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Ask the iTunes Guy: The last one

This column has been running bi-monthly for more than five years, but this week’s installment is the last one. I’ve answered hundreds of iTunes questions and have never run out of topics. iTunes is a complex app; it does many things, and, as such, can be hard to understand. Some of the questions I’ve covered have been relatively simple to explain, but many of them have had me scratch my head to find answers. In this final column, I want…

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How to snooze your Wi-Fi in the Windows 10 Creators Update

When the siren songs of Facebook, Twitter, and [insert your favorite site here] are calling, it can be hard to focus on the task at hand. A popular way to enforce focus is to just turn off your Wi-Fi connection until that term paper, quarterly report, or data entry is done. If that’s your go-to strategy, the Windows 10 Creators Update has a helpful new tool that will remember to restore your internet connection for you. That’s right, your Wi-Fi…

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Microsoft Word’s desktop publishing tools

Microsoft Word has come a long way since the “pre-Windows, non-mouse” versions used between 1983 to 1990. Back then, there were NO graphics, not even a graphical user interface. The Word 1.0 for Windows 3.0 version was a notable improvement, but then it took two decades for Microsoft to figure out how to integrate quality graphics successfully. JD Sartain / PC World Insert images from a hard drive or other source. Now, with Word’s many amazing graphical improvements, our jobs…

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What not to do when pitching your tech startup to a VC | Startups

Raising money from venture capitalists is a critical hurdle many rapid-growth startups will face at some point in their life.  But the wealthy venture capitalist firms are inundated with thousands of pitches from enthusiastic young tech companies every year. ©Flickr/Singh Entrepreneurs are so desperate to tap into the billions of pounds floating around these establishments that they’ll go to great lengths in order to get their business plan under the nose of a top investor. This constant bombardment can frustrate…

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How to open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in Apple Numbers on a Mac

How to open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in Apple Numbers on a Mac | Macworld Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Roman Loyola Senior Editor, Macworld | Sep 9, 2017 3:00 AM PT “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); If you use Microsoft Excel on your Mac, you can save the spreadsheets you create and open them in Numbers, Apple’s spreadsheet app. It’s a handy feature to use in case you can’t access…

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How to become a successful tech freelancer

Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google Plus Being a freelancer is often depicted as financially unstable, lacking in job security and risky. However, the benefits of freelancing could – if done well – vastly outweigh its potential drawbacks. “Traditionally 50 percent of our business is IT related,” freelance collaboration site Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel says. “Machine learning is at the very top as one of the fastest growing skills. It’s not a big secret that everybody is investing in AI right now…

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How to open Microsoft Word documents in Apple Pages on a Mac

How to open Microsoft Word documents in Apple Pages on a Mac | Macworld Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Roman Loyola Senior Editor, Macworld | Sep 9, 2017 3:00 AM PT “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); If you use Microsoft Word on your Mac, you can save the documents you create and open them in Pages, Apple’s word processor. It’s a handy feature to use in case you can’t access…

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