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It is said that people only use 10% of their brains. Are you only using 10% of your office technology? We’ll help you unlock the other 90%.

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The trouble with Facebook, Twitter and the lot is that they’re constantly changing. This is wearisome to those who use them and off-putting to those who don’t. That said, you know you should take the plunge for the sake of your career. Here’s a primer:

Q. Quick Parts are very useful in Word. Is there something like that in Outlook?

Have you ever caused a problem for your computer because you simply didn’t know better? “You’d be surprised how many people unknowingly damage their computers,” says Derek Meister, a Best Buy technician. Here are six no-no’s to avoid to keep your computer out of the repair shop:

Quickly detect any differences between two documents. On the Review tab, in the Compare group, click the Compare ­button. Your choices are Compare or Combine. Either one will give you a look at the differences. How­­ever, Combine will allow you to generate a third document that gives you the oppor­tunity to include differences by accepting [...]
Dropbox, the popular free cloud-storage utility that allows you to keep your files in sync among several devices and computers, introduced the new Dropbox for Teams, a service for businesses.
Q. How do I find all my files in Windows 7?
Three websites that will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology:
Maria had been emailing back and forth with a colleague all day about a work issue, when she finally decided to cc the boss. It felt like the right thing to do. But that’s not how it turned out. In­­stead, it came back to bite her. How to avoid cc’ing up and other email faux pas:
Switzerland’s Anti-PowerPoint Party is seeking support for a national referendum to ban the use of PowerPoint. Author Matthias Poehm believes PowerPoint is the wrong tool for making an effective presentation. His advice? Go back to using a flip chart.

One person’s everyday computer shortcut may be another person’s “Cool! I didn’t know you could do that!” David Pogue, who writes a technology column for The New York Times, recently penned a long list of “Tech Tips for the Basic Computer User.” Here are a few suited for the efficiency-minded.

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