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If you use Outlook to help manage and organize your life (and why wouldn’t you?), you’re probably well aware of the various rules, filters and notification options it has. But did you know that if you use Office 365 that you can set it up so that you can receive text messages sent to your phone for calendar or email notifications? Here’s how to set it up.
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If you're handy with a soldering iron and basic programming and don't mind going hunting for a few parts, Netflix has published detailed directions on building a device that allows you to have Netflix personalities be your personal trainer. The device auto detects when you're above a certain exercise threshold. Nothing like Kimmy Schmidt telling you you are doing awesome to motivate you.
If you’re lost your phone, you may be in a panic (we don’t blame you). However, there is no need to panic: You can frequently find your phone by just logging into a simple web site. Let us show you how to find your phone.
If you’ve ever watched Star Trek The Next Generation, you’ll know that Captain Pickard interfaces with the LCARS computer by saying “Computer” followed by a command. If you own an Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot, you are probably familiar with what it takes to activate the device: “Alexa” followed by a command. If you’d rather act like Pickard, you can now change the device’s wake word so instead of saying “Alexa, play music”, you can say “Computer, play music.” Which is infinitely better.
It’s that time of the year again! With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time for another gift guide for geeks. The 2014 Gift Guide and 2015 Gift Guide both still have a bunch of great ideas there that are still worth reading through. With a bit of help from the folks around our office, here are some toys and fun things that would be bound to please folks who are like the folks around here.