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Using Dropbox for File Synchronization

by Barbara J. Feldman January 27, 2010

Dropbox is a simple-to-use file synchronization utility that uses the cloud storage to sync files across multiple computers, whether they are Mac, Linux or Windows based. In fact, not only can you access your private or shared files from any computer where you’ve installed the Dropbox utility, you can also access them via a browser […]

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Five Great Screencasting Tools

by Barbara J. Feldman November 24, 2009

A screencast is a video of a computer screen, and can be a useful tool for demonstrating software, teaching or training. I’ve used Camtasia for years, but it is expensive. I’ve also heard great things about Jing, which is available in both a free and a pro version. To learn more, Lifehacker Jason Fitzpatrick lists […]

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Is Single Tasking the New Multi-Tasking?

by Barbara J. Feldman June 23, 2009

Are cluttered to-do lists, multitasking, and unlimited browser tabs taking their toll on your productivity? Some experts are calling single tasking (focusing on one task at a time) “the new multitasking.” If you want to give it a try, NowDoThis offers a new twist on the old fashioned to-do list. Type in a list of […]

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Should You Power Down Your Mac?

by Barbara J. Feldman May 19, 2009

Is shutting off your Mac at the end of the day better than putting it to sleep? Although many Windows refugees prefer to power down, Gary Rosenzweig of MacMost explains that sleep is better in most situations because it uses very little power and makes for very speedy start ups.

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New Release of OpenOffice

by Barbara J. Feldman May 12, 2009

Tired of buying Microsoft Office for each computer you use? OpenOffice is an open-source (i.e. free) software suite for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. It stores all your data in file formats that are compatible with Microsoft Office, and works on many computer platforms including Windows, Mac and Unix. The newest release, OpenOffice 3.1 is […]

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Which Date Works?

by Barbara J. Feldman April 29, 2009

If you’ve ever had to find a mutually agreeable date for a group event, you’ll instantly appreciate WhichDateWorks. Without any required registration, simply name your event, add the email addresses of all involved, and sit and back and watch. As each participant inputs their availability, you will get a graphic overview of which dates are […]

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