5 Reasons to Consider Buying a Smartwatch

While nearly everyone has a smartphone, not as many people own a smartwatch. And while it's 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.

How to Record a Screencast in Windows

When you need to record some information or show someone what's on your desktop, taking a screenshot on your computer is extremely useful. But sometimes a still image is not enough.

If you want to create an instructional video, capture details about in-depth issues on your system, or record a presentation, you need to know how to make a screencast.

What Is the Microsoft Store on Windows 10?

While looking around Windows 10, you might have noticed an app called the Microsoft Store. What is this for, and why is it included with Windows?

Today we'll look at what the Microsoft Store offers, where it came from, and what it's good for.
What Is the Microsoft Store?

The Microsoft Store is a distribution platform that's built into Windows 10. Confusingly, Microsoft also calls its brick-and-mortar retail locations Microsoft Stores, so the name applies to both.