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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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9 supremely useful PC productivity programs

These free and low-cost Windows programs will improve your desktop experience and boost your productivity. What are you waiting for? Go get 'em.

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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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Now Slack search can look for knowledgeable users and channels

How do you find someone in an organization who can answer a burning question? That’s what Slack is trying to answer with an update to its search feature that was released for larger teams on Wednesday.

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What's wrong with Microsoft To-Do: 8 things lacking in Wunderlist's replacement

Has Microsoft really thought through its plan to retire Wunderlist? The many features missing from its preview make us wonder.

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Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365

Microsoft is offering IT pros some new guidance on when they can expect major feature updates for Windows 10, Office 365's client applications, and System Center Configuration Manager.

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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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Microsoft buys former employee Charles Simonyi’s Intentional Software to boost Office

Serial space tourist Charles Simonyi is returning to Microsoft to help it develop Office 365's team productivity capabilities

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Slack makes it easier to say you're out to lunch

Slack is making it easier for coworkers to see what other people in their organization are up to, thanks to a new status messages feature unveiled Thursday.

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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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Microsoft to host education event May 2

Microsoft is hosting an education-focused event in New York on May 2, where the tech titan is expected to reveal new software and hardware.

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Dropbox Paper's mobile apps now work offline

Dropbox Paper users will now be able to edit their documents offline while using mobile devices, thanks to an update released Tuesday.

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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.

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Tableau switches to subscription pricing for its BI products

Tableau is making a big change in the way it sells its business intelligence products. The company announced Thursday that all of its software will be available as a subscription, rather than a single license plus a service fee.

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3 ways to break your smartphone addiction and get back to work

These apps use everything from cold facts to tough love to keep your smartphone use from killing your productivity.