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    Security is always a concern when organizations contemplate a move to the public cloud. However, a combination of third-party tools and careful reading of your service level agreement can give you the peace of mind you need to move mission-critical applications to the public cloud.

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  • How-Tos: 10 Microsoft Word Style Secrets

    As with most things in life, there’s an easy way to do things in Microsoft Word, and a there’s hard way. Using styles might seem like too much effort when you're busy, but this feature can save you a great deal of time should you ever need to change a document's formatting later.

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    Most smartphones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and other small gadgets have one thing in common: They can charge via a standard USB port.

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    Adding an extra hard disk is one of the easiest upgrades you can perform on a desktop PC. As long as you can wield a screwdriver, you'll have the job done inside half an hour.

  • How-Tos: Windows 7 tweaks for modern SSDs

    These days, there's no need to disable Windows features such as indexing when installing an SSD. However, there are a few tweaks you can make to ensure you get the best performance and avoid using up the SSD's precious storage space. We explain what to do.

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  • How-Tos: How to Get Started With Google Reader

    You may already be using Google Reader, Google's Web-based RSS reader, but you probably haven't figured out every advanced trick for getting the most out of this free RSS syndication service. RSS (aka "RDF Site Summary" or "Really Simply Syndication"), a feed-based communication system that most websites support, makes it easy to stay abreast of your favorite websites from a single page. Though some third-party programs and even some browsers can help you curate your favorite RSS feeds in one place, Google Reader's Web-based structure means you can set it up on one computer and then open it anywhere by logging in to your Google account and heading to reader.google.com.

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