How to stay ahead in the IT job hunt

There has never been a more exciting time to be an IT professional than now. With so many businesses looking to up their technology game, there is an increasing need for more staffers with varying skillsets. According to Computerworld contributor Beth Stackpole, 38 percent of companies are planning on hiring more workers that can handle…

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The importance of CompTIA underscores value of certifications

If there is one thing that’s certain about IT professions, it’s that they’re a constant process. Technology is always changing, and paying attention to one’s qualifications is vitally important. Because certifications evolve with the times, people may have to “re-up” every once in a while to make sure they understand how certifications may be different from…

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Resize the Color panel in Photoshop CC 2014

Sometimes you have to take what you can get. If a panel isn’t as large as you’d like it to be, you often have to just deal with it. One of the great improvements to Photoshop CC 2014 is the ability to resize the color picker in the Color panel, giving you a larger, more…

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Quick queries to find the bottlenecks on your system

Using the Custom Shape tool is a great way to quickly generate simple shapes and images. However, before you draw a shape, set the proper tool options. There are three different ways the tool can behave. First, select the Custom Shape tool from the Tools panel. Then on the tool options bar, select one of…

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Make sure your online backup is there when you need it

Online storage can be a great way back up files so that disasters that affect your building don’t wipe out your data. However, just because your data are backed up online doesn’t mean they’re safe. As an example of how unreliable online storage can be, in October 2014, Bitcasa subscribers received a generic, spam-filter-triggering email…

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