Paul Heltzel

Paul Heltzel is a writer and editor, formerly of Discovery News, National Geographic, NPR, and PC World magazine. He lives on the Rappahannock River in Virginia with his wife Deborah and their three kids.

How to supercharge Slack with ‘action’ apps

How AI is changing office suites

How AI is changing office suites

New and upcoming artificial intelligence features in G Suite, Microsoft Office and office suites can boost workers’ productivity and provide business insights, but they could carry hidden costs, say experts.

Review: G Suite gets an AI boost

Review: G Suite gets an AI boost

Several new AI-driven features in G Suite (some still in beta) are aimed at saving users time, facilitating collaboration, and improving security.

What to look for in a 4G mobile hotspot

What to look for in a 4G mobile hotspot

While your carrier might not give you much choice when it comes to mobile hotspot hardware, there are certain features and specs to look for that can make connections faster and smoother.

Hitting the road? Leave your laptop at home

Hitting the road? Leave your laptop at home

Here's how to work on the go without all the extra hardware.

5 free and low-cost office suites that mean business

5 free and low-cost office suites that mean business

Looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office or Google G Suite for your organization? Consider one of these inexpensive but very capable office suites.

10 ways to work better with G Suite

10 ways to work better with G Suite

Here’s how to make Google’s apps get down to business.

6 terrible tech managers — and how to succeed despite them

6 terrible tech managers — and how to succeed despite them

From the Know It All to the Overwhelmer, succeeding beneath a bad manager takes strategy and finesse

How to thrive in the coming tech gig economy

How to thrive in the coming tech gig economy

The rise of contract and contingent work is shaking up the traditional IT career path. Here’s how to navigate for success

Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out

Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out

IT infrastructure is increasingly giving way to the cloud. Here's how to remain relevant in the years ahead.

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

Attention, rock star developers: Get a talent agent

Attention, rock star developers: Get a talent agent

High demand, large workloads, and the changing nature of programming work have some developers seeking reps to help them land new gigs

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