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Microsoft Word reads to you: How to use the Speak and Read Aloud commands

Can Microsoft Word read to you? Yes, it can. The Speak feature was incorporated into Microsoft Office back in version 2003. Here's how it works.

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Best antivirus: Keep your Windows PC safe from spyware, Trojans, malware, and more

Your PC needs virus protection, full stop. No matter how careful you are, some threats can't be avoided without the aid of antivirus software. Our top picks will keep you protected.

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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365/Microsoft 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2005 (Build 12827.20470), released on June 24, 2020.

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Microsoft ships expanded Microsoft Teams for consumers

Microsoft is tying together work and personal productivity experiences by renaming Office 365 as "Microsoft 365," adding a consumer version of Teams, and unveiling new AI-powered features for Office apps.

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PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 for Windows? Learn about the key features in Microsoft’s powerful presentation app.

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Google Meet is now free for everyone, as the pursuit of Zoom continues

Google is moving its Google Meet videoconferencing service out of its paid G Suite tier, and making it free in an effort to lure consumers and enterprise customers alike. It's npw integrated into Gmail for the web, Android and iOS.

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Apple picks a fight with popular app developer Basecamp on eve of WWDC

Apple has rejected new email app Hey on the grounds of its lack of in-app purchases, setting of a war of words and possibly worse.

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Adobe Creative Cloud updates add more AI and learning tools

Adobe unveils updates to Photoshop, Lightroom, and more, emphasizing AI to improve Smart Select and other features. It's also making a greater effort to show how its tools should be used.

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Microsoft's next Windows 10 20H2 release will be a minor update

Microsoft confirmed that its next Windows 10 feature release, code-named Windows 10 20H2, will be a minor update of bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Trend Micro Maximum Security review: A great security suite, but privacy features need an overhaul

Trend Micro Maximum Security is a solid antivirus suite with a few privacy features that need an upgrade.

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Score a lifetime of Hola VPN protection for only $35

A lifetime subscription, discounted by over 90 percent, protects you from hackers on up to five devices

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Unlock 250+ pro slides & icons for your next presentation, all for just $30

Enjoy unlimited access to over 250 professionally made slides and icons that are sure to impress.

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BlueJeans touts new security, collaboration features

As global work-from-home initiatives show little sign of letting up, the Verizon-owned firm is unveiling upgrades it hopes will bring it in line with rivals like Zoom, Webex and LogMeIn.

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Money in Excel imports your live banking data into a spreadsheet

Microsoft's Money in Excel, introduced in April, is now a downloadable Excel template that can import live transactions from your bank, credit cards, and more, and analyze them.

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Create your own cartoons with this pro animation bundle

Get Cartoon Animator 4 PRO plus handy online training

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Alternatives for Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and more

Adobe's move to subscriptions has left some users looking for options. Here are some good alternative programs, and more information on why subscriptions are here to stay.

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How voice tech could shape the post-pandemic workplace

As companies start thinking about how to reopen offices, contactless interfaces could be key to ensuring employees stay safe.

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How to get Windows 10 cheap (or even for free)

Unlike taxes, paying full price for Windows 10 isn't inevitable. In fact, depending on your circumstances (and how much effort you're willing to spend), you could pay nothing for it.

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