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.

Finally, you can push directions from Google Maps to your phone

Google has launched its wireless service, Project Fi, and it's pretty interesting

Google has launched its wireless service, Project Fi, and it's pretty interesting

Google is now a mobile carrier. The pricing scheme could save you money

Microsoft has released a whole lot of patches today, a week after Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released a whole lot of patches today, a week after Patch Tuesday

Head to Windows Update for a bunch of optional Windows fixes

How to download your entire search history on Google

How to download your entire search history on Google

You can now download your Google search history data in one file

How to add a desktop shortcut to Google Docs or a specific Google Docs file

How to add a desktop shortcut to Google Docs or a specific Google Docs file

You can make Google Docs look and work just like Microsoft Word (or Office)

Make any standard outlet charge your gadgets over USB, no hardwiring required

Make any standard outlet charge your gadgets over USB, no hardwiring required

Upgrade your home to be more tech-friendly, no electrical skills required

Why you need a password manager (besides saving your passwords)

Why you need a password manager (besides saving your passwords)

Password managers can do a lot more than just save your logins

How much you have to spend on Amazon to make Amazon Prime worth it

How much you have to spend on Amazon to make Amazon Prime worth it

Amazon has been adding even more value to its Prime membership. Here's the math on whether Amazon Prime is worth the cost.

The media that will preserve your data forever

The media that will preserve your data forever

Our hard drives probably won't last long enough to give our kids or grandkids our photos. So what should we use?

Don't track me Google forces Google search to show actual links

Don't track me Google forces Google search to show actual links

Get rid of Google's ugly tracking URL and hide your search terms from other sites with this extension

2 quick tips for working with multiple email accounts in Gmail for Android

2 quick tips for working with multiple email accounts in Gmail for Android

It's easier now to manage mail from multiple accounts on Android

Test and protect your home Wi-Fi router in one click

Test and protect your home Wi-Fi router in one click

Take this two-second checkup to make sure your Wi-Fi network is secure

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