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    How to Choose Between Canon and Nikon DSLRs in 2010

    It's a question all photographers ask themselves: Should I get a Nikon or a Canon? Pro users are the first to admit that technical differences between the two iconic brands are not deciding factors. In fact, the more experienced the photographer, the more adamant they are that camera brands do not matter, according to veteran photographer Ken Rockwell. "It's like ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Convince Your Boss to Let You Work From Home

    Convince Your Boss to Let You Work From Home
    Telecommuting has reached such a critical mass that everyone knows at least someone who’s doing it. Downsizing and soaring gas prices have pushed nearly a quarter of Americans into some form of flexible arrangement, according to a Citrix Online survey. We all know the perks, but wanting to have more time with your family and avoiding traffic aren’t reason enough to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop

    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop
    Tired of going through trial versions of Adobe Photoshop? Frustrated by the limitations of common accessory programs like Paint? You're not alone. Adobe Photoshop may be the holy grail of photo editing software, but that doesn't mean you've got to break the bank to produce high-quality photos! The Internet has spawned some amazing open source photo editing programs that'll get the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Email Etiquette: How to Write it Right

    Email Etiquette: How to Write it Right
    If you’ve ever begged IT to stop a sent email in its tracks, or wasted an entire morning sifting through an unruly inbox, it might just be time for an email refresher course. In this age of BlackBerry-toting professionals connected by email around globe, it's crucial to abide by the written (and unwritten) rules of email communications. You don’t want to ...
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    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?

    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?
    It says a lot about our society that one of the most contentious pop culture debates is between buying a Mac or a PC. Not between which sugary cola is the best, or if a light beer has “great taste” or is “less filling,” but what computer one should work, play, and — in some cases — live on. Not that ...
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    The Beginner's Guide to Social Media Success

    Getting connected online is practically a requirement these days. It's the latest way to make new friends, stay in touch, and — best of all — network. And with HR departments adding social media recruiting to their repertoire, it's also a great way to get a job! But jumping online isn't as easy as you might think. If you're going ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How To Build a Better Home Office

    You did it! You’ve negotiated with your boss or embraced your entrepreneurial spirit and the home office is yours. Think of all the time you’ll save on the commute, the extra hours you’ll punch in, and the flexibility you’ll enjoy. You’re ready to kick back and… oh, work. Remember, even with all the promises of work-at-home grandeur, there are just ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The UX Design Process for the Boxee Beta

    The UX Design Process for the Boxee Beta
    More than a year ago I very proudly announced that Boxee, the much-loved social media center software company, had hired me as the user experience designer for their beta. In the five months that I worked with them, I conducted user interviews and usability testing to identify people's needs, behaviors and frustrations, and redesigned the app's navigation and key screens. Earlier ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    15 Ways Python Is a Powerful Force on the Web

    15 Ways Python Is a Powerful Force on the Web
    The Python programming language has gained popularity as one of the components of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Python/Perl/PHP) stack. Python has seen a resurgence in programmer interest, and dynamic languages such as Ruby and Python have emerged as alternatives to languages like Java and C#. And the popularity of software such as the Google App Engine, the Django Web ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home
    Over the past few years, many organizations have begun to allow their staff members to work out of their homes. With recent advances in technology, including the Web, email, intranets, modems, cheaper fax machines and voice mail, some people rarely go into the main office anymore. Working out of your home is a mixed blessing, though. There are certain benefits that ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Building IT Skills: 25 Guiding Principles for UX Designers

    Five months ago I wrote a post titled, "So you wanna be a user experience designer," in which I gathered all of the resources in my UX arsenal: publications and blogs, books, local events, organizations, mailing lists, webinars, workshops, conferences, and schooling. My intent was to give aspiring user experience designers, or even those on the hunt for additional inspiration, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Can Augmented Reality Tech Help You Make Better Life Decisions?

    Can augmented reality technology finally make it easy to do the right thing? Last year was huge for a young technology called “augmented reality”—and that’s important even if you’re not a nerd, because it should revolutionize the way we approach social causes. Sure, many current examples of augmented reality are trivial, but hear me out. Augmented reality allows you to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz
    We've created the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz to help you learn more about this humanitarian organization. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Who founded the Red Cross? ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Create a Rich Internet Application (Screen Design)

    Designing a rich Internet application (RIA) can test even an experienced design team. The hardest challenge is to blend Web and desktop paradigms to create a responsive and intuitive experience. Some paradigms that exist in the desktop environment are ill-suited for the Web, while many of the Web paradigms people are familiar with (paging, explicit refresh) are no longer necessary ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hurry Up and Wait: 6 Futurists Explain Why Slowness Might Be as Important as Speed

    According to some of the world’s most prominent futurists, slowness might be as important to the future as speed. We've asked them to explain why. Here are their answers. Julian Bleecker Julian Bleecker, a designer, technologist, and co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory, devises “design-to-think experiments” that focus on interactions away from conventional computer settings. “When sitting at a screen ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The IT People Behind the Winter Olympics

    Your tech skills can take you anywhere you want — even to the rarified air of the Winter Olympics. Don't believe us? There are many IT people involved in creating the Olympics experience and it's time we take a minute to appreciate their contribution. In some ways, they're almost as important to the event as the athletes themselves. Some have ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz
    InsideTech created the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ? quiz to help you learn more about all the winter holidays. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Why do we hang ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Work

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another and how it's increased transparency in everything we do. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, especially when it comes to workplace productivity. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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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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