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PCs fail. Be ready with the best boot-drive programs | PCWorld

PCs fail. Be ready with the best boot-drive programs | PCWorld | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
When disaster strikes, you need a plan for booting up your PC. These utilities can help restore order in times of crisis, allowing you access to your operating system and all of your data again.
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6 Advanced Spreadsheet Tips with Formulas and Apps Script | Google Gooru

6 Advanced Spreadsheet Tips with Formulas and Apps Script | Google Gooru | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it

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Lee Hall's curator insight, February 25, 2014 2:48 PM

Try these tips to use Spreadsheets more effectively. 

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9 Infographic Tools For Data Visualization in the Classroom

9 Infographic Tools For Data Visualization in the Classroom | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it

Information overload is a common complaint from young people, especially now that knowledge is easier to access and share over online networks. Being able to summarize, condense and visualize information meaningfully is an important skill for any student. Infographics have become a hugely popular tool for data visualization, and can now be created by both educators and students using online tools.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:43 AM

Here are some tools both teachers, students and others can use when you want to focus visually on the key connections.

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Form+ - Create easy forms; easily

Form+ - Create easy forms; easily | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
Create easy forms; easily. Form+ brings the power of Google Drive to forms.

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Josie's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:10 PM

Need to check this out!

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:29 AM

Add more to your forms using this. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:08 PM

Form+ brings the power of Google Drive to forms.
It provides an interface to create forms by just dragging & dropping components and supports the creation of forms with a wide variety of input types including FILE UPLOAD!

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Free Online PDF Editor | PDFzen

Free Online PDF Editor | PDFzen | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
“ Free PDF editor, online in your browser, desktop or mobile. Edit & share PDFs for free, send faxes from the browser - even on iPhone or iPad. No software, no commitment, & no strings attached.”
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How to Create Your Own Windows 8 Disc for a Customized Clean Install

How to Create Your Own Windows 8 Disc for a Customized Clean Install | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
Reinstalling Windows is a long, grueling experience. Once you get the OS running you have to download updates, track down the right drivers, install your apps, and put everything else together.
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Reisntalling Windows is never a happy experience. The only reason one would want to do it is because the OS has become unworkable, never just for fun. These are two options that are better than just using the bare OS.

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36 High-Quality Flat Design Resources

36 High-Quality Flat Design Resources | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
“Flat design focuses on simple shapes, colors and typography to emphasize clarity and usability. These flat design UI kits will help you with your own projects.”
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Flat And Thin Are In | Smashing Magazine

Flat And Thin Are In | Smashing Magazine | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
Adrian Taylor looks at how we got from 3-D and skeuomorphic to flat and minimal and what influence it’s having on interface design as a whole. Additionally, he also shares some tips and considerations on designing flat interfaces.
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Can't fight the trend to flat and extremely simple. From your web presence to e-mail, if you are thinking about design, this is the trend.
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Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can export your work in PDF or PPT as well.


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:44 AM

Looks like a very functional app that will enable rapid production of slide decks. Cost is $3 per month. I think I'd rather buy it than rent it.

Payman Taei's comment, August 27, 2013 10:49 PM
You need to take a close look at EWC #Presenter ; changing the presentation scene http://www.ewcPresenter.com
dianataylor's curator insight, September 8, 2013 9:39 PM

Web-based presentation tool that you can develop on the fly (evernote style) and have multiple contributors - however there is a subscription fee after two presentations. HTML5 back end

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Automate the Web - Zapier

Automate the Web - Zapier | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
Zapier makes it easy to automate tasks between web apps.
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You probably have used IFTTT.com to automate online services tasks. zapier.com does tha same thing but expands to many more services on the web. It is free for up to 5 zaps and 100 tasks/mo. The premium services run from $15 to $99.

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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and \you may have installed already...


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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

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Superb Article
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10 Online Tools to Create Infographics

10 Online Tools to Create Infographics | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it

Infographics have become extremely popular online tools to create a compelling visualization by conveying a message much more effectively than a stand alone written article or photo.  

They must be well-designed and appealing to the eye; these 10 online tools below will aid you in creating infographics to champion your cause and convey a visual message...


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The Difference Between Infographics And Their Simpler Cousins

The Difference Between Infographics And Their Simpler Cousins | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
At Co.Design, we get tons of pitches for our "Infographic of the Day" feature. A good 90% of them don’t make the cut because they aren’t really infographics.

Sure, debating what is or isn’t a "real" infographic can quickly become as pointless as arguing about how many angels fit on the head of a pin. But drawing meaningful distinctions between clearly different forms of communication allows us to draw out the strengths in those differences. An "infauxgraphic" sounds like an impostor, trying (and failing) to pass itself off as something better. But a "digital poster" is simply itself: a simple, bold collection of graphic statements. Sure, many of them are hideous. But so are many infographics. "The method itself is never right or wrong," Citraro tells Co.Design. "The only thing that warrants a value judgement is the method’s effectiveness for conveying information to an audience."


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Choose The Right Email Marketing Provider | Bourn Creative

Choose The Right Email Marketing Provider | Bourn Creative | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
Get tips on how to choose the right email marketing provider for your small business, see which email marketing providers we recommend, and learn what not to do

Via Rose Marie DeSousa
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No, e-mail marketing is not dead! Far from it. Make sure to choose the right provider to make sure your e-mail marketing efforts pay-off.

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Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 2 | iPad Insight

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 2 | iPad Insight | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
The best apps to teach your children aged 10-18 coding on the iPad.

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4 simpler alternatives to Google Analytics | PCWorld

4 simpler alternatives to Google Analytics | PCWorld | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
Google doesn’t have a monopoly on monitoring website traffic. Here are four other analytics tools worth checking out.
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Who doesn't appreciate alternatives to Google. While the search-engine giant provides lots of free, useful tools, sometimes it is nice to have choices.

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How I switched from Gmail to Outlook.com (and how you can too) | ZDNet

How I switched from Gmail to Outlook.com (and how you can too) | ZDNet | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
So long, Gmail, it was nice knowing you. After nearly a decade, I've finally moved my personal email away from Google's service. If you're considering doing the same, here's a step-by-step guide to help you set things up the right way.
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StartIsGone removes the Start button from Windows 8.1 | News | Softonic

StartIsGone removes the Start button from Windows 8.1 | News | Softonic | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
StartIsGone removes the Start button from Windows 8.1. Developer WinAero has released an app called StartIsGone to remove the Start button from Windows 8.1. One of the biggest complaints from users...
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By now most Windows8 users can get around it without the Start button. Win8.1 brings back a version of it but it is not the full-featured button you remember. Because of the diminished capabilities, some users may opt to remove it to reclaim the taskbar real estate. This is one way to remove it.

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9 Instagram Video Strategies - 'Net Features - Website Magazine

9 Instagram Video Strategies - 'Net Features - Website Magazine | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
The latest trend floating around the social sphere is sharing short, captivating videos. Although Twitter’s Vine app was on the forefront of this trend, it became even more mainstream once videos arrived on Instagram back in June.
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With Instagram being all the rage, you may be asking yourself "How can I take advantage of Instagram's popularity?". Well, worry no more. Just follow any or all of these 9 strategies and have fun.

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Freeplay Music | Welcome | The best music library on the planet!

Freeplay Music | Welcome | The best music library on the planet! | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
“ 15,000 SONGS, FREE MUSIC FOR YOUTUBE AND MORE. THE SOUND OF YOUR NEXT PROJECT STARTS HERE.”
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How to Use Instagram Video for Business - SumAll

How to Use Instagram Video for Business - SumAll | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
There are two things you’ve likely heard about online marketing recently: video marketing is essential, and Instagram is the latest hot network to have a presence on.
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Brief, concise, specific, useful. The 3 minutes it takes you to read this article will be a good investment towards improving the use of Instagram to market your business.

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WSJ's Wireless Savings Calculator

WSJ's Wireless Savings Calculator | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
Decoding the phone-plan puzzle
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Decoding the phone carriers plans can be daunting. This calculator from WSJ is a handy tool in the effort of reducing your mobile costs.

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100+ Google Tricks

100+ Google Tricks | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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Pola Panagiotou's curator insight, May 7, 2013 10:09 AM

i cant find it. what is my mistake?

 

Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
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Create Your Own Information-Based Visual Display with One of these 20+ Tools

Create Your Own Information-Based Visual Display with One of these 20+ Tools | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.


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Two Pens's curator insight, May 13, 2013 1:14 PM

Piktochart is easy to work with and creates a fair Infographic. I still prefer to hire an art director. It's worth the money to have an intelligent designer with you :-)

Eddie Thornton's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:29 PM

Don't forget to add your perspecitve, your insight as to why this infographic add up to more than just numbers and figures on a chart.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:09 PM

Another great link to help create infographics. I'd like to get more time to create these for class...

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Bytes Sized: Information Storage, Visualized [infographic]

Bytes Sized: Information Storage, Visualized [infographic] | pdxtech-info | Scoop.it

We are living in the information age. The amount of information stored, transfered, and processed is growing at a staggering rate.


From the common megabyte to the mind-boggling yottabyte, this infographic serves as a guide to understanding the world of bytes!


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