Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories
In our busy lives, we all need a to-do list. But the one on your computer isn't much help when you're not in front of it. You need reminders to pop up on your phone.
That old phone needn't sit in the junk drawer. With the right apps, it can work with your PC to add useful features or speed up tasks.
Google recently added a new add-ons store to Docs and Sheets. Here's how to install third-party apps in your account.
It's easy to change your default font in Word. But the next time you create a new document, it's back to Calibri. Here's the fix.
Yep, adware has appeared on Start Menu 8, and unfortunately it looks to be a feature rather than a bug.
Lillian Lim noticed strange files appearing and disappearing. The file names always begin with ~$.
Move over, Siri: Nuance's speech-activated Dragon Assistant is coming to selected new Ultrabooks. Speech recognition isn't just for challenged typists anymore. Learn how the Dragon software family can make you more productive every day.
Arcticsid asked the Answer Line forum about turning text into a .jpg. I'll also explain converting an image back into text.
Darthdusty asked about software that will "detect and alert" him when he types certain phrases
Running late for a meet up with friends or an appointment? Share a location securely and for a limited time period with smartphone application Glympse. It's a free download for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
Tgood37 asked the Answer Line forum how to add checkboxes to Excel spreadsheets, and make sure that checking a box will have an effect.
Russell Caplan still uses Office 2003, which Microsoft will stop supporting next year. He asked if he will need to upgrade to a more current version.
Microsoft's new suite gives you the option of hiding or downsizing the toolbar in favor of more screen estate.
Not wild about using Gmail in your browser? You don't have to. These free desktop clients give you a better interface and more options.