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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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This is part of a weekly series featuring content from the Lenovo Companion App (this post originally appeared on Lenovo Support) We hope you never run into any issues with your new PC, but with that being said, we want to help you troubleshoot and fix any problems that may arise. A USB recovery drive can help you, even if your PC won't start. Your PC might have come with a recovery image that’s used to refresh or reset your PC. The recovery image is stored on a dedicated recovery partition on your PC, and is typically 3-6 GB in size. Windows 8.1 includes a built-in tool to create a USB recovery drive. Windows will let you know how big the recovery partition is, and you'll need a USB flash drive at least that big. Please note that creating a recovery drive will erase anything already stored on your USB flash drive. Use an empty USB flash drive or make sure to transfer any important data from your USB flash drive to another storage device before using it to create a USB recovery drive. To create a USB recovery drive: 1.  Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search. 2.  Enter “recovery drive” in the search box, and then tap or click “Create a recovery drive”. You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice....

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The System x3850 X6 server

The System x3850 X6 server

Point 1: Discipline(s): a “village” of experts worked together to design X6 Lots of discipline went into the design of the System x X6 family of servers. Correction: perhaps we should say disciplines. Experts in High End Hardware Development, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Design, User Experience and Mechanical Engineering all collaborated on what would become the final design of the X6 portfolio of rack servers. One engineer reinterpreted the way a high end system could be constructed; his models were the impetus for the modular concept. Others collaboratively designed a feasible architecture, interconnects, the system’s spatial layout and the final architectural design. Human Factors engineers optimized the design to be more user-friendly by taking into account the way that individuals naturally process information and the ways in which they act based on what they see and/or understand. The design team knew that not only could a well-thought-out and innovative design help data center professionals to streamline day-to-day activities such as routine maintenance, service and upgrades, but also, it could drive a more positive user experience. In the final design, easy-to-install flexible granular elements form the basis of the X6 rack server. These elements slide into and out of the server chassis much like books on a book shelf. Having “preconfigured assemblies” (also known as removable modular “books”)...

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Guest Blog by Bill Bolton, Community Moderator, Lenovo Forums.  *Updates: Here's Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4. The UPS guy has just delivered my new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, so let’s get on with unboxing it. The very first thing I did was look at the back of the box, as there are specifications shown there. I wanted to look at the specifications to make sure that the product I received was what I expected, before I broke any packaging seals. Oddly, there are two identical specification panels there, but it's better having two than none I guess. Anyway, the specifications line up with the model/configurations I was expecting, so it's on to opening the box seals. One of the box seals isn’t fully stuck down, so out of curiosity I pick at it and it comes off, but it's tamper proof, and leaves a VOID marker. So, I just cut through the seals and this is what’s inside. The Yoga tablet is on top and underneath it are some essential accessories – a power adapter, USB cable, JBL ear...

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Last week, more than 225 recent college graduates began their new jobs at Lenovo's Beijing office. During the orientation meeting, they had an unexpected visitor: Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing. (Or, as many call him, "YY.") He spoke off the cuff to the group, sharing his thoughts on the company, the future and the opportunity before them. Below are excerpts from his conversation with a future generation of Lenovians... * * * * * 25 years ago, I was as young as you are when I joined Lenovo. I had the same passion, dreams and hopes as you do today. I worked from being a sales guy all the way up to the challenging role that I have today, developing my own career while contributing to Lenovo’s success. During the same period, Lenovo grew from just an agent for foreign brands operating only in China to the global leader in the PC market. Nowadays kids look at me and call me “Uncle” but Lenovo does not get old. Know why? Because we always have fresh blood like you joining us! Today we live in the internet age. To us it means big changes in our lifestyle.  But to you, it’s no change at all because the internet has always been part of your life. That’s why Lenovo needs you--you can help us innovate and accelerate Lenovo’s transformation. At Lenovo, your career has no ceiling. Lenovo is unique. We are the most global among the companies that started from China, yet the most local among the global companies...

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