November 2015 Newsletter

7 Windows 10 Tricks!

You’ve downloaded Windows 10 and you may still be learning how the in’s and out’s of the new operating system. The new OS is designed to be easier to use but it helps if you know some super quick tricks and tips on how to really get the most out of Windows 10. We’ll show you how to control your task bar with keyboard shortcuts, pin your recycle bin to your start menu and more. Click here for more tricks.

If you’d like help upgrading to Windows 10, please contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] and one of our technicians would be happy to assist you.

How To Create A Video Profile Pic

Bored of a static picture for your Facebook profile? How about adding a short looping video instead? Share a small video with your Facebook friends when they visit your profile with the new Video profile pic. It’s easy to set up and it will be a lot more fun than your average photo profile. For more information on how to set it up and what it looks like, click here.

Top 5 Android Security Apps

Smartphones have turned into mini computers so it’s no surprise that having a good security software on your phone is a good idea. You wouldn’t run your computer without proper anti-virus software so why would you use your android phone without security software as well? Since security is a top priority for most people, we’ve compiled a list of security software that you can install on your phone to keep it protected. Click here for the full list.

Onsite and Virtual Bookkeeping Services

Is your business struggling to stay on top of your bookkeeping? Are you an accountant that is looking for a way to offer bookkeeping services to your clients and still make a profit? Tursa Group is offering onsite and virtual bookkeeping services to help you manage your day to day bookkeeping needs and give your business the freedom from data entry to grow and be successful. We offer a number of different bookkeeping services and solutions that can help your business with your bookkeeping needs. Click here for more information.


October 2015 Newsletter

Windows 10 – How-To with Your New Edge Browser

Edge, the new browser that is built in with Windows 10 is an exciting new feature of Microsoft’s newest operating system. The new browser has a bunch of cool features like a faster search from the toolbar, the hub, where you can keep all your info in one place, cortana, and the ability to write and post notes right on a webpage to save for later or to send to friends and family. Microsoft has definitely created a new browser worth trying out. For more information please click here.

Top 10 Halloween Apps for Kids

Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re looking for some fun things to do with the kids and grandkids this year then take a look at our list of spooky children’s apps that you can download for hours of Halloween fun. This October you can get in the spirit with apps like Zombie Smash, Shoot the Pumpkin, and Halloween themed puzzles. Click here to see the list.

The Easiest Ways to Backup Your Files

You probably already know that you should be backing up your files but are you actually doing it? If you’re not, then here is some more information on easy ways to start backing up your files and pictures right away. Properly backing up your files is the safest way to make sure you don’t lose anything important in the event that your computer or phone are stolen, broken or the information is accidentally deleted. Options include external drives, USB drives, or cloud storage. To see which option is best suited to your needs please check out our link here with more information on how you can begin backing up your files.

Google Apps for Business

If you’re considering a better way to do email for your business, have you considered using Google Apps? The cloud based platform allows you to log into your email from anywhere there is an internet connection – meaning you can work from home, the office, or while on vacation. The best part is the applications that come with each user account. You have docs, spreadsheets and slides and it’s all saved in your Google Drive. You can access any file or document wherever you are. You can also share documents with team members and collaborate on projects at the same time. Click here for more info.

September 2015 Newsletter

Top Five Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10

Have you been thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 but are not sure if you want to make the switch? Windows 10 is free for the first year to users who already have Windows 7 or 8.1. The new operating system also has a new, better internet browser to replace Internet Explorer. Windows 10 also brings back the start menu that everyone loved. Overall, the general feeling is that Windows 10 is worth the upgrade! To see more reasons to upgrade, click here.

Back to School – Top Gadgets for Your Dorm

Know someone starting college or university this September and would like to send them off with a little going away gift? Here are some really cool gifts that are perfect for any dorm (or small apartment). These techy presents are sure to be a hit for anyone leaving home and living on their own for the first time. Click here to read more.

Facebook Scrapbooks – Create Scrapbooks for your Kids

If you have kids who maybe still a little young for their own Facebook accounts but you’d like to keep their pictures all in one place then a Facebook Scrapbook is a great option. It allows you to tag your children in photos and will save them all to one album. It only allows you or their other parent to tag them so you have control over what’s being shared online. For more information on this feature click here.

