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6 Microsoft Office Skills Your Résumé Needs

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 4:36 pm

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Admit it: you've got "proficient in Microsoft Office" on your résumé, but the second someone asks you to do something in Excel, you break into a cold sweat. Let's change that. We've put together a bundle of seven Microsoft Office courses that'll majorly benefit you at work or in your next job search-and instead of paying the full price of $1,159, you can get them all for just $49.

 

Here's what you'll learn:

 

- Microsoft Excel, including essential functions that'll save you time (yes, more time to Reddit at work!) and ways to do more with data. Yeah, even graphs.

 

- How to use Microsoft PowerPoint to totally kill it at your next work presentation. Learn how to use graphics, incorporate animations, and create charts.

 

- The basics and beyond of Microsoft Word, including newsletters, tables, forms, and more.

 

- How to make Outlook email more efficient. Learn how to automate email management, quickly find emails, optimize Outlook for your entire staff, and more.

 

- Summarize and present Excel data with Pivot Table.

 

- Collaborate across teams, sharing and organization information, with SharePoint.

 

You'll get plenty of video tutorials, practice exercises, articles, assessments, and examples to take you through the training, and you'll have a full year of access so you can brush up on skills on your own time.

 

Head over to TweakTown Deals today to get this seven-course bundle for $49.

LEPA unveils an outdoorsy BT02 wireless Bluetooth speaker

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 11:29 am

Providing 360-degree sound to all whom will listen, this IP54 rated speaker is water resistant and even fits snug within a pushbike water bottle holder.

 

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For those who are always running out of power, there's the capacity to use this product as a power bank and the rubber coating will ensure clumsy users don't smash their speakers on the first drop.

 

Utilizing Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC, LEPA claims to offer immersive sound and a passive radiator for "rich, deep bass." TweakTown has been supplied with a review unit of this beauty and we shall report back our findings very soon.

 

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SanDisk has shipped two billion microSD cards

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 10:31 am

As I sit here with a SanDisk Ultra 16GB microSD card sitting in front of me, the news has been published by SanDisk that this company has now shipped over 2,000,000,000 microSD cards since they started selling 10 years prior.

 

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Initially named TransFlash, SanDisk released its final microSD format specifications on July 13, 2005 and since then became the most popular memory card in its arsenal. With an estimated 11,103 billion megabytes in total storage sold, this is quoted at "the equivalent of more than 100MB of flash storage for every man, woman and child that ever lived on Earth."

 

Designed for use in small cameras and smartphones, these microSD cards started at a minimum size of 32MB and now range up to 200GB. Comparing figures to CompactFlash which sold 1 million units over its debut year, microSD saw similar figures in its first quarter on the shelves.

SilverStone unveils the ML06-E 7 liter mini-ITX chassis

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 9:29 am

The ML06-E is seriously small, showcasing an external dimension of seven liters and still managed to provide an expansion slot designed for use with sound cards. The reason sound cards is suggested by SilverStone is because this case is marketed at home media center enthusiasts, those looking for a single PC to handle all media needs rather than relying on a myriad of other accessories.

 

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Complete with an aluminum front panel, this case comes fitted with one 120mm fan with optional dual 80mm fan support, support for dual slot low-profile video cards (or other expansions), mini-ITX motherboard support and space for a SFX power supply.

 

As far as storage is concerned, expect to be able to throw a total of four 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs into this chassis. Currently in stock for an MSRP of $88.98, this price point isn't too bad given there are also a few side-facing USB 3.0 ports available.

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Batman: Arkham Knight will not return on PC until the end of the year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 6:31 am

We only just reported that Warner Bros was changing its internal review policies after the mess that is Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, but now we're seeing that Rocksteady isn't releasing the updated version of Arkham Knight on the PC until fall 2015 - so, September - December, 2015.

 

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Batman: Arkham Knight's DLC on the PC will be delayed, with WB Games saying: "Our continued focus on getting the right PC fixes in place for the main game has had an impact on the development of all DLC content for the PC version of the game. This means that the Batman: Arkham Knight - Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC will not be available on July 14th for those who are currently playing the PC version of the game. We apologize for the delay and only want to make sure that any content that we offer is up to the standards that PC players expect".

