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

15 must-have open source apps for managing Windows Server

You might imagine that the best place to go for improving yourMicrosoft server-side experience is to the mothership itself. In many cases, you would be right.But the truth is there are a meaningful

Published on: September 21st, 2011 J. Peter Bruzzese

Google Refine is free software to massage data sets

Google has updated and re-released open-source software for cleaning, analyzing and transforming data sets, now called Google Refine. The software, originally called Freebase Gridworks, came with Metaweb, a company Google purchased in July.

Published on: November 12th, 2010 Joab Jackson

Nine nifty Windows 7 tools for power users

The quest for the perfect personalized Windows setup is too often derailed when it comes to finding the right tools for your needs. Top 10 lists abound, but few of them offer truly

Published on: September 14th, 2010 J. Peter Bruzzese

Boost productivity by banishing these 7 bad computing habits

You floss daily, rotate your tires regularly, file your taxes on time, and exercise at least twice a week. In other words, you have lots of good habits. But when it comes to

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Rick Broida

How to make telework work for you

Hello, I'm Joaquim Menezes, senior online editor at IT World Canada, and in today's panel discussion we're going to focus on a truly relevant subject: flexible work strategies.We have an exceptional panel today.On

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Create a comfortable and inspiring home office with these tools

Whether you work at home full time as I do, or just use your home office after hours, it should be filled with things that make it comfortable and help you be as

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Bill Snyder

Top 10 free downloads to get the most from your laptop

Have a laptop or netbook and want to get more out of it? You're not alone. We've experienced the frustration of trying to keep data or bookmarks on a portable synchronized with those

Published on: November 25th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Free or cheap tools for Search marketing success

The world of search engine optimization is awash with scores of tools that promise to make a marketers job easier.Wading through all these options can be a daunting task and not a few

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

How to use new YouTube tools to make your videos interactive

Interacting with YouTube? That's easy: Type a brief description of what you want to watch into the site's search box, pick from one of hundreds of selections, and sit back to enjoy yet

Published on: April 22nd, 2009 David Murphy

Test your PC with 10 (mostly) free sites and tools

Is your PC healthy? Don't be too sure. Think back to when you heard a kerklunk sound coming from the hard drive. Or maybe you remember the last time your Internet connection was

Published on: December 27th, 2008 Steve Bass

15 Ways to Optimize Microsoft Office

What's the most popular application software in the world? Most likely, Microsoft Office. You use it, your colleagues use it, your relatives use it, and just about everyone you know uses it. You

Published on: October 13th, 2008 Preston Gralla

25 Best Business Software Tools and Web Services

From creating and storing documents and staying on top of e-mail to keeping the books and getting teams working together, it takes a lot of code to run a business, or at least

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Christopher Null

Online HR management tool helps small business manage employee performance

In a business with just a handful of employees, it's easy for the manager to distinguish the worker bees from the drones. But as a business grows and adds staff members who no

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Richard Morochove