How to reveal Outlook's hidden BCC field

Is there anything more amusingly anachronistic in today's tech world than the "Cc" and "Bcc" fields?

For those of you born after 1980, they stand for "carbon copy" and "blind carbon copy," respectively. For those of you born after 1990, "carbon copy" refers to the old-fashioned, pre-Xerox method of copying documents. (Millennials: Xerox is a company that was once known for making copiers.)

In modern terms, the Cc field is used to send a copy of an email to one or more contacts (though it's a bit redundant given that you can just as easily add multiple address to the "To" field).

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Get unlimited free cloud storage, with a catch

Cloud storage services are a dime a dozen these days -- though there's usually at least a dime involved, especially if you want more than a few gigabytes of a space.

Last year, Symform shook things up a bit by offering up to 200GB of cloud storage free of charge, provided you were willing to share some unused space from your own local storage.

Today, the company unveiled a new pricing model -- "Bytes or Bucks" -- that gives business users virtually unlimited cloud storage at no charge.

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Get more work done by listening to Get Work Done Music

Getting through the work day is often a matter of tuning out distractions -- which, ironically, often works best when you tune in some music.

Ah, but what kind of music? And does the corporate firewall keep you away from music-streaming sites like Pandora and Spotify?

Enter Get Work Done Music, a free browser-based music service that streams work-friendly tunes.

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App spotlight: SlideShark puts PowerPoint in your pocket

If slide decks are part of your daily routine, you know what a hassle it can be to show them from a laptop.

You have to connect a projector, wait an eternity for the PC to boot, run PowerPoint, load your slide deck, switch the laptop's video output to projector mode, and so on and so on. You can blow 10-20 minutes just getting set up for your presentation, which is not what I would call a productive use of your time.

Last year, SlideShark introduced an iPad app for viewing PowerPoint slides. Today, the company unveiled SlideShark for iPhone, an app that effectively puts your presentations in your pocket.

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App Spotlight: SwiftKey 3 for Android on Sale for 99 Cents

Can a single app make a major difference in your productivity? For anyone who routinely taps out lengthy emails on their phone or tablet, the answer is a resounding yes -- when that app is SwiftKey 3.

This replacement for the stock Android keyboard brings a wealth of speed- and accuracy-enhancing features to the table. It normally sells for $3.99, but for the next few days, you can get SwiftKey 3 from Google Play for just 99 cents.

Just how good is it? The app earned an average of 4.5 stars (out of 5) from some 70,000 users on Google Play, and Business Insider claimed yesterday that it will "make you wish you had Android."

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Get a Free Sharepoint-Style Workspace for Your Business

If your business employs more than a few people, it's a good bet you've got project-management problems.

For example, you may have 50 email threads all related to the same project, attachments flying around all over the place, different document versions residing with different people, and so on.

That's why shared-workspace solutions like Microsoft's SharePoint are so popular. They put documents, collaboration, and communication under a single, private umbrella.

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Master Online Marketing with Free Kindle Ebook

I can't tell you how many small-business owners I know who know nothing about online marketing. And that's to their detriment.

See, even the smallest enterprise can benefit from leveraging blogs, social networks, and other online tools. Too bad there's no instruction manual aimed at teaching owners the basics of online marketing.

Actually, there are plenty of them -- and if you own a Kindle, a device that can run a Kindle app, or even just a PC, you can get one for free.

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