Melanie Pinola

Melanie Pinola is a freelance writer covering all things tech-related. A former IT admin and occasional web developer, she is also the author of LinkedIn in 30 Minutes, a Lifehacker writer, and the Mobile Office Technology expert at About.com.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Amazon Prime just got both better and worse

The tech companies with the best employee satisfaction and work-life balance

All work and no play don't make for very happy employees. Some tech companies have better work-life environments than others.

How to hide or block unwanted updates in Windows 10

How to hide or block unwanted updates in Windows 10

Microsoft has made updates mandatory and automatic for Windows 10, but a new tool lets you hide updates you don't want installed

Why you need a password manager (besides saving your passwords)

Why you need a password manager (besides saving your passwords)

Password managers can do a lot more than just save your logins

Google Inbox is finally coming to Google Apps users

Google Inbox is finally coming to Google Apps users

Google's new Inbox by Gmail will be available to organizations using Google Apps starting next month. Here's how to get it.

How to install iWork for free on older Macs

If you have an older Mac, you can still download iWork apps Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for absolutely free

How to check for hackers

How to check for hackers

Microsoft offers a quick way to check for possible intrusions to your accounts with its services.

MiseryMap tracks weather, flight delays in real time

MiseryMap tracks weather, flight delays in real time

This site offers real-time reports on travel delays at a glance, and could come in handy over the holidays.

How to stretch Microsoft's Office 2013 free trial offer

How to stretch Microsoft's Office 2013 free trial offer

This trick extends Microsoft's free 30-day trial period for Office 2013 up to five more times.

Are password managers safe from the NSA surveillance?

Are password managers safe from the NSA surveillance?

With all the disclosures about PRISM and decryption by government agencies, we wonder whether the NSA force password management app developers to give up your data.

Where do people get those terrible passwords?
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Where do people get those terrible passwords?

A Google survey reveals most of us are still quite unimaginative (and not secure) with our choice of passwords.

Google's One Day Charity app released for all on Android

Google's One Day Charity app released for all on Android

The Google app that makes it easy to contribute regularly to a broad selection of nonprofit services has emerged from its invitation-only status and is available for all Android users.

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