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    10 Steps to the Perfect Smartphone

    10 Steps to the Perfect Smartphone
    How much of your day do you spend on the phone? How about checking and answering e-mail? As important as your laptop or desktop may be, your smartphone has arguably become the most important tool in your personal tech arsenal. The right one can make you more efficient, better connected, and more attractive to the opposite sex. (Well, two out of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    InsideTech's Laptop Buying Guide

    InsideTech's Laptop Buying Guide
    Over the last few years, laptops have become powerful, portable, and inexpensive enough that it's easy to get by without a desktop machine. As laptops have become more of a default than a luxury, the range of features, models, and prices has expanded greatly. Sorting through all those options isn't always easy, but these 10 rules for laptop buying should help ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    The 20 Most Sought-After IT Skills

    The 20 Most Sought-After IT Skills
    SAP, network security, and business intelligence top this quarter's list of the IT job skills that companies are paying more for. While the overall value of IT certifications continues to decline, holders of several key certs and skills have made significant gains in salary over the past six months. Find out which areas of IT are hot in our analysis of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +30
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    50 Books Every Geek Should Read

    50 Books Every Geek Should Read
    Ever find out one of your friends hasn't read "Neuromancer" or doesn't know what a Babelfish is or why it's important to keep a towel handy at all times? Did you have that brief moment where you thought, "Man, it's like I don't even know you?" If you're going to work in tech, write code, or just spend way too much ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +59
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    Answers to InsideTech's Microsoft Windows History Quiz

    Answers to InsideTech's Microsoft Windows History Quiz
    InsideTech created The Microsoft Windows History Quiz to help you learn more about the history of the world's most popular operating system. We listened to our users' feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken InsideTech's Microsoft Windows History Quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Four Web Apps You Need to Know

    Four Web Apps You Need to Know
    Whether built into your product, rented from a third party, or installed via open-source, Web apps and protocols are becoming more and more a part of how we do business. Here are four you need to know about: BaseCamp These days anyone can build a wiki, but few can compare to BaseCamp -- one of the original Web 2.0 project management ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Four Trends Changing IT

    Four Trends Changing IT
    Technology, by definition, is constantly changing. That's part of what makes working in IT so great, but it can also cause its share of problems. Take your eye off the ball for a month and you could find out that the hot new programming language you selected for your company's latest Web app doesn't scale, or that security concerns have trashed ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Seven Tips for Building a Breakout Tech Blog

    Blogging can seem like a quick and easy way to draw attention to yourself as a technology professional. You post your opinions on Web 2.0 trends, information architecture or whatever strikes your fancy, and pronto, you've got a worldwide audience. If only it were that easy. Blogging can be a savvy way to develop your street cred as a techie, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Which Skills are Hot in IT Today? (Part I)

    Which Skills are Hot in IT Today? (Part I)
    The length and breadth of the current economic recession has laid waste to the idea of the fully recession-proof career. IT companies have not been spared - just check out any list of the top crop from Silicon Valley and it's easy to cringe at the job bloodletting. But IT careers have still been more resilient than most. In the last ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Answers to the "What's Your Investment IQ?" Quiz

    Answers to the "What's Your Investment IQ?" Quiz
    InsideTech created the What's Your Investment IQ? quiz to help you learn how to improve your investment skills. Here are some of the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Investment IQ? quiz first, go take it now. See answers on the next page... [page] [widget:885] 1) You’d rather have: ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Gadgets We’re Looking Forward to This Year

    Just like with movies and video games, the fall season is the best time to find the best new gadgets. Check out our sample of the best of the best for late 2009, including the potential release of the mythical Apple 'iTablet.' Check out the gadgets below! 1. Zune HD The upcoming Zune HD is the first big upgrade to Microsoft's ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Why Workers Need to Know Open Source Tech

    Why Workers Need to Know Open Source Tech
    So you say your company doesn't run Linux or code with PHP? Don't make the mistake of thinking you're unaffected by open-source technologies such as these. Open source is tearing up the technology landscape. Ignore it, and you may be asking for trouble, even if your current job seems far removed from the world of open source. While naysayers once viewed ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Which Certs and Skills are Hot?

    Which Certs and Skills are Hot?
    Whether you're just starting your IT career or figuring out the next direction yours should take, it's important to get a read on where the industry is headed so you'll know which skills and certifications are hot and which ones aren't worth your time. But tracking tech news and job posting trends will only get you so far. For the full ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Four Ways to Keep Your Skills Current

    Four Ways to Keep Your Skills Current
    In the IT world, if you aren't constantly learning new skills, you're falling behind. Technology changes so quickly that the skills that got you a job just five years ago might not get you the time of day right now. That's why it's important to keep developing your skills and learning new ones. Here are a few ways to do it: ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Troubleshooting 101

    Troubleshooting 101
    No one ever teaches a class in it, but troubleshooting problems is actually the main thing you'll spend time on in tech jobs. It's rarely easy, but if you follow a few rules of thumb, you'll be able to work your way out of the thorniest code, network, or system issues while keeping a level head and making sure you don't ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Building Your Network of Followers on Twitter

    Building Your Network of Followers on Twitter
    It’s imperative to try Twitter for your IT job search if you want to make social networking work for you. The key to doing Twitter right though, is to use it as a turbo-powered networking tool rather than just another job board. Let me show you what I mean. Doing a simple search at search.twitter.com using the keywords “IT Job Chicago” ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the Ultimate PC Connector Quiz

    Answers to the Ultimate PC Connector Quiz
    InsideTech created The Ultimate PC Connector Quiz to help you brush up on your critical PC components and connectors. We listened to our users' feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken The Ultimate PC Connector Quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] #1 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Answers to The Ultimate Tech Acronym Quiz

    Answers to The Ultimate Tech Acronym Quiz
    InsideTech created The Ultimate Tech Acronym Quiz to help you learn more about tech acronyms We listened to our users' feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken The Ultimate Tech Acronym Quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1. FTP o Fault Tracking ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Answers to the Name That Font Quiz

    Answers to the Name That Font Quiz
    TestQ created the Name That Font quiz to test how much you know about fonts. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Name That Font quiz yet, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Arial 2) Comic Sans ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Answers to the Internet History IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Internet History IQ Quiz
    InsideTech created the Internet History IQ quiz to test how well you know the beginnings of the Internet. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken The Internet History IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) What kicked ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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