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Macro Systems has been serving the Metro Washington, DC area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How to Retrieve Dismissed Android Notifications

How to Retrieve Dismissed Android Notifications

We’ve all accidentally swiped away a critical notification on our mobile devices, but not all of us know that Android devices give us the opportunity to go back and check them. For this week’s tip, let's to go over the process of how you can retrieve these notifications.

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How to Deactivate the Windows' Sticky Keys Feature

How to Deactivate the Windows' Sticky Keys Feature

Sticky Keys, the Windows accessibility feature that keeps modifier keys like Shift and Ctrl active after you’ve pressed them, have a legitimate and necessary purpose for some. On the other hand, those who don’t need Sticky Keys can find them immensely annoying. How to deactivate sticky keys if you don’t need them is listed below.

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How to Remove Duplicate Values in Excel

How to Remove Duplicate Values in Excel

Microsoft Excel is a valuable tool that offers lots of value to power users, but oftentimes users just don’t have the knowledge to make the most of it. Fortunately, you have power users like us to guide you through some of the more intricate processes in the spreadsheet software. Listed below is a look at one such process: removing duplicate values in columns.

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How to Use Technology to Better Manage People

How to Use Technology to Better Manage People

Being a manager is a far different experience than being an employee. So, when you promote one of your team members to this position—or perhaps you’ve recently been promoted to management yourself—it is critical that a few practices are incorporated into their new workflow. Let’s go over these practices, and how the right IT can help.

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4 Tips on Navigating Telehealth

4 Tips on Navigating Telehealth

One of the fastest-growing services in healthcare is telehealth. If you aren’t familiar with this concept, it is essentially a virtual meeting designed to provide faster and more direct healthcare consultations and stabilize the ever-rising costs of healthcare. With health information being one of the most attractive to hackers, it is imperative to be mindful to do everything you can to protect your data. Listed below are four tips to help you successfully navigate the risks inherent with telehealth.

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How to Adjust Your Mouse Speed Settings in Windows 10 & 11

How to Adjust Your Mouse Speed Settings in Windows 10 & 11

If your mouse moves slowly, so does your whole computing experience. If you change a couple of settings, you may find that your mouse speed and sensitivity can make a mountain of change for your productivity. How you can adjust these settings in Windows 10 or 11 is listed below. 

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Tips on Protecting Your Company Credit Cards

Tips on Protecting Your Company Credit Cards

While protecting the credit card data you collect from your customers and clients is obviously imperative, you probably also have a line of credit for your business’ use that you need to think about as well. Listed below are some tips and best practices to keep this company resource safe.

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How to Enhance Your Collaboration

How to Enhance Your Collaboration

Businesses are rarely successful with just a single individual doing all the work; rather, businesses are largely successful when a group of people are working together toward the same goal. To promote this kind of collaboration within your business, we suggest you keep the following tips in mind.

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How to Download Google Workspace Files

How to Download Google Workspace Files

Google Workspace is a solid tool that helps you get a lot done, but sometimes you may find yourself in a position where you need to download the files and take them with you or send them to someone. In these instances, you might not want to share the link. Instead, you can simply download them as whatever file format you require!

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How to Overcome Resistance to Change

How to Overcome Resistance to Change

Change, whether you’re referring to that of your technology or any other business process, is usually a point of contention between management and the rest of the business. Let’s explore this resistance to change that so many feel, and how you can help them overcome it.

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Tips to Minimize the Risk of Overworking

Tips to Minimize the Risk of Overworking

Remote work has become a significant part of today's business operations for many companies, but there is also a difficulty that frequently comes into play with remote work: the phenomenon of overwork. Listed below are some tips to help reduce the risk of overwork as people continue remote work.

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New Year's Resolutions to Make Regarding Your Organization's Technology

New Year's Resolutions to Make Regarding Your Organization's Technology

The new year has begun, and many of us have undertaken the traditional resolutions as a means to improve ourselves by kicking bad habits and adopting good ones. Why shouldn’t your business join in the fun? Listed below are a few resolutions that could benefit your business if your team were to adopt them.

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How to Find Your Printer’s IP Address

How to Find Your Printer’s IP Address

Having a network-connected printer is good, but there might come a time when you must know what the IP address is. Listed below is how you can find your printer’s IP address in the settings for Windows 10 and why you might need to know this information.

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Headphone Cleaning Tips

Headphone Cleaning Tips

A lot of people spend the modern workday with headphones on or earbuds in, listening to music as they work or communicating via a headset; it's inevitable that these devices will get dirty. Listed below are tips on how these devices can be safely cleaned to get rid of the grime that nobody wants to be wearing on their head.

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How to Reduce Employee Burnout

How to Reduce Employee Burnout

Workplace burnout is a serious problem that can have far-reaching effects in your business. Thus, it is imperative that you can identify when one of your team members is starting to feel it, and know what you can do to help reduce it. Listed below are factors that can lead to burnout, as well as a few ways to remediate it.

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A Breakdown NIST’s Definition of Zero Trust

A Breakdown NIST’s Definition of Zero Trust

How many people do you fundamentally trust? In a zero trust network, that number is reduced to zero. The idea of such a network is that everyone, whether they’re operating inside of the network or out, needs to be verified… and as you might imagine, it has proven effective in preventing data breaches. 

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How to Emulate Enterprise Networks

How to Emulate Enterprise Networks

The significant difference between an enterprise and a small or medium-sized business is just its size. As a result, many of the tools that the enterprise takes advantage of can easily be used by their smaller counterparts. Listed below are a few of these processes and technologies.

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Explaining CC and BCC in Email

Explaining CC and BCC in Email

We’ve all seen the fields CC and BCC in our email, and most of us have probably used them before. Where did we get those terms, and how is each of them properly utilized?

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What You Need to Know About Scaling Your Wi-Fi Network

What You Need to Know About Scaling Your Wi-Fi Network

Most of today's businesses rely on wireless internet connectivity in their day-to-day processes. Naturally, this means that their potential productivity is tied to the quality of their internet and its capability to serve the entire workforce. As a business grows it becomes more critical that its Wi-Fi setup can support it. Listed below is the process of properly scaling your network to your needs.

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How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows

How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows

We’ve all probably had the storage on our computer fill up a little too quickly for our liking. While you could delete or store unused files in the cloud, there is another method that you can use to quickly free up a little extra space that you might not have realized is there. If you can delete temporary files, you might find that you suddenly have a lot more storage space on your computer.

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