How to dress for a job interview – tips from CIOs

IT professionals aren't known for their fashion sense, they of the uninspired polo shirt and khaki persuasion. When they do dress up, they tend toward the brown suit à la Dwight Schrute. Who

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

How to get a new PC ready for use – and tune up your existing one

I'm going to assume you know how to remove the PC from the box, plug everything in, connect to your home network (that would be a whole other article), and turn it on.

Published on: December 18th, 2008 Lincoln Spector and Steve Bass

Top tips to boost PC performance and do much more

Try this: Press Ctrl-Alt-Del (and then click Task Manager, if you're running Windows Vista), then click the Processes tab. Ever wonder what all those items are? You should, especially if you're trying to

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Rick Broida

Mind your manners for LinkedIn networking success

Building a strong profile on LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has taken on greater importance as the economy slips deeper into a recession. What information you decide to include, or exclude, could

Published on: December 5th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Fabulous tips n’ tricks to get the most from new BlackBerry Storm

RIM's first touch screen BlackBerry, the Storm, is also the first RIM smartphone to run BlackBerry operating system (OS) version 4.7, which incorporates a wide variety of new, touch-based keyboard and device shortcuts,

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Al Sacco

10 tips for creating an awesome PowerPoint presentation

Since its debut in the late 1980s, Microsoft's PowerPoint software has become many things to many people: a lifesaver to busy execs attempting to explain critical and complex financial data to their peers;

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

15 digital secrets to help you work better and faster on the go

Your work increasingly demands that you be able to get things done no matter where you are--so the bigger your mobile tech toolbox, the better. In the past, we've described how to accomplish

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Adam Pash

Five free BlackBerry apps for fun…and work

All work and no play makes you a dull boy…or girl. Know the feeling? We bet you do. That's why we've collected the following five free BlackBerry downloads that aren't purely work related

Published on: July 25th, 2008 Al Sacco

11 free or cheap iPhone apps you simply must check out

With the release of the iPhone 2.0 software on Friday and the opening of the App Store -- where hundreds of third-party applications are now available -- Apple Inc.'s iPhone has taken a

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Michael DeAgonia

Tips for a top-notch IT job interview

You've been contacted by an executive recruiter about an opportunity to interview for a position at a successful company. The job the executive recruiter describes sounds perfect for you. You want the position

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Kevin Daley and Dale Klamfoth

The very best Blackberry tricks – including two from ‘Mr. Blackberry’ himself

For such a tiny little device, that BlackBerry smartphone of yours has an amazing amount of functionality packed in behind the scenes. But, unfortunately, realizing the true potential of a Research In Motion

Published on: June 18th, 2008 Al Sacco

Seven simple ways to keep your BlackBerry fast and responsive

Just like any other computer, your BlackBerry has a set amount of internal memory to perform tasks and run applications. Some devices have more memory than others, and some can be outfitted with

Published on: June 6th, 2008 Al Sacco

Digital photography tips and tricks from an expert

Have a question about digital photography? Don't keep it to yourself. Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can't

Published on: June 2nd, 2008 David Johnson

Four ways smart IT managers deal with sales calls

Ever wonder if your phone is the only one ringing off the hook with technology vendor sales pitches? It's not. Here's how other IT managers deal with the relentless vendor calls and e-mails.

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Computerworld Staff