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Stream music, share files, print documents and more with Bluetooth wireless technology. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology that lets you connect computers and devices to each other without cables. Many people have devices—speakers, printers, smartphones, headphones and more—that are Bluetooth-enabled, yet don’t know how to take full advantage of this technology. You can easily establish Bluetooth connections and “pair” devices to your Lenovo or Think system to transfer files, make hands-free phone calls and even stream music and movies. Think of Bluetooth as your "personal area network”—a lighter version of more expansive WiFi networking. With it, you can use radio frequencies to connect devices that are within close proximity of each other. Setting Up Bluetooth “Pairing” a Bluetooth device to your system is easy to do. Here’s how to get it set up on a Windows 8.1 system: First, be sure your Bluetooth-enabled device is turned on and ready for your computer to recognize it. You may want to check your manufacturer’s website for tips on how to make it “discoverable.” Next, be sure your computer’s Bluetooth is turned on: Swipe in from the right edge of your screen Go to Settings, then Change PC settings Tap or click PC and devices, then Bluetooth Turn Bluetooth on Wait while Windows searches for Bluetooth...

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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, click or tap Brightness or Screen ​2. Prevent updates from running on battery power...

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SHAREit App

SHAREit App

Do you ever need to transfer files quickly from one device to the other?  Do you hate having to park files in the cloud, log in on the other device and download them?  What if you aren’t connected to a network. Now that problem is solved!  SHAREit is the world’s fastest way to share photos, docs, files, folders and more across devices…even if you’re not connected to a network!  SHAREit eliminates the need for cables to wirelessly transfer information rapidly between devices – either with friends, or to take your personal content on the go. How does SHAREit work? SHAREit is a cool little app.  It’s simple, fast and really easy to use.  You’ll love it.  I use it every day to quickly transfer files and sometimes whole folders from one PC to another PC.  Our family uses it to share photos they just took from phone to phone.  No need to use your data plans, no need to even have a mobile signal, it just goes from phone to phone.  Phone to phone, phone to PC, PC to PC, tablet to all and vice versa, it’s just that easy.   brightcove.createExperiences(); What Can You Share? I can share everything with anyone that has the SHAREit app – pictures, videos, music files, documents, contacts…and even...

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Lenovo Companion App

Lenovo Companion App

The new version of the Lenovo Companion app is here! Come see why it is the go-to destination for everything related to your Lenovo system. We listened when you told us you wanted to be able to manage everything related to your Lenovo system in one place. And we couldn’t agree more. We know there’s nothing more frustrating than having to visit several different websites, forums and blogs to get the information you need. Now, with the new version of Companion, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. We did the hard work for you and put everything about your Lenovo system in one place. So, here are the top five reasons on why you should update to the new version of the Companion app. Top 5 Reasons 1.     Consolidation = Simplification The new version of Companion combines both Lenovo Support and Lenovo Companion apps together. Think of it as the best of both apps in one. Plus, a few extras like the ability to check the status of your warranty. Not sure how much time you have left on your system warranty? Companion will tell you exactly how many days you have remaining before you need to get an extension or upgrade. And, when it’s time to upgrade, you can do that directly from the app too. We know it’s the small things that count. 2.     Monitor system performance and...

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Iris Classon, Windows 8 developer and our new Lenovo Developer Expert

Iris Classon, Windows 8 developer and our new Lenovo Developer Expert

She was given a  Microsoft MVP Award, has developed a slew of Windows 8 apps and even co-authored a book. And she loves extreme sports as well. Meet Iris Classon, one of our latest Lenovo forum users, who will be helping us out in our Windows 8 app developer boards. Iris is a sought-after developer conference speaker, writer, blogger, Microsoft C# MVP and member of MEET (Microsoft Extended Experts Team) with a tremendous passion for programming. She has had a remarkable career path that proves that nothing is impossible- switching from being a licensed and registered clinical dietician to a software developer with a dozen certifications and a full time developer job with renowned companies. She has been featured in several newspaper articles, online articles and podcasts such as Hanselminutes, Computer Sweden and Developer Magazine. As a frequently sought-after speaker at conferences such as TechDays, Scandinavian Developer Conference and various user groups, Iris is known for her unique, creative and uplifting presentation style. She is hosts the Get Up and Code! podcast, and in her spare time she does pro-bono work as a dietitian and is very engaged in the developer community. She also enjoys extreme sports such as barefoot running, mountain biking, weightlifting and scuba diving- and of course traveling. Recently Iris sat down...

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