How to Create Backup in Windows 10

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Evette

Passionate Information Technology Customer Support Specialist Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Motivated and determined Information Technology Customer Support student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2018.
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Losing your data is frustrating and will unnerve the most seasoned computer user.  Why risk the likelihood of seeing hours’ worth of work go down the drain… lost is the data abyss?  In a few simple steps, you will be able to protect your data in cases accidental deletion, power surges, hardware or system malfunction, and much more.  There is not data abyss.  Computer data is stored on electronic media, such as a magnetic storage, optical disk, and Solid State drive (commonly known as “flash drives).  Once stored, the user can access, read, edit, and transfer information.  Note however, in case you lose your original, it is wise to store important information in an alternate source.  Keep copies of files stores on a flash drive or even mailing documents to yourself as an email attachment.  Today’s technology allows user to store a limited amount of data in the cloud. With cloud storage, data is stored on remote servers accessed from the Internet, or “cloud.”  It is maintained, operated and managed by a cloud storage service provider on a storage servers that are built on virtualization techniques.  However, in this blog, I will briefly describe how to create backups in Windows 10. Backup and Restore (formerly Windows Backup and Restore Center) is a component of Microsoft Windows introduced in Windows Vista and included in later versions that allow users to create backups and restore from backups created earlier.   Click on the START button (circled in red on image below)   Go to SYSTEM AND SECURITY and select BACKUP AND RESTORE. Next, select Set up backup as shown on the...

New Features Latest Version of iPhone

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Evette

Passionate Information Technology Customer Support Specialist Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Motivated and determined Information Technology Customer Support student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2018.
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What is one of the greatest technological advancement to-date?  If you answered, “the phone,” you are exactly right.  Mobile phones have come a “long way, baby!”  And the advances are constantly coming.  Mobile phones have made many transformation in a short period.  Phones have gone from being awkward and bulky, to sleek and smart.  In fact, cell phones are descriptive of the past.  Today, we are in an era of smartphones.  Although there is no simple definition, a smartphone can be defined as a phone handset that can also function as a computer.  It’s a phone, entertainment center, email and text forum, and a platform to create, edit, and share documents – and works using a software that supports basic computer functions, such as scheduling tasks and executing applications … like the operating system on a computer. One of the most well-known smartphone device is manufactured by Apple.  Apple uses closed source (or proprietary software, known as iOS) which means the computer programs source code is not published – the source code is not shared with the public for anyone to look at or change.  Apple have found greater popularity with the public, especially with the iPhone, which has been very cleverly marketed.  The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and was defined as “revolutionary” and a “game-changer” for the mobile phone industry.  Since then, billions of units have been sold making iPhone one of the world most valuable publicly traded companies. Because of its popularity, iPhone has released a newer version every year since its first-generation issuance.  The latest version to dominate the stores is, “iPhone...

How to Deal With Negative Thoughts and Emotions

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Passionate Information Technology Customer Support Specialist Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Motivated and determined Information Technology Customer Support student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2018.
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Our lives would be portrayed on a children’s cartoon network or sci-fi channel if we spent our entire days looking like a “smiley face” emoji.  Do not dismiss negative thoughts and emotions, for they will resurface – negative thoughts patterns are reoccurring and unproductive.  Negative thoughts can trap you in a world of panic and confusion.  Turn your sad face into a happy face … take ownership of your emotions and thoughts.  Transforming your life means more than getting a degree or a new job, it means making positive shifts in your perception, thought patterns, and attitude! Below are a few suggestions to help you overcome negative feelings: Demonstrative an “attitude of gratitude!” I have learned that every situation is an opportunity for personal growth and reflection. It is easy to be thankful for the good things.  A life of rich contentment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Recognize thought distortions, and challenge the validity of negative thoughts. Individuals have a undesirable view of the world when they are in a negative state of mind.  Do not read more into a situation that really exists … do not jump into a negative conclusion or read more into a situation that may or may not be there. Take a break and walk always from situation. Get out and enjoy the beam of the sunray; the coldness of the air, the midst in the rain, or the glistening of the ice – find and practice thankfulness in all situations. Pattern of negative thought is to constantly criticize. You may be very harsh on yourself, focusing in on...

7 tips to become more productive – Personal Productivity, Project Management and teamwork how to guides

  Many people confuse productivity with the amount of work completed or how quickly they could get work done. Instead of viewing productivity as a quantity think of it as quality. Simply put, view productivity as quality over quality. Allowing yourself to work productively will help you work at your best and become a stronger employee. To become a more productive employee and even in your personal life, here are 7 tips to become more productive: To start your day, wake up slightly earlier than your normal time and establish a morning routine. Try yoga, reading a book while drinking your coffee or scan your to do list Create a balance of your work day and find a way to become more organized. Doing things like not checking your email an hour before it’s time to go home can help you wind down from the work day and come fresh tomorrow. Create and follow a realistic to do list to help plan and structure your day Avoid multi-tasking and do one project at a time Take a break and go for a walk or even exercise after lunch time to avoid feeling tired or less productive Create a definite work life balance to give yourself time to detach from the responsibilities from work Prioritize your workload and deadlines while structuring your to do list These 7 tips can help you become more productive in your personal and professional life. Organizing the tasks of your day can help you think much more clearly and allow you do things better and not quickly. It is also important to create a work...

Important Tools Required For Smartphone or Tablet Repair

First, you will need to know the entire set of tools and/or tool kit you need to have to fix phones and tablets. Without a proper set of tools you will not be able to open and then fix the handset. Also it is important to buy tools of good quality. Tools Needed: Opening tools Screw drivers: This is the first thing you will need to open/ dismantle a cell phone. Screw drivers are of many types. The most common ones used are a Phillips screw driver whose head is of plus (+) shape. The pentalobe screw drive is also needed to dismantle iPhones. The other most common one used is the one with a star shaped head called torx. In torx type, the T6 is the most common size thats used. These screw drivers are of various sizes depending on the size of their head. Its best to buy the entire set, which will contain all types of screw drivers used for opening handsets. Openers: Openers are used to open the housing/casing as it is locked. They come in various shapes and you can use the recommended or the most convenient ones. Tweezers: Tweezers are needed to hold or lift electronic components and whenever needed to hold any other spare part.   Cleaning and servicing tools IPA: The recommended cleaning solutions for mobile phone’s printed circuit board (PCB) are IPA (Iso Propyl Alcohol) or circuit cleaner. You can also use spirit or thinner. The main job of these liquids is to clean the PCB and then evaporate immediately. Brush: The brush is used to remove and clean any dirt or dust inside the...