Master Solutions Blog

Master Solutions has been serving the Oakbrook Terrace area since 1996, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: Find Out the Ideal Amount of RAM Your Workstation Needs

Tip of the Week: Find Out the Ideal Amount of RAM Your Workstation Needs

If your computer is underperforming, then it may not have enough RAM to do what you’re asking it to do. When selecting a PC, how do you know if you have enough RAM?

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: 4 Tips to Writing Effective Emails

b2ap3_thumbnail_gmail_simplicity_400.jpgWe’ve all been in a situation where we’re watching our inbox waiting for someone to send an email back. However, you might be limiting your own success by making your emails be too long, too wordy, or even too brief. According to a study by Boomerang, there are several ways to make your emails more viewer-friendly, and it all starts by analyzing what you’re currently doing with your outbound communications.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Provide Your Team With Additional Monitors to Improve Productivity

b2ap3_thumbnail_dual_displays_good_for_business_400.jpgOne of the many ways that businesses improve productivity is by issuing employees multiple monitors for work purposes. Just like any benefit, though, there are some disadvantages to watch out for when using multiple monitors. Here are just a few of them.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: You Can Now Use Google Docs to Type With Your Voice

b2ap3_thumbnail_speech_to_text_400.jpgGoogle is no stranger to voice-related technology. Android smartphones have long had voice-to-text capabilities. Google Now allows users to search the Internet, set alarms, add calendar entries, activate entertainment, and so much more, all with your voice. Now, you can add editing and writing documents in Google Docs to that list.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: How to Customize Your Mouse Pointer in Windows 10

b2ap3_thumbnail_change_your_point_400.jpgWindows 10 offers plenty of ways you can customize how your mouse pointer looks and functions, which can make navigating your PC much easier. Here’s how to do it!

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Settle Music Debates Quickly With These 3 Song-Identifying Apps

b2ap3_thumbnail_listen_to_and_find_music_400.jpgSometimes you might hear a song on the radio that you want to look up later, but there’s one problem: you don’t know the song’s name or the artist. Thankfully, there are music apps for your smartphone that can identify these unknown songs.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Know What Email Spoofing is So You Don’t Get Taken

b2ap3_thumbnail_email_spoofing_400.jpgHave you ever been the target of an email spoofer? This can be a difficult question to answer, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Email spoofing can appear to be from legitimate sources, but the most important indicator is if the message looks like spam or fishy in general. If you ever receive a message like this, you might wonder why your spam filter didn’t catch such an obvious trap.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: How to Type Special Characters Like Accents

b2ap3_thumbnail_special_characters_alt_codes_400.jpgWhat’s the difference between a cafe and a café? By definition, there’s no difference, but to a coffee aficionado, that symbol above the ‘e’ makes all the difference. But how do you type special characters like this? Here are two easy ways.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: We Bust the Myth of How Mobile Apps Drain Battery Power

b2ap3_thumbnail_stop_closing_apps_400.jpgEvery mobile device user wishes for more battery power. There are many tips floating around the Internet on how to extend your battery’s life; one of them just isn’t true--closing out your apps. When it comes down to it, your battery is better off if you just leave your apps opened.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Block Telemarketers and Other Annoying Callers From Your Android Device

b2ap3_thumbnail_block_callers_400.jpgCalls from telemarketers are the worst. These unwelcomed calls are especially annoying if you’re trying to be productive, and you’re interrupted in the middle of the workday by the same number repeatedly. Thankfully, more recent models of Android smartphones have the capabilities to blacklist numbers built right into the device. Here’s how it’s done.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: How to Uninstall Useless Apps in Windows 10

b2ap3_thumbnail_those_are_great_tips_400.jpgDue to users sometimes encountering useless, or potentially threatening, applications, (many of which might have come preinstalled on the device), all Windows users should know (or at least understand) how to remove unwanted programs and applications from their PCs. Fortunately, Windows 10 gives users plenty of options for uninstalling unwanted apps and programs.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Here’s the Easiest Way We’ve Found to Merge 2 Email Accounts

b2ap3_thumbnail_email_merge_400.jpgIf you’ve been a computer user for some time, there is a distinct possibility that you have more than one email account. At the very least you have your home address, and it’s increasingly likely that your college, your place of employment, your ISP, or some other organization has issued some sort of email address. There is now a way to combine these accounts into a single email address of your choice.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: 5 Giveaways that You’re Being Baited With a Phishing Scam

b2ap3_thumbnail_phishing_scams_400.jpgPhishing attacks grow more common every day, particularly because it’s so challenging to know who’s for real and who’s a fake on the Internet. The anonymity of the Internet has fostered an environment where hackers can extort money with little fear of getting caught, under the right circumstances. How can you protect yourself and your business from being targeted by phishing attacks?

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: 3 Basic PC Tips That Every User Should Know

b2ap3_thumbnail_basic_pc_tips_400.jpgFor this week’s tip, we’re getting back to the basics by highlighting three PC tips that every user should know. If you aren’t familiar with these common tips, then don’t feel bad. This article is for you and you’ll be a more proficient computer user because of it!

