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25 Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys

September 9, 2011 | | One Comment

25 Keyboard Shortcuts in Excel: So You Can Get the Job Done Faster

If there’s one thing that’s common in every job in the world, it’s that it seems like we never have enough time. Whether it’s lack of ample time to send out that extra status report or rushing to finish our progress charts, our daily tasks never seem to fit into the 9 hour work day. This leads us to spend more time in the office, and less time with our families and friends. As we experience this problem on a daily basis, we learn to strive for efficiency in our everyday tasks. Read More

More Amazing HD Desktop Backgrounds for Windows 7

August 25, 2011 |

Everybody loves the freedom of creative self-expression, and what could possibly be a better way to say “I am an individual” than with a completely pimped-out desktop wallpaper? I suppose facial tattoos might do the trick, but something tells me that the general populace favors a less permanent proclamation of individuality.

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Adobe CS5.5 New Features Guide

June 20, 2011 |

Buying Guide

SoftwareMedia is here with our detailed list of CS5.5 features and upgrades to help you determine whether an upgrade to Adobe CS5.5 is right for you. We have compiled this list of new and improved features so that you may decide for yourself whether Adobe CS5 is good enough, if you’d like to pay for the half-life upgrade to CS5.5, or if you’d like to simply wait for the future Adobe CS6 release. Read More

Corel Draw Graphics Suite vs. Premium Suite

May 10, 2011 |

What’s the Difference?

Corel’s design suites are robust collections of creativity software for Windows, centered on the Corel Draw vector graphics editing program. If you are in the market for a Corel Suite, it’s important to know which is right for your design needs. You might be asking yourself, what is the difference between Corel Draw Graphics Suite and Premium Suite? Read More

Top 19 Worst Software Programs of All Time

November 8, 2010 |

There is some truly amazing software out there. Revolutionary products that have changed the way we live, interact and do business. However, there are also some real stinkers. Programs which are long past due, riddled with security issues and malware, software that holds innovation back, and, in short, are just plain bad.

Here is a subjective list of the twenty worst. Settle down Microsoft-haters, Bill Gates’ creations only appear 5 times on this list. Even the usually squeaky-clean Apple gets a few drubbings too.

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Find a List of Computer Software Brands at SoftwareMedia.com

October 19, 2010 |

Are you looking for a comprehensive grouping of the world’s top computer software companies? Find a comprehensive list of software manufacturers available at SoftwareMedia.com. This list contains manufacturers from a to z. The publishers on the list vary – from those who have developed niche software programs like Final Draft scriptwriting software, to some of the world’s largest and most well-known brands like Microsoft Corporation. And as always, SoftwareMedia carries the newest releases in addition to older, harder to find versions.

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7 For 7: 7 Useful Gadgets for Windows 7

August 9, 2010 |

Next up in our 7 for 7 series  is a spotlight on some really useful Desktop Gadgets that you can download free for Windows 7. If you are not too familiar with Desktop Gadgets, they are basically widgets, or small programs that run in the background that you can keep on your desktop. I use a variety of gadgets to monitor information, get updates from social networks, and keep up to date on news. Below are 7 gadgets I found that I can see being very useful.

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Best of the Best: Top 10 Creativity Software

July 19, 2010 |

Take your summer vacation memories to the next level with the best in creativity software.

Summertime, and the living is easy. I hope you are enjoying summer as much as I am. I feel as if the bustle of spring and early summer has quieted down a bit and now we are into those hot and lazy days. It’s prime vacation time. Here is a photo I took while kayaking at the Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge last week. It was nice to get away and be forced to stop and see nature, in the form of a White Faced Ibis, Sandhill Crane, Snowy Egret, Kestrel and a Huge. White. Pelican.

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Microsoft Open Business Licensing Guide

May 28, 2010 |

Microsoft Open Business Licensing

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Microsoft Open Business Licensing allows businesses to purchase Microsoft products at discount prices with a minimum of just five licenses. One of the benefits of Open Business compared to Open Volume is that you don’t need such a large up-front volume commitment, but you still get the savings and convenience of the licensing program. After your initial order with SoftwareMedia you can purchase additional licenses within the program with no minimum quantity, as long as you are within your two year term.
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A Visual Studio 2010 Edition Comparison for the Multiple-Edition Afflicted

May 3, 2010 |

Multiple-Edition Distinction for User to Specificate Affliction, or MEDUSA as it’s often referred (at least, at my desk anyway), is a serious affliction affecting many software users across the globe. With software companies throwing ambiguous words like Premium, Ultimate, Master, Basic, Starter, and Professional into their titles, we consumers have absolutely no idea what the difference between these versions actually is, other than syllable count.

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