New Year, New…
New year, new you, right? It’s the mantra that’s chanted from every Starbucks loving millennial (including myself — literally sipping from a Starbucks cup as I type) from just before the ball drops to the the end of January. It’s the time where we focus on going back to the gym, improving ourselves, trying a diet, doing a health challenge, the list goes on. But what about your technology habits?
When’s the last time you’ve backed up your device?
When’s the last time you’ve update your apps?
Shouldn’t healthy technology habits hit somewhere towards the top of the priority and resolution list as well?
Watch out MailChimp...
Squarespace announced in June that it would be adding email marketing tools to its already design-focused platform, allowing users to seamless turn their subscribers into buyers through a few clicks of a button.
So instead of having to integrate your subscriber list to MailChimp, familiarize yourself with another platform, and then try to remember yet another password to login and send an email blast, you can do it form the comfort of your Squarespace dashboard.
What is the cloud?
By eGuide's Omar Hutchens
It’s 2018 and people are still not sure what it is. To put it short, it’s a hard drive in the sky. A remote location that has your data that you can access from anywhere ( depending on the service and the application you are using). That’s it! Nothing complicated and no IT jargon that is hard to understand. That being said, let’s talk about services...
What does a busy day look for you?
By Omar Hutchens
The second we wake up, and before we even decide to get out of bed we instinctively look at the clock. Time is a driver in our lives and getting the things on our agenda done is very important. Staying on top of that agenda is difficult when there are many moving parts with a small business or busy life...
In the video below you will see eGuide Tech Allies owner, Gregory Perrine walk through how to set up an account, and get going with Trello
With emails piling up in your inbox, apps pushing notifications through every few moments, and group text conversations blowing up from last weekend's festivities, it's no wonder why many people have technology paralysis and can't seem to complete a simple project or task.
Cracking the Chrome Code
Sometimes settings in Google's Chrome Browser are a little less than intuitive. Say you want a home button, something that used to be standard on all browsers. Well on Chrome it's a little hidden depending on how your account is set up.
Chrome Home Button - White Paper
We've created a white paper to walk you through the steps of activating your home button, and also assigning a specific website to open upon clicking. The directions are below, and you can also download the white paper HERE
- Click the setting button at the top of your chrome browser (three dots on top of each other at upper right hand side beneath your user name)
- Click Settings within the drop down menu
- Scroll to Appearance in the new page that appears
- Enable the home button
- Click on the second option
- Type in the link you would like to open when the home button is clicked
- Click the home button to test the link
Start From Scratch
If you are a small business owner and are utilizing Apple laptops and systems for you team, you may find yourself in a position to completely clear a computer for a new employee.
Follow our step by step instructions on your White Paper HERE or below:
1. Restart Computer & Hold ‘Command & R’
Make sure to do this before the computer chimes the restart sound. This will access “recovery mode”
2. In macOS Utilities Select “Disk Utility”
- In Disk Utility Find the Hard Drive (Should be the first thing listed on the panel on the left side of the screen)
- Select the second option listed (this has all of the files that are currently on the hard drive)
- Find “Erase” on the top bar and click
- Rename Hard Drive the same name as it was prior
- Leave all other fields as is
- Click “Apply” This will erase all files on the computer.
3. Restart Computer & Hold ‘Command & R’ Again
This will bring up the MacOS Utilities Again
4. Reinstall MacOS
- In macOS Utilities Select Reinstall macOS
- Choose the hard drive you would like to install the OS on (should be the one you just named) and press next.
- Follow on-screen prompts
- Will take roughly 30 - 40 minutes
Wiping a computer this way will remove ALL files and programs from the system including Microsoft office, adobe programs, and mac office programs.
An evening with CEO of Tech Week: Amanda Signorelli
Amanda strikes me as a person who cleaned house on the debate team in high school. Extremely poised, well-spoken, realistic and quick to answer, this new CEO of Techweek could talk circles around anyone on what seemed to be any topic thrown her way.
Amanda grew up in Vegas, attended Washington University in St. Louis, took a job selling booths for a trade show at a venture capital firm, and climbed her way up to CEO all before the age of 30.
- There is most likely a tech bubble. People are using venture capital, manipulating the numbers on paper, but if you look behind the numbers of some of these big tech start ups, there is no possibility for long term profitability
- The idea of tech is changing -- what used to be systems, wires, servers, and electronics, is now becoming something used for everyday by everyone.
- When expanding into other markets, the on the ground research -- getting to know the community before launching, is vital. Success comes from being able to rely on community advocates to add credibility to your cause.
- Tech is still a male driven industry, and it may be partly because a lot of the teachers are male. Increasing the amount of female teachers in tech, could allow female students to identify better with instructors.
- Sometimes venture capital is not the answer. Venture capital does not care about the business it cares about the results. It's up to the business owner(s) to achieve the results even if those results are way beyond reach.