10 Jul 2019

4 Useful Google apps you didn’t know you needed

2019-07-16T18:55:47-07:00

Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube are applications that most smartphone owners know by heart. These cross-platform apps are so popular that they tend to bury other more use within the app store. Moving away from the “Most Downloaded Apps” section will reveal plenty of helpful apps you probably didn’t know you needed, such as the four below.

Chrome Remote Desktop
This cross-platform app gives users a highly reliable level of support. If you need remote assistance, you can grant someone temporary access to your desktop through this app, and revoke it once the issue has been resolved. The app also lets you access your own desktop from any of your mobile devices (smartphone, tablet, Chromebook) so you can work on your files or use programs. Simply install the Google Chrome extension, assign a pin for remote access, and start sharing.

Trusted Contacts
It’s a dangerous world out there, which is why location-sharing apps such as Trusted Contacts are heaven-sent. With Trusted Contacts, you can request location information from, or […]

4 Useful Google apps you didn’t know you needed2019-07-16T18:55:47-07:00
9 Jul 2019

5 Cool features of macOS Catalina

2019-07-09T08:00:58-07:00

macOS Catalina is the latest version of Apple’s operating system for Mac computers. From three new apps for managing music, podcasts, and your favorite movies and TV shows to productivity- and creativity-boosting programs, Catalina offers a myriad of exciting features that will enhance overall user experience. Read on to find out more.

Music, Podcast, and Apple TV apps

At the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple announced the end of iTunes. In lieu of the soon-to-be-defunct music service and software program, three new apps for music, TV, and podcasts will be introduced in macOS Catalina.

With an interface similar to iTunes’, Apple Music gives you access to your existing music library (even songs from CDs you burned) so you can easily import or stream your music. You can even look up the lyrics of the song you’re listening to in the Now Playing section.

Meanwhile, the Apple TV app works as your all-in-one hub for movies and TV shows: it lets you stream and download content from streaming services and subscription […]

5 Cool features of macOS Catalina2019-07-09T08:00:58-07:00
8 Jul 2019

Exploring Windows 10

2019-07-08T12:13:27-07:00

Explore the possibilities that Windows 10 brings. With enhanced features and capabilities, you can be more productive and secure. The Microsoft IT Showcase PDF has great information on how you can get the most from your devices with Windows 10. From the new start menu, to the search bar, to Microsoft Edge, learn about the features that will boost productivity on your new device. Interested in getting help with your solutions? At GeeksHD, we have helped many businesses get the most from their new devices. Contact us today to find out how we can help your business do the same.

Exploring Windows 102019-07-08T12:13:27-07:00
8 Jul 2019

Why your business should shift to a modern desktop with Microsoft 365 on a new device

2019-07-08T10:04:25-07:00

Integrating new devices might seem difficult, but not having them might be costing your business money. New devices allow your employees to multi-task like pros, at roughly 2.1 x faster than if they use a 4-year-old PC. It can be a challenge to introduce new devices into your business. With years of information and documents stored on your old device, getting rid of it might seem impossible. But with the right help, your transition to new devices is easy. At GeeksHD, we have years of experience helping businesses just like yours. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Why your business should shift to a modern desktop with Microsoft 365 on a new device2019-07-08T10:04:25-07:00
8 Jul 2019

Is it time to replace your servers?

2019-07-08T14:20:49-07:00

Servers need to be replaced and/or upgraded at some point. The older the servers are, the harder they become to maintain because finding replacement parts become more time-consuming and costly. What’s more, you could be missing out on new features that could benefit your business if you don’t upgrade your servers. To help you decide if it’s time to replace your server, here are some guide questions.

When do my servers need to be replaced?

This is a difficult question, but there are two factors you will want to consider — age and performance. The useful life of a server is around three years. While it’s not unheard of for servers to function properly beyond year three, relying on them beyond this point can be risky as hardware problems occur more often. This means you will have to deal with costly repairs and possible unpredictable downtime.

