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July Edition 2017
It's all about making the employees happy here at EZ Micro  |  We Have the BEST Boss EVER!!!!!!!  |  CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Allentown Rescue Mission - Changing Lives.  |  Warning: New Petya ransomware outbreak  |  Can a mobile phone battery track you?  |  Rejection Letter Disney Sent To A Woman  |  You Tube of the Month  |  ALL PAWS ON DECK  |  Win a four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo tickets!  |  Infarm wants to put a farm in every grocery store  |  Ice Cream Donuts Are This Summer's Most Indulgent Treat  |  Dish soap isn't just for dishes.  |  Before you toss that old keyboard...  |  The OrCam MyEye helps visually impaired people read and identify things  |  Puzzle  |  Quote of the Month  |  Windows 10 Tip: Changing Desktop Background and Lock Screen Pictures  |  How to make ice cream in a mason jar  |  Did You Know?   |  How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions
It's all about making the employees happy
here at EZ Micro
EZ Micro has gone through many exciting changes this year. We are so proud of our rebranding and amazing new website. (thank you 3Seed Marketing)

The entire office has gone from traditional sit-down desks to adjustable height desks. With a push of a button, the surface of the desk adjusts smoothly and quietly in seconds and everyone is reaping the added health benefits associated with standing more throughout the day.

Our newest renovation to the office is a lounge / waiting area for our customers and employees to enjoy. The old desk was torn out and replaced with a comfy couch and chair, throw rug, reading material and the relaxing sound of a fountain in the background.

As always, we welcome you to stop on in. We love visitors!!!
We Have the BEST Boss EVER!!!!!!!
EZ Micro was open on July 3rd to serve our customers, however, Dave made sure we had fun and a full belly while we were here!

Thank you, Michael and Greg, for going shopping, grilling and preparing our lunch, it was DELISH!
CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT:
Allentown Rescue Mission - Changing Lives.
By Wendy Benedict
Not many people know of our work transition program. We are not a " 3 hots and a cot " kind of shelter. We have our emergency shelter with 66 beds but we also have robust programming and a work transition program called the Clean Team!

A Brief History of The Clean Team

While our nation has been experiencing record high unemployment levels, the Allentown Rescue Mission has been instrumental in creating local jobs and putting men in need back to work. Clean Team workers go from being recipients of services to wage-earning, tax-paying members of our community.

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Warning: New Petya ransomware outbreak similar to WannaCry is spreading worldwide

A new ransomware attack called Petya, PetyaWrap, or GoldenEye began spreading worldwide on June 27th, and it looks similar to the WannaCry outbreak in May. It targets Microsoft Windows operating systems and so far reports show that all systems from XP to Windows 10 are susceptible.

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Can a mobile phone battery track you?
used with permission from Norton by Symantec

With this little known exploit, a mobile phone's battery life can actually be used to track online behavior. Security researchers have found that the battery status API of mobile devices can be used to track people online. In some instances, this can be used to upsell services purchased through a mobile app, ride sharing "surge pricing" for example.

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Read The Cold But Polite Rejection Letter Disney Sent To A Woman in 1938

In 1938, just after the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, an aspiring artist named Mary Ford wrote to Disney about finding a job doing creative work in their painting department.  See the letter HERE →
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Brazilian Sand Dune Pools
Are A Natural Phenomenon
ALL PAWS ON DECK
More workplaces allow pets for stress relief, recruitment
By Stacy Wescoe, July 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Having pets at work is becoming more common and helps to reduce stress and helps make people happier, more productive and more social. It also helps to recruit and retain talent, especially young adults.

REDUCING STRESS, HAPPIER, MORE PRODUCTIVE

Many experts praise the health benefits of having a pet.

Dr. Kurt Venator, a veterinarian for Purina Pets in St. Louis, said studies have shown that interacting with animals is good for your health, lowering stress hormones, improving blood pressure and encouraging exercise.

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Win a four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo tickets!
Murphy is anxiously awaiting
to meet you!!


The first three people to like us on our Facebook and comment "send me to the zoo" will win a family four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo Tickets!!

Be sure to include your name and mailing address.


No More Stitches
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Infarm wants to put a farm in every grocery store
By Steve O'Hear
Imagine a future where you go into a grocery store to buy some fresh basil, and, as you traverse the aisle, instead of polythene bags containing mass-produced snippets of the herb that have been flown in from thousands of miles away, in front of you are a stack of illuminated containers, each housing a mini basil farm.

