Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

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

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Best home security camera: Our favorite tools for keeping an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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How to use Gmail's Google Tasks as your daily to-do list

Google Tasks, integrated into Gmail, provides a simple way to create ordered task lists, complete with due dates, and even turn emails into action items.

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Windows 10: How to customize multi-finger touchpad gestures

Take advantage of the Creators Update precision touchpad enhancements and get more done in less time.

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Google Slides: 3 Chrome extensions for better presentations

Enhance Google Slides with a few choice Chrome extensions. The ones here can auto-create photo slides, turn text to speech and more.

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The cord-cutter's guide to watching the NBA playoffs

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

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Logitech Brio 4K Pro review: A superb webcam ready for a ultra high-resolution world

This ahead-of-the-curve webcam delivers stunning Ultra HD resolution and amazing image quality.

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3 Google Slides tricks to engage your audience

Google Slides has powerful features that can liven up your presentation and keep your audience engaged. Try these first.

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How to unsend Gmail messages with the Undo Send feature

Accidentally send a dirty joke to your boss instead of your bestie? Here's how to bring it back.

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4 Google Translate features you'll use every day

Use these tips to translate documents, build a personal phrasebook, and even improve your own English.

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SpotCam Sense Pro HD review: expanding the idea of home monitoring

Spotcam's new indoor/outdoor camera keeps tabs on your home's security as well as environmental changes.

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How to add video to Google Slides for a more powerful presentation

It's easy to add video to Google Slides, so why wouldn't you give your presentation that extra boost?

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4 Chrome extensions that make you more productive in Gmail

Have your email read to you, hide your inbox, master keyboard shortcuts, and more with these browser add-ons.

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3 new Cortana features that can tackle common tasks

Boost your productivity with recurring reminders, voice control of your PC and apps, and more.

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4 powerful productivity features in the Windows 10 Creators Update

With recurring reminders, more touch gestures, and enhanced security, the latest Windows update makes it easier to get things done.

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3 Chrome extensions that let you track to-do's from your browser

No more toggling between browser tabs for the tools you need. These extensions put everything you need on one page.