Ultimate Guide to Paperless Desk

Group FAX (Cape Town)

Group FAX (Cape Town) (Photo credit: Independent Curators International)

The problem with paper is that it’s wasteful and untidy
One example: set up paperless faxing
‘Archaic though it sounds, some industries and individuals still rely on faxed documents for some of their business procedures. Fortunately, advances in technology have made this relic of 20th-century office culture more environmentally friendly.

‘Multifunction printers generally have the ability to email incoming fax messages as PDF file attachments to a PC for viewing. This arrangement makes the messages easy to read, forward, or file without ever printing them out. In addition, such machines typically offer a software driver that allows you to fax documents directly from the Print dialog box on a desktop or laptop PC. Alternatively, online fax services such as eFax, FaxZero, and MyFax let you send and receive paperless faxes for a fee.

‘Businesses that rely heavily on faxing or want integration with a messaging back end such as Exchange Server should consider advanced server-based options such as GFI FaxMaker or RightFax. Be aware that these on-premise software applications can be pricey and require some initial configuration work…’
more tips

It e-mails you with a photo and GPS location whenever someone tries to unlock your phone with the wrong password. Find out if someone is trying to unlock your phone or locate the thief that has stolen it.

It enables you to schedule a wakeup call to your mobile phone. Unlike many other similar services, this one accepts international numbers. And to combat abuse, it tells you in advance that a call has been scheduled, with the option to cancel the wakeup call and even block your number from the system permanently. The call consists of a short automated message, and premium features can be unlocked for a short fee.

FREE MANUAL: The Ultimate IFTTT Guide
You must have this if you’re fond of exploring apps
‘If you want to automate your online life somewhat, look no further than IFTTT. IFTTT is an automation tool that will enable you to connect two services so that, when something happens with one service, a trigger goes off and an action takes place automatically on the other.

‘Albert Martinez has written this guide to cover everything you need to know about IFTTT, including what it is, how it works, and some of the most useful things you can do with it. It’s everything you could possibly need to know in order to get started with IFTTT…’

Causes of Soft Bad Sectors
Soft bad sectors are caused by software issues. For example, if your computer suddenly shuts off due to a power outage or a pulled power cable, it’s possible that the hard drive may have shut off in the middle of writing to a sector.
how to get rid of it


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