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Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives

We take a look at the recovery drive, one of the most useful troubleshooting tools included with Windows 10.

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How to create Motion Paths in PowerPoint

Building motion into PowerPoint slideshows makes them come alive like no static images could ever hope to do. Here's our step-by-step guide through all the features and options.

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Min Vid Test Pilot experiment gives Firefox a YouTube picture-in-picture mode

Min Vid for Firefox puts your YouTube videos in a mini-player that runs on your desktop.

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Excel tips: 6 slick shortcuts, handy functions and random-number generators

You can't have too many Excel tips. These cover some handy shortcuts, and useful functions for calculation payments or generating random numbers.

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Get more Edge extensions by installing beta versions

New Edge extensions are slow to come to the Windows Store, but you don't have to wait. Try this trick to get beta extensions in Edge today.

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This Chrome extension mutes all tabs unless you whitelist them

Silent Site Sound Blocker lets you control which sites can shout at you. Here's how.

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Stop HTML5 autoplay videos in Chrome, Firefox, Opera (but not Edge, Explorer, Safari)

Websites have shifted from Flash to HTML5 for video, because many browsers now allow native disabling of Flash. Here's what you now need to know to stop videos from playing as soon as the page loads.

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How to use 'Training for Google Apps' as your personal tech support

Google has a helpful Chrome extension that shows you how to use each of Google's online services.

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How to search the full text of web pages in your Chrome browsing history with Falcon

A new Chrome extension called Falcon lets you find web pages in your browsing history by searching for any word or phrase contained on the page you're looking for.

What to do when you hate Windows 10

Not everyone is pleased with Windows 10. If that's you, here are your options.

Microsoft Edge: How to manage Favorites

Edge’s bookmarks are called Favorites. Learn how to use them in this video.

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Mastering Excel Date & Time: Date, Days, Days360, Time, and Weekday

Excel's Date & Time functions help you calculate a day's serial number, move to a 360-day accounting calendar, and more. We cover Date, Days, Days360, Time, and Weekday

Microsoft Edge: How to install browser extensions

Microsoft’s Edge browser didn’t have extensions at all when it first came out, but the Anniversary Update fixed that--finally! Here’s how to use them.

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You can remove Cortana from Windows 10, but it's tricky

Just turning off Cortana is easy. Removing her completely is hard. We'll show you how to delve cautiously into the Windows registry.

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Mastering Excel Date & Time: Serial numbers, Networkdays, Datevalue, and more

All businesses need to calculate dates and times for payroll, expenses, inventory and more. We show how Excel turns dates into serial numbers for easier calculations, and we discuss Networkdays, Datevalue, and Excel for Mac's 1904 calendar

How to use Firefox's new simplify page printing feature

A small but handy new feature scheduled to roll out with Firefox 49 will help ease your printer-ink bill.

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Excel formula tips: How to troubleshoot by tracing dependents and precedents

In Excel, when you need to debug a complex web of formulas, you need to trace dependent and precedent formulas. Here's how they work.