5 frame worthy tips for photo cropping

When I was about 15 years old and a fledgling "serious" photographer, I wanted to enlarge and crop one of my photos in a particular way. Unfortunately, in 1979 it was all but

Published on: July 24th, 2012 David Johnson

How to build an energy efficient gaming PC

Are you a gamer with a big electricity bill every month? Are you looking to build a great gaming PC that doesn't sound like a jet engine every time you start playing Diablo

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Loyd Case

How to fine tune Goolge searches, send text with Google Voice

Here are more tips on how to make good use of Google Chrome and Google Voice.Narrow your Google searchesLike many folks, I rely heavily on Google Search; I probably use it dozens of

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Rick Broida

How to become a Google+ jedi

Google launched Google+ last summer to save us all from Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is too much like shouting in a coffee shop, Google argued, and Facebook's garden, large and beautiful as it

Published on: May 7th, 2012 David Chartier

8 new uses for your old smartphone

If you're searching for a new GPS navigator or a touchscreen remote control, a good place to find one is at the bottom of your desk drawer. Old smartphones, long forgotten after being

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

5 Outlook shortcuts you need to know

Outlook: Love it or hate it, there's room for improvement.Personally, I tend to view Microsoft's information manager as bloated, confusing, and frequently annoying, which is why I'm always on the lookout for ways

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Rick Broida

Canadian machines hit by massive Mac botnet

A Mac trojan horse spotted by security analysts since last year has infected more than 600,000 Apple computers, says Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor. More than 56 per cent of the infected

Published on: April 5th, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

10 powerful Microsoft Excel tips to have you working faster, smarter

Excel puts lots of great tools on your desktop, but what each one of them does isn't always obvious, especially since so many Excel features are hidden. Would you like to create multiple lines of text

Published on: January 27th, 2012 Helen Bradley

10 Microsoft Word power tips to blaze through work

Not everything that Microsoft Word 2010 can do is obvious from a quick look at the tools on the main ribbon toolbar. Some features are buried in the Options menu or in dialog

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Helen Bradley

7 Windows tweaks to avoid PC headaches

These tips and tricks can improve how you work in Windows.1. Open Apps the Easy Way Want to launch programs in Windows 7 without lifting yourhands from your keyboard? You can open any

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Rick Broida

Unleash the power of Tab: five secrets of this awesome key

Pity the unassuming workhorse of the keyboard: the Tab key. Even the Shift key gets more respect.But just because it’s unpretentious, you shouldn’t assume it does nothing more than adjust indents in a

Published on: November 22nd, 2011 Sharon Zardetto

10 identity management metrics that matter

Within the IT security community, identity- and access-management (IAM) initiatives are considered high value, but are notoriously problematic to deploy. Yet despite IAM's complexity, it represents 30 per cent or more of the

Published on: October 5th, 2011 Frank Villavicencio

Microsoft Outlook: 5 catastrophes and how to fix them

You use Microsoft Outlook to manage your email, yourappointments, your contacts, and your to-do lists. In other words, youuse it to manage your work life. So when this program doesn't behave the way

Published on: August 24th, 2011 Lincoln Spector

4 ways to keep you data centre cool in this scorching heat

Now that summer is in full swing, it's natural for IT shops to be concerned about keeping their data centres cool. But with limited budgets, keeping the data centre operating efficiently without blowing

Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Megan Santosus