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How to improve your writing using Editor for the online version of Word, Chrome, or Edge

Microsoft's Editor feature for Word for the Web (the online version of Word) provides simple, easy-to-parse grammar and spelling suggestions. Here's how to improve your writing with Editor for Word Online, Microsoft Edge, or Google...

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Just picked up an iPhone SE? Do these 5 things first!

Don't even peel the plastic off your new iPhone SE before you read this setup guide.

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802.11: Wi-Fi standards and speeds explained

To help clarify the many Wi-Fi standards, here’s an update on these physical-layer standards within 802.11, as well as standards still in the works and the new naming scheme that includes Wi-Fi 6.

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How to create a movie and TV show watchlist using Google Search

Google’s new watchlist feature lets you select the streaming video services you're subscribed to, as well as filter recommendations by genre or what’s available for free.

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Internet radio: Everything you need to know to stream a world's worth of fantastic music for free

Hey, we dig Sonos Radio, but you don’t need a Sonos speaker to enjoy internet radio. Allow us to be your guide to this fabulous resource.

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How to turn your Kindle on or off: Finding the power button

Find the power button on your Amazon Kindle using our guide, including photos of Amazon Kindle, Kindle Oasis, and Kindle Voyage models.

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Excel: How to create simple and dependent drop-down lists

Drop-down lists in Excel let you create a list of valid choices that you can select for a given field. We'll show you how to use tables, named ranges, formulas, data validation, and table styles.

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How to fine-tune Gmail for maximum productivity

Give Gmail's interface a much-needed minimalist makeover — and watch your email efficiency soar.

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Funny Zoom trick: Wear a celebrity's face to your next meeting

Using Zoom with Snap Camera, you can wear a celebrity's face to your next video meeting like Donald Trump, Joe Biden, or Joe Exotic. Create a virtual background to sell it even more!

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How to limit screen time on Xbox and Windows for your kids

Here's how to limit screen time for the Xbox and Windows 10 PCs, using the dashboard within your Windows account.

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How to make a funny Zoom background to entertain your friends and coworkers

A Zoom background hides your clutter and can entertain your friends and coworkers. Here's how to do it, with either a still image or video.

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How to dispose of IT hardware without hurting the environment

Find certified recyclers and disposal firms in order to know that the retirement of your old electronics gear is handled safely.

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Dplyr across: First look at a new Tidyverse function

See how to use dplyr to run functions across multiple columns at once. You can even run more than one function in the same line of code

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Best funny Zoom background trick: Put yourself in a looping video so you can skip the meeting

This Zoom background trick is handy: Record a video of yourself that you can loop as a virtual background, so you can duck out on the meeting.

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How to prepare your home for emergencies (like the one we’re going through right now)

These 15 tips will raise your home preparedness game and fortify your defenses against, well, just about anything.

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How to use animated GIFs as backgrounds in Zoom video

Here's how to use your favorite animated GIFs as a background in Zoom video.

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How to share your iPhone’s mobile connection by tethering or hotspot

If you need Wi-Fi on your Mac or iPad, here's how to share your iPhone's mobile data.

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How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

If you're in need a webcam for all the video conferences you're doing nowadays, your iPhone can carry the load.

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Photoshop tips to boost your skills: Scratch Disk, Image Fill, Masks, Brushes, Vignettes

These Photoshop tips start with managing your Scratch Disk, then dive right into Content-Aware Fill, Clipping Mask, Brushes, and Vignettes. 

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How to check if your Mac’s software is 32- or 64-bit

If you plan to use macOS beyond Mojave, you need to upgrade any 32-bit apps on your Mac to 64-bit. Here’s how to check for 32-bit apps on your Mac.

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