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How to enable pop-up email notifications for Windows 10's Mail app

Windows 10 automatically puts new Mail notifications in the Action Center, but doesn't tell you about it. Here's how to fix that.

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Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 14 roll out with support for 4K video

Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 14 are here and they've got a bunch of tweaks, including 4K video support.

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Get started with Smart Lookup, Office 2016's handy Bing-powered research tool

Office 2016 has a few web-integrated smarts including a feature that lets you look up terms and phrases via Bing directly inside the Office suite.


BlackBerry confirms Android-powered Priv phone coming later this year

BlackBerry's rumored 'Venice' phone now has an official name, but not much else in the way of official details.

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How to make Cortana search with Google instead of Bing in Windows 10

Windows 10's Cortana uses Bing for web searches by default with no official option to change it, but there are ways to get Cortana to embrace Google.


Firefox's tracker-killing private browsing mode hits beta

Private browsing modes don't protect you from third-party tracking during your browsing session, but that's about to change on Firefox.


Samsung's 950 Pro SSD marries V-NAND and NVMe for ludicrously fast speeds

In October, Samsung will roll out V-NAND flash M.2 sticks with 256GB and 512GB capacities. If that sounds nice, just wait until you see what's coming in 2016.

Don't want a standing desk? Use Workrave as a break timer to remember to move around

Don't want a standing desk, but worried about the evils of sitting all day? Time yourself to make sure you take regular breaks.

Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, is shutting down

Oyster clams up just as e-books hit a growth plateau.

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Learn Windows 10's touchpad gestures for laptops

Here are Windows 10's trackpad gestures.

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The iPad mini 4's display shrugs off ambient light like a champ, says DisplayMate

The iPad mini 4 has the same resolution display as its predecessor, but its quality is actually much higher.

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How to enable Windows 10's 'Hey Cortana' voice commands

Loving Cortana, but can't figure out to get the voice activation feature running? Here's our guide.

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Second-gen Chromecast tipped with faster Wi-Fi, Spotify support, and more

Two new Nexus phones are on tap for later in September and it looks like a new Chromecast is too.

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How to transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse with an external graphics card

With a little bit of research and elbow grease, an external graphics setup can transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse for a fraction of the price of a whole new gaming PC.


How to set different wallpapers for multiple monitors in Windows 10

Assigning different wallpapers for each monitor was so easy in Windows 8. That's not the case with Windows 10.