How to Fix Common Network Issues When Working From Home

Home network issues are always irritating, but they're a particular problem when you're working from home. Knowing how to diagnose common network troubles can save you hours of productive time when working at your home office.

Let's take a tip at some general tips to help you fix your network issues when you can't get online.

How to Make Your Own Microsoft Excel Shortcuts

You probably know that keyboard shortcuts are a great way to work faster in the software you use regularly. The less time you spend hunting for the right option with your mouse, the more efficiently you'll work.

And while Microsoft Excel has plenty of built-in keyboard shortcuts, you can also create your own shortcuts with a few methods.

5 Reasons to Consider Buying a Smartwatch

While nearly everyone has a smartphone, not as many people own a smartwatch. And while a smartwatch certainly isn't necessary, using one has lots of benefits.

If you've been considering a smartwatch or are just curious what they do, here are a few key uses for these wearables.

How to Use the Kanban Technique to Manage Tasks

If you struggle with keeping track of tasks and getting work done consistently, a new productivity technique might be just what you need to get back on track. One popular option is Kanban, which is supported by many to-do list apps.

Let's take a brief overview of the Kanban technique, such as its principles and how you can start applying it now.

A Look at the Revised Version of Microsoft Edge

Updated on September 12, 2020

When Windows 10 launched in 2015, Microsoft included a new browser called Microsoft Edge with it. And while it was better than the outdated Internet Explorer, Edge failed to garner much hype.

Now, in 2020, Microsoft has revamped Microsoft Edge into an all-new browser that has the same core as Google's Chrome.

3 Reasons to Consider a Mechanical Keyboard

If you work on a computer for most of the day, a mechanical keyboard is one of the best PC upgrades you can make. You may think that they're only for gaming purposes, but mechanical keyboards are fantastic for general productivity work too.

Let's take a look at the some of the benefits that mechanical keyboards provide.

Houk Consulting COVID-19 Updates

Updated on 5/11/2020

We are fully operational and available to help you during this time. Our team is working remotely to the extent possible. We have been authorized by the state to continue operations.  We will still provide onsite service when essential.

How to Save Data on Your Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile data plans are convenient, but they're quite expensive. Most people thus have some kind of limit on how much mobile data they can use per month.

We'll show you some practical ways to less data on your iPhone or Android phone so you can save money and avoid exceeding your mobile data limit.

6 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You Might Hit By Mistake

Keyboard shortcuts are typically useful time-savers. But Windows includes a few default shortcuts that result in undesirable behavior, and they're pretty easy to hit by accident.

Today we'll look at some of these combinations so you know what's happening if you activate one, plus how to disable them where possible.