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What useful apps do you have on your phone?

Just in case you have forgotten – phones are a productivity tool.

Firstly, you can make or receive phone calls.

I know that sounds obvious but I called 5 self employed business people on Wednesday (during work hours) and none of them answered their phone.

I know we all get busy and can’t be interupted, but what if I was a brand new customer calling?

Enter the Smartphone!

They are so smart they can literally save you hours of ‘after hours’ sweat.

You don’t have to ‘check your diary’ and get back to people like we used to. You can put your caller on speaker and look up your calendar on-the-run.

People used to write a cheque (remember cheques?) hoping there would be enough money in the account to cover it. Now you can be adding another appointment to your schedule or ordering your client dinner and check your account while the drinks come. You can even pay the bill by waving your phone over the magic machine.

What other apps can save you time (and give you back your evenings)?

Windows 10 problems 2015

[If you don’t understand any of this – you are probably better off than me]

Hi, let me shed some light, on Windows 10.

Windows 10, is a wonderful new bride – BUT.
I made the mistake of logging into Windows Live (as encouraged) .
Like the IOS system (Apple) and Google, it welcomes you into the family in exchange for your precious email address.

Aahh, now feeling all warm and fuzzy, you download wonderful apps from their app store.
BUT (I told you to expect a ‘but’) now all my documents think I have’ been unfaithful’ and open as ‘read only ‘.
My account keeping software has divorced me, as I have (apparently) lost all my read/write privileges .

(Where am I to go for my conjugal rights now?)
I have been to relationship counselling in the wise forums of the internet and found them wanting.

Alas, I have had to hijack my own identity and become a new user (don’t you hate to be called a USER) on my own PC!
I have raped and pillaged my former self, stripping him of every useful file.
Then, on bended knee I have begged for another chance with my old ‘cloud’ services and email client.
They didn’t suspect that it was really me under this fake name, as long as I paid the bride price, of the sacred password.

How do I search inside PDF’s?

Is the info you get

sometimes attached to an email

that last catalogue your supplier sent you;

an invoice you received for your online membership; or

maybe they are separate jobs that have progress notes you are making before you finally send the customer an invoice.

It may be a statement from your bank,

a form from your accountant or

an invoice from a supplier.

It could be a document with technical specifications for a piece of equipment you used in a job some time ago.

“I know I received that info; I need to refer to it again; I just can’t find it”

I hear your frustration.

You remember it contained the word ‘subclause’ in it.

So you go to your search box in your email (like Outlook) and type ‘subclause’ .

Your search result says “No matches found for ‘subclause’

You huff and puff because you know the document with that exact word in an attachment, is definitely in an email you received.

Why can’t you find it?

Why can’t you search the contents of PDF’s?

Lying to an insurer.

Malaysian Airlines MH370, t he search continues .

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