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Take back your vacation with the help of Outlook's Automatic Replies

How to use Outlook's auto reply features to free your vacation from email

Wanna get away ...from your email? Outlook 2013's Automatic Replies feature lets you reply to and sort messages while you're out of the office. Here's how you can use it to relax on your next vacation and come back to a nice, tidy inbox.

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PowerPoint pro tips: Exporting to other formats

It's a multi-platform world. Learn how the versatile Export tool can make your presentation readable on any kind of device.

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How to find anything in Evernote: 6 advanced search tips

Evernote's notes and notebooks are great until you have too many of them, too stuffed with stuff. Use these advanced search operators to help you sort through the virtual piles.

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IFTTT breaking news alerts: Get personalized news sent to your phone with this Feed Rinse super-recipe

Using IFTTT and Feed Rinse, you can filter your RSS feeds by keyword, and have breaking news sent to your phone via text messaging. It's the perfect solution for up-to-the-minute news on very specific subjects.

Print anything from anywhere with Google Cloud Print

Learn how to print anything from anywhere on any device with Google Cloud Print.

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How to organize your browser by using pinned tabs

Keep your favorite Web apps organized in your browser.

How to use pinned tabs to keep your browser organized

Keep your favorite web apps organized by using pinned tabs. We'll show you how to use the tab management tool in this video tip.

How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8

Unlike Windows 7 and its other predecessors, Windows 8 won't play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are low-cost ways around the problem.

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How to set up a document scanning system

Here's how to get that perennial resolution to finally stick and make 2014 the year of the paperless office.

Declutter your PC for better security and more storage

Unused applications can be vulnerable to security breaches. Clean them out before they cause trouble, and jettison older data files while you're at it.

Half-caffs and hotspots: How to work productively from cafes and public spaces

Working in a cafe is second (or first) nature for many mobile users. Make the most of your table time with these essential tips.

I was a webcam zombie! How to look alive and professional in Web meetings

Your Web conferencing look could be scarier than you realize. These simple tips will help you look your best.

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Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Affordable options make the technology a handy solution for a variety of IT issues.

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Seamlessly sync your data across devices

Follow these tips to access your most important information from anywhere.