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Office 2016 preview powers up with real-time Word editing, new charts, and more

New features also include support for hand-written equations and providing information through Bing.

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Syncing's not enough: How to back up and restore your Evernote data

Syncs can go awry. Cloud services can go down. Here's how to ensure your notes are there when you need them.

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Mail Merge master class: How to merge your Excel contact database with custom letters in Word

In part three, you're finally ready to use the data you exported from Outlook to Excel, to create a mail merge with a Word document.

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3 Google Drive add-ons that improve collaboration: Hello Sign, Workflows, DocSecrets

Add e-signatures, automate workflows, and hide sensitive content with these tools.

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Microsoft's finalized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android phones exit beta

The preview period is over. The official versions of Microsoft's new Office apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available for Android phones.

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Microsoft OneNote's new to-do list feature debuts on iOS first

Microsoft is continuing the cross-platform push for its OneNote note-taking app with new features on iOS.

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Office Online hooks up with Box to make it easier to edit documents in the cloud

Users will be able to browse their documents in Box, open them in Office Online, and save any edits back to Box.

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Adobe Photoshop essentials: How to crop, resize, and edit photos like a pro

Adobe Photoshop lets you use its deep toolbox to crop, resize, and edit photos, adjusting everything from proportions to image resolution and more.

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Google Slides adds remote phone controls with Chromecast and Airplay

Need to give a standing presentation? Google Slides just made it a lot easier if you have a Chromecast or Apple TV.

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How to take control of Dropbox sync

Smooth out speed bumps and save hard drive space with these syncing tips.

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3 mobile games that help you get things done

Yes, it's true. You can be a better, more productive worker simply by playing a few games.

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10 gotta-know calendar tips for iOS

Confused by Apple's sparse, ultra-simplified Calendar app for iOS? Read on for ten tips that'll help you get your bearings with the revamped iOS Calendar, as well as a few advanced pointers on setting default alert times, dealing with time-zone changes, adding a non-iCloud calendar, and more.

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Popular to-do app Wunderlist plans new features under Microsoft

For now, the service will keep running as normal.