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 editor, and the Guide to Mobile Office Tech 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.

Windows 10 is what Windows 8 was supposed to be (and it's awesome)

All freeware software sites serve up crapware or adware

All freeware software sites serve up crapware or adware

Free software is great, but the crapware that usually comes along with it on downloading sites is awful. There are ways to skip the crapware, though

It's time to adopt a standing desk

It's time to adopt a standing desk

New reviews of independent studies suggest that sitting too much increases our risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and early death

How to clean up all the apps linked to your online social accounts

How to clean up all the apps linked to your online social accounts

Do you know how many apps you've connected to Facebook, Google, Twitter, and so on? You might be surprised

Grab 4 premium productivity apps for 68% off

Grab 4 premium productivity apps for 68% off

Save $125 on Pocket Premium, Evernote Premium, Wunderlist Pro, and LastPass Premium plus get NYTimes access for free

Find out if dropping cable TV will really save you money with this calculator

Find out if dropping cable TV will really save you money with this calculator

Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime can help you cut the cord, but in some cases, you'd pay more than you would with cable

Udemy is offering over 1,000 free online courses

Udemy is offering over 1,000 free online courses

From learning to code to improving your photography skills, you'll likely find at least a course or two to take this year

AdBlock Plus could be the reason Chrome and Firefox are such memory hogs

AdBlock Plus could be the reason Chrome and Firefox are such memory hogs

If you have AdBlock Plus installed and your browser seems particularly slow, try disabling the extension

My top 10 tech resolutions for the new year

My top 10 tech resolutions for the new year

The new year is a great time to revamp your tech workflow

The world's biggest data breaches, in one interactive chart

Millions of accounts have been compromised over the years, find out for which sites

Amazon is giving away over $200 worth of Android apps as a Christmas present

Amazon is giving away over $200 worth of Android apps as a Christmas present

Amazon's free app bundle includes 40 games and apps ready to fill your Android phone or tablet with

The most interesting apps and projects Microsoft is making in

The most interesting apps and projects Microsoft is making in "The Garage"

Microsoft's 24-hour idea factory is churning out apps for Android as well as Windows

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