TechnoZen

Making information understandable

As a technical writer, journalist and copywriter, it matters to me that other people can quickly and easily understand what I write. That means I both: write as clearly as I can. structure my information so that readers can easily find the information they need.

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Typing on an iPad

When the iPad was first released, Apple Canada sent me a review unit. I drafted three articles about the iPad on the iPad itself. I also took notes on the iPad during professional development events. I did this in part because folks on the web insisted that

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Windows RT growing pains

Windows RT is worth checking out, but like all operating systems, it isn’t perfect. Here’s a list of gripes after a few weeks of using an Asus Vivo Tab RT.

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Connect with people on LinkedIn

Building a large network takes time, but it’s a worthwhile endeavor. The wider your LinkedIn network, the easier it will be to make contact with other people – and the easier it will be for people to make contact with you.

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Microsoft’s old headache

I recently blogged about some of the great stuff Apple ought to copy from Microsoft Windows RT and “paste” into its iPad. RT proves that Apple doesn’t have a monopoly on great design thinking. But Apple isn’t likely to worry much about RT. Why? In a nutshell:

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Keep time with a tomato

Decades ago, an Italian fellow decided he needed to better focus on his studies. So he started setting a tomato-shaped kitchen timer for 25-minute intervals and promised himself he would not let himself get distracted until the timer rang.

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Stuff Apple's iPad should copy from Windows RT

I’m known as an Apple guy, but I gladly try a new technology before I form an opinion of it. That trait served me in good stead when Microsoft’s Canadian PR reps sent me an ASUS Vivo Tab RT running Windows RT for review. (Why not a

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Find networking events on LinkedIn

Update, December 2012: LinkedIn has shut down its Events feature. Read LinkedIn’s official announcement here. Want to meet specific people, or people in specific industries, face to face? Why not go to a networking event that those people are slated to attend? Even better, contact people who

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Notebook computer battery health

Batteries can be fickle things, especially the ones we rely on to keep our notebook computers going. Fortunately, you can keep your batteries in decent health for years and forgo the expense of buying new batteries by following a few simple procedures.

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Find jobs on LinkedIn

Enterprising job-seekers of both the salaried and freelance variety might mine job websites to find out which companies are looking to fill positions. But today, both companies and recruiters are increasingly using LinkedIn to fill positions, especially since they’re interested in finding people who aren’t currently looking

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