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        The Computer Guys


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Technology Tips and News for Busy Professionals


In This Issue

25 Best Business Software Tools & Web Services


9 Ways to Spice up Office 2010 Documents


7 Things to Stop Doing Now on Facebook


Rule of Thumb


Food For Thought



Quick Links


More About INFO-TEK








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Greetings!                                                                       Volume 2, Number 3

We hope you enjoy and benefit from these technology tips and news for busy professionals. 

INFO-TEK employs a full time staff of trained and certified computer experts who are quick to respond, easy to talk with and people you can trust. 


We specialize in small business and home office clients and we have helped thousands of people in the greater Kansas City area with their computer service needs at very competitive and affordable rates. 




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Anyone who says their business "runs itself" probably owes a great debt of gratitude to a small army of software applications and Web services that tirelessly feeds the machine from behind the scenes. From creating and storing documents and staying on top of e-mail to keeping the books and getting teams working together, it takes a lot of code to run a business, or at least to run it well. But setting up your company isn't as easy as just fishing apps out of a barrel. You want the best you can get, and at a price that isn't through the roof.


With capability and frugality firmly in mind, we rounded up 25 of our favorite software tools and Web services that we deem the best for powering small and medium-size businesses. Of course, not every business needs every type of program or service, but if your small business could use some help in any of the categories below, our list will give you a pretty good shot at picking a winner.


Click here to view the entire list.


If you need help using any of the 25 applications listed, be sure to call and talk with an INFO-TEK representative today.




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Even if your work is humdrum, your documents shouldn't be. The latest version of Microsoft Office makes it easier than ever to create handsome documents, thanks to some cool new tools for dressing up text, displaying images, and embedding video. (Of course, the ability to create better-looking documents isn't the only reason to upgrade to Office 2010.


You don't have to be a graphics pro to take advantage of these features, and the suite's Live Preview and Undo commands encourage experimentation by letting you painlessly ditch looks you don't like.


Click here to learn these nine uncomplicated features that add a little eye-candy to any document you create.


Call us today to talk with one of our Microsoft Office Professionals to help you learn how to use the features in Office 2003-2010 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).




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Using a Weak Password

Avoid simple names or words you can find in a dictionary, even with numbers tacked on the end. Instead, mix upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. A password should have at least eight characters. One good technique is to insert numbers or symbols in the middle of a word, such as this variant on the word "houses": hO27usEs!


Leaving Your Full Birth Date in Your Profile

It's an ideal target for identity thieves, who could use it to obtain more information about you and potentially gain access to your bank or credit card account. If you've already entered a birth date, go to your profile page and click on the Info tab, then on Edit Information. Under the Basic Information section, choose to show only the month and day or no birthday at all. 


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When choosing a printer…  The lower the printer's price or the lower the ink cartridge's yield, the pricier the inks will be.  If you print just a few pages a day, you might not feel the pinch for a while; but if you print a lot, look for a model with high-yield cartridges.



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Little everyday events like seeing a baby smile or cry are worthwhile experiences, if only we see them as wonders unfolding right before our eyes. In school, we are offered many chances and opportunities for learning, but some of us just seem to brush them off. One should remember that there's no such thing as learning too much; there's always a lot more to learn.



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