August 2015 Newsletter

Guide To Windows 10

You’ve probably heard that Windows 10 made it’s debut in July and now you can upgrade to the new operating system for free if you’re running Windows 7 or Windows 8 on your computer. You may have even gotten notifications to upgrade your computer from Microsoft. If you’ve done the upgrade or you’re not sure if you’re ready, we’ve put together some helpful information on how to navigate Windows 10. While it’s similar to Windows 8, there are some cool new features and the return of the start menu that we’re all used to. To take a look at Windows 10 click here.

Top Back To School Gifts

Know a student going off to university this September? Why not surprise them with one of these awesome back to school gifts that’s sure to make their learning easier and more fun. Here are some helpful tech gadgets for that student returning back to school. With interesting choices like cameras, TV’s, and security camera’s for their dorm room. There’s even devices on the list that will help them learn better like a laptop and new phone so they can stay in touch. Click here for a look at some great back to school gift ideas.

Best Road Trip Apps!

Planning a road trip vacation before back to school? Here are a list of the best travel apps to make your road trip as enjoyable as possible. Gone are the days when long road trips have to be boring. Apps you can access on your phone or tablet can help make the hours fly by while you’re traveling. With everything from GPS, itinerary suggestions – including fun and quirky spots to check out on the road. Transform your road trip on your next vacation. Click here to find out more.

July 2015 Newsletter

Best Travel Apps for Kids

If you’re planning to travel over the summer you’ll want to make sure you have plenty to keep the kids busy on long drives or plane rides. We’ve put together a list of fun and educational apps for toddlers, children, and teens to keep them entertained until you reach your destination. For a list of the best travel apps please click here.

Stay Safe on Public WIFI

If you’re trying to stay connected while travelling this summer then you will probably be connecting to more than one public wifi while on your trip. If you’re worried about the security of free wifi while you’re out and about then you’ll definitely want to make use of our following tips. We’ve got everything you need to know about stay safe and protected while using public wifi internet. Click here to read more.

How to Unsend an Email From Your Gmail Account

Gmail has officially added the unsend feature to their email platform meaning you can easily unsend an email without the original email ever reaching the recipient. Whether you sent the email to the wrong person, sent the wrong information or forgot to add an attachment, Gmail will let you unsend it within a certain amount of time. No doubt this feature will save you in a pinch. For all the details on how to set up this feature in your email, please click here.

June 2015 Newsletter

Top Macbooks for 2015

Are you looking for a new Mac computer but you’re not sure what would best for your needs? Everything from battery life, screen size, and speed need to be considered. There are a lot of great options when it comes to Apple products and depending on what you plan to use it for and your budget we can help you narrow down your search. We’ve compiled a list of the top Macbooks for 2015. Click here for more information.

Coming Soon – Windows 10!

Windows 10 will be here July 29th, 2015. And for current Windows 7 and 8.1 users, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to their new operating system. What can you expect from Windows 10? Microsoft says it have made their new operating system more secure with automatic updates, the layout is bringing back the start menu along with a familiar interface, and will feature Microsoft Edge, the new internet browser from Microsoft. Click here to read more.

How to Use Gmail’s Hidden Stars to Better Organize Your Emails

A great way to keep your emails visually organized in Gmail is by using the coloured star to “star” emails according to categories you’ve come up with. By adding the stars you can quickly see what group or priority you’ve assigned to that email is. In order to set up a star system of your own, we’ve compiled the steps on how to do that for you. Assigning different coloured stars will no doubt help you quickly identify an email to help you manage your email more efficiently. Find out how to set it up here.

May 2015 Newsletter

Top Scanners for your Home Office

Having the ability to upload scanned documents, photos and receipts is key for any home based business. If you’re looking to cut down on all the clutter and paperwork taking over your desk and home, then investing in a good scanner is one of the best ways to start. By simply turning your paper clutter into digital files, you can more effectively organize your home and office. See our list of top scanners here.

Best Tablets Under $250.00

Are you considering buying a new tablet for your home? If you’re looking for something more powerful and easier to navigate than your phone but don’t want the added bulk of a laptop computer, then a tablet is definitely a good option. Not only is it great for surfing the web and social media but there are a ton of fun apps you can download to share with the rest of the family. We’ve compiled a list of the best tablets under $250.00 here.

