Ray Marshall, CEO, mSeven Software
He likes Pandora, MinutePhysics,and creating apps everyday people can use. Meet LenovoDev Developer of the Week Ray Marshall. Marshall is President and CEO of mSeven Software LLC of Portland, OR. As a leader in the productivity and security categories, mSeven's apps include mSeven Secure, mSeven Gifts, and mSeven Backup. Marshall and mSeven believe that "useful software is software made simple for everyday users, not experts." Recently we sat down with Ray and asked him our infamous LenovoDev 5 Questions. [Read More]
Now that you have your Windows 8 device, it's time to discover the apps that enhance how you use it. We know this can be a bit of a challenge, since the Windows Store has over 200,000 apps competing for your attention! That's why we've created Lenovopicks.com. We've found a variety of apps that will open new ways for you to have fun and get things done. Our team checks out the latest app releases, popular categories, quality and app ratings in the Windows Store. Then we download the apps ourselves, put them through testing, and pick the ones that merit our stamp of approval. Lenovopicks.com is where we feature a small collection of our favorite apps including: games, productivity, tools, multimedia, entertainment, and what's trending. We make great apps easy for you to find and download directly from the Windows Store. We constantly update the apps on Lenovopicks.com, so CHECK BACK OFTEN to see what we've found. We're always on the lookout for trends and hidden gems!
This is part of a new weekly series featuring content written by the Lenovo Companion App Content Team With Windows 8.1, it’s easier than ever to set up a home network. You can connect multiple PCs to printers, smartphones and other wireless devices to share music, videos and documents. The quickest way to start “networking” with other devices in your home is to set up a HomeGroup. Any computer running Windows 8.1 can create or join a HomeGroup. It’s the simplest way to share files and folders, and takes seconds to set up: First, Prepare Your System For Sharing On A Home Network For a HomeGroup to work, you’ll need to turn on the "Find devices and content" feature: Swipe in from the right edge of your screen Go to Settings, then Change PC settings Tap or click Network Tap or click Connections, and select your network connection Turn on Find devices and content Turning on this feature automatically adjusts firewall and security settings. You can turn it off at anytime. Next, Create or Join a HomeGroup If you’re setting up a new computer, your HomeGroup will be created automatically. If a HomeGroup already exists on your network, you'll be asked to join it instead of creating a new one. After following steps 1 and 2 above, you can: Add a HomeGroup: Tap or click “HomeGroup,” then “Create.” Note the auto-generated password, which...
This is part of a new weekly series featuring content written by the Lenovo Companion App Content Team What would you do if all the data on your computer were suddenly inaccessible? Or your banking information was compromised? Unfortunately, these cyber threats are very real and prevalent. Thankfully, there are plenty of steps you can take to safely protect your PC and the data stored on it. We caught up with Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee to get his “must do” list for securing your Lenovo device. Here are the seven critical steps he recommends you take today: 1. Always apply security software updates Select Lenovo systems arrive with a full-service trial version of McAfee® software that offers protection from viruses, malware and more. Whether you continue with this software or opt for a different antivirus program, you should always be sure it’s turned on and your system is set to apply software patches and updates. “Without fail, those updates are addressing the latest and most important security vulnerabilities,” Davis says. “This one step will go a long way in keeping your system safe.” 2. Make sure your security settings are current True, you can adjust settings so security updates are applied automatically in the background. But if you’re like many users, it’s possible you disabled a firewall or other...
Chuck Bergen, CEO, VTree Entertainment LLC
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This post is the first in a weekly series called LenovoDev Developer of the Week. It will highlight members of the LenovoDev Developer Program who have built an outstanding relationship with Lenovo and/or have a unique, compelling backstory. Featured developers are nominated by the Lenovo Windows8 Store manager in their geography. We also hope to create an opportunity for members to engage and learn from each other on a more personal level via the Lenovo Developer Forums. Love to hear your feedback in the comments. --KS Our first LenovoDev Developer of the Week is Chuck Bergen, CEO of VTree Entertainment, based in Bensalem, PA. This selection is significant because VTree's core business is creating and modifying apps for people with special needs. As you'll read, they've achieved far beyond material gain, and actually changedpeople's lives, from children to US military veterans. Read and learn more about Chuck ...oh and and learn what legendary rock band he's jamming to. [Read more.]