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This Chrome extension mutes all tabs unless you whitelist them

Silent Site Sound Blocker lets you control which sites can shout at you. Here's how.

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Stop HTML5 autoplay videos in Chrome, Firefox, Opera (but not Edge, Explorer, Safari)

Websites have shifted from Flash to HTML5 for video, because many browsers now allow native disabling of Flash. Here's what you now need to know to stop videos from playing as soon as the page loads.

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How to use 'Training for Google Apps' as your personal tech support

Google has a helpful Chrome extension that shows you how to use each of Google's online services.

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How to search the full text of web pages in your Chrome browsing history with Falcon

A new Chrome extension called Falcon lets you find web pages in your browsing history by searching for any word or phrase contained on the page you're looking for.

What to do when you hate Windows 10

Not everyone is pleased with Windows 10. If that's you, here are your options.

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5 more Firefox add-ons that boost browser productivity

Keep tabs on all your email accounts, track your web surfing, and more with these customizations.

Microsoft Edge: How to manage Favorites

Edge’s bookmarks are called Favorites. Learn how to use them in this video.

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Mastering Excel Date & Time: Date, Days, Days360, Time, and Weekday

Excel's Date & Time functions help you calculate a day's serial number, move to a 360-day accounting calendar, and more. We cover Date, Days, Days360, Time, and Weekday

Microsoft Edge: How to install browser extensions

Microsoft’s Edge browser didn’t have extensions at all when it first came out, but the Anniversary Update fixed that--finally! Here’s how to use them.

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You can remove Cortana from Windows 10, but it's tricky

Just turning off Cortana is easy. Removing her completely is hard. We'll show you how to delve cautiously into the Windows registry.

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Mastering Excel Date & Time: Serial numbers, Networkdays, Datevalue, and more

All businesses need to calculate dates and times for payroll, expenses, inventory and more. We show how Excel turns dates into serial numbers for easier calculations, and we discuss Networkdays, Datevalue, and Excel for Mac's 1904 calendar

How to use Firefox's new simplify page printing feature

A small but handy new feature scheduled to roll out with Firefox 49 will help ease your printer-ink bill.

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4 mind-mapping tools for better brainstorming

Unleash your creativity, free-associate your ideas, and organize your thoughts with these powerful apps.

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The best mobile email apps for fast, easy inbox management

Forget folders and cluttered chronological lists. These email apps use unconventional interfaces to help you breeze through your emails.

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Excel formula tips: How to troubleshoot by tracing dependents and precedents

In Excel, when you need to debug a complex web of formulas, you need to trace dependent and precedent formulas. Here's how they work.

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How to use Firefox's new experimental feature to outsmart error 404s

Mozilla recently added a new Test Pilot feature called 'No More 404s' that's helpful for anyone who runs into dead webpages while doing research online.

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How to use FileBot to organize your Plex video files

FileBot organizes the TV shows and movies saved to your hard drive so they are easier to find on Plex.