Auto Archive your Gmail Emails

Sharing this helpful tip to quickly archive out emails after they have languished in your inbox for 2 days. With so many alerts from devices and accounts I often spend time needlessly archive old e-mails that I’ve already read, but haven’t spent the energy to archive.

Here’s a helpful write up on Medium to do just that

Auto archive emails in Gmail after 2 days

How to format a quick dial conference line for iphone and android

Here’s how to correctly format meeting invites so your invitees don’t have to lookup your code when trying to dial-in.

Allows you to enter the code manually

Use the semi colon to indicate you want to enter the code yourself


555-555-5555 code: 123456# or

Automatically enters the code

Use the comma to add a 2 second pause before the system enters the code

Will enter the code after 2 seconds: 555-555-5555,123456#

Will enter the code after 4 seconds: 555-555-5555,,123456#

Make Personal Conference Calls on the Fly with your iPhone

We are working through a family issue that requires me to keep a number of family members up to speed on changes.  I found the easiest way to do this is to quickly call all the right people and have one conversation where we can all ask our questions and share advice – just like at work.
An easy way to create a quick conference call is to simply use your iPhone to add additional callers to the conversation.  Just click “Add Call” during your call and then “Merge Call” to add the additional calls to the group conversation.
You can add up to five callers if you have AT&T or T-Mobile service and up to two callers on Sprint or Verizon.  This limit is based upon your service provider – not the service provider of those you are calling.
You can learn more here.

How to add a Credit Security Freeze to Protect Your Accounts

Ever heard of a credit report freeze? This lets you lock up your credit  report so that no lender can pull your file when attempting to issue credit in your name.  In other words – it prevents fraudulent credit activity from potentially occurring.
To get started you simply apply to add a freeze at each the of the three credit reporting agencies including TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax.  Most states waive any fees to add or lift the security freeze for victims of identity theft.  Some steps waive the fees for all consumers for both adding and lifting the freeze including Indiana and South Carolina.  Other states require a nominal fee for this service in the $3 to $10 range to add or remove a lift. Read more at the Consumer Union’s Guide to Security Freezes to get a state by state index of rules and any fees.
Once you have added a freeze all you need to do is just visit a website to temporarily lift the freeze when applying for new credit.  I keep my information to remove the freeze in a spreadsheet to make it easy to remember all the account information and it takes me about 10 minutes to make the adjustment across all three credit reporting bureaus when needed.
It is a little step that you can do in order to help prevent you from being a victim of identify theft.

Want to Learn then Better Get your Zzz’s

From a post in slashdot
Full news article from the BBC here
‘A research team of Chinese and American scientists claim to have witnessed the mechanism by which sleep contributes to the formation of memories. Using advanced microscopy, the researchers witnessed synapses being formed in the brain of sleeping mice recently exposed to a learning task (abstract). They compared this to similarly tasked mice, that were subsequently sleep-deprived. The sleeping mice showed a marked increase in the formation of new synapses. As one researcher explained, “We thought sleep helped, but it could have been other causes, and we show it really helps to make connections and that in sleep the brain is not quiet, it is replaying what happened during the day and it seems quite important for making the connections.”’