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Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and writes the Max Productivity column for PCWorld.

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Google's goodies: The 9 biggest reveals from its fall hardware rollout

Google rolled out a trove of new devices at a September 29 press event, from the expected, like new Nexus phones, to confirmed rumors, like the high-end Pixel C tablet. We give you the highlights here.

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Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets: The 5 ways Excel soundly beats Sheets

Google Sheets has improved, but for many spreadsheet jocks, there is nothing but Microsoft Excel. Here's why you'll pry this venerable program out of cold, dead hands.

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Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets: The 4 key ways Sheets beats Excel

Google's scrappy little spreadsheet service could actually be the better choice if your work needs play to its strengths.

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Primed for pigskin: How to watch NFL football anywhere and on any device

Whether you’re a cord cutter or a pay-TV addict, we’ll show you all the ways you can watch this season’s bone-crunching action on screens of any size.

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Productivity smackdown! We pit Word vs. Docs on columns, headers, and bullets

You'd think the battle of Word vs. Google Docs would be over before it begins, because Word has more features. But more isn't always better. We tested both in a real-world use case to find out.


It's football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.

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OneNote for iPad tips to make you more productive

Take advantage of handwriting, scanning, and OCR features to make your favorite tablet an indispensable office tool.

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4 ways to make Evernote smarter and safer

These pro tips cover checklists, IFTTT hacks, and other productivity boosters.

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5 tricks to take control of your Gmail inbox

Take advantage of these built-in features to make processing your email painless.

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5 ways to get more out of Google Drive storage

Drive can transform the way you share documents, email files, collect web content, and more.

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Essential add-ons for Google Sheets: Workflows, advanced find and replace, mail merge

Try these tools to help manage document approvals, find hidden data, personalize bulk emails, and more.

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Stop the inbox insanity! These 4 email managers can sort, organize, and delete for you

Email managers let you weed out junk mail, triage messages, and turn them into tasks.

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Syncing's not enough: How to back up and restore your Evernote data

Syncs can go awry. Cloud services can go down. Here's how to ensure your notes are there when you need them.

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3 Google Drive add-ons that improve collaboration: Hello Sign, Workflows, DocSecrets

Add e-signatures, automate workflows, and hide sensitive content with these tools.

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How to take control of Dropbox sync

Smooth out speed bumps and save hard drive space with these syncing tips.