Microsoft Office 2016 Quick Start Guides

Download Microsoft’s free Office 2016 Quick Start Guides! Microsoft has put together a set of handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Whether you’re coming from previous versions of your favorite apps and want a quick orientation about where to find familiar basics…

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Why include CSS with the @import rule?

As with most web development techniques, you have multiple options when it comes to applying CSS styles. One of the lesser used techniques is the @import rule. This allows you to load styles from external files (optionally restricted by the current media type) within an external stylesheet, or inside the style element, like so:  …

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Employers demand technological literacy

Business and technology have never been as intertwined as they are right now. Current technological trends allow for efficiency levels that company leaders used to dream about. As such, more employers than ever are demanding that new hires be as technologically literate as possible. “Those without technical skills are missing out on a lot of…

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CompTIA certifications help to build careers

For IT professionals, it is important to have a diverse array of certificates – especially from vendors. But having general training outside of specific qualifications helps to cover a wider variety of bases when applying for new positions. This is where help from CompTIA can really come in handy. “CompTIA certificates are some of the most essential…

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How to enable higher levels of JavaScript

It’s easy to think of JavaScript as a static thing, but actually it’s continually changing. For example, JavaScript 1.7 added the concept of iterators and generators, and 1.8 gives you generator expressions. Even if the user’s browser supports these JavaScript versions, accessibility to their features isn’t automatic. You need to declare the version of JavaScript…

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One simple way to reduce the risk of hacked routers

A common avenue through which hackers can compromise routers is remote management. If you manage the devices through your network, you may need remote management enabled. Unfortunately, hackers can use brute force attacks or hidden vulnerabilities to hijack this capability and gain full control of the device. However, you can minimize the risk by configuring…

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Speed up your scrolling in large documents (Microsoft Word)

If you’re editing a large document that also includes a number of images, you may find that scrolling is quite slow. This happens because Word has to load each image as you scroll, which can make your productivity drag.   Fortunately, if you display picture placeholders rather than your actual images, you won’t have to…

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More good news for IT professionals on the horizon

The ubiquity of information and communication technology has created demand for the experts who know how to construct, maintain and fix these tools. In response, the value of technology services-related jobs has significantly risen, as illustrated in a chart tweeted by Bloomberg’s chief economist, Michael McDonough, earlier this year.   Some gains over the past…

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Why should you become a programmer?

The U.S. job market is starting to look up. The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated in a press release that about 271,000 jobs were added by employers in October, which simply goes to show that America is finally recovering from its market crash. As things start to turn around, people are beginning to be more optimistic about their…

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Microsoft focuses on cybersecurity with newest acquisitions

Of all the current trends circulating the technology space, cybersecurity is undoubtedly the most urgent. Reports of new cyberattacks are unrelenting; despite businesses’ best efforts to guard the perimeter, the barbarians continue to wiggle their way into even the most guarded systems. The most recent high-profile victim was British telecom company, TalkTalk, where over 100,000 were…

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Assessing big data’s big future

One of the most rapidly growing areas in information technology is big data. Big data can be defined as massive batches of data that can be captured and analyzed to identify patterns or predict trends, and nearly every growing space in the technology world – including the Internet of Things, cloud computing, data center virtualization and…

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