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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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Microsoft brings new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preview apps to Android phones

You can now sign up to test the new trio of Office apps on most Android devices running KitKat or above.

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Microsoft Word watermarks: How to customize them for business and personal use

This light, background lettering is the most reliable way to label and identify documents, especially for sensitive, private, or legal purposes.

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Work faster in Word: How to customize the Ribbon menu just the way you want it

With just a few simple changes, you can add, remove, or regroup menu items so what you use the most is close at hand.

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5 Google Docs shortcuts for more efficient editing

Try these time-saving tips for navigating documents, adding links, and more.

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Hands on: Office 2016 preview focuses on data-gathering and collaboration in the cloud

Office 2016 could still learn a few things from Google Docs, but its business-intelligence features show a lot of promise.

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Hey, workaholics: Microsoft Delve will track your 'work life balance'

Delve started out as a visual representation of the people and data you interact with at work, but now it's expanding into time tracking. Is this Microsoft Office Space?

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Microsoft OneNote tips: 5 better ways to manage and share data

Try these tricks to protect your data, take more complete meeting notes, and more.

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5 Evernote apps that help you save, remember, and organize data more easily

Try these timesavers: Evernote Clearly, Penultimate, Eidetic, EasilyDo, and Sight.

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OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

Development on the free productivity suite is down to just 16 people, and the support system for new contributors is sorely lacking.

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How to add music to your Google Slides presentation

Google's presentation app doesn't support audio files, but with these workarounds you can still give your slides a soundtrack.

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Microsoft's universal Office apps coming to Windows 10 phone preview in April

Microsoft will replace Office Mobile with its new Office 'universal' apps, but you'll need a Windows 10 phone to receive the new benefits.

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Microsoft showed us the future of Office, and here are the 5 things it must improve

The new universal apps promise a seamless experience, but we're not quite there yet.