Charting Your Excel Data

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For some time now, charting data in Excel has become not only simple but also automated to the extent that you can easily go from a tabular spreadsheet to a comprehensive area, bar, line, or pie chart in no time with a few well-contemplated mouse clicks. Then as you edit the data in your spreadsheet, […]

How To Understand What-If Analysis In Microsoft Excel

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A what-if scenario is fairly easy to understand – put simply, your question is, “If this happens, what happens to my numbers, or bottom line? In other words, if we do $20,000 worth of sales over the next few months, how much profit will we show?” At its basest form, this is what What-If Analysis […]

The Best Android Office Suites For 2019

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These days, when most people think of office suites (integrated word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and personal information managers), Microsoft Office or Google Drive Office Suite come to mind – and for good reason. Both are well-developed and highly effective solutions for creating, managing, and archiving business documents, as well as generating, responding to, and collecting […]

How To Kid-Proof Your Android Mobile Device

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As an Internet device, your Android smartphone or tablet, just like the family PC, allows access to all sorts of things your children don’t need to see or participate in. Just as important, though, are the messaging, banking, and many other apps that are not only private but also vulnerable. While you might not mind […]

Extracting Features from Android Apps for Faster Access

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Sometimes, getting to a specific feature or function, such as, say, locking my car remotely from the myBuick app or getting to the Selling section on eBay to check my auctions, in an Android app entails drilling down several layers deep to get to the desired setting. Wouldn’t it be so much more easier if […]

The Five Best Android Antivirus and Security Apps

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When you’re at the top of the heap, a big fish in a big pond, or however you’d describe the largest operating system in the world, you’re a target for exploitation. Crooks, hackers, malcontents, and wrong-doers spend countless hours of energy trying to figure out how to take advantage of you and the good people […]

Navigate Easier with Android’s Smart Text Selection and Selected Text Magnification

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For some, especially those of us in the approaching-the-over-the-hill gang, working with text on our phones can be cumbersome. Because smartphone text itself, context menu entries, and all the other tools for working with text are so small that they render simple tasks, such as selecting an address or phone number, copying it, and then […]

How to Configure Do Not Disturb Settings on Android

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By default, Android’s Do Not Disturb (DND) does exactly what you’d expect the so-named feature to do—no matter what app, call, email, or text message tries to find you, the operating system (OS) waits until you turn DND off before displaying and/or playing and/or vibrating a notification. But what if you’re expecting an important call, […]

Increase Convenience and Productivity with Android’s Picture-in-Picture Mode

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While Android operating system (OS) advocates have, for the past couple years now, been touting picture-in-picture (PiP) as a new and exciting feature, the idea and the application itself was first introduced on televisions back in 1976. In fact, during the end of the 20th century and into the early 21st century, PiP was promoted […]

Printer Ink Wars — EcoTank, Instant Ink, MegaTank, INKvestment Tank , Instant Ink

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Everybody has heard the adage that the major inkjet printer manufacturers—Brother, Canon, Epson, and HP—make more from the ink that keeps their printers going than from the sale of the printers themselves. This is not just simply an axiom; it’s absolutely true. Printer ink is not the only consumable that fuels the profit margin of […]