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Nest Mini unboxing

Nest is now the overarching brand for all Google smart home products, so the company's second-generation small smart speaker is called the Nest Mini. We're in the process of reviewing it, but here's a quick look and a guide to setting it up.

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How to play music on all (or some) of your Amazon Alexa speakers at once

Want to hear tunes booming throughout your house? If you have Amazon Echo devices in multiple rooms, just ask Alexa, although you’ll need to tweak some settings first.

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Excel: Top 10 tips for beginners

If you're just getting started using Microsoft Excel, these tips will help you create a spreadsheet and write a formula.

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How to collaborate on Microsoft Office files in G Suite

G Suite lets you edit Docs, Sheets, and Slide files with other collaborators, and you can do the same with Microsoft Office files. Here’s how to get started.

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How to install a smart switch

Let us show you the easiest way to install a smart switch.

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How to save money and scan your photos digitally using your phone and Google PhotoScan

School photos and wedding photographers now offer you the rights to digital images for an additional fee. But using Google PhotoScan and your smartphone, you may be able to create your own digital images, for free.

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Android 10: Getting started with the best new features

The new Android 10 looks a whole lot like Android 9 Pie, but there are plenty of cool new features to explore if you know where to find them.

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Windows Sandbox: How to use Microsoft's simple virtual Windows PC to secure your digital life

Microsoft's Windows Sandbox creates a safe space where you can try suspicious software or sites without risking your 'real' PC. Here's how to use it.

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How to buy the perfect PC case

PC cases come in all shapes, sizes, and features—from fully loaded ATX towers to bare-bones small form factors. This guide will help you find the best PC case for your needs.

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How to keep Amazon, Apple, and Google from listening to your Alexa, Siri, and Assistant recordings

Amazon Echo and Google Home users can shut the door on “human review” of their voice recordings. Also: how to wipe your Siri history off of Apple's servers.

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You just bought a new Amazon Echo device? Do these 6 things first

Get the scoop on how to train Alexa to recognize your voice, prevent unauthorized purchases from Amazon, tell it where you live and work, and more.

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How to use Paint 3D's Magic Select tool to edit out photobombