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Quickly scan your Gmail inbox with website favicons

Gmail Sender Icons is a handy Chrome extension that puts each sender's website favicon in the subject line.

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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.

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Why extracting images from Word is so hard, with 3 decent workarounds

Extracting images from Word is not a simple cut-and-paste proposition. We explain why it's so hard and show you the pros and cons of the workarounds.

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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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How to browse Netflix's hidden categories

Netflix Categories for Chrome is an easy way to browse the video site without searching.

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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.

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How to switch to Chrome's Material Design settings page for an easier experience

Google has yet to make the Material Design settings page standard, but you really should switch to it now.

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The Evernote email trick everyone should use: How to forward emails automatically

You can email notes straight to Evernote, no muss, no fuss, assuming you have a paid plan. Here's how to set up the email addresses and filters to make this process automatic.

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If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it?

What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

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Meet DATEDIF(), Excel’s secret Date & Time function that's still handy

DATEDIF(), which means Date + Dif, is a compatibility function left over from Lotus 1-2-3 that Microsoft adopted in Excel version 2000. It's fallen off current Excel menus, but you can still use it. Here's how.

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Excel Date and Time functions: WEEKNUM, ISOWEEKNUM, WORKDAY, WORKDAY.INTL

Bookkeepers, project managers, HR departments and more use the Excel Date & Time functions WEEKNUM, ISOWEEKNUM, WORKDAY, WORKDAY.INTL to calculate time. Here's how.

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PowerPoint tips from Duarte's Five Rules Presentation

Duarte's Five Rules is a classic PowerPoint presentation that can make you an instant expert. Study the slides and read these tips to learn more.

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How to change the 'Hey, Cortana' wake word in Windows 10

Microsoft doesn't let you personalize Cortana's wake word, but this third-party program does.

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How to turn off Chrome notifications and stop websites from bugging you

Stop notification overload by shutting websites down in Chrome.