Send Directions from Desktop to Your Phone

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Google recently introduced a new feature to its Maps app. To use this feature, you will need to set up your smartphone. Here is the direction for iOS.

  1. Update your Google Maps app
  2. Go to Settings > Notifications > Sent from desktop maps
  3. Toggle the switch on
  4. Search for a new location in Google Maps from your computer

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Now anytime you search for a new location, you will see the “Send to device” option (see above). Click on it, and you will see a list of devices you have registered with your Google account. If sending to your phone is successful, you will see a gray checkmark. Then, on your phone, the location will show up as a notification and when you tap on it, the map will automatically open. Saves time and I like that!

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Microsoft Office Just Got A Little More Productive

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I am a fan of Google Drive. I find it useful for many occasions when I teach. Google recently introduced the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office that integrates GDrive with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (2007 or above). I was able to save to GDrive with the help with Google Drive for Windows, but not with the plug-in, I am able to save directly to GDrive. It would be handy if I only want to save a file to GDrive but do not need a local copy.

Also, if you are a user of Office 365, IFTTT launched the Office 365 Channels. For example, this Recipe sends an email when you receive a refund in Square. I find that IFTTT takes a little getting used to, but once you figure it out, there are many automated tasks you can let it handle. Great news for a lazy (err, efficient) worker like me.

Going Paperless with Evernote

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Why Go Paperless?

Do you have piles of bills and other papers that are scattered throughout the house? Do you print out every article you want to read on the web? Do you wish you can store them in digital form and retrieve them later with a simple search? You answer yes, but where do you even begin?

This workshop will show you some simple methods to adopt (including Evernote) so that you can get started on going paperless.

The topics include:

Organize yourself first

Clutter you can eliminate today

What you need to go paperless

How to set up a paperless workflow

Why use Evernote?

How to use Evernote

And more!

Supercharge Your Networking with LinkedIn

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Your LinkedIn profile is your online business card, your resume and your letter of recommendation all in one. According to LinkedIn.com, users with 100% complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through Linkedin. This presentation shows you 10 things to Immediately do on LinkedIn.

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