It’s Free! – Windows 10: A Porthole to Speed and Familiarity

It’s Free! – Windows 10: A Porthole to Speed and Familiarity

The much-anticipated Windows 10, launched in July, is the first-ever free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users.

This upgrade was necessary for Microsoft because Windows 8 was - to be blunt - a flop. The upgrade is by far worth it, not only to be rid of Windows 8, but also for improved speed and great new features, such as as Cortana (a Siri-style personal assistant), Microsoft Edge (allows note taking directly on web pages), Task View (a virtual desktop manager), and the beloved (and very missed) Start menu of yesteryear, making the learning curve easy.

It’s Free! – Stock Images That Help Your Brand

It’s Free! – Stock Images That Help Your Brand

This quarter, I wanted to provide a few stock resources that are available online and how they can help your brand. And the best part, they're FREE! One of the sites I use most often is iStockphoto.com. If you sign up for an account using your name and email, you can have access to free monthly photos, illustrations, audio, and video clips (scroll down to bottom of page until you see "Join iStock for free stock files every week"). If you don't find what you're looking for in the monthly freebies, most of their images are under $15 and can add that professional touch to a blog, newsletter, quote, etc.

It’s Free – Asana’s Collaboration Software Spikes Productivity

It’s Free – Asana’s Collaboration Software Spikes Productivity

Simply stated, Asana’s mission is to “help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly.” The company therefore created collaboration software that does just that.

With the intention of doing away with the flurry of emails that clutter - and ultimately get lost in – the inboxes of professionals, Asana’s app allows conversations and tasks to occur in one place, enabling everything to be clear, concise and actionable at a glance.