Performance is another factor to consider. Even if your servers are only a year old, it doesn’t make sense to […]

Is it time to replace your servers?2019-07-08T14:20:49-07:00
5 Jul 2019

Factors for selecting a VoIP system

2019-07-08T14:21:19-07:00

Keeping in touch with people through mobile devices has become cheaper these last few years. It is not surprising to see more businesses taking advantage of these affordable and versatile communication methods. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services are a popular alternative to regular phone calls and has become a necessity for many organizations in the 21st century. Before you begin searching for a service provider, ask yourself: Why does your company need VoIP? The following tips will help you decide.

Flexibility or ease-of-use?

Choosing between a hosted or managed VoIP setup depends on the type of service your company is willing to pay for. Would you prefer flexibility or accessibility?

Managed VoIP means that your company is in charge of managing and maintaining the on-site system. While initial costs are generally greater due to hardware and maintenance fees, when it comes to managing your own telecommunications network, a managed VoIP system provides your business with more versatility and control.

On the other hand, with […]

Factors for selecting a VoIP system2019-07-08T14:21:19-07:00
4 Jul 2019

How to make Office 365 work for you

2019-07-08T14:21:39-07:00

Office 365 can boost your company’s productivity in many ways, but a lot of people don’t know how to utilize this service fully. Here are the things you can do to be more productive and make the most of Office 365.

Get the staff aboard

To maximize your company’s productivity with Office 365, make sure that every employee with a computer uses it. While this may be easier said than done, you can easily promote the service by encouraging the officers of your company to use it first. When your executives, managers, and top employees use Office 365, others will be persuaded to do the same.  

Train employees

If your employees don’t know how to use Office 365, they won’t be productive, and the cloud service becomes a wasted investment. This is why training is vital. Teach your staff the ins and outs of the platform so they can take full advantage of it. 

One way to train your staff is to make or assemble short […]

How to make Office 365 work for you2019-07-08T14:21:39-07:00
3 Jul 2019

Social media tools for businesses

2019-07-08T14:21:57-07:00

Social media has proven to be a powerful promotional tool in its most basic form — and even more so if deployed strategically and with enhancement tools. Read on to learn more about apps and other tools that can boost your social media strategy.

Having great content on your site is the magnet that attracts visitors. However, when there is too much competition on the most popular platforms, it can be difficult to drive results based on social media reputation alone. To reap rewards from social media marketing, you need to devise new methods and augment your strategy with social media tools to stand out from the crowd.

Meetup

Meetup is a great site to plan face-to-face meetings with people with similar interests. Does your company sell hiking, camping, and backpacking products? Organize a meetup for the people in your community to go on a hike. You really can’t get a better customer interaction than engaging with them through the activities they love.

Eventbrite

Eventbrite is a formal events planning platform that […]

Social media tools for businesses2019-07-08T14:21:57-07:00
2 Jul 2019

Why SMEs Should Embrace The Flexi-Time Movement

2019-07-08T14:22:14-07:00

Work-life balance can be an underrated yet important part of managing a diverse and high-performing team. So why do so many businesses lack the tools their employees need for increased flexibility? Sometimes, adopting the technology that's required can be difficult. It's helpful to have a guide who can help you sort through the solutions that are out there, so you can adopt a familiar suite of tools that will help your employees achieve more. At GeeksHD, we help businesses just like yours plan and implement modern solutions without sacrificing time and security. Contact us today to find out more on how we can help.

Why SMEs Should Embrace The Flexi-Time Movement2019-07-08T14:22:14-07:00
2 Jul 2019

Be Smart About Your Business Productivity

2019-07-02T08:04:34-07:00

What could be easier than handling all productivity, security, backup and app training with one solution? Thanks to our partnership with SherWeb, GeeksHD can bundle it all together with your Microsoft Office 365 subscription.

Be Smart About Your Business Productivity2019-07-02T08:04:34-07:00