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How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

It’s become hard to ignore Microsoft’s new touch-friendly operating system, Windows 8 (recently updated to 8.1). Not only is it nearly impossible to find a new Windows 7 PC anymore, most computer manufacturers are including touchscreens in both all-in-one desktop PCs and laptops, to take advantage of the new interface. But what if you’re not ...

How to Use OneNote to Become a Master Note-Taker

How to Use OneNote to Become a Master Note-Taker

There’s not much to say about OneNote that hasn’t already been said. It’s Microsoft’s best-kept secret, one of the most underhyped Windows apps, and an overall productivity beast. It’s been out for over 10 years and just now starting to get the appreciation it deserves. Microsoft has recently opened the app up to more users ...

3 Tips from an Excel Expert

3 Tips from an Excel Expert

Six months ago, I had never used Excel before, and today, I’m an international champion. This month I won third place in the 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, where I represented the United States with five other students in the ultimate productivity competition. I competed against 100 finalists, who outmatched more than 344,000 total ...

Choosing the Right Laptop for College

Choosing the Right Laptop for College

If you’re struggling to decide on a laptop for college, you’re likely stuck on two major factors: price and operating system. And while a laptop is certainly an item worth investing in, your parents may not feel the same when they see you eyeing the $1200-minimum Macbook Pro or a similarly-priced Windows gaming laptop. Let’s ...

Learn a Language by Watching Movies and YouTube with LaMP

Learn a Language by Watching Movies and YouTube with LaMP

Using movies and other media to increase your proficiency in a foreign language is great if you cannot afford to travel and immerse yourself into a particular language. If you’re a beginner, it’s also a great way to familiarize yourself with common phrases and cultural nuances. In order to help language learners on their path ...

Quick Tip: Bring the Classic Start Button and Menu to Windows 8

Quick Tip: Bring the Classic Start Button and Menu to Windows 8

The latest version of Windows brought a slew of changes to the operating system’s user interface. The biggest of which was the removal of the classic start button and menu. In their place, Microsoft introduced a horizontal scrolling, tablet-friendly desktop, code-named “Metro.” Those of you used to the start button and menu — which have ...

Saving an Excel File as XLSB Dramatically Reduces Size

Saving an Excel File as XLSB Dramatically Reduces Size

While we hope you never have to deal with Excel spreadsheets large enough to worry about file size, you may find yourself in the situation at a future desk job. Saving an Excel document using the XLSB format will reduce the size of the file while maintaining full functionality. The XLSB file type stores data ...

Making The Switch: A Week On Windows Phone

Making The Switch: A Week On Windows Phone

Like many people of our tech-driven society, I am a creature of habit. I like what I like, and I am rarely influenced to change my preference at the suggestion of a peer. I currently have an iPhone 4s, and I’m very accustomed to it. It does what I want, exactly when I want it ...

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