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.

Update your router: New vulnerability affects millions of routers and connected devices

Windows can run on some Chromebooks

Windows can run on some Chromebooks

Windows might run a lot better than you'd expect on a $250 Chromebook

My favorite new Chrome extension lets me keep 47 tabs open

My favorite new Chrome extension lets me keep 47 tabs open

The Great Suspender is pretty great

Windows 10 will only be a free upgrade for the first year

Windows 10 will only be a free upgrade for the first year

Will we have to pay for a subscription after that?

CHIP is a $9 computer that could do almost everything

CHIP is a $9 computer that could do almost everything

Meet the world's cheapest computer

You can now order food directly from Google search results

You can now order food directly from Google search results

Now you can get your food delivered even quicker. Thanks Google

How to instantly shut your computer down

How to instantly shut your computer down

Shut your computer down with no waiting with these shortcuts

Office 2016 Preview is available now to download

Office 2016 Preview is available now to download

Try out the new features and influence the next version of Office

14 technology terms explained in everyday language

14 technology terms explained in everyday language

This site uses clever metaphors to demystify technology without the jargon

Google's Password Alert extension protects against phishing attacks

Google's Password Alert extension protects against phishing attacks

Get a warning if you accidentally enter your Google login on fake sign-in pages

3 helpful mobile apps developed by Uncle Sam

3 helpful mobile apps developed by Uncle Sam

The federal government has some pretty useful or at least interesting apps

Time to review your Twitter privacy settings to block annoying direct messages

Time to review your Twitter privacy settings to block annoying direct messages

You can now get private messages from anyone on Twitter, but you might want to turn this feature off

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