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11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Analytics

Be Prepared: We’re Entering A Post-Device Era

The new frontier in personal computing may be cloud services that run on less powerful devices.<p>One of the most famous tech-related commentaries expressed in the past 10 years is Steve Jobs’s declaration of the “post-PC era.” While the Apple founder’s quote in early June of 2010 referred …

Mobile

What Apple’s Deal With Intel Says About the End of Moore’s Law

Intel has been inside computers ever since the advancement of PCs. But for the first time, the company has jumped ship to mobile, as it announced …

Artificial Intelligence

Take A Rare Peek Inside The Massive Data Centers That Power Google

But not Google. The search giant has shared with the world photos that lift the veil off its massive and beautiful data centers around the world, in places both domestic, including Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, South Carolina, and Oklahoma, and abroad, in Finland and Belgium.<p>Google says when you're on its …

South Carolina

Largest-ever math proof chews up 200TB of data

You've probably been asked to prove a math solution at some point, but never like this. Researchers have created the world's largest math proof while solving the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem, consuming a whopping 200TB of data -- the previous record was 'just' 13GB. The sheer size came from …

'Spam King' who sent 27 million Facebook messages gets 30 months in jail

A hacker who sent more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $310,000 in fines. Sanford Wallace, who promoted himself as the "Spam King," compromised more than 500,000 Facebook accounts between November 2008 and March …

U.S. Department of Justice

Ofsted warns against 'extremely disruptive' tablets in school

Ofsted has warned that bringing tablet computers into school can be “extremely disruptive”, just as the watchdog’s own figures reveal that nearly one …

Education

Swifty Will Teach You How To Make iPhone Apps, On Your iPhone

Last year at WWDC 2014, Apple introduced a new programming language called Swift much to the pleasure of the crowd who were cheering and clapping …

How this life-long entrepreneur accidentally left startups to teach kids how to code

For Eric Fredrickson, what started as a simple programming lesson with his daughter has turned into a full-blown coding school — something that the …

Computer Science

The 10 Best Apps for College Students

<b>iStudiezPro</b><br>This powerful scheduling app won't get you an A in bio, but it will help you ace time management. iStudiezPro allows you to input your class schedule and homework into a built-in planner, then alerts you of approaching deadlines, keeps track of your grades, organizes your extracurricular …

The rise of biometric security could 'kill the password dead'

Biometrics, which can include fingerprints, iris scans, facial or voice recognition and other methods, got a major boost with Apple's introduction of its iPhones with Touch ID.<p>Samsung followed with its own fingerprint scanner and Qualcomm recently unveiled its 3D fingerprint technology incorporated …

Biometrics

Thieves Using Phishing Sites to Trick iPhone Theft Victims Into Unlocking Stolen Devices

It’s not bad enough that you may get your iPhone or iPad stolen, now you may have to deal with those same crooks trying to trick you into helping …

I made 2 tweaks to my sister's 2009 iMac and now it runs like a brand new machine

I replaced the old hard drive that came with the computer with a snazzy new SSD, or solid state drive. Solid state drives are much faster — and that tweak alone will completely change your computing experience.<p>Right after I went through that process, my sister reached out to me with an obvious …

Video Tutorials

'Outstanding' middle leaders to be parachuted in to struggling schools

One hundred outstanding heads of departments will be parachuted in to some of the most challenging schools in the country in a bid to improve the …

Ofsted to judge schools on creative subjects, Labour pledges

Schools will only be judged "outstanding" by Ofsted if they offer creative subjects and cultural opportunities to their students, should Labour come …

'Seductive' teaching trends damage pupils, warns leading academic

<i>Reporting by Roger Maynard in Sydney</i><p>Educational “fads and fashions” are adopted by teachers for the right reasons but often end up doing more harm …

Pedagogy

9 Questions to Ask a Teacher

Forget "does he follow directions?" These queries will provide real insight.<p><b>Ask:</b> After you give directions, does my child get right to work?Here's why: Children who stall may have trouble processing information or focusing. "They may also lack motivation or simply be defiant," says Robin London, a …

Teaching

6 Exercises Your Body Wishes You'd Do Every Day

<i>Photo by Eric Audras/Getty Images</i><p>Your body craves movement. It wants to get strong and get moving every single day. Those aches and pains? It's your body's way of begging you to give it the attention it needs and deserves. And it doesn't have to be a lot. Simply doing these 6 simple exercises at …

Code to joy

We are on the brink of a major revolution in education. Not all revolutions are for the better, of course, but this one is. In England, the subject …

The sad, slow death of intuition

In Yevgeny Zamyatin's chilling dystopian novel We, dreams are thought to be symptomatic of mental illness, citizens of "One State" are known only by …

How People Described The Internet In The 1990s is Hilarious

In the 1990s, the internet was a hard-to-explain concept to people. Even though it’s commonplace now, the idea of electronic mail and being able to surf endless amounts of information without using an encyclopedia was quite foreign.<p>Many books, videos and images were created to help explain the …

Digital literacy as important as English and maths, Parliament warns

Schools should teach “digital literacy” alongside reading, writing and maths if the country is to address the urgent digital skills shortage, a Lords …

Digital Literacy

10 best Android tools and utility apps

Smartphones are, at their core, tools. Because of this, many developers have created tons of tools for them that work really well. The genre is actually quite diverse. There are tons of Android tools and utility apps out there. You can do a whole bunch of stuff with Android. It’s actually a rather …

Fitness Truths: is this five-point plan the only diet you'll need?

Increase your real food, water, sleep and walking, and complete 100 workouts a year: Is Jean-Claude Vacassin's five-step plan the last body plan we'll ever need?<p>BY <b>Jean-Claude Vacassin</b> | 10 February 2015<p>With the January diet and exercise silly-season out of the way, now is the time that we can start …

Fitness

How Walking Boosts Your Mood at Work

(You might watch to switch up your strut, too—<b>Walking This Way Can Boost Your Mood</b>.)<p>“We know that regularly walking can improve your health in the long term, but our finding shows that a single walk can improve positive mood and wellbeing in the moment,” says study author Cecilie …

What's the Benefit of Explosive Exercises?

(And that's why you can only do a few reps of the jump squat before feeling the burn.)<p>Can you fight through fatigue to punch out rep after rep of these power exercises? Here's how it works: Perform 10 groiners, 20 kettlebell swings, 30 cross-body mountain climbers, and 40 high-knee runs …