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Avoid cloud and data breach

Avoid cloud and data breach

Data breaches are growing both in number and intensity. While many businesses have turned to cloud apps for better security measures, some experts and businesses worry about the cloud, mentioning that it could see an increased data breach risk. This leads to a collision course between data breaches and cloud usage.

Apple’s new mobile phones

Apple’s new mobile phones

For many Apple fans, September 9 was a big day; possibly the biggest day of the year. This was the day Apple announced not only new iPhones, but also a new smartwatch and some interesting changes to the upcoming update to iOS 8. If you missed the news then here is a quick overview of the announcements made by Apple.

Introducing Chrome profile lock

Introducing Chrome profile lock

Many of us may feel uncomfortable about letting others use their computer to search the Internet. Our computer is often seen to be an extension of ourselves, and usually has private information that we would not like others to see. To protect your privacy, Google has released Chrome profile lock, a feature being tested that allows you to lock your Chrome session.

How to combine cells in Excel

How to combine cells in Excel

Have you ever been working with a list in Excel and had to combine more than two cells into a new cell? The seemingly easiest way to do this is to copy the contents from both cells and paste them into the new cell, then edit them for spacing. But, did you know that there is actually a formula called concatenate that you can use to combine contents and display this in new cells?

Using the concatenate formula to combine cells

If, for example, you have a spreadsheet with first names in column A, last names in column B, and want to combine them into column C to display the full name you can do so by:

Clicking on cell C2 (or the row where the information you want to combine is)
Typing =concatenate(
Clicking on cell A2 and then adding a comma (,)
Clicking on cell B2 and closing the formula with a closing bracket
Hitting Enter

You should see the two cells are now combined in cell C2, with the formula for cell C2 reading:

=CONCATENATE(A2,B2).

The problem is, there will be no space inbetween the letters or numbers, so you will need to edit the formula to read:

=CONCATENATE(A2,” “,B2)

The double quotations with a space in between them tells Excel to add a space to the cell in between the contents of A2 and B2.

If you have more than two columns you would like to combine, then simply add a comma after each cell.

New themes for Office 365

New themes for Office 365

When it comes to purchasing and implementing public cloud solutions, such as Microsoft’s Office 365, business owners know that they are getting pretty much exactly the same product as every other business that uses the same solution. While this uniformity and consistency is positive, users often look for ways to customize the platform so that it relates more directly to a specific company.

Google launches new Drive app sites

Google launches new Drive app sites

If you are a Google Drive user, you may have noticed that Google has been implementing a number of changes over the past few months. First there was a change to the look of the file sharing service, then to how you accessed files. Now the tech company has announced that they have launched separate sites for their productivity apps.

Juice jacking 101

Juice jacking 101

With smartphones playing a larger role in today’s daily business, the need to recharge them while you are on the go increases. And when you’re nowhere near your charger, that public charging kiosk can look pretty promising. But what you might not know is that common traits in smartphone hardware and software design makes recharging phones through public chargers prone to juice jacking.

Take better screenshots on Mac

Take better screenshots on Mac

Today’s operating systems offer a vast array of different features, some of which users find essential, and some that are deemed non-essential but are still handy. One such feature is the ability to take a screenshot. There is a good chance that you probably have taken screenshots before, but have you ever wished that there was a better way to take them? Here are four tips for better screenshots on OS X.

1. Know the shortcuts

As a Mac user, you likely know that the system is shortcut heavy.

Search operators for Google Drive

Search operators for Google Drive

For many Google Apps users Google Drive is among the most important and popular app. With a wide scope of features, including document creation, collaboration tools, and cloud-based storage, the app is highly useful for almost any business across any industry.