9 Tech Words Merriam-Webster Added To The Dictionary

Every year, more than a thousand new words are added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary and we’re all excited to see what terms will officially be documented and considered a part of the English language.

Actually, have you ever wondered how Merriam-Webster decides what to include? The answer — everyday usage. If people use those words in daily speech, they have a shot of making into the official dictionary. This means it can contain words and acronyms you wouldn’t expect to be cited by a traditional English language dictionary.

Thus, it isn’t any wonder why the dictionary is filled with new and not-so-well-known terms from all areas including science, medicine, pop culture, sports, and just about everything in between. And with the constant growth of technology, the English language grows as well.

That being said, we thought it would be fun to search for new tech terms that have  been added to the dictionary and are now considered a part of our everyday language. We created a list of the most interesting ones. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself. Continue reading

7 Best Mother’s Day Tech Gifts Under $100

Mothers Day Gift Box

Mother’s Day falls  on Sunday, May 14 this year and it’s actually closer than you think. If you haven’t bought your mom anything yet,  time is running out. But you don’t have to worry, there’s still  a chance to get her a nice present and show your appreciation and love.

As always, there are a ton of standard gifts you can get her: flowers, chocolate, books, jewellery, clothes. The only problem is that she’s likely to get those from everyone else. So why not try something different this year? Instead of buying her the usual, get her a tech gadget she can use on a daily basis. Continue reading

You Just Filed Your Taxes, Now What?

Consistent Data Formatting

Tax season just ended, and you probably filed your return with either the CRA or the IRS. So now what?

Even though you may be taking a deep sigh of relief that it’s over, don’t be too quick to celebrate. There are still a few things you can do to ensure that next year goes a bit more smoothly.

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How To Create Excel Pivot Tables

Excel Spreadsheet DiagramWe all use Microsoft Excel for different reasons. It’s a great tool for any basic or complex calculations because it’s so easy to adjust and edit your data. Besides this, there are several important features why someone would be using Excel on a daily basis:

  • To visualize data — Excel charts are not perfect, but they serve a great purpose for visualizing information and numerical data.
  • For checklists — It seems unusual, but people do use Excel to take notes, create tables and lists since it’s flexible, powerful and reliable.
  • To deal with a large quantity of data — Pivot tables and data filtering is useful and can help when you wish to find any info on complex data sets. Also, Excel allows you to perform all sorts of tasks regarding quick data manipulation.

Excel is amazing, but it isn’t surprising that the data imported into Excel spreadsheets oftentimes comes from a PDF document. It isn’t rare to find bank statements, various legal documents, account reports, and other corporate and federal data locked in PDF, data that needs to be sifted through and analyzed in Pivot tables.

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How To Change PDF Paper Sizes

Letter Size Bond Paper

The beauty about PDF conversion is that it makes working with your digital content in any number of ways easy. Yet while the PDF is meant to preserve your content, there are cases where you may need to make some adjustments to the document, such as changing the paper size.

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