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.

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Look up coding problems, possibly get a job at Google

The search giant is using Google Search to recruit new programmers.

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Hackers vs. programmers, engineers, and computer scientists: What these terms mean

Hacking, programming, engineering, and applying computer science are all different skills, but they get mixed up often. Here are some distinctions.

You might soon be able to run Chrome extensions in Firefox

You might soon be able to run Chrome extensions in Firefox

Mozilla is making it easier for developers to make extensions available on Firefox and Chrome with minimal changes

How to get rid of Candy Crush Saga on Windows 10

How to get rid of Candy Crush Saga on Windows 10

The game comes preinstalled on some Windows 10 systems. But don't worry, ycan uninstall it.

LinkedIn's new Lookup app connects you to your coworkers

LinkedIn's new Lookup app connects you to your coworkers

LinkedIn's new iPhone app is like a directory for your company

Google's Project Sunroof wants to put solar panels on your house

Google's Project Sunroof wants to put solar panels on your house

Google's new initiative could help with your solar panel decision...if it rolls around to your neighborhood

Microsoft Outlook is now much more capable with add-ins for other apps

Microsoft Outlook is now much more capable with add-ins for other apps

Microsoft's mail client has some much needed new features

PSA: Always have a backup place to work

A workspace you can quickly move to is just as important as a computer backup

Windows 10 vs Windows 8 vs Windows 7: A performance comparison

Windows 10 vs Windows 8 vs Windows 7: A performance comparison

How does the new OS stack up against previous Windows versions?

How to get rid of the extra folders under in Windows 10

How to get rid of the extra folders under in Windows 10

If you don't need the default 6 folders Windows includes under This PC, you can clean up that space

Google's 18 recommendations for technical skills you'll need to land a job at Google

Google's 18 recommendations for technical skills you'll need to land a job at Google

Google's technical development guide tells you the courses you can take to develop pro-level tech skills

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