Articles By Zack Stern

How to clean out a dusty PC

Your PC can get dirty inside and out. Here's how to blow the dust out of a PC and clean a clogged port. Clean a Dusty PC Safety tip: Touch metal on a

Published on: January 4th, 2011 Zack Stern

Supercharge Google Apps for optimal business productivity

All businesses need basic services such as e-mail hosting, document sharing, and file editing. The ways to set up these functions vary greatly, however--pick the wrong method, and you'll waste time and money.

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Zack Stern

How to jailbreak your iPad and start multitasking immediately

Apple's iOS 4 enables multitasking and other new and useful features, but the iPad can't join the party until this fall. If you jailbreak your iPad, however, you can multitask today--and that's just

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Zack Stern

How to install a touchscreen on your netbook

Is your netbookenvious of touch-driven devices? You can't turn your netbook into an iPad, but you can retrofit it with a touchscreen and avoid the tiny touchpad.WARNING: Only skilled or daring hardware hackers

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Zack Stern

10 amazing things you can do with your iPad

The iPadis loaded with all kinds of features you've probably heard about, but look a little deeper, and its extra abilities might surprise you. Some of these secrets are enabled through apps, while

Published on: May 19th, 2010 Zack Stern

28 terrific tips to unleash the power of Google, Facebook, YouTube

Think you know all of the tricks at your favorite Internet sites? Think again. Even if you're on Google, Facebook, and YouTube every day, you might not be tapping those sites' full potential.

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Zack Stern

How to set up a Windows 7 PC to share printers, files with XP, Vista machines

With Windows 7, you can more easily share files and printers across a network via the new HomeGroups feature. HomeGroups lets you connect to files and printers with a group password--if all the

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Zack Stern

Online Archive Service Digitizes Docs and More for Free

 Instead of relying on a scanner to manually make this transition, fax in files to the free-to-a-point online service, DepositDox.You'll sign up, and secure a personal, toll-free number to which you'll send files.

Published on: October 12th, 2009 Zack Stern

Create an office social network with Ning

Upgrading from the break-room bulletin board and one-way customer e-mail lists model to achieve a Facebook-like social network for your business?You might try Facebook itself, of course, but the clash of business and

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Zack Stern

19 free online services – a treat for knowledge workers

Sifting through all of the free sites and services available on the Web, you've probably come up with some favorites, such as instant messaging tools or video streaming sites like Hulu. Those are

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Zack Stern

Automated Tool Tracks Business Hardware and Software

If you can lovingly call your small- or medium-sized business IT department "scrappy"--maybe you're both company president and network administrator--the right tools can make the most of your resources. Inventory auditing software can

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Zack Stern

Free phone answering service helps small firms save time, improve services

Small retail- or service-based businesses often spend time--or money--fielding mundane phone calls. Where is the store? How do I get there? When does it close? Are there any current promotions? If this sounds

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Zack Stern

Retrieve Lost Documents in Windows Vista

But wait! Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions include a feature called Shadow Copy that lets you browse backward in time, recovering a specific version of your file, not just the most

Published on: August 11th, 2009 Zack Stern

Know Your Software to Make the Most of Your Time

How can you keep up with your software? Online, video-training resource,, hosts hundreds of lessons on hundreds of programs. The nominal amount you'll spend there could pay you back in improved productivity,

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Zack Stern

Unleash the power of Wolfram Alpha for new business insights

I was born 5 hours and 17 minutes before a full moon began to rise over Minneapolis. The sky was nearly cloudless, and the temperature outside was 46°F. These facts are admittedly just

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Zack Stern