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Microsoft Excel Immersion: From Novice to Ninja, at TNW Deals

If you have to work with numbers, you need to know Excel. The Microsoft Excel Immersion: from Novice to Ninja bundle over at <i>TNW Deals</i> teaches you how to master spreadsheets, and is now just $29.<p>The three video courses in the bundle form a linear syllabus, starting with the Excel Basics course aimed …

7 bad speaking habits to break immediately

Even your best ideas mean nothing if no one listens to you.<p>Julian Treasure is one of the TED conference's most popular speakers and is a branding and communications consultant who works with companies like Nokia and the Waldorf Astoria. In his 2013 TED Talk, "How to speak so that people want to …

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Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

Cyanogen gets serious about its OS aspirations, ponders a future in TV and wearables

It's been three months since Cyanogen announced it was stepping out as a profit-seeking business. Flush with $7 million in funding, the company has been pushing harder than ever to achieve its goal of making CyanogenMod the third major mobile ecosystem, after iOS and Google's Android. Now with …

Swedish pirate handed £400,000 fine for one film

<b>A 28-year-old man has been fined 4.3 million Swedish krona - just over £400,000 - for uploading one film to a torrent-sharing website.</b><p>He was also given a suspended jail sentence and 160 hours of community service for uploading 517 other titles.<p>Anti-piracy group Rights Alliance described him as …

Apple finally adds gifting option to iBookstore

If you’re hoping to buy an e-book for someone that doesn’t live an Amazon-centric life, you now have a new option. Apple(s aapl) has finally added to …

Bamboo back for Moto X now available…. for a $100 premium

Good news if you’ve been pining for a Moto X(s goog) with a wooden back, provided you’ve got the coin to make it happen. Motorola added one wood …