Jenilee Wirtz

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“My screen looks strange after using a projector!”

In Social Media Madness on January 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

This is rather random, but if you’ve ever plugged your laptop into a projector, you may have noticed that everything looks different.  After experiencing this time and time again (and begging people in the office to try to fix it for me)…I’ve found a solution!

I’m not sure exactly what causes the “magnification” of the screen if you will, but I wanted to let my readers know the trick to getting their screen back to normal!  I finally stumbled upon a helpful article after googling the issue & here’s the trick!

Fn + F4

So simple & works wonders.  If you ever experience this issue, I hope this post helps! Thanks google!


New York Life Introduces Mobile Customer Self-Service

In New York Life, Social Media Madness on January 13, 2011 at 7:29 am

New York Life…so tech savvy!  Check out this article from Mobile Commerce Daily.



New York Life Insurance Co. has added mobile enhancements of its customer self-service Web site for policy and account owners.

The enhancements make it is much easier for customers to view policy and investment information, transfer funds and change future payment and investment allocations from their Web-enabled mobile devices.

“Our strategy is to provide our customers with options in the way they initiate service requests,” said Gary J. Miller, senior vice president and head of individual policy services at New York Life, New York.

“Our customers can still receive excellent service by phone or even by the postal system,” he said. “But now they can receive the quickest and perhaps the most convenient service through their mobile devices which we are very happy to provide.”

New York Life Insurance Co., a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world.

New mobile features
Customers can get detailed information about their insurance policies, annuities and variable products, including cash value, premium payment and beneficiary information in a form that is automatically optimized for viewing on their mobile device by screen size and resolution.

Account holders can view account summaries and services, look for New York Life agents and offices, read articles and view videos about the company on all three mobile sites.

“We believe that as our customers become more and more familiar with the ease of using their mobile devices to interact with us that our call center volume is likely to decrease,” Mr. Miller said. “More and more customers and potential customers are expecting to do their financial business through their mobile devices.


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