The plants themselves are being monitored by multiple sensors and fed by an internet-controlled irrigation and nutrition system. Growing out from the centre, the basil is at ascending stages of its life, with the most outer positioned leaves ready for you, the customer, to harvest.

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Ice Cream Donuts Are This Summer's Most Indulgent Treat
by Amanda Adame

The B Sweet dessert bar in Los Angeles has created the ultimate Instagrammable food of the summer: ice cream donuts. Called "Halo," the glazed donut ice cream sandwich is both a feast for your eyes and belly. Try to restrain yourself from licking the screen:

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Dish soap isn't just for dishes.
by Cate Misczuk

Everybody has dish soap in their house, but, you're letting it go to waste if you're only using it on those dirty dishes. The powerful grease lifting, stain fighting and non-toxic formula is perfect for cleaning just about anything around your home.

You can kill weeds, keep ants away, lift stains from clothing and even unclog your toilet. Don't believe us that you've been letting this miracle solution sit un-used for years? Check out the list below and prepare to be amazed!

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Before you toss that old keyboard... Some people just can't let go!!

The OrCam MyEye helps visually impaired people read and
identify things

By  Romain Dillet
 
Meet the OrCam MyEye, a tiny wearable device that can give you secret powers if you have vision problems. It's a tiny device that you clip to your glasses. It has a camera, a speaker and a cable that hooks up to a bigger device that is roughly the size of a smartphone. After that, you can use the OrCam MyEye to read stuff for you. We visited OrCam's office in Jerusalem to try out the device.

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Puzzle

A money-conscious student likes to wear a clean shirt every day.

He brings his shirts to the laundromat every Monday morning and picks them up exactly one week later.

How many shirts does the budget-minded student need to own so that he has a clean shirt to put on every day

Get the Answer!
Quote of the Month
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.


--- Zig Ziglar




 
Windows 10 Tip: Changing Desktop Background and Lock Screen Pictures

 
Want to customize your Windows 10 computer? Here's how to customize your desktop background and lock screen background with images of your choosing. You can change your desktop background image to an image or a slideshow of images.

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How to make ice cream in a mason jar

INGREDIENTS
• 1 c. heavy cream
• 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
• 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
• pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS
1. Pour cream, sugar, vanilla and salt into a mason jar and secure tightly with a lid. Shake the mason jar until the cream thickens and almost doubles in size, 4 to 5 minutes. It should be opaque and easily coat the back of a wooden spoon.
2. Freeze for 3 hours, or until hardened. Scoop out ice cream with a spoon and serve with your favorite ice cream toppings.



Watch the video here →
Did You Know? 
There's only one STOP sign in the entire city of Paris. Yes, that's it. The lucky one is situated at the exit of a building company's drive, in the rich 16th arrondissement. Concerning the traffic rules in the city centre, it's simply the right which gets priority.
 



Get Rid of Earache Pain in Minutes
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She got her phone taken away by her parents and later Dad slid this under her door.
How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions

We're nuts about
helping our customers!

Do you need support? Are you a new client or a new employee of a client or do you just need a little refresh on how to request service from EZ Micro? Whatever the reason you are reading this article, here are the details for reaching us!

Service Desk
Our Dispatch Coordinator is the center of our support team. Any issues you experience should be reported here first by opening a Service Request using one of the following methods. Our service desk is available from 8:00 AM EST - 5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday.

E-Mail
Simply send an e-mail to support@ezmicro.com. The subject line of the e-mail will become the Summary of the Service Ticket. The body of the e-mail will be posted to the Detail Description section of the Service Ticket. Please provide as much information as possible so we can handle the request accurately and quickly.

Web Portal
If you do not have access to the EZ Micro Solutions Service Portal please contact us and request access. The support portal can be accessed by going to www.myezmicro.com. This will show you all of tickets for your organization and the current status of those tickets. Additionally, new tickets can be created and information can be added to existing tickets. In addition, depending on your restriction level, you'll be able to view all of your past invoices with EZ Micro as well as view the details of all of your managed devices (servers, firewalls, PCs, etc.).

Standard Phone Support
To reach the EZ Micro Solutions call 610-264-3991. If you should need assistance after hours, weekends, or holidays, please press 3 to have the Engineer on-call notified of your situation. Please note, our Emergency Rate applies after-hours, weekends and holidays.

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