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Melanie Pinola is a freelance writer covering all things tech-related. A former IT admin and occasional web developer, she is also the author of LinkedIn in 30 Minutes, a Lifehacker writer, and the Mobile Office Technology expert at About.com.

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Train your Gmail to jog your memory in the new year

If you've got email overload (and who doesn't?) this Gmail trick provides a tickler for important messages and tasks.

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How to check for hackers

Microsoft offers a quick way to check for possible intrusions to your accounts with its services.

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MiseryMap tracks weather, flight delays in real time

This site offers real-time reports on travel delays at a glance, and could come in handy over the holidays.