Melanie Pinola

Melanie Pinola is a freelance writer covering all things tech-related. A former IT admin and occasional web developer, she is also the author of LinkedIn in 30 Minutes, a Lifehacker writer, and the Mobile Office Technology expert at About.com.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Microsoft's 14-page guide to what's new in Windows 10

How to hide or block unwanted updates in Windows 10

How to hide or block unwanted updates in Windows 10

Microsoft has made updates mandatory and automatic for Windows 10, but a new tool lets you hide updates you don't want installed

5 reasons why recruiters aren't looking at your LinkedIn profile

5 reasons why recruiters aren't looking at your LinkedIn profile

Even if you're the perfect candidate for a job, if you're not using LinkedIn properly, recruiters won't find you

The top programming languages of 2015

The top programming languages of 2015

IEEE's annual ranking of programming languages reveals the most popular languages to code in now

See all the places you've been with Google's new Your Timeline

See all the places you've been with Google's new Your Timeline

Google will now let you take a stroll back through all your travels and see your most visited places

Microsoft has released an emergency security patch for Windows

Microsoft has released an emergency security patch for Windows

All versions of Windows except Windows 10 need a critical update.

The top up-and-coming cities for tech jobs

The top up-and-coming cities for tech jobs

There are plenty of alternatives to tech hubs like Silicon Valley and New York. These cities could be the next big thing.

Take over 40 courses for free on Udemy

Take over 40 courses for free on Udemy

Dozens of online courses are now free, so you can learn something new--from self-improvement to programming and career skills

How to control what you see in your Facebook news feed

How to control what you see in your Facebook news feed

Facebook has released a new update that lets you prioritize what you see in your News Feed

Can you answer these tough interview questions from Google, Microsoft, and Dropbox?

Can you answer these tough interview questions from Google, Microsoft, and Dropbox?

Puzzling interview questions from a few of the most desirable companies to work for

Watch people code in real time online and learn some programming tricks

Watch people code in real time online and learn some programming tricks

Coders are streaming their work on Livecoding.tv. You can learn for free or stream your own work to keep you focused

Optimize your most important keyword on LinkedIn

Optimize your most important keyword on LinkedIn

If you're looking for a job or trying to build new network connections, your LinkedIn headline is very important

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