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8 tech dangers every novice can avoid with these tips

Tech novices are easy targets for malware, phishing, and sleazy salespeople. Protect the novices you know with these tips to help them be smarter about buying and using their tech devices.

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Ellp is like IFTTT for the desktop

A relatively new program called Ellp beta lets you automate specific actions on your PC.

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How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking

OneNote's audio recording feature links your notes to specific points in the recording. Here's how it works.

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4 Gmail Labs features you should be using

Email can be adventurous! Make your Gmail inbox more productive with experimental add-ons like Undo Send, Canned Responses, and more.

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The best OneNote 2016 tips: 10 ways anyone can get organized

Microsoft’s OneNote is a surprisingly versatile tool for jotting down and organizing notes, random facts and more. These tips will help you make the most of its features.

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4 Windows Command Prompt tricks everyone should know

For all of Windows 10's icons and tiles, sometimes, only the Command Prompt will do what you need to do. Learn these four special tricks to work smarter with your PC.

How to Block Ads in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 ads are pretty unobtrusive, but several get right up in your face. Here’s how to disable them with a few simple menu tweaks.

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How to quickly use today's date as the title of a OneNote page

OneNote doesn't make it easy if you want to use the date as the title of a section page, but here's how you can do it.

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Excel Date & Time functions tutorial: EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, NETWORKDAYS.INTL

We delve into the Excel Date & Time functions EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, and NETWORKDAYS.INT. All are handy for going back and forth in time on retirement dates, expiration dates and more.

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How to stop animated GIFs in Chrome and Firefox

How to use browser extensions to stop animated GIFs in Google Chrome and Firefox.

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A new Chrome feature automatically mutes multiple tabs

An experimental new Chrome feature lets you focus on one noisy tab at a time.

Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives

We take a look at the recovery drive, one of the most useful troubleshooting tools included with Windows 10.

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How to create Motion Paths in PowerPoint

Building motion into PowerPoint slideshows makes them come alive like no static images could ever hope to do. Here's our step-by-step guide through all the features and options.

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Min Vid Test Pilot experiment gives Firefox a YouTube picture-in-picture mode

Min Vid for Firefox puts your YouTube videos in a mini-player that runs on your desktop.

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Excel tips: 6 slick shortcuts, handy functions and random-number generators

You can't have too many Excel tips. These cover some handy shortcuts, and useful functions for calculation payments or generating random numbers.

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Get more Edge extensions by installing beta versions

New Edge extensions are slow to come to the Windows Store, but you don't have to wait. Try this trick to get beta extensions in Edge today.