Newsletter 2015.02


Welcome to the METHOD IT Newsletter for February 2015

We're Expanding

Due to increasing demand we urgently require additional talent in Japan and Hong Kong to join our great team and deliver innovative IT solutions and support to great clients. We love to hear from people with a huge passion for technology and superior client service. Examples of current urgent requirements include;

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Tips & Tricks

Productive Email Tips

Ten ways you shouldn’t be composing your emails if you want to get a job done.
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OneNote for Beginners

How to get up-and-running jotting memos in the cloud like a pro with Microsoft’s free note-taking app.
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Educating Employees About Cybersecurity

Ten tips for raising IT security awareness in your workplace.
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Smartphone Typing Tips

The most useful touchscreen keyboard shortcuts every iOS and Android user should know.
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News from the Web

Office Online Gets an Overhaul

The browser-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are currently undergoing some major refinements. Check out this walkthrough of the latest features with video clips.

Massive Azure Update

‘The cloud for modern business’ just received a major update featuring Machine Learning, Hadoop, cluster scaling, Linux support, site recovery and more.

Office Apps Open to More Cloud Storage Services

In a surprise announcement, Microsoft has updated the iOS versions of its Office apps to allow access to files stored on not just OneDrive, but Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, Box, and many others.
In addition, users of the browser-based Office Online will soon be able to access files on Box, Citrix, and Salesforce services.

Uproar Over Adware Preinstalled on Lenovo PCs

Earlier this month security analysts discovered that certain Lenovo computers were shipped with a potentially dangerous piece of adware named ‘Superfish’ installed, which could make the machines vulnerable to malicious hacks.
Check if you have Superfish on your PC at this website.
Superfish can be removed using a dedicated tool or thelatest update to Microsoft Windows Defender.
Now faced with lawsuits, Lenovo has pledged not to repeat the mistake.

Google Earth Pro Now Free

Previously US$399 per year, the fully-featured, pro version of Google Earth is now available for free after a simple sign-up.

Japanese Hotel Staffed by Robots

Nagasaki theme park Huis Ten Bosch is due to open a hotel this summer with ten humanoid robots among the staff, ‘actroids’ fluent in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English. The hotel plans to eventually have robots running 90% of its facilities.