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By Nick Brazzi | Friday, November 07, 2014

Office for iPhone: What You Need to Know

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This week, Microsoft released an update to the Office for iPad apps and brand new Office for iPhone apps. The main attraction with these new apps is a pair of features that Microsoft has clearly targeted with laser focus.

For the first time, most features of the Office apps—both on iPad and iPhone—are completely free. And Dropbox support has been added, giving users more options for cloud-based storage.

By Scott Fegette | Thursday, November 06, 2014

6 Truly Useful Gadget Gifts for the Tech-Savvy

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If you’re considering holiday presents for your techie friends and relatives—or hoping to score some fun new gadget gifts yourself—you should know about these six cool tech toys that make life just a little smoother, hipper, and more high-tech.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Are You Afraid of Business Risks? Then You’re Missing Out

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There’s no shortage of managers asking their employees for new and improved work products. They shout for creativity, change, and innovation. But the unfortunate truth is that most of then don’t really mean it.

They do want great new ideas, new products and services, and clever solutions to the problems you face. They just don’t want to deal with what always comes first: trials and error, mistakes, and half-baked attempts.

All of which represent business risks — and managers just can’t stand risk.

By Curt Frye | Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Use Document Inspector in Word — and Avoid Embarrassment

Using Document Inspector can save you embarrassment

Ever accidentally leave tracked changes in your Microsoft Word document for all the world to see?

I’m going to show you how visible changes in a Word document recently got a political leader in trouble—and how you can use Word’s Document Inspector to avoid making those same embarrassing mistakes in your own docs.

By Nick Brazzi | Monday, November 03, 2014

Find Out What's Brand New in Outlook for Mac

The new Outlook for Mac looks much the same as the old

Microsoft has just released an all new version of Outlook for Mac, the productivity application for managing email, calendars, address books, and more—and we’ve got a first look course ready to get you up and running with this new version.

The course will be useful for new users. But if you’re upgrading from Outlook 2011, this transition is going to be really easy for you; the new version of Outlook for Mac has barely changed at all compared to Outlook 2011.

By Maria Langer | Monday, November 03, 2014

See the Impact of Your Tweets with Twitter Analytics

Twiiter Analytics lets you see the impact your Tweets are having

Not long ago, Twitter quietly rolled out an analytics feature that helps you understand the impact of your Tweets.

It’s called the Tweet Activity Dashboard, and it graphically illustrates the total daily impressions—the number of times your tweets have appeared in other users’ timelines—for any given period.

Why should you care? Well, the stat lover in me just thinks Twitter Analytics is kind of cool.

But it’s also extremely useful for individuals and organizations that want to measure the effectiveness of their social networking activity on Twitter.

By Scott Fegette | Saturday, November 01, 2014

Don't Panic! Get Organized for the Holidays — with Evernote

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Halloween’s over—which mean’s the holiday season is rushing towards us like a freight train.

Between our busy personal and professional lives, the end-of-the-year frenzy makes it all too easy to drop a few balls here and there.

But if you’ve got a smartphone, it’s easy to alleviate some holiday chaos. Evernote provides a great way to channel your ideas into actions, and help keep your holiday season on the rails.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

IQ Isn't Everything: Managing Your Emotions at Work

Managing emotions at work is a key to success

Success at work has a lot to do with your IQ—your intelligence or general cognitive ability. It’s a solid predictor of good performance and other positive behaviors in the workplace.

But as I’ll tell you in this week’s Management Tips, there are two problems with focusing on IQ alone.

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