Apr 172012

By Helen Bradley at PCWorld…

PowerPoint is practically synonymous with presentations. The application has all the tools you need to make a professional-looking slideshow that pops with audio, video, and custom animations. However, some features for designing a slick presentation are hidden deep beneath PowerPoint’s interface.

via 10 Secrets to Punch Up Your PowerPoint Presentations | PCWorld Business Center.

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Apr 152012

Okay I admit I’ve been to the Apple store and would love to have the new iPad.  You know, the one that is not called the iPad 3?  Meanwhile, I continue to be amazed at what the iPad 2 does for me.  This article, and some of the comments from readers, validates many of my thoughts about what the iPad is and is not.  What it is for sure is interesting.

By Thorin Klosowski at Lifehacker.

The iPad gets a bad rap as a device designed specifically for consumption. After all, its main purpose is to keep you connected to the world. Despite that, the iPad has risen up as a creativity tool and serves as an integral part in many people’s toolkit. To get an idea of when these devices are being used, we talked with a cadre of creative types to find out not just how they’re using iPads to make things, but why.

via Your iPad: The Creative Tool You Never Knew You Needed.

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Apr 142012

Light bulb in my head just turned on !

By Jessica Stillman at GigaOM…

Our research has shown that… collaboration improves when the roles of individual team members are clearly defined and well understood — in fact, when individuals feel their role is bounded in ways that allow them to do a significant portion of their work independently. Without such clarity, team members are likely to waste energy negotiating roles or protecting turf, rather than focusing on the task.

via One collaboration-killing mistake you’re probably making — Online Collaboration.

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Apr 142012

By Selena Frye at TechRepublic…

Takeaway: The source of this infographic on identity theft complaints in the U.S. is the Federal Trade Commission. See a breakdown of the numbers by age group and region.

This infographic, courtesy of Zone Alarm, details the ever-increasing problem of Identity theft in the United States. Complaints about identify theft to the Federal Trade Commission have tripled over the decade between 2001 and 2011. And for whatever reason, as the graphic shows, Florida leads all other states for the number of complaints.

via Infographic: The who, what, and where of identity theft in the U.S. | TechRepublic.

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Apr 112012

By Michael Kan at CIO.com…

IDG News Service (Beijing Bureau) — Intel is working with 10 undisclosed Chinese and global vendors to design Windows 8 tablets using the company’s chips, a senior company executive said Wednesday.

via Intel Working with 10 Vendors to Release Windows 8 Tablets By Year-End CIO.com.

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