One of the Missing Manuals series of books' greatest strong points is that they explain pretty much everything about their subjects. Their slogan is "The book that should have been in the box," and that's accurate. Most of these books are excellent references for their subjects, written by people who clearly are experts and who know how to explain things so that we non-experts can understand them. I have bought several of these books over the years (in fact, there are four of them in the office with me as I write this). So when I was given the opportunity to review Office 2013: The Missing Manual, I started out with high expectations. Were my expectations met? Let's see in this review.
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Back in May 2011 I reviewed Microsoft Office Inside Out 2010 and was favorably impressed by the book and its approach to covering the Office 2010 software suite. The authors, Ed Bott and Carl Siechert, are recognized experts with lots of experience in writing quality tech books and they were able to create a high-quality product. There's a new edition out now, covering Office 2013, and I was interested to see if I would still give this new book a positive review. What did I decide about the new Microsoft Office Inside Out: 2013 Edition? Let's find out.
If you have been reading 7 Tutorials for a while, you know that we love the Nokia Lumia 620. That's why when Nokia announced the Lumia 625 we were curious to learn what's new about it and if it is a better phone. When you first look at it you think to yourself: "Ohh, this is a Lumia 620 with a big screen!" That's right but there are also other important novelties introduced by this model. Let's find out what they are and if this is a better smartphone than its predecessor.
Here at 7 Tutorials we take online privacy & security very seriously. Nowadays, it's a fact of life that one just can't be too careful, and the more information we have, the better. In this case, knowledge really is power. Thus, I was very interested by the title Take Control of your Online Privacy. Could this book tell me more than what I already had learned about online security and privacy? It's a fairly short e-book (118 pages) so would it pack in enough information to make it worth buying? Let me tell you what I've found out.
Here at 7 Tutorials, we applauded the Nokia Lumia 620, its great price and performance. Unfortunately, that phone wasn't made available in many countries. However, the Nokia Lumia 520 is available everywhere and it is also the best sold smartphone with Windows Phone 8. Let's see if its popularity is deserved and whether you should consider buying it too.
We all have Facebook friends who post way too much public information or friends who have had their accounts hacked and used to distribute spam or malware. If you don’t want to be like them, the best solution is to install a security application for your Facebook account. We have tested the five most popular Facebook security apps and we have lots of interesting data to share. Which is the best security application for your Facebook account? Read this comparison to find out.
One of the most used security applications for Facebook is named secure.me. This free application is developed by Avast! and it promises to protect both your Facebook account and that of your child. But, is it a good security application? Is it worth using? Let's find out in this review.
We continue our Security for Everyone series by testing a different kind of security app for Facebook - one that evaluates how safe your posting habits are. One that shows how reckless you are when posting on this social network. We are talking about ZoneAlarm Privacy Scan. Read this article to learn how it works and how it can be useful to you.
The next guest in our series is ESET Social Media Scanner - a great looking security app for Facebook. It is bundled with the desktop security products sold by ESET but it can also be used by Facebook users who don't use such software. But, before you do use it and give it access to your Facebook account, it is best to learn how it works and whether it is worth installing. Find out more in this review.
Nowadays, tablets are becoming more and more popular, and rightly so. They're versatile, and most are a lot more easily portable than even a netbook. However, typing on a tablet screen is not something that comes naturally to many people, and even the widest tablets have only so much screen real estate on which to display the keyboard. Only people with small hands have a chance of touch typing efficiently. Thus, there has been an ever increasing market for add-on keyboards for tablets and other portable devices. I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet, so now I have the opportunity to evaluate the Microsoft Wedge Mobile keyboard.
Today, we continue our Security for Everyone series by reviewing another security app for Facebook - Norton Safe Web. This app is free and can also be used by people who don't necessarily use Norton antivirus or internet security software. Let's learn about how it works and how good or bad it is, from this quick review.
The Nokia Lumia 720 is a strange smartphone when you analyze it in detail. First of all, it looks great and it has a solid design and build quality. Holding it in your hand and using it as a phone is a real pleasure. But, its insides are not so premium. Its hardware configuration is almost identical to that of its lower-end brother - the Lumia 620. Does this combination of low-end hardware and premium build quality make for a good mid-range smartphone? Let's find out in this review.