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Pocket PCs and iPad and Outlook Tips

Pocket PCs?

The technology industry is booming, and everyday appliances are being redeveloped to be better than ever before thought possible. With many technology devices, part of a new design means the device is made smaller and portable. One of the most well-known examples is the computer, with original models weighing around one ton; computers are now portable devices that come in all different shapes, sizes and colors.

In the real estate industry, REALTORS®’ time is divided between their office and showing homes; therefore, having a reliable device that can handle multiple work functions is essential.  Laptop computers are an appealing option, but at times can be difficult to operate because of a lack of space and because they can be inconvenient to carry. Luckily, Intel and other computer companies are beginning to develop Desktop PC HDMI sticks that will connect directly to an HDMI port.

The HDMI sticks contain not only an Atom Quad-Core processor, but 2 GB of RAM for data storage. With the addition of a portable keyboard, HDMI sticks are light-weight and easy to transport from different places. They have the ability to plug into TV monitors to display 1080p display for flawless and visually appealing displays, another feature that would be very useful in real estate.

The current HDMI sticks that stand out are the windows based HDMI sticks known as Intel’s ComputeStick as well as MeeGoPad T01.
HDMI sticks are available for sale now. For more information, visit
Contributions to this article were made by Harry Albert, Tech Helpline analyst.

Helpful iPad and Outlook Tips

iOS8 Tip: Schedule Do Not Disturb on Your iPad

Do Not Disturb silences calls and alerts when iPad is locked.

Schedule it for overnight in Settings > Do Not Disturb and enjoy your beauty sleep. Your alarm will still ring.

iPad Tip: Multitasking

You can easily swap between apps without having to close the one you’re using. Double-press the Home button quickly to bring up the multitasking view. This reveals your apps in the order they were opened as well as a screenshot of what you were doing.

Swipe from right to left to see more and tap on an icon or screenshot to switch back to that app.

iPad Tip: Turn Off Push Email

Using Push allows emails to be received even when you’re not using the Mail app.
Keeping push email turned off can save quite a lot of juice though, particularly in areas with poor signal.

  1. To turn it off, go to Settings, select the Mail, Contacts, Calendar option, and then New Data. Turn off Push at the top of the screen then scroll down and set to Manually.
  2. To receive email with Push switched off, just open the Mail app.

Office 2013 Tip: Message Preview in Outlook 2013

Not all emails are important for you, some mails will be promotions and marketing stuff. So instead of opening the mail to view the contents, you can enable preview of emails in the inbox.

  1. From the Menu bar, click on View.
  2. From the Ribbon, click on Message Preview.
  3. You can set 1 line, 2 line and 3 line previews which shows the respective number of first lines from the email.

Contributions to this article were made by Kaz Cisowski, REALTOR®.

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