Houk Consulting COVID-19 Updates

Updated on 3/27/2020

We are fully operational and available to help you during this time. Our team is working remotely to the extent that's possible. We have been authorized by the state to continue operations.  If you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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.

How to Use Google Photos to Protect the Photos on Your Phone

Of all the data on your phone, pictures are likely the most valuable. You can replace apps, music, and other files, but photos are irreplaceable.

Dropping your phone in water, running into a hardware malfunction, having your device stolen, or any other number of fates can take years of precious photos in an instant.

What Is a Clipboard Manager, and How Are They Useful?

Some computer utilities are so helpful that you'll wonder how you lived without them. A clipboard manager is one such tool.

Let's take a look at what the Windows clipboard is, how clipboard managers expand it, and how to get started with them.
What Is the Clipboard?

The clipboard is a temporary storage location present on nearly every operating system.

The Many Benefits of Microsoft OneDrive

There's no shortage of cloud storage providers you can use for your business. And while Dropbox often comes to mind as the household name in this sector, you shouldn't miss out on what Microsoft OneDrive has to offer.

Let's take a look at some of OneDrive's benefits and how it can make working with your team a whole lot easier.

4 Chrome Browser Alternatives That Are Worth a Try

Google Chrome is by far the world's most popular browser, with nearly a 70% share of the desktop browser market at the time of writing. And while Chrome is definitely a fine browser, it's not perfect.

Chrome is known to consume a lot of memory, which can be a burden on older machines.

What’s New in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update?

After a few delays, the latest version of Windows 10, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, is ready. While it doesn't pack a ton of new features, it has some enhancements to existing tools and a few new tricks to try out.

Let's take a tour of what the latest Windows 10 update has to offer.