Facebook to Introduce Video Calling in Messenger

If you’re a big facebook user (or even if you’re not) you’re going to love the new video calling feature that is being added to Facebook Messenger. Now you can video chat with friends and family wherever they are in the world by just by using your Facebook messenger app on your phone. It works for both android and iOS. See how to use the video chat here.

April 2015 Newsletter

Improve Your Home’s WIFI Speed

There really is nothing worse than being connected to your home’s wifi signal, trying to load a website and the connection is so slow it leaves you frustrated and stressed. Wireless internet is supposed to be making our lives easier and yet it’s a common complaint we hear about when clients call in for service calls. So how can you maximize your wifi signal in your house? We’ve compiled some handy tips that you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your wireless internet signal. Check out our tips here.

High Tech Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for the perfect tech gift this Mother’s day? Whatever your mom is into, we’ve lined up the perfect tech gifts to show your mom how much you care. Everything from Ebooks, bluetooth speakers, to wearables, we’ve listed the best tech gifts for Mother’s day 2015. See our full list here.

Start a Conversation with Firefox Hello!

Firefox’s Hello App lets you connect through video with anyone, anywhere in the world using the Firefox browser. The app is already built into your Mozilla browser. Simply click on the smiley face icon in the top right hand corner of the browser and start communicating with friends and family. It’s easy to use, free, and you don’t need an account, username or password to connect. To see how Firefox’s Hello app works follow our link here.

March 2015 Newsletter

Best All-In-One Printers

Are you looking to upgrade your home printer but you’re not sure what to buy? We’ve put together our top choices for printers for 2015. Depending on your family’s needs and budgets we’re sure you’ll find that one of these devices will handle your printing needs. We’ve compiled a list of all in one printers to take care of your printing, scanning or faxing needs. To see our list of top printer choices click here:

Google Tricks and Tips to Speed Up Your Searches

If you’re like most people, when you need to find information or you have a question you turn to Google’s search engine to find the answer. We’ve put together some nifty tips and tricks to help speed along your search. Quickly find the information you’re looking for by using one of these lesser known search tips. Click here to read more:

The Top Tech Habit to Break Right Now

Most of us are guilty of using the same password for multiple accounts. It’s easier to remember that way! But the problem with using the same password is that if one of your accounts are hacked your information for other accounts is then accessible to the same person/hacker. When it comes to online security you can never be too cautious. You should be using a different password for every account that you have. A password management software will help you keep track of all your passwords and give you peace of mind while you’re online. Click here for more information:

Spring Cleanup

Is your computer running slow and lagging? Are you getting a lot of popups or error messages? Now is a good time to have your computer checked and cleaned just in time for spring! Our certified technicians can make sure your computer is running fast and efficiently. They will check and clean out any malware, spyware, or other malicious software that may be on the computer. Click here for more information:

February 2015 Newsletter

Improve Communication with Google Translate

If you travel for business and you find yourself in a country that speaks a language you are not so familiar with, then the Google translate app for apple and android will definitely come in handy. You can have a conversation with someone else while your phone translate for the both of you. Follow the simple steps we’ve put together to download the app. Click here to watch the video.

Markup and Mail Drop for Mac Email

Markup is a great feature that allows you to add comments or changes to documents right in your email. There are a number of features from being able to add text, arrows, boxes and more to files, attachments, or documents and then send them off to your colleagues. Mail drop is another great feature that allows you to send and share large files through iCloud so it’s not blocked by email file size restrictions. Click here to watch the video.

Live Chat – Turning Website Visitors into Revenue

If you’re curious on how you can turn visitors to your website into qualified leads and increased revenue for your business then Live Chat may be a great option. By having Live Chat on your website you’re able to engage and communicate with your clients while they are on your website in real time. Live Chat will help you gain your customer’s contact information and requests so you can contact them with targeted information. For more on how Live Chat works, click here to watch our video.

What is a Typical Workday Like for a Remote Worker?

For a lot of business owners, it’s hard to imagine what a normal work day would look like for a remote employee. John Barrett, one of Tursa Group’s Virtual Assistants tells us what a typical work day looks like for him. You may be surprised to find out it’s not all that different from working in a traditional office! Click here to watch our video.