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.

The EFF launches a Surveillance Self-Defense site, your security starter pack

You can now protect your Google account with a USB security key for two-factor authentication

You can now protect your Google account with a USB security key for two-factor authentication

But should you?

Google's new Inbox email client might make email a whole lot easier to use

Google's new Inbox email client might make email a whole lot easier to use

Inbox is not just Gmail, it turns your email into a task manager, reference tool, and more

Easily convert Google Drive files to Microsoft Office in one big batch

Easily convert Google Drive files to Microsoft Office in one big batch

Ready to switch from Google docs to Microsoft Office? Here's an easy way to convert all your files

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How to skip the "Sign in to your Microsoft account" screen when setting up Windows 8.1

No Microsoft online account? No problem. But Windows 8.1 makes it seem like it's required.

Stop online ads from automatically installing malware on your computer

Stop online ads from automatically installing malware on your computer

Online ads, even on websites you trust, are secretly installing malware onto computers

After the breach: What to do when your information has been stolen from a company

The Chase data breach is another reminder of how fragile our security is

Law enforcement agencies are handing out keyloggers in the name of internet safety

If a cop tries to give you ComputerCOP, just say no thanks

The new features in Windows 10, from Microsoft's guide to the technical preview

Shortcuts and tips from Microsoft show you what's new in Windows 10

Mute tabs with one click in experimental versions of Chrome

If a site is being noisy, this will make it easier to silence it

The blue light from our screens could be damaging our health

Here's what to do about it

Make a Windows To Go USB drive--without needing Windows Enterprise edition

Take Windows with you on a bootable USB drive

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