How to buy a laptop for college students

First, check with the school

Before you start shopping, surf to your school’s Web site and find out if the school recommends a specific operating system (Windows or Mac OS). Many students should consider a Mac because they are immune to most of the viruses and worms-a big problem because students often share files among themselves and may have unfiltered connections to the Internet. Business students should stick to Windows, the platform of choice in most business environments. Some engineering programs, such as AutoCAD and Pro/Engineer, are available only for Windows. We prefer the Home Premium version of Windows Vista for its multimedia features.

Arts and sciences majors are probably safe with either Windows or Mac OS. (If you must have the best of both worlds, you can buy a Mac and then install Windows as its secondary operating system.) Macs continue to outrank PCs in security and tech support,

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How to Make a Border Around a Graph in Excel | Small Business

Transforming your company’s financial data into visuals may be old hat after you’ve added Microsoft Excel’s charts and graphs feature to your roster, but those graphics can seem to float in a sea of numbers when they’re just inserted onto a page. Adding a border to an Excel graph can help it stand out from the grid’s mass of columns and rows and call the reader’s attention. Excel allows complete customization of the borders for its graphs, whether you want to go thick and bright or simply fine-lined and minimal.

Launch Excel, open the file with the spreadsheet that has the graph and zoom in so you can see the entire graph and the white space around it on your screen.

Click the graph to enable the green Chart Tools tab. This tab only appears when the graph is actually activated. You won’t see it if you click off the

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Apollo4 SoC Family from Ambiq Redefines “Ultra-low Power” in Battery-Powered, Intelligent Endpoint IoT Devices featuring Always-on Voice-Processing

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

News Highlights

  • The Apollo4 SoC family is implemented on TSMC® 22nm ULL process and based on a 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M4 processor with FPU and Arm Artisan® physical IP
  • Achieving an unmatched 3 μA/MHz from MRAM with low deep sleep current modes
  • Up to 192 MHz clock frequency using TurboSPOT™
  • 2D/2.5D graphics accelerator and MIPI DSI 1.2 with up to two lanes at 500Mbps per lane delivering a feature-rich user interface
  • Apollo4 Blue integrates a Bluetooth Low Energy 5 radio including 2Mbps support as well as direction-finding Angle of Arrival (AOA) and Angle of Departure (AOD) for always-on applications
  • Proprietary audio interfaces and ultra-low power analog microphone for truly always-on voice processing
  • 8 PDM channels, 2 stereo I2S channels with ASRC, and an ultra-low power ADC for analog microphones

Ambiq, a technology leader recognized in ultra-low power microcontrollers (MCU), System-on-Chips (SoC), and Real-time

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How COVID-19 has hurt arts and culture groups in Miami-Dade

For the Frost Museum of Science, the first of Miami-Dade’s major cultural institutions to reopen in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, a salvaged summer season was supposed to be something of a grace note in a lost year. It didn’t quite work out that way.

When the museum opened in June, administrators were hoping to recapture enough summer traffic, usually the highest of the year, to steady its capsizing finances. But a resurgence of infections in July and August, strict capacity limits and many families’ continued reluctance to risk exposure — even with well-publicized safety protocols — kept ticket sales at just a quarter of the level of the summer before, CEO Frank Steslow said.

Now, if Congress fails to approve a second hefty federal bailout along the lines of the multi-billion aid program that helped the Frost ride out three months of total closure, Steslow said, the museum

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Advantages of Using of Voice Over IP in a Business | Small Business

Voice over Internet Protocol, which uses an Internet connection to transmit voice data, is rapidly replacing traditional phone systems for many businesses. According to a study conducted by market research company Dell’Oro Group, installation of VoIP communication systems will account for nearly 60 percent of new phone systems for small businesses by the year 2011. There are a number of advantages to using VoIP telephone service to connect with your customers, suppliers and employees.

Savings

One of the main reasons for the migration to VoIP service is cost savings. VoIP service plans begin as low as $20 per month. The cost of your monthly package will vary depending on the features you choose and the amount of extensions your business needs.

