Windows 10 is loaded with data-tracking tidbits and hooks into a variety of Microsoft’s online services. While there are certainly benefits to having those hooks enabled (OneDrive integration and Cortana’s back-end, for example), you don’t have to be thrilled about the idea of Mcrosoft’s operating system calling home or looking over your shoulder. Here’s how you can disable these integrations.
Just a reminder to keep an eye out for Invoice scams that are becoming increasingly common. Like any phishing scam (follow these tips to avoid phishing scams), it’s best to not open or click on anything in those messages. We’ve seen a few of these floating around lately that are pretty elaborate, to the point where the criminal doing everything in their power to look legit. We saw one not long ago where the crooks registered a domain very similar to the company’s actual domain (companyname.com vs companynames.com) and also looked up the names of the C-level officers for the company, and sent out fraudulent messages based on that, asking to authorize wire-transfer to XYZ accounts and make some online payments to a specific URL – neither of which were legitimate requests.
Long story short, stay vigilant, keep an eye out, and always verify verbally with the sender if things don’t feel right.
We mentioned a while back our new Food-for-Feedback program that gives an incentive (doughnuts) to companies that review our service. This month's winners are the folks at VR Analytical, a leading provider of extractables and leachables (E&L) testing services. They’re a bunch of really smart chemists and a long-time client of ours. Thanks again for providing valuable feedback of our services and we look forward to finding out who next month's winner will be.
Unlike Microsoft Word documents, which are generally built to be printed, Microsoft Excel files are built to crunch and manipulate numbers. However, there is sometimes the need to print something. Anybody who’s done printing in Excel knows that it can be a roll of the dice how it’s going to show up on a sheet of paper. Here are some tips to help with that.