 

The company apologized to its fans in a post, where it said: "Again, we would like to apologize to you, the fans, and let you know that we are taking full responsibility for releasing a product that did not meet our quality standards, which is why we suspended sales of the game as soon as we understood the issues". As for future releases, we should hopefully not have to worry, with WB Games adding: "We can also assure you that because of this latest launch, we are modifying the internal review process for all of our games. For those who are waiting for the updated version of the game on PC, please know that we are working on this every day. For the players who are continuing to play Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, fixes are continually being made to the game as we await the final updated version".

Trailer for 'Danger Mouse' reboot released

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 6:17 am

Inevitably, all the television shows that 20 somethings have grown up with will be rebooted (see 'Inspector Gadget' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles') and now the next to get a new revision is the classic BBC 'Danger Mouse', which released it's first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con.

 

 

According to Variety, the 2015 reboot features the voice of comedian John Oliver and 'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey, along with Alexander Armstrong and Stephen Fry.

 

The new episodes are due to start broadcasting in September.

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Ubisoft's second most popular platform for games this year? PC!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 4:51 am

With Ubisoft learning from its Watch Dogs crap at E3 a few years ago, the company is now showing games off at events on their target machines. But which platform are the sales being made on? The PS4 and PC!

 

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According to Ubisoft's own numbers, for the company's fiscal year, which ended on June 30 - the PS4 makes up 27%, while the PC chews up 23%. The Xbox One lags behind with 11%, while the Wii and Wii U only make up 3% of Ubisoft's sales. This is a big swing in the last year, with the fiscal 2014 numbers showing that the PC only made up 14%.

 

Considering Ubisoft said a few years ago now that the piracy rate on the PC was somewhere in the vicinity of 93-95%, the sales of their games on PC are only getting stronger. And that's with worse PC ports in the last few years, following the mess that was Watch Dogs, oh and Assassin's Creed, oh and Far Cry 4, and so many more games that have been not as good as they should've been, on the most powerful platform.

50 Cent files for bankruptcy over case with Rick Ross' ex-girlfriend

By: Chris Smith | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 3:36 am

News has just been released that famous American rapper 50 Cent has just filed for bankruptcy, setting up for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

 

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This file has come around soon after Curtis James Jackson III (50 Cent) was ordered to pay $5 million to Rick Ross' ex-girlfriend as he was sued due to publishing a sex tape online as an attack against this rival couple.

 

Chapter 11 bankruptcy isn't quite as bad as you may think, this is different to what you may think of a 'normal' bankruptcy. Most commonly known is chapter 7, meaning all assets are liquidated, however this chapter 11 claim enables him to freeze and reorganize his business' in order to pay off the debt received.

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Xbox One upgrade later this year will enable reserved 7th CPU core

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 3:31 am

With Sony winning the current-gen console race in terms of both performance and sales of the PlayStation 4, Microsoft reportedly has a trick up its sleeve to boost performance on the Xbox One later this year, according to the developer behind The Technomancer, Spiders.

 

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Spiders' CEO, Jehanne Rousseau, a French game studio, said that Microsoft will soon be boosting the CPU performance on the Xbox One, something that will help developers meet their targeted performance goals. When GamingBolt talked to Spiders' CEO recently, Rousseau explained how the studio will squeeze additional performance out of the Xbox One for their upcoming Mars-based, post-apocalyptic RPG, The Technomancer.

 

Rousseau said: "We are not using it yet but this is only a matter of time! This is very interesting for us to have access to this processor. We will use it to do a part of our computations to smooth the frame rate. In fact we designed our new engine to be very flexible about the number of processors. With mainly in mind the numerous PC designs, but this will also be useful for this 7th processor".

Acer revenues slide 30% in Q2, but Windows 10's release should help

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 2:41 am

Acer has revealed that its revenue for Q2 have dropped by a huge 30%, but the company is hoping that these numbers won't stay low for long, especially with the release of Windows 10 right around the corner on July 29.

 

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The company is hoping that the sales of its upcoming 2-in-1s, Chromebooks, and gaming notebooks will help those numbers in Q3. Windows 10-based laptops, desktops, and other products will also spur sales, too. But with Acer kicking some serious ass with its NVIDIA G-Sync powered XB270HU monitor, I don't see why the company isn't pushing into the gaming sector more.

 

The 27-inch 1440p IPS-based panel has a 144Hz refresh rate, but is mostly in the dark when it comes to marketing. The ASUS ROG Swift gets all of the gaming love, but if Acer can push its upcoming 34-inch 3440x1440 ultrawide monitor with G-Sync technology right, things could really swing in Acer's favor later this year.

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