How to type on your screen with Windows 10

There is a built-in on-screen keyboard available in Windows 10, and you can access it with just a simple shortcut key combination.

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Most of us interact with our Microsoft Windows 10 personal computer using a mouse and keyboard. On PCs with touch displays, the most efficient way to interact with your device is often with your fingers or a stylus. However, there are more, less obvious, ways to interact with your computer.

In a previous article, we discussed the potential benefits of activating the virtual input devices built into Windows 10. But there is actually a more

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Zoom calls: 3 tips from video gaming streamers to keep your audience engaged

Video games aren’t just for playtime. Game streamers have figured out the best techniques for broadcasting quality video from home, which is a trick many of us need.

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Early in my days of full-time working from home, it became apparent that my home office could use some upgrades. A thorough cleaning, several rounds of rearranging and reorganizing, and figuring out how to refill the ink on the disused printer got things most of the way there, but like many, I was plagued by being “shadow man” during my marathon days of video conferences.

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Open source: Why naiveté might be the key to success

Commentary: What open source founders don’t know might be their superpower. Find out more in this interview with Envoy founder Matt Klein.

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In our efforts to uncover the keys to open source success, we may be overlooking the most important attribute of all: Profound naïveté. Talk to Dries Buytaert (Drupal) or Daniel Stenberg (cURL) or [insert name of your preferred project founder] and in nearly every case they started their respective projects to “scratch an itch” with no real sense of how difficult the work would be. 

The same holds true for Matt Klein, founder of

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Amazon WorkSpaces cheat sheet: What you need to know about this DaaS product

Amazon’s Desktop as a Service product can virtualize the computing needs of your entire workforce, secure business data, and make life easier for remote employees and IT teams.

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The modern workforce is more distributed than ever before, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only solidified the fact that working remotely is the way of the future for many businesses. That means the computing needs of modern businesses are changing as well—the perfect time for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) products like Amazon WorkSpaces to finally gain market traction.

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Make sure your IT policies cover the basics like virtualization, software usage, and data recovery

Establishing expectations for daily operations can make life easier for the IT team and save time as well.

IT departments have to be nimble, respond to unexpected developments and adapt to new technologies. While it’s crucial to keep up with the pace of change, it’s also vital to have a strong foundation of best practices in place at your company. Covering the basics will head off problems and provide a ready answer to questions from new employees, or a refresher for tenured employees. Establishing clear expectations also can provide some insurance when things go wrong.

Having basic policies in place

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How to deploy the ONLYOFFICE Workspace Community Edition on Ubuntu Server 20.04

Jack Wallen shows you how to deploy a full-blown groupware suite for your LAN with ONLYOFFICE Workspace and Docker.

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Thanks to the pandemic, a large portion of the workforce is working from home. In some instances, it means having the tools to do your job available on your own LAN. After all, you might have sensitive company information and you don’t want it on a third-party cloud service or transmitting over a less-than-secure consumer-grade LAN or WAN connection. Or, you just might want to have your own tools available at all times to help you get

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