As the technology we use is becoming more important it is vital to be utilizing your tech saving you time and effort. Here are some simple tips and tricks on getting the most out of your technology.
Get off Internet Explorer
Even though the latest version has made some major improvements, the app is large, bloated by unnecessary features and is a perfect example of old-style Microsoft excessiveness. So what should you use? Switch to either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, both are high rate, quick browsers and they are both free. The rate between the two has been pretty neck and neck however recently Chrome has had the lead lately in new features and performance. Both have useful features like bookmark syncing which means that your bookmark folder will be the same on any computer you sign into.
Back-Up Your Data
If you value the work on you're computer it is vital to have it saved on an online backup service. There are no additional systems you need to purchase just install the software, which sits on a secure server and runs in the background as you work and regularly updates a mirror image of all your files leaving you to spend more time on the important things.
Set Up a File Sharing Service
Even though it is easy to Email yourself files there is a much easier way of moving files around, and they don't cost a thing. A great way to do this is by setting up a dropbox account. You will be able to drag and drop any files from your computer into a shared cloud file that can be accessed from your phone, tablet, laptop, almost everywhere.
Get Free Antivirus Software
As attacks on personal accounts continue to rise it is more important than ever that you have some sort of antivirus protection. Although there are paid versions that will be more effective at keeping your devices secure there are free options that are a good starting point for your cybersecurity. Windows users should download Avast Free Antivirus, whereas Mac users have iAntiVirus Free Edition. Both provide a basic level of security again various malware, which is okay for personal devices.
Time to Upgrade
Sometimes the only thing you can do is look at upgrading your tech. If your device is between 3-5 years old you should be seriously reviewing the quality and speed of your devices as well as their level of security. If your devices is more than 5 years old you should be looking to upgrade immediately, security features will be dated and wont protect you from new forms of cyberattacks. It also wont run at the same speeds a new system would preventing you from being as productive as possible when using that device.
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