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: 3 Reasons Why Skipping Your Breaks Can Hinder Productivity

b2ap3_thumbnail_take_a_break_400.jpgWe live in an age where productivity is at its peak, but as you might be aware, this often leads to a stressful work environment where anything less than your best can be considered slacking. You might have several tasks that need to be completed today, but we’re sure you can take the time to read this blog about giving yourself a break once in awhile. You might find that breaks are absolutely crucial to both your creative and physical well being.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: How to Know if Someone Else is Using Your Google Account

b2ap3_thumbnail_security_for_your_google_account_400.jpgHow often have you logged into your Google account, only to find that there’s some suspicious activity going on? You might wonder why, where, and how this happened, but in case you weren’t aware, you can access some of this information by simply checking out your Google account’s security settings. Here’s how it’s done.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: What if We Told You That You Can Improve Productivity AND Save Money?

b2ap3_thumbnail_three_solutions_400.jpgFor a business to prosper, there has to be more than a casual consideration of the expense report. Most businesses do their budget yearly, but some smaller organizations have gone to a three-month (or quarterly) budget to improve their ability to be more agile with their capital. There are times, however, where no matter what you seem to do, expenses outfox profits and your company has to take a hard look at what they are going to do to right the ship.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: 5 Shockingly-Easy Ways to Improve Your WiFi Signal

b2ap3_thumbnail_tip_for_wifi_400.jpgWouldn’t it be nice to boost your WiFi signal and access it from anywhere in and around your office? Sometimes the solution is purchasing a new, more powerful router, but you might be able to get more out of your existing device by improving the placement of it.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: How to Know For Sure When Your Email Has Been Read

b2ap3_thumbnail_mail_track_400.jpgOne nail-biting aspect about email is that you’re never sure if the person you sent your message to has actually opened it and read it. This is especially the case if it’s an important message. When you don’t hear back as quickly as you’d like, you then begin to doubt if the message was ever even received, which could lead to unnecessarily contacting them by different means. This only looks desperate. To calm your nerves, there’s an extension for Chrome that tracks details like this for Gmail.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: 6 of the Most Useful Cortana Commands

b2ap3_thumbnail_cortana_for_windows_400.jpgWho is Cortana? Windows 10 users all over the world are finding this out as they turn to Microsoft’s newest personal assistant with their important questions. One thing we know for sure about Cortana is that she can do a lot more than just search Bing. Here are six useful things you can have Cortana do for you.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Privacy Internet Cloud Business Hackers Email Productivity Malware Business Computing Microsoft Software IT Support Backup Google User Tips Hosted Solutions Computer Hardware Mobile Devices Smartphone Workplace Tips Efficiency Upgrade Business Continuity Microsoft Office Managed Service Provider WiFi Small Business Windows 10 Innovation IT Services Network Security Disaster Recovery Ransomware Phishing Operating System Gmail Office The Internet of Things Data Social Media Network communications Outlook Marketing Internet of Things Miscellaneous Managed IT services Smartphones Employer-Employee Relationship Virtualization Communication VoIP Holiday Unified Threat Management Big Data Browser Best Practice Hacking Analytics Android History Firewall Facebook Bandwidth BDR Passwords Apps Quick Tips Search Experience Data storage Social Compliance Saving Money Windows App Retail Networking Two-factor Authentication Presentation Mobile Computing BYOD Lithium-ion battery Content Filtering Website Running Cable Mobile Device Management Hiring/Firing Business Management Help Desk SaaS Data Management Wireless Technology Apple Cybercrime Money Safety Telephony Printer Electronic Payment Network Congestion Competition Writing IP Address Education Social Networking Training DDoS Document Management Virtual Desktop Application Augmented Reality LiFi Entertainment File Sharing Cortana Hosted Solution Documents Heating/Cooling Storage Staffing Google Docs Encryption Regulations Remote Computing Visible Light Communication Tech Support Cloud Computing Proactive IT PowerPoint Spam Disaster Office Tips iPhone Computing Advertising Worker IBM Music Alert Keyboard Troubleshooting Bring Your Own Device Micrsooft YouTube IT service Artificial Intelligence Licensing Processors Black Market IT Consultant Shortcut Recovery Information Technology Securty Robot Business Intelligence Streaming Media Bluetooth Unified Communications Government Uninterrupted Power Supply Remote Monitoring Business Growth Public Speaking Vendor Management Automation Flexibility Memory Domains Cryptocurrency Word Gadgets Electricity Save Money Google Wallet Hard Drives Business Owner Laptop Deep Learning Windows XP Managed IT Cleaning Drones User Inbound Marketing Downtime Monitors Computing Infrastructure Office 365 Society Password Entrepreneur eWaste Administration Displays Windows 8 Chrome Router HIPAA Customer Service Wireless Law Enforcement Environment Hacker Specifications intranet Sports End of Support

Recent Comments

MasterCare – The “Master Solution” for Your Business.
04 January 2018
I can easily update all your great resources for developing business. Everything we have done with t...
You Should Care About Blockchain Technology
28 December 2017
I'm more than happy to find this great site. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this wonderful...
A DDoS Attack Hits Your Productivity and Profits
09 December 2017
I have been browsing online more than 3 hours these days, yet I by no means discovered any interesti...
You Need to Get a Handle on Who’s Using Your Account Credentials
14 November 2017
I am really so much lucky to have newsletter content to handle your account credentials. Everything ...
What It Means To Disinfect Your Computer
09 September 2017
Here at this blog post "Disinfect Your Computer" you will find some unique tips, information about ...

Upcoming Events

No events

Newsletter Sign Up

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *