Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

How to add your PDFs to iBooks and organize them

OS X Mavericks' new iBooks app lets you store and read ebooks purchased from the iBookstore or elsewhere. But that's not all it can do: you can also keep PDFs in iBooks and organize them to your liking...with some limitations.

How to get great graphic designs using stock images

No matter what you’re designing, the right image can grab attention and deliver your message better than even carefully crafted text.

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Secure location sharing with Glympse for smartphones

Running late for a meet up with friends or an appointment? Share a location securely and for a limited time period with smartphone application Glympse. It's a free download for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

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The art of choosing colors

Using a color wheel is easy, once you get the hang of it. And when you do, you’ll be picking perfectly pleasing palettes in no time.

Font free-for-all: Where to get free and low-cost fonts

High-quality fonts don't have to be expensive. We've compiled a number of resources to pave your way to font independence.

How to take meeting notes that really work

We all have to go to meetings. Some of us have to take notes on those meetings. Here's one workflow for making sure those notes are as useful as possible.

How to turn off LinkedIn Endorsements

If your connections are endorsing you for skills you dont want to be known for (or dont have), removing the feature from your LinkedIn profile is easy. Here's how to do it.

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Six ways to master the Mac App Store and the iTunes Store

Here are a six tips for using a Web browser to access the stores more quickly and efficiently.

Editing PowerPoint documents on an iPad

You love your iPad, and chances are good that you need to use Microsoft Office for work. You have lots of options for editing documents created in Microsoft Word and Excel on your iPad, but what about the third major component of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint?

How to mute annoying email threads in Gmail

Sick of endless email threads? Can't delete them? Mute them instead! Gmail makes it easy.

How I went paperless with Hazel and Evernote

With two utilities, Katie Floyd can file digital copies of her bills exactly where and how she wants and get rid of the paper versions forever.

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How to recover lost form data in your Web browser

A simple browser add-on can really save the day when all your work suddenly vanishes.

on pcworld.com

Work it: LinkedIn endorsements explained

Wondering why your LinkedIn connections are suddenly "endorsing" you or why the social networking site keeps asking you to do the same for others? David Chartier explains what Linkedin endorsements are all about.

Power through schedules with 21 Google Calendar tricks

Whether you're a Calendar novice or a long-time user, you can start the new year with even greater control and productivity thanks to these must-known tips.

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Messages: Working with transcripts

Being able to save and review conversations you've had in Messages is one of that app's most useful features. Glenn Fleishman has some tips on making of the most of it.