Templates are one of Office's least used and most misused features. Office templates aren't particularly intuitive, and misunderstandings regarding their proper use hinder users. On the other hand, once users finally get it right and experience an increase in productivity, they're hooked. These tips will help you generate and apply templates correctly.
This article focuses on user templates. If you're developing, distributing, and administering templates for a large organization, you…
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If you are using Windows XP and regularly backup your data to an external hard disk using Windows XP's Backup Utility, chances are that you imagined that when it was time to move to a new Windows 8 computer, you would simply restore your backup into the new operating system. Or maybe you have found yourself with a completely dead Windows XP computer and all you have left is your trusty external hard disk containing a recent backup created with Windows XP's Backup Utility.
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Phishing attacks tap into human eccentricities that bad guys have exploited for thousands of years, which makes them extremely difficult to counter. Case in point; for this article I asked a few friends if it's alright to click on active links in an email. They all said no. But, I know for a fact that an email with a video link about cats that is circulating among that same group.
Therein lies the problem. Bad guys understand this. Bad guys also know which psychological buttons to…Continue
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How Chrome's speech recognition works
Google created a speech-recognition Application Programming Interface (API) that informs developers building websites how to interact with Google Chrome and the computer's microphone. The whole purpose is to give visitors to the website the ability to control their experience using voice commands, rather than having to type or click.
What makes the feature interesting is that Google transcribes the voice command into text. After…Continue
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Some cloud terms, like cloudstorming, cloudware and external cloud, are declining in popularity. Other terms are up-and-coming, like vertical cloud.
This list gives all the latest lingo to keep you up-to-date on the most popular terms for all things cloud:
Bare metal IaaS
Physical machine rental rather than virtual machine rental. Like dedicated-server hosting with added cloud attributes of self-service, quick scale-out and usage billing.
CDN (Cloud Distribution…Continue
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Proofpoint Uncovers Internet of Things (IoT) Cyberattack"
That was the headline on this January 16th press release issued by Proofpoint, Inc. The press release went on to explain how Proofpoint researchers were analyzing a botnet-based spam campaign. Nothing unusual there, botnets composed of exploited computers and servers spew forth billions of spam emails on a regular basis.
Except these were not computers, they were "things".
In an interesting juxtaposition, a day…Continue
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Parlaying off my previous article about getting the biggest bang for your security buck for small IT security shops, I thought it would be a good opportunity to write about how larger IT security teams can be more effective with their larger budgets. Larger IT security departments often spend on solutions that they don't really need or don't address a business risk (and end up being a waste of money). It is certainly not unheard of for multiple security solutions to be thrown into the…Continue
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1. Opening up collaboration between companies and their suppliers in real time
Nothing has had any greater impact on reducing supply chain risk than the ability of networked cloud supply chain solutions to bring together companies with thousands of their suppliers and business partners on a 24/7 network. Supplier networks are complex, extended, and subject to many issues that can go wrong. Traditional internal supply chain systems like ERP (enterprise resource planning) were written…Continue
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The labelling sector is one of the field with the highest environmental impact. Just think about the amount of paper and chemicals employed to produce labels rolls, and the percentage of waste produced after the labels are used. Fortunately, innovative technologies are being developed to guarantee greener products also in this field.
The leading technology is called Linerless and consists in an innovative way to produce labels rolls. We talked about it with Errebi – Rotolificio…
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Eco-friendly cars are cars that use hydrogen based fuel or electricity or a combination of both to create low-cost methods of transportation. They also help to reduce the carbon print left on the environment by every driver. These cars are constantly being redesigned to create better models that produce less waste and reduce environmental pollution. Due to this fact, these cars require less maintenance. Even so, like with all this in this universe, there are advantages and…Continue
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A new study has identified 78 sites from around the world as being the most irreplaceable protected areas. From Colombia’s Sierra Nevada to the Philippines’ Palawan, these sites are calculated to hold outstanding value to global biodiversity conservation.
