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Use the P2V USB camera to record directly to your computer

The Point 2 View USB Document Camera┬ácaptures pictures and videos while instantly uploading the recordings to your computer. This camera is easily compatible with both PC and Mac and seamlessly integrates with most instant messaging applications. Use this camera to … Read

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5 ways to capture and record your computer screen

The ability to take a picture or record video of your computer screen is useful in many situations. Working with tech support, capturing images of webpages to include in presentations (this is good back up in case of sketchy Internet … Read

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5 things to watch for in Windows 8

The big tech news of the week was Microsoft’s formal unveiling of Windows 8, the next version of its rather popular computer operating system. Most people who know me know I’m not a big fan of Windows, preferring Mac OS … Read

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Use your computer more efficiently by learning basic keyboard shortcuts

It’s Labor Day in the United States, and today I want to help you work a little less by doing more with your keyboard and less with your mouse. A recent report from The Atlantic stating that 90% of computer … Read

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Why is my computer running so slowly? Use these tools to find out (and fix the problem)

In a perfect world, we’d all get new computers whenever our old ones started running slowly. In our world, we might have to stick with our computers a little longer. Luckily there are a lot of tools available for Windows … Read

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The world gets its first look at Windows 8

Microsoft has given us an early look at Windows 8, the next version of its operating system. Watch the video for an introduction. It’s an interesting approach–I like the large, information-rich tiles (versus icons). I also like that Microsoft has … Read

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Windows 8 announced for 2012 (updated)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced on Monday that the next version of Windows will be released in 2012. No real details area available yet, but according to Ballmer, “As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear … Read

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Try before you buy: Where to download demo versions of Office, Photoshop, iWork, and more

Although the rise of the App Store has many concerned about the future of the free software demo, for now there are still plenty of try-before-you-buy trial versions of computer software. Generally speaking, these demo versions are a good way … Read

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CloudApp: Completely painless file sharing

When you next find yourself needing to share a presentation, image, or document, consider using CloudApp. More than anything, I appreciate CloudApp’s extraordinarily streamlined flow. With one drag-and-drop action to its menu bar icon, my file is uploaded, backed up, … Read

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My 5 must-have productivity apps

They may not seem like much at the time, but some of the little things you have to do day-in, day-out on your computer can add up, time-wise. Whether it’s digging through folders for that one file, or trying to … Read

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