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3 IFTTT alternatives for task automation

These tools streamline simple tasks and complex workflows to help you reclaim precious time.

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Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know

OneNote is the Great Organizer of Microsoft programs, ready to take almost any kind of content and make it available across multiple platforms. Here's how to get started.

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3 tools that easily unsubscribe you from emails

Email subscriptions can quickly overwhelm your inbox. Use these services to clean up the mess.

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How to use the Skype Chrome extension to quickly add Skype call links to calendar entries

The Skype extension for Chrome lets you add call links to your calendar entries on Google and Outlook.com.

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4 of the best Windows 10 app launchers for increasing your productivity

Add one of these to your desktop to more quickly open programs, find important files, search the web, and more.

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3 Windows text expanders that take the tedium out of typing

These apps let you easily insert commonly used phrases and sentences with just a few keystrokes, saving you time and effort.

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Excel logical formulas: 8 simple IF statements to get started

This is where the number-crunching fun starts. Learn the ins and outs of the logical formulas that represent the heart of Excel.

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How to use Mentions in Windows 10's Mail app

Microsoft recently rolled out its Mentions feature to the Windows 10 Mail app. Here's how it works.

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How to make Word custom bullet points to enhance your documents

Word's built-in bullet points can give boring reports a bit of bling, but you can do even more by creating custom bullets from an image file. Here's how.

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4 ways to block political posts on Facebook

Maybe you've made a political post or two (or more) on Facebook, or maybe you're trying to hide from them. Here's how to silence the noise.

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline

Bet you don’t know everything Chrome OS can do. Here’s what it offers, from keyboard shortcuts to Chromecast capers—and a surprising amount of offline productivity.

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How to join Microsoft's Office Insider program on any platform

Microsoft's Office Insider program gives you access to new features before they go mainstream. Here's how to join.

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3 great email app alternatives to Windows Mail: Mailbird, eM Client and Inky

Windows 10's default Mail app isn't the best option for unruly inboxes. Try one of these instead.

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Gmail is dumping Windows XP and Vista, now what?

Gmail is turning its back on Windows XP and Vista as the lights slowly go out on Microsoft's aging and unsupported operating systems.

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3 great Read It Later apps for saving articles and other content

Capture and curate articles and videos for later viewing with these bookmarking tools.