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How to Use Shortcuts on iOS

by Powernet - May 16, 2022

We live in a world of maximising efficiency and this drive towards quicker and more effective use of technology, whether for business or pleasure, means any reduction in the time or effort needed to accomplish a task is always a win. That’s why shortcuts have become so popular on iOS.


There are several ways that you can set up and use shortcuts on iOS. You can quickly knock out everyday tasks, or automate apps you use every day, with a tap or a simple Siri request. Not only does Apple provide an easy yet powerful way to do this by creating your shortcuts, but they also give you a library of predefined shortcut actions.

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TAGS: tips, ios, apps, automation

How to Reduce Eye Strain When You're Staring at a Computer All Day

by Powernet - Apr 3, 2022

There are few jobs these days that don’t involve using a computer for a significant portion of the day. While this may make our jobs easier, quicker, and more accurate, it also has the side effect of causing a significant amount of eye strain.


Not only can digital eye strain cause eye fatigue, discomfort, dry eyes, headaches, and even blurred vision, but it can lead to long-term issues with degeneration of eye tissue and function. Here are some easy, actionable tips on how to reduce eye strain when you’re staring at a computer all day.

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TAGS: tips

To, CC, BCC, What Do They All Mean?

by Powernet - Mar 20, 2022

If you are sending out an email to multiple people, you may not necessarily want to put them all as the primary recipients of the message, depending on the context of the email. In this case, you may want to leverage the “cc” or “bcc” fields, but you’ve always wondered what they mean and what the difference is. After all, if you want to send an email to three people, you can put all three in the “to” field, right?


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TAGS: Microsoft, tips

How to Protect Your Customers Personal Data from Hackers

by Powernet - Mar 7, 2022

The online world has opened up a world of possibilities for businesses everywhere, both small and large. Unfortunately, this also permits hackers to target companies that do not take proper security measures.


Read on to learn more about how you can take action to defend your customer’s data from hackers that threaten your system. Your customers are the most vital piece of your company and protecting their data from hackers should be a top priority.


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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, outsourced, tips, Data Security, IT support

How to Use Your Phone as a Mobile WiFi HotSpot (iOS and Android)

by Powernet - Feb 20, 2022

It’s a situation you’ve probably found yourself in once or twice if you’re a remote worker or just someone who takes their laptop with them routinely for mobile computing, and it’s the lack of a trusted WiFi network or sometimes the lack of a WiFi network altogether. Since one of the main aversions to using publicly available WiFi is the lack of robust security, most public hotspots are out.


But if you have a smartphone, there is always the possibility of using that connection as the basis for your WiFi. This is known as “tethering”, and while there can be additional data charges depending on your phone plan, it is still one of the best and easiest ways to get a WiFi connection on the go.

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TAGS: tips, mobility, Public WiFi, Mobile Device, ios

How to Share Calendars in Outlook

by Powernet - Feb 13, 2022

Did you know that you can share your calendar with other people in your business? If you use Outlook it's easy. 


In this guide, we'll show you how.

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TAGS: Microsoft, tips, Microsoft 365, IT support, Windows

The New Technology Trends That Came out of 2021

by Powernet - Feb 10, 2022

This past year was certainly a wild ride in the technology sector, and things are only evolving more rapidly. There are some estimates that in the next year we’ll have more advancements than in the last decade or two of technology. Some of these technology trends and advancements will no doubt dominate the tech landscape for years to come.


To be ready for these trends, you will need to identify them and pivot to leverage them effectively. Businesses and individuals that are ready to make the most of these technology trends are the ones who will reap the biggest benefits from them. Let’s take a look at the best trends that came out of the previous year, and are ramping up to truly change technology.

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TAGS: Insider, future, tips, Tech

How to Run Windows Updates

by Powernet - Jan 30, 2022

Microsoft releases patches all the time for Windows. Patches can include things like security fixes, feature updates or optimisation enhancements. It's important to stay on top of your updates to ensure your computer is running at its best and remains secure.

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TAGS: tips, IT support, Windows

How Managed IT Support Services Can Boost Your Business Efficiency

by Powernet - Jan 25, 2022

Managed IT support services are an addition that many enjoy on their company. Managed support services take the stress off of a business and make the load lighter for those in charge. This form of IT support can even boost the efficiency of your company in the way it operates, a bonus for any business owner.


Read on to learn more about how managed IT support services can improve the efficiency of your business. They can be very beneficial, and you should consider the use of managed IT support services for your company. Efficiency is critical to the success of a business in operation.


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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, outsourced, tips, Data Security, IT support

Windows 11 - Here’s What You Need to Know

by Powernet - Jan 17, 2022

In the tech world, updates are common. The Windows updates have been occurring for years, bringing devices up to speed with new Microsoft operating system patches and advances. If you own a device with Windows, you are likely aware of the Windows 11 update. There are many things to be familiar with before the Windows 11 release date.


Read on to learn about everything you should know about Windows 11 for business and beyond. The changes happening are subtle, but they can make all the difference for those who take advantage of Windows 11 for business and beyond with the Microsoft Operating System.


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TAGS: Microsoft, tips, Microsoft 365, IT support