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This is part of a weekly series featuring content written by the Lenovo Companion App Content Team Recently, we shared McAfee’s 12 Scams of the Holidays and some important security protections you may be overlooking. Here are five more steps you can take to protect yourself and loved ones this holiday season. All are recommended by Lenovo security partner McAfee®: 1. Never share a password If your bank or a service you use asks for your credentials on the phone, hang up. These are people posing as brands. When someone calls to say there’s something wrong with your account, it’s a sure sign someone’s trying to steal your personal information. To stay safe you can call the company at the official main number for verification. 2. Shop with caution More and more shopping is taking place online, making e-retailers prime targets for cybercriminals. Check online stores’ web addresses and make sure they include “HTTPS” to help keep your credit card info safe with data encryption. McAfee also suggests using one credit card for all your online transactions so it’s easy to spot any purchases you didn’t make. And be wary of shipping...

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As you head to Accelerate 2014 this week, think about the smartphone, tablet or desktop you carry with you. Think about how important those devices are, and how it would affect you if you broke or lost of one of them. In recent years, with our increased reliance on cloud computing, we’ve been led to believe the hardware is not that important. All that matters is the data. But what if you have just taken some photos or written a new report that you didn’t back up before the device malfunctioned or got lost? You certainly wouldn’t question the importance of the hardware then. We all carry unique data in our devices that we want to keep safe and secure. It’s easier to do that if the devices used to store the data are durable and dependable. The quality of the hardware is quintessential to our satisfaction and happiness with the device. You’ve told us you want device diversity and innovation, and we will show our commitment to both. While our competitors change their minds on what platforms and devices to support, we have been busy assembling a diverse portfolio of devices to address the needs and preferences of all end users. Our growing portfolio includes servers, workstations, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and convertible PCs that combine tablet and notebook features. As our business partners, you can leverage the diversity in our portfolio to consult with customers and help them match devices to the specific needs...

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Lenovo’s ThinkCentre division has recently donated a number of desktop systems to the United Foundation for Children’s Healthcare (UFCH), a Beijing based non-profit charity in support of UFCH’s mission to “provide medical care for abandoned and orphaned children and give them a chance for a normal life”.  For more than 12 years, UFCH has managed medical programs to provide this desperately needed care. In particular, UFCH partners with United Family Healthcare’s team of experienced doctors and nurses to provide these disadvantaged children with free quality medical care. Once the children have received medical care, UFCH helps place the healed children in new homes and safer environments.  Lenovo’s donation included four ThinkCentre M-series towers and one ThinkCentre Edge 92z All-in-One PC.  The PCs also included six ThinkVision LT-series monitors, encompassing

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Who says education should be only for those who can afford it? Education should be made available to anyone in the world and that was just what the team from the Nobelity Project did along with support from AMD (Advanced Micro Devices).  The Nobelity Project, an education and action nonprofit organization, was founded by Turk and Christy Pipkin in 2005 to make movies that make a difference. They collaborate with Nobel Laureates and other inspiring leaders to create films that motivate and bring people awareness, moving them to action. The Nobelity Project started by constructing a small rain water collection system and a few OLPC’s (One Laptop Per Child) at Mahiga Hope High School and Primary in Kenya, Africa. This snowballed into building more classrooms, a new kitchen and dining hall, a library and science and computer labs with help and sponsorship from donors as well as companies such as Nike and AMD. In May 2012, AMD sponsored about 15 AMD-powered Lenovo ThinkCentre M77 PCs to Mahiga Hope Secondary School for their computer lab. Lenovo is proud to be chosen by AMD and we’re happy to know that our ThinkCentre M77 is giving the children in Mahiga Hope Secondary School a chance to Do. And where there is an opportunity to Do, there is Hope. For more information about The Nobelity Project: Mahiga Hope High School and Primary, please click here:

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Like most people, I want to live a greener lifestyle.  Unfortunately it is hard to sort through the countless green certifications surrounding consumer electronics.  That is why we at Lenovo have partnered once again with TÜV Rheinland, the leading ICT third party inspection firm by volume of certifications, to certify our newest ThinkCentre M92z and ThinkVision LT2323z under the “Green Product Mark”.  The Green Mark promotes eco-friendly products by delivering customer guidance to identifying green and sustainable products in an extremely crowded market place.  Green Mark verifies that electronic products like the ThinkCentre M92z meet the best in class parameters for energy efficiency, toxic components, recycled materials use and product carbon footprint. These new Green Mark products ensure the sustainability and environmental friendliness under a trusted certification.  In the process of achieving Green Mark certification, the ThinkCentre M92z needed to meet a...

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