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ZenBook Pro 15 review (2018): The touchscreen touchpad is no gimmick

With the ZenBook Pro, ASUS is finally starting to out-innovate Apple. Mostly, that's because of the ScreenPad, a display that's tucked beneath the ZenBook Pro's trackpad. It's a similar concept to the MacBook Pro's TouchBar, but it can actually be used as a tiny second monitor for basic …

Consumer Tech

Simplify IT Management and Enforcement With Samsung DeX

Do you want to improve end-user computing in your company? Maybe save some money along the way, and improve security as well? I have a simple answer …

Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

Pay with your face: Alibaba plans to showcase innovative retail tech in new Singapore demo centre

SINGAPORE: China’s Alibaba is planning to set up a demonstration centre in Singapore to showcase its “new retail” technologies like paying for things …

Customers

How to sync photos between Android and Windows with 'Your Phone' by Microsoft

Need an easy way to sync and see photos from your mobile phone on your PC? If you have an Android phone and the latest Windows 10 Insiders build, Microsoft has a trick up its sleeve.<p><b>SEE: 2018 Best Apps for Android, iOS, Windows & Mac</b><p>Among several new features in the latest Windows 10 Insider …

Software

How to Change Margins in Word

Not all documents fit inside Word’s default one-inch margin between the text and the edge of the page. When you want to change the margins in your …

Graphics

How to Insert Comments in Word

You can easily insert comments in Word to suggest edits or revisions to the document without modifying the document’s text. Here's howto quickly add …

MS Excel Power Query — “Are You Kidding Me?” — #1

<b>Querying a 2005 Word document on the Web</b><p>The more I work with Power Query, the more astounded I am at some of the data sets I am able to seamlessly …

Analytics

9 Podcasts for Road Trips That Are So Addictive You Just Might Miss Your Exit

Consider this a public service announcement: It's not too late to take a summer road trip. Whether you have your sights set on the sunny California …

Books

OneDrive's 'Known Folder Move' now rolling out to everyone

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Ransomware

How to transfer your contacts between iPhone and Android devices

One of the most annoying aspects of changing phones is ensuring all your contacts are transferred over to your new device. In the “olden days,” this …

Apps

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Pain

Game-changing iDrive offers unlimited mobile backup for life

<b>No monthly subscription</b>, <b>unlimited data backup</b>, and even <b>cross-platform compatible</b> despite the iName). This is why iDrive has made our <b>special deal post</b>, and remarkably right now it’s available for a <b>one-off payment</b> of just $19.99.<p>You might well ask why you would pay for mobile backup when there are …

256-Bit

Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us …

Language Learning

Disaster-Proofing Excel Spreadsheets

You've likely experienced that sinking feeling where hours of work suddenly vanish from your screen because you didn't save your work. In this …

Software

Microsoft Excel Tips - A Simple Technique For Seeing The Cells Feeding Into Your Formulas

As you know, worksheets with lots of formulas can be very confusing and frustrating. Understanding how formulas relate to each other, especially if …

Analytics

MS Excel Tip — Make Your Quick Access Toolbar Even Quicker!

Use the ALT Keyboard Shortcuts<p>Sometimes you need the obvious pointed out to you. Shout out to Blake Galey (LinkedIn profile) for pointing out this …

Tutorials

Master 75+ Excel formula & functions with hands-on demos

There are a few deals which we always keep an eye out for, so we’re very happy to see that the Ultimate Microsoft Excel Bundle is back on offer.<p>On your resume, does it say something like ‘<b>Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel</b>’? Once upon a time mine did. I did a stint in the finance sector, spent …

Equations

How J.D. Martinez Became a Red Sox Superstar—And the Astros' Greatest Mistake

<i>This story appears in the August 13, 2018, issue of Sports Illustrated. For more great storytelling and in-depth analysis, subscribe to the</i> …

Baseball

From Uxbridge High School to Microsoft: Meet the airport worker who revolutionised Heathrow security

A second generation Heathrow security officer has returned from Las Vegas where he spoke in front of 20,000 people at the Microsoft annual conference.<p>…

Las Vegas

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

4 Simple Moves That Will Help Fix Your Bad Posture

By now you know that your posture probably stinks. You sit at a desk all day, spend hours sitting in traffic or hunched over your phone on the train, …

Sitting

Microsoft 365 Adds Threaded Comments in Excel, New Power BI Features

The latest additions, which include Microsoft 365 usage analytics in Power BI, are designed to give users expanded capabilities.

Power BI

Microsoft OneNote: An insider’s guide (free PDF)

OneNote, Microsoft's cross-platform notebook tool, lets you tag, flag, recognize, record, and search just about anything. This ebook looks at how you …

We Built A Powerful Amazon Facial Recognition Tool For Under $10

The democratization of mass surveillance is upon us. Insanely cheap tools with the power to track individuals en masse are now available for anyone to use, as exemplified by a <i>Forbes</i> test of an Amazon facial recognition product, Rekognition, that made headlines last month.<p>Jeff Bezos’ behemoth of a …

PowerPoint Black Belt! - New Zealand News Centre

Fifteen-year-old Tristan Mona, from Auckland’s Avondale College, has beaten more than 760,000 competitors from over a hundred countries to be crowned …

Microsoft Office

Why I Will Never Buy a Hard Drive Again

Now that SSD prices are falling and capacities are increasing thanks to QLC and Chinese flash, I’m ready to ditch the hard drive for good.

Computer Hardware

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

How to Link Data Part in Excel in the PowerPoint? - mcafee.com/activate

As we all are aware with the term PowerPoint, it is a slideshow presentation program that’s a part of the Microsoft Office suite of tools. However, …

Software