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How to Spot a Text Message Scam

Scams are becoming more common each day. Do you know how to spot a text message scam?

As scammers have caught on that the majority of people can identify an email scam, they have since resorted to text message scams. The below article is going into depth on ways that you can identify if a particular text message is a scam and other things to be aware/ mindful of in order to not fall victim to smishing – phishing via SMS. As always be cautious and safe in all online connected spaces.

Top Tech Gifts for the Business Owner in Your Life

Singing ‘On the first day of Christmas my favourite friend ever gave to meeee…’ We all know the song, we have all heard different versions over the years and (at times) cringed at the liberties that commercials or retailers have taken to bend this classic to their needs. 

But now it’s our turn! What should you get for the business owner in your life? What will instantly bring you to ‘best friend ever’ in their eyes? We’ve done the hard work for you, and we LOVE these gift options, so we’re sure the business owner in your life will too. 

Gifts for The Office

AirBar – Make any screen come alive!

The airbar is a sleek screen that can turn your regular laptop screen into a touch screen – and it’s compatible with both PCs and Macs. Perfect for the busy business owner on the go. Check out air.bar for more information.

Wi-Fi on the go!

Who doesn’t want more mobile access to Wi-Fi? The Skyroam Solis 4G LTE Hotspot is a palm sized, SIM-free Wi-Fi hotspot that is easy to set-up and use. The best part? No contracts! And you can connect up to five devices at once. Visit soliswifi.co for further information.

Dual Video Capture for the Content Creator in your life!

J5 Create – Dual HDMI™ Video Capture is perfect for live streaming, broadcasting, and video conferencing. This product lets you capture video from two HDMI™ sources simultaneously and customize the content in real time. Content creators or livestreamers will love this tool. Check it out at en.j5create.com/products/jva06 for more information.

Lightcycle Task Lamp

Dyson made a lamp, so you know it’s the be-all-and-end-all of desk lamps! By tracking, sensing and personalizing your lighting requirements, the LightCycle Task Lamp gives you the exact lighting you need throughout different times of the day, to reduce eye strain. Visit https://www.dyson.com/lighting/task-lighting/dyson-lightcycle/dyson-lightcycle-overview for more information.

Wellness + Productivity + VR

Take Virtual Reality with you wherever you go with the VIVE Flow – virtual reality glasses. Designed to bring you wellness and mindful productivity, the glasses let you turn any workspace into a distraction-free zone. Learn more about the VIVE Flow here: https://www.vive.com/us/product/vive-flow/overview/ 

Instant Screen Sharing and Collaboration

The BenQ InstaShow S WDC20 allows employees and visitors to your office to easily present from their device – instant teamwork and immediate results. The Plug ‘n Play set-up means no driver is needed. Visit www.benq.com/en-us/business/wireless-presentation/wdc20.html for more information.


Gifts for Lifestyle

Bluetooth  Wireless Headphone Hat

What could be better than staying warm, and not losing an ear bud? Rechargeable beanies that connect to your smart phone, tablet, or any device that’s bluetooth compatible. Manage calls, music, volume, and more with easy access buttons. Order yours today here.

The Ultimate wall chargers

Cell phones and devices not charging fast enough? RAVPower GaN Wall Chargers are made of Gallium Nitride (GaN) and charge devices at a much faster pace than their silicon counterparts. Not only that, but they’re also smaller and more energy efficient. Visit www.ravpower.com/products/ for more information.

Save Paper, Protect Your Notes

Whether it’s in the office, at home, or on the road – there’s nothing worse than have a great idea and no notebook. Unless maybe it’s having the wrong notebook with you… or maybe it’s losing your notes. ReMarkable 2 is a paper-like writing tablet that converts writing to typed notes, lets you make notes directly on PDFs, and connects to Google Drive and DropBox. Learn more about ReMarkable here: https://remarkable.com/ 

Go Back In Time With Polaroid

Reminiscing about the good old days? The Polaroid Now+ takes classic polaroids we all love, while also connecting to your smartphone allowing you to edit and get creative. Explore instant cameras here.

Get a Head Start on Your New Year’s Resolution

Pledging to add a few more steps to your days in the New Year (something all business owners could probably do!)? Then the Garmin Venu 2 is the perfect solution to help you get on your way. Track health stats, get a coach on your wrist, store music, pay on the go, and so much more. Check it out here: https://www.garmin.com/ 


And last, but definitely not least, the pièce de résistancea complete tech assessment from our team here at Info-Tech Montreal. What could be better than having your IT needs taken care of for the year, with no need to worry about your system’s security, any IT related consumables, work-from-home solutions, and more. Click on the link to schedule a free consultation for your favourite business owner (or for your company!) today: https://www.infotechmontreal.com/services/consultation/

10 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Browser Tabs

Using keyboard shortcuts daily can end up saving quite a bit of time and can become essential in your day to day time online. 

Shortcuts can assist you in opening a new tab, a browser incognito, switching from one tab to the next along with many other time saving, repetitive actions. For example, if you’ve ever accidentally closed a tab and wanted to reopen it, try this keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+T.

The article linked below will demonstrate how to do the above listed and other essential keyboard shortcuts for Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox, and other browsers.


How to Unshare a Google Doc

It’s become so easy to share Google Docs and files with others, and it is just as easy to unshare a Google Doc.

Whether you have shared the Google Doc by sharing the link, or by adding their email to the file you can easily unshare the Google Doc — the steps are just slightly different. The article linked below will walk you through the process for each way to unshare the Google Doc depending on the method in which it was originally shared. 



How to Check Which Websites Can Access Your Location in Google Chrome

Did you know that when you allow a website access to your location they can see your location on future visits without permission?


There is a method that you can use to check which websites can access your location in Google Chrome. The below link will help you to see which websites you have given permission to see your location. From there, you can manage which sites you wish to continue to allow this access to. The below article will give you a step by step process to understand which websites can access your location in Google Chrome.


One thing to note is that method will not work for Apple products. What you can do instead is disable location sharing, which will prevent websites from seeing your exact location.


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How to Copy and Paste Only Visible Cells in Microsoft Excel

It can be a frustrating thing when you copy and paste cells from a filtered Microsoft Excel sheet. Often when paste is clicked all the (hidden) cells reappear. One can spend too much time trying to copy and paste the visible cells in Microsoft Excel.

There is an easier way. The article linked below will take you through the step-by-step process of how to copy and paste only visible cells in Microsoft Excel. This handy tip is compatible with both Microsoft and Mac devices. Click the link below to learn how.


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