Archive for January, 2012

The traditional layout of Facebook will soon be changing, and some hackers are taking advantage of this transition to try to scam Facebook users.

Virus Alert: Be wary of the latest scams on Facebook

With all this talk of Facebook's impending switch to the Timeline layout, many people have been voicing concern over whether or not they like the new look and, more importantly, if it violates their privacy. But, to be clear: as of now, Read More

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Apple products are gaining popularity in the business world, according to a new survey.

Use of Apple products in the workplace is growing

While PC computers have been traditionally associated with business, the use of Apple technology in workplace environments has grown substantially, according to a new report by  Forrester Research.

The company surveyed thousands of pro...Read More

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Before buying a new computer, many people check out online reviews to see what others think, but those aren't always accurate, either.

How to spot fake online reviews

Whether it's a desktop or smartphone, when you're considering purchasing a new piece of technology, you want to know about what others think of it. A great way to do so is to check out the online reviews of the product to get some feedba...Read More

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Spam comes in many forms, and now it's spreading to social media accounts.

How to avoid spam on social media

If death and taxes have long been cited as the only certainties in life, we'd like to add one more to the list: spam. Spam occurs when computer networks, businesses or individuals send the same unsolicited message to a large number of people ...Read More

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If you get easily distracted by websites such as Facebook or YouTube when you're supposed to be working, there are some software applications that can help.

Can technology help you increase your productivity?

We live in a world of constant stimulation: music, communication, video, text, images. Because all of these types of entertainment are available with the click of a button, sometimes it can be difficult to resist the urge to distract ourselves fro...Read More

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Many people are turning to technology to help them meet their fitness goals.

Can your technology help you lose weight?

One of the most common New Year's resolutions is: "I want to lose weight." Studies have shown that fitness goals are often better achieved if you have sufficient motivation, as well as support from others - often a personal trainer ...Read More

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SOPA seeks to stop online piracy, but some of its aggressive components have online companies worried.

Why is everybody up in arms about SOPA?

Perhaps one of the most popular acronyms thrown around these days is the word SOPA, which stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act. It's one of three bills (there are two others, PIPA and OPEN) being considered by Congress that seek to put a sto...Read More

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The iMac is an example of an "all-in-one" computer, because the hard drive is attached to its monitor, rather than in a separate tower.

Are all-in-one computers the wave of the future?

Technology aficionados across the world spent much of this week engrossed by the news from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the annual tech consortium held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Among the most popular new models and designs included what&...Read More

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Ultrabooks like the MacBook Air are extremely thin and lightweight.

How to take care of your ultrabook

Ultrabooks have gotten a lot of attention over the past couple of months for their sleek, thin exteriors, as well as high speed and long-lasting battery. If you received one as a present over the holidays, or recently purchased an ultrabook, then ...Read More

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Save your PowerPoints as .ppt instead of .pptx, so they can open in any version of Microsoft Office.

How to fix common problems with Microsoft Office

If you have a PC, chances are that one of the programs you run most frequently is Microsoft Office. This is the suite of common workplace applications, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, that are used by many businesses. But, if your Microsoft Of...Read More

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