By Katie Smith
We’re constantly on the lookout for simple ways to make your life easier using technology. One way that few people utilize is right there within Microsoft Outlook: the “To-Do Bar.” The To-Do Bar is the panel on the right side of Outlook that shows you upcoming appointments, your calendar, and your unified task list. The task list contains:
Flagged messages that require a response
Contacts you need to call (flagged)
Tasks that come up spontaneously
Sometimes email isn’t the best way to stay up to date on everything you’ve got going on in your business. That’s where Yammer comes in. Yammer is a Microsoft corporate social networking site intended to bring a Facebook-like feel to business communications. This week, Yammer announced a Google-esque feature called Microsoft Translator that will accompany regular Yammer posts.
New security flaw in Java could expose your private info to hackers. Since Java is on many computers, and probably yours, this is a pressing security concern that we wanted to make you aware of. Dan Thompson with Claris Networks stopped into FOX43 this morning to discuss what the issue is, who may have it, and what to do to protect yourself. Watch this video to learn the essentials.
Is the iPad the only tablet you should consider buying this holiday season? While they were the first to succeed in the tablet market, the rest of the pack has since caught up. Microsoft, in particular has a couple significant additions to make in the market with the Surface Pro and the Surface RT. Android also has an array of tablet options for a significant price discount. So before you go out and make your holiday purchases, take a listen to Dan Thompson and the Fox 43 crew as they explore the options available to you.
Microsoft has pulled out all the stops in designing, manufacturing and promoting the Surface, its iPad tablet competitor. To many, the effort has paid off. The device is built around the concept of unifying all the Microsoft devices into the touch and gesture-oriented Windows 8 OS. However, the Microsoft Surface tablet has a couple variations you should learn about before purchasing the product. Dan Thompson visits with Russell Biven at the WBIR studios to tell us more about it.