An international team of distinguished scientists led by Soizic Le Saout conducted the study and published their findings in the journal Science. The team studied data from 173,000 protected regions together with the assessments of more…
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Alice Kohler is a Brazilian photographer who has visited over 20 countries during her career. In Brazil in particular she has travelled into some of the remotest parts of the Amazon basin and spent time with many of the country’s indigenous peoples, including the Araweté, Asurini, Guarani, Kamaiura, Karajá, Kayapo, Kuikuro, Parakanã, Pareci, Xavante and Yawalapiti.
An exhibition of Kohler’s photographs of the Araweté opens in Cusco in neighbouring Peru today, held at a newly-opened…Continue
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Finding the right diet to best help you reach your goals is overwhelming. It can be such a challenge that it prevents you from even starting. We took care of the hard work for you, analyzing different diet plans based on cost, menu variety, and tools for member success. After all, when a program is catered to your needs, you're going to be a lot more likely to follow it. After rigorous testing, Nutrisystem ranked best in the category because of their great-tasting food, convenience, and…Continue
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Three NGOs in Ecuador marked the UN’s World Environment Day last week by releasing a report alleging that illegal loggers are operating in the famous Yasuní National Park in the Amazon, one of the most biodiverse places in the world. The loggers are crossing the border from Peru and mainly extracting cedar from territories used by indigenous peoples living in “isolation”, according to the NGOs.
The report focuses on a reconnaissance trip made in May which documented illegal logging in…Continue
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Actively denying Mother Nature her right to stay clean and prosperous by ruining her beautiful creations, it seems like we have collectively (and voluntarily) gone on a suicidal mission. How so? Treating our planet badly, we’re treating ourselves badly – everything we do reflects onto the environment we live in, creating a chain of events that may or may not lead to a better future, ecology-wise. Added, along with (mis)treating the environment, we’ve come to a point of active saving or…Continue
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Who knew layers of ancient pee can be a valuable treasure trove of climate change data? Thanks to the hyrax’s pair of unusual habits, scientists are afforded a rare look at ancient plant biodiversity and how it has changed through the years. The hyrax, a small herbivorous mammal found Africa and the Middle East, is inclined to live in the same crack in rocks for several generations. The animals also tend to urinate on the same spot. As their urine contains detectable amounts of plant matter…Continue
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The last time I saw Annie Hart, she was jumping around in a catsuit. It was not Halloween. She and her friend, artist Jenna Gribbon (also clad in Selina Kyle cotton), were performing at a venue in Brooklyn: Hart pounding away righteously on her keyboard and belting out her sumptuous synth-pop; Gribbon pouring and mixing paints onto a projector, creating a miasma of mood rings, changing with the melody. It was an act they’d done before, working out the songs that Hart, one third of Au Revoir…Continue
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In keeping with his usual breakfast of Fox News and Twitter outbursts, President Trump doubled down on his support of Confederate monuments this morning. Statues in cities like Baltimore and Durham, North Carolina, have been taken down this week after the fatal violence in Charlottesville, sparked by debate over its Robert E. Lee statue. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” he tweeted shortly…Continue
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Everything from the action-packed trailer to the freshly announced episode title—“Beyond the Wall”—hints that this Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones will be another epic, snowy brawl between good and evil, in the vein of the Season 5 classic “Hardhome.” But while a meme-happy Internet is prepared for the frosty, zombie-smashing adventures of Jon Snow, Tormund Giantsbane, the Hound, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, Jorah Mormont, and Gendry Waters, there may be an even more intriguing fight…Continue
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Disney princesses have gotten their fair share of criticism as of late. In recent years, many people have questioned whether beloved characters like Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, and Belle are positive role models for young girls. (For instance, a 2016 study examining “princess culture” concluded that girls who were immersed in princess videos and merchandise were more likely to engage in gender stereotypes later on in life.)
Disney’s latest heroines—Frozen’s Elsa, Moana, and Elena of…
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