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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.
- A nifty tool for figuring out where to put your wireless access points or improve your signal coverage
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- This infographic, analyzing word usage between geeks and nerds, might help you tell the difference
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- If you're thinking of buying a PC for a student this summer, Microsoft wants to offer you a deal you won't refuse
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- Because tapping everything out on a tiny screen is a waste of time
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- You could build an app in an afternoon, no programming experience needed
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- The easiest way to upgrade your security: Add more characters to your password
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- Melanie Pinola wrote Google is ditching its most affordable storage plan for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+ PhotosBut you can still get the old 25GB plan before it's removed
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- Welcome back, Start button! and, hello, more touch features
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- Because some of the controls on Windows 8 are not exactly intuitive
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- The lazy way to keep track of your spending: Let Google gather your receipts for you
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- Melanie Pinola wrote Over 90 advanced computer courses are only $10 each (normally $99) for a limited timeThis Udemy promotion gives you a discount of about 90% for nearly a hundred online courses
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- Melanie Pinola wrote Think your Skype messages are secure? Nope, microsoft is reading Skype messagesMicrosoft has been caught accessing Skype messages that are supposedly encrypted
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- Two reports compare Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. SkyDrive vs. Amazon Cloud vs. Box
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- Melanie Pinola wrote Get a free year of ShopRunner 2-day shipping with an Amex credit card (save $79)ShopRunner is like Amazon Prime membership, but for more stores, incl. Newegg and Toys R US. And free is hard to beat.
4 weeks 5 days ago
- Google has unleashed a host of impressive new features for Android, Chrome, Google+, Search, and Maps
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- Amazon's virtual currency is a way to save on Android app purchases
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- Installing more RAM is one of the easiest, least expensive upgrades you can do. But it's not always worth it.
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- You too can search like a spy.
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- 90% of passwords are vulnerable to hacking, according to risk-management firm Deloitte. Is yours one of them?
6 weeks 20 hours ago
- Connect these online storage options to Microsoft Office as alternatives to SkyDrive
6 weeks 2 days ago
- Need to quickly mount an ISO file in Windows 7 or earlier? Here's a tool from Microsoft
6 weeks 5 days ago
- Melanie Pinola wrote The companies that protect your data from the government (and the ones that don't)Twitter, Google, and Microsoft: Good. Apple, Verizon, and Yahoo: Bad.
6 weeks 6 days ago
- Google's know-what-you-want-before-you-search-for-it app is finally on iOS
7 weeks 2 days ago
- Google Drive is finally rolling out automatic offline access. Here's how to enable it.
7 weeks 4 days ago
- You can learn almost anything with these free audio and video courses
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