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By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Do You Know the Office Etiquette Where You Work?

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Here’s a funny truth: Even very experienced and successful professionals occasionally forget what it means to behave correctly and courteously at work.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, August 04, 2014

Connect to a Remote Computer with join.me

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A long time ago in Monday Productivity Pointers, I posted a video about a fantastic remote desktop connection app called Crossloop. It was fast, it was easy, and there was absolutely nothing not to love about it. Using a desktop PC, Mac, or tablet, you could easily connect to someone else’s computer and either view it or remote control it.

A few months ago, the makers of Crossloop shut off the service. But today on Monday Productivity Pointers, I bring you a suitable alternative called join.me.

By Starshine Roshell | Monday, August 04, 2014

Author Spotlight: Dan Gookin

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Dan Gookin is no dummy.

An expert at simplifying technical concepts, our new Android Essential Training author wrote the very first For Dummies books, helping to establish the popular series’ tone and format.

But even expert teachers can learn new things at lynda.com. Find out what Dan learned—and how he thwarts the “programmer priesthood” daily—in our Q&A.

By Jess Stratton | Friday, August 01, 2014

Microsoft Office for iPad: New Features!

Microsoft has just released the first major update for its Office for iPad suite of apps, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel for iOS. Every update has been made in response to vocal user feedback in the first iterations of using the Office suite on a tablet, and we see some nice new features including gestures, print options, and presentation tools.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How to Handle Conflict at Work

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Want to face less friction at the office? Sure—who doesn’t?

This week I’ll show you how to handle conflict at work with smart decision-making and positive debate.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 28, 2014

Use Doodle For Easy Group Scheduling

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Lots of offices have calendar scheduling systems in place, like Outlook, Google, or Lotus Notes. If you want to schedule a meeting, you can add your list of invitees and see when they’re all available to schedule it. It’s an easy process.

What’s not so easy is when you need to schedule a meeting for a group of people who aren’t on a unified calendar scheduling app.

You know what happens next: The emails start flying around with everyone listing dates they’re available, and dates they’re not. It’s nearly impossible for everyone to wade through each other’s typed-out schedules to find a single date and time when everyone is free—and by the time you find it, one of the guests has suddenly become unavailable again.

In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you a website that can help with this process.

By Jess Stratton | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Share a Google Doc with a Non-Google User

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Sharing and simultaneous collaboration is a huge benefit to using Google drive—but what if you have to share a Google Doc file (such as a word-processing document) with a user who doesn’t actually have a Google account?

By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 21, 2014

Download your Twitter Archive

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A few weeks ago, I showed you how to download your Facebook timeline to your computer. This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you a similar feature in Twitter.

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