If you have been using a traditional analog phone system, switching to VoIP can greatly reduce your monthly phone bill, especially if your company places a substantial amount of

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Hyundai’s Chief Communications Officer Dana W. White Named to Women in Automotive Board

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dana W. White, Chief Communications Officer, Hyundai Motor North America, has been named to the Women in Automotive board. In this role, White will be a resource and advocate for the organizations’ mission to empower and develop women in the automotive industry as thought-leaders, industry executives and mentors for other females seeking career advancement and growth opportunities. The Women in Automotive organization currently has 20 executive-level board representatives from a variety of automotive technology, supplier, media outlets and dealerships.

“I’m honored to have been selected to join the Women in Automotive leadership board,” said Dana White, CCO, Hyundai Motor North America. ’I’m excited to champion the value of women to the automotive market, while also helping women within the industry maximize their impact on the business and lead the industry into the future.”

White recently joined Hyundai after serving as the

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The surreal underwater photography of Christy Lee Rogers

Written by Tomeka Jones, CNN

Among those who call “underwater photography” their specialty, Christy Lee Rogers stands apart.

Instead of immersing herself in water, she instead follows its movement and that of models dreamily wading, by shooting from above. “I think what I do differently than most underwater photographers is that I am shooting from above the water and I’m using (the) refraction of lights,” the Nashville-based photographer and filmmaker told CNN. “So you get this sort of bending (effect).”

Rogers has taken more than 15 years to develop her technique, earning multiple accolades along the way, including the Sony World Photography Award for Open Photographer of the Year in 2019. The “otherworldly” quality of her work comes from constant experimentation.

"Riders of the Light" by  Christy Lee Rogers

“Riders of the Light” by Christy Lee Rogers Credit: Christy Lee Rogers

“It’s really not supposed to work,” she said of her technique’s unpredictable and varied results. “It’s like

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Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic

Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.



In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, photo New Hampshire Rep. Nancy Murphy, D-Merrimack, poses for a photo outside the Saint-Gobain plastics factory in Merrimack, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


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In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, photo New Hampshire Rep. Nancy Murphy, D-Merrimack, poses for a photo outside the Saint-Gobain plastics factory in Merrimack, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)



In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, photo valves and piping are labeled backwash out and influent in Merrimack, N.H., in an under-construction town water filtration site for two contaminated wells, which are about two miles from the Saint-Gobain plastics factory. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


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In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, photo valves and piping are labeled backwash out and influent in Merrimack, N.H., in an under-construction town water filtration site for two contaminated wells, which are about two miles from the Saint-Gobain plastics factory. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The result: approval for less environmental monitoring at some Texas refineries and at an army depot dismantling warheads armed with nerve gas in Kentucky, manure piling up and the

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Maddow Blog | Woodward: Trump is ‘the wrong man’ for the US presidency

Two years ago this week, Bob Woodward was promoting his new book about Donald Trump’s presidency, and in the process, the legendary journalist used language the public had never heard him use before.

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Referring to the Republican administration, Woodward declared in 2018, for example, “[P]eople better wake up to what’s going on.” In a separate interview, the Washington Post editor added, “I’ve never seen an instance when the president is so detached from the reality of what’s going on…. This has not been treated seriously enough…. The things — some of the things — that Trump did and does jeopardizes the real national security.”

At one point, Woodward told the public, “You look at the operation of this White House and you have to say, ‘Let’s hope to God we don’t have a crisis.'”

Almost exactly two years later, Woodward has published a second book on the Trump

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MultiChoice Kenya hosts 2020 content showcase, new shows announced

MultiChoice Kenya has today hosted its first annual content showcase under the theme “A never ending story of value.”

The showcase which was hosted in Nairobi Kenya unveiled a raft of new shows that DStv and GOtv subscribers can look forward to in the coming weeks.

MultiChoice Kenya hosts 2020 content showcase

MultiChoice Kenya MD Nancy Matimu speaks during the launch of the new content. Photo: DStv Kenya.
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The showcase highlighted the commitment by Multichoice Kenya to grow its investment to local content industry in the country successfully redefining the video entertainment industry.

Brand De Villers, the MultiChoice Africa chief executive officer while speaking at the showcase reiterated the contribution the company had made in Kenya over the last 25 years

” Our contribution has been one of creating shared value in the broadcasting sector in the country. We have not only invested in the best local and international content, but we have also

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