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REACHit lets you search Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box all at once

REACHit lets you search Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box all at once

It's a proud day here at Lenovo! After months of research, development and testing, we've released REACHit - the newest member of our DOit Apps family. Like it’s sister app SHAREit, REACHit was conceived as a way to make your digital life a little bit simpler - by giving you a single dashboard that lets you search for files across all of your cloud services (like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and Box) and all of your devices (like your home laptop, your work PC, your tablet, your mobile) at once. That's right. No matter what device you're on, you can use REACHit to find a file on any other device you have, or in any cloud storage service we support. And it's completely free on any Android or iOS device and Windows PCs. We hope you're excited to get your hands on REACHit for a test drive, and we'd love to hear your feedback on the app in the comments section below. Here's a short list of the things you should know about REACHit to get started. 1. REACHit works on Android, iOS and Windows devices If you're reading this and have a Lenovo PC, phone or tablet, awesome. We're thankful to have you as a customer. We also understand that most people have different brands of tech for different needs. With REACHit, you can...

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This is part of a weekly series featuring content written by the Lenovo Companion App Content Team After buying your new PC or tablet, we know you can't wait to get it up and running. If you’re new to Lenovo or are getting used to a new device and the Windows 8.1 operating system, follow these 10 steps for a seamless experience. Everything listed below can also be done directly through the Lenovo Companion app, which is preloaded on all Lenovo Windows 8.1 devices, so be sure to go there first! 1.  Get to Know Your New PC Lenovo Companion will be your go-to app for everything related to your new device. You’ll find your system’s user guide, warranty status, accessories, plus dozens of helpful articles on everything from learning Windows 8.1 to squeezing more hours from your battery. You’ll also find information about the modern apps preloaded on your system to make the things you do every day faster, easier and more enjoyable. So before you head over to the Windows Store, explore the apps that are preloaded on your device and check out the 

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This is part of a new weekly series featuring content written by the Lenovo Companion App Content Team Getting a new Lenovo system is exciting, but it does create a couple of challenges: what to do with your old PC and, more importantly, how to purge it of personal data. Whether you opt to donate, trade in, recycle or gift it to a friend or family member, you’ll need to delete your data for good. This is extremely important! The challenge is getting everything 100% removed. Simply deleting your files, folders and apps and emptying the recycle bin won’t do the trick. This just hides your files from the operating system until they’re overwritten, so even a dependable friend could unknowingly put your personal information in the hands of a hacker. You’ll need a much deeper clean. Here are four steps you can take to completely erase everything on your old PC: 1. First, back it all up This initial step may be a given, but you should first store important files and memories  in a second, safe location. If you haven’t taken this step, or if it’s been awhile since you checked, make sure everything is copied over to an external hard drive or online backup service as you transfer files and folders to your new Lenovo system. 2. Find a good trade-in program to properly purge data for you Some companies have trade-in...

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This is part of a new weekly series featuring content written by the Lenovo Companion App Content Team Laptops are our gateways to all things online. Your high-powered Lenovo or Think notebook will follow you from home to office to coffee shops and back, hour after hour…as long as you take a few steps to maximize the battery’s power. The good news is that your advanced Lenovo battery is engineered to adapt charge thresholds and keep the “juices” flowing. So you don’t have to worry about adjusting settings—it’s all done automatically based on your day-to-day usage. But what if you have a long flight? Or can’t find a free power source at the coffee shop? In these instances, the key is finding ways to squeeze as much time as possible out of a single charge. Here are some easy ways to do it on a Windows 8.1 laptop: 1. Turn down the brightness on your screen Your screen backlight uses a lot of battery juice, so turn it down to the lowest level you can comfortably handle. If your system doesn’t have a button or dial, you’ll need to turn off the automatic adjustment feature before reducing brightness: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen Go to Settings, then Change PC settings Tap or click PC and devices, then Display If the “adjust my screen brightness automatically” slider is on, tap or click the slider to turn it off Under Settings,...

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REACHit connects Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box

REACHit connects Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box

This week, Lenovo launched REACHit, an app for Android and Windows PC (iOS coming soon) that makes it easy for you to access and organize files across Google Drive, Dropbox, Box and OneDrive. It’s part of our effort to make your Lenovo machine, Android and iOS devices work together to simplify your life. In the spirit of helping you manage your personal cloud across devices, we’ve created a short list of tips for conquering your personal cloud. Have your own tips? Regale us with your epic cloud conquests in the comments below. 1. Pay for just what you need today How much free cloud-storage do you need? A couple gigs? 100 gigs? A terabyte? Take a minute to think about what you need in the short term from your cloud. Are you just using your cloud like a hard-drive to store documents and photos? Or do you plan to use the cloud for sharing massive files with collaborators? Either way, there’s a minimum amount of storage you can get away with for now. So pay for (or get for free) only what you’ll be needing in the short term, rather than buying that terabyte “just in case”. Below is a helpful chart created by CNET that can help you make a quick decision on what works for you. Find CNET’s chart above and a...

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