Michael AnsaldoPCWorld

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and writes the Max Productivity column for PCWorld.

pcw google slides primary

How to add music to your Google Slides presentation

Google's presentation app doesn't support audio files, but with these workarounds you can still give your slides a soundtrack.

driveaddons3 primary

5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more

Streamline your workflow with these hidden helpers.

evernote searches primary

5 ways to use Note Links, Evernote's secret weapon for getting organized

This powerful organizing tool links related items in Evernote, turning your virtual data dump into neat digital file stacks.

securetaxes primary

Online tax filing: The best last-minute options for hopeless procrastinators

No matter how simple or complex your tax situation is, these services can help you meet the deadline.

Video streaming

VidiPath technology promises to make pay-TV streaming seamless and painless

DLNA's new wireless protocol lets you transmit cable-box content to every screen in your home, without any new wires..

on techhive.com

dropbox logo

Essential Dropbox tools for productive people

Automate file sorting, dictate voice memos, and more with these apps and add-ons.

baseball mitt bat balls

The top 7 second-screen apps for supplementing your Major League Baseball experience

Geek up the grand old game with data feeds, social media, and other interactive enhancements.

on techhive.com

driveaddons3 primary

Try these 5 undiscovered Google Drive tricks

Leverage these little-known features to work without an internet connection, keep track of document changes, and more.

dlna logo

Everything you need to know about DLNA: The de facto home-entertainment network standard

If you've ever wished for a way to stream media from your PC to another device, you should know about this technology.

on techhive.com

evernote searches primary

5 powerful ways to find anything in Evernote

Master these advanced syntax searches to zero in on the notes you need.

Home Theater

How to use your mobile device to control your home theater

With the right selection of apps you can transform your iOS or Android phone or tablet into an elegant home entertainment command center.

Google sheets

How to create an expense tracker with Google Forms and Sheets

Hack Google's survey tool to record your financial transactions on the fly.

gmail logo

How to send Gmail attachments to Dropbox automatically

Use this trick and you'll never have to wade through your inbox for buried files again.

gmail logo

Gmail mass email tips: Avoid the spammy look with the personalized touch

Make it look special (even if it was sent to 75 other people). Create your own mail merge in minutes, with some help from Google Sheets and a free script.

evernote searches primary

Evernote's hidden talent: Quick, easy presentations

No need to transfer data from Evernote to PowerPoint. Save time and spare your coworkers at your next meeting with this trick.