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How to use the Skype Chrome extension to quickly add Skype call links to calendar entries

The Skype extension for Chrome lets you add call links to your calendar entries on Google and Outlook.com.

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3 Windows text expanders that take the tedium out of typing

These apps let you easily insert commonly used phrases and sentences with just a few keystrokes, saving you time and effort.

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How to jazz up your Firefox new-tab page with the upcoming Activity Stream feature

Try Activity Stream before it's built in to Firefox later in the year.

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Excel logical formulas: 8 simple IF statements to get started

This is where the number-crunching fun starts. Learn the ins and outs of the logical formulas that represent the heart of Excel.

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Skype like a boss with these hidden chat commands

Skype has several powerful slash commands you should know about.

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How Babelsoft Media Preview reveals less-common file types in Explorer

Babelsoft Media Preview is the answer for revealing less-common multimedia files that Windows Explorer's own Preview tool doesn't support.

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How to update your PC's BIOS

Updating your BIOS can cut boot times, fix compatibility issues, and improve overall performance--or brick your system if you do it wrong.

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How to make Word custom bullet points to enhance your documents

Word's built-in bullet points can give boring reports a bit of bling, but you can do even more by creating custom bullets from an image file. Here's how.

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Quickly scan your Gmail inbox with website favicons

Gmail Sender Icons is a handy Chrome extension that puts each sender's website favicon in the subject line.

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4 ways to block political posts on Facebook

Maybe you've made a political post or two (or more) on Facebook, or maybe you're trying to hide from them. Here's how to silence the noise.

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Why extracting images from Word is so hard, with 3 decent workarounds

Extracting images from Word is not a simple cut-and-paste proposition. We explain why it's so hard and show you the pros and cons of the workarounds.

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How to join Microsoft's Office Insider program on any platform

Microsoft's Office Insider program gives you access to new features before they go mainstream. Here's how to join.

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3 great email app alternatives to Windows Mail: Mailbird, eM Client and Inky

Windows 10's default Mail app isn't the best option for unruly inboxes. Try one of these instead.

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How to browse Netflix's hidden categories

Netflix Categories for Chrome is an easy way to browse the video site without searching.

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Gmail is dumping Windows XP and Vista, now what?

Gmail is turning its back on Windows XP and Vista as the lights slowly go out on Microsoft's aging and unsupported operating systems.