015

Text messaging, or SMS (short message service), was invented in 1985 to take advantage of unused resources in the phone system. But the fact that it’s been around for a while doesn’t make the “netiquette” of group texting any easier. If you and your colleagues use group texting, consider adding these rules to your social media policy.

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4 time-saving social media tips

January 16, 2015
Find time to focus on social media with these tips.
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