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.

Hunt for your next job in secrecy with an anonymous job matchmaking service

Hunt for your next job in secrecy with an anonymous job matchmaking service

Anthology (formerly Poachable) is a free matchmaking service for job seekers and employers

Amazon Prime is just $67 for new members during a one-day sale

Amazon Prime is just $67 for new members during a one-day sale

That's about a third off of a pretty valuable service

5.6 million reasons fingerprints shouldn't be used as passwords

Normal passwords are a pain, but at least you can change them

Backblaze offers 10GB of free cloud storage, costs less than a penny per GB for more space

Got a ton of data to store in the cloud? This is now the least expensive pay-what-you-use option available.

4 big reasons why IT staff are more unhappy than others at work

If you work in IT, you're probably well paid--and also probably very unhappy

iOS 9 is here (sort of): 2 things to know

Before you try to update to iOS 9....

The sad, sad passwords used by Ashley Madison users

Password leaks are usually cringe-worthy, but these leaked passwords are especially interesting

3D-printed versions of TSA master luggage keys actually work

3D-printed versions of TSA master luggage keys actually work

You can't trust your luggage locks

Quick Windows 10 tip: Search as you type in the Start menu

Quick Windows 10 tip: Search as you type in the Start menu

Search without using the search box

Tech companies with generous paid family leave

Tech companies with generous paid family leave

Tech companies are leading the way to broaden parental leave benefits

Get Laplink PCmover Express for free from Microsoft

Get Laplink PCmover Express for free from Microsoft

This app transfers your files and folders to a new PC

Amazon Prime just got both better and worse

Amazon Prime just got both better and worse

Good news and bad news for Amazon Prime members: Offline video streaming, but more limited 2-day delivery areas

The tech companies with the best employee satisfaction and work-life balance

All work and no play don't make for very happy employees. Some tech companies have better work-life environments than others.

Good news: Google Chome will no longer automatically run Flash ads

Good news: Google Chome will no longer automatically run Flash ads

Finally, Flash content will only run in your browser when you want to see it

Look up coding problems, possibly get a job at Google

Look up coding problems, possibly get a job at Google

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

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

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

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

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