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General knowledge- The Best Free Music Production Software for Beginners

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more. Whether you’re starting music production as a hobby or planning to become the next superstar DJ, it’s best to begin with free music production software. Later on, when you evolve into an advanced user, you can switch …

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General knowledge- 15 Excel Formulas That Will Help You Solve Real Life Problems

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more. A lot of people view Microsoft Excel as a tool that’s only useful in business. Truth is, there are a lot of ways it can benefit you at home as well. The key to finding uses of …

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General knowledge- 6 Ways to Use Mac Automator With Your Browser

Automator is one of the most underappreciated tools on your Mac. It takes a while to get the hang of, but once you have an idea how to use it, you can automate all kinds of useful tasks, from opening URLs to downloading images. One of the best ways to use Automator is with its …

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General knowledge- How to Create Self-Updating Microsoft Excel Charts in 3 Easy Steps

If you’re like me, you love the idea of Excel charts and can think of dozens of useful applications for them. But what happens when you need to add more data? It can seem like a lot of manual work to make changes. Well, no more! I’m going to show you how to make a …

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General knowledge- How to Transfer Music From an Old iPod to Your Computer or iPhone

Do you have an old iPod that’s sitting around gathering dust? It might still have old music on it that you no longer possess in any other form. If that’s the case, grab your old music player, because you can transfer the music from your iPod to your computer. To do so, you just need …

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General knowledge- How to Extract a Number or Text From Excel

Microsoft Excel is great at working with both numbers and text—but if you’re using both in the same cell, you might run into some difficulty. Fortunately, you can extract numbers or text from cells to work with your data more efficiently. We demonstrate several options, depending on the format that your data is currently in. Excel …

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General knowledge- What Is Data Analysis and Why Is It Important?

The world is becoming more and more data-driven, with endless amounts of data available to work with. Big companies like Google and Microsoft use data to make decisions, but they’re not the only ones. Is it important? Absolutely! Data analysis is used by small businesses, retail companies, in medicine, and even in the world of …

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General knowledge- Make a Personal Budget With Microsoft Excel in 4 Easy Steps

You don’t need expensive software to help you become financially stable. Today, I’m going to share a few of the nifty spreadsheet techniques that I used to generate a useful budget. Also, I’m going to share a technique to pay down your debt in a fraction of the time using the same exact payments you’re …

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General knowledge- 10 Simple Design Rules for Professional Microsoft Word Documents

Microsoft Word is packed with so many features that you can produce pretty much whatever you want with it. But these features don’t always result in the kind of beautiful, high-quality, and professional document designs that may be expected of you. It’s one thing to know everything about Microsoft Word, all of its intricacies and …

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General knowledge- How to Switch Back to Classic Gmail If You Hate the Redesign

Advertisement Do you want to go back to the old Gmail? While the new Gmail interface has many fans, you might consider an alternative design. Why? If you look around, you can see others take issue with the user interface, space allocation, fonts, and more. If you’ve never considered its design before or used classic …

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