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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.

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Stay focused with the Noisli for Chrome background-noise generator

Noisli for Chrome helps you focus with the help of your own customized background noises.

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How to add 360-degree images to Chrome's New Tab page

SVRF Tabs for Chrome puts 360-degree images on your New Tab page.

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8 tech dangers every novice can avoid with these tips

Tech novices are easy targets for malware, phishing, and sleazy salespeople. Protect the novices you know with these tips to help them be smarter about buying and using their tech devices.

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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. Post-election chatter is one of social media's biggest productivity pitfalls. Here's how to silence the noise.

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Ellp is like IFTTT for the desktop

A relatively new program called Ellp beta lets you automate specific actions on your PC.

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How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking

OneNote's audio recording feature links your notes to specific points in the recording. Here's how it works.

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4 Gmail Labs features you should be using

Email can be adventurous! Make your Gmail inbox more productive with experimental add-ons like Undo Send, Canned Responses, and more.

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The best OneNote 2016 tips: 10 ways anyone can get organized

Microsoft’s OneNote is a surprisingly versatile tool for jotting down and organizing notes, random facts and more. These tips will help you make the most of its features.

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4 Windows Command Prompt tricks everyone should know

For all of Windows 10's icons and tiles, sometimes, only the Command Prompt will do what you need to do. Learn these four special tricks to work smarter with your PC.

How to Block Ads in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 ads are pretty unobtrusive, but several get right up in your face. Here’s how to disable them with a few simple menu tweaks.

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How to quickly use today's date as the title of a OneNote page

OneNote doesn't make it easy if you want to use the date as the title of a section page, but here's how you can do it.

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Excel Date & Time functions tutorial: EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, NETWORKDAYS.INTL

We delve into the Excel Date & Time functions EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, and NETWORKDAYS.INT. All are handy for going back and forth in time on retirement dates, expiration dates and more.

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How to stop animated GIFs in Chrome and Firefox

How to use browser extensions to stop animated GIFs in Google Chrome and Firefox.