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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.
- 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
1 day 13 hours ago
- 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.
1 week 8 hours 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.
1 week 6 days ago
- You too can search like a spy.
2 weeks 13 hours ago
- 90% of passwords are vulnerable to hacking, according to risk-management firm Deloitte. Is yours one of them?
2 weeks 2 days ago
- Connect these online storage options to Microsoft Office as alternatives to SkyDrive
2 weeks 3 days ago
- Need to quickly mount an ISO file in Windows 7 or earlier? Here's a tool from Microsoft
3 weeks 10 hours 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.
3 weeks 1 day ago
- Google's know-what-you-want-before-you-search-for-it app is finally on iOS
3 weeks 3 days ago
- Google Drive is finally rolling out automatic offline access. Here's how to enable it.
3 weeks 6 days ago
- You can learn almost anything with these free audio and video courses
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- CrashPlan is one of the best services for unlimited online backup, which makes this freebie hard to pass up
4 weeks 3 days ago
- Microsoft left out Hibernate from the power options, but you can add it back
5 weeks 11 hours ago
- Thousands of WordPress blogs have been compromised so far. Don't let that happen to yours.
5 weeks 2 days ago
- Melanie Pinola wrote Microsoft to Windows 7 users: Uninstall a security update from this week's Patch TuesdayOne of the latest security updates is causing fatal system errors, so you should block it
5 weeks 6 days ago
- Shodan is basically "Google for hackers," exposing all the devices connected to the internet
6 weeks 1 day ago
- Microsoft has begun the countdown to ending support for these old versions of Windows and Office
6 weeks 3 days ago
- Troubleshooting secret codes for Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and other devices
6 weeks 6 days ago
- A workaround from Microsoft reconnects Google Calendar and Windows 8
7 weeks 12 hours ago
- It's one of the best new features in Windows 8, but you have to turn it on
7 weeks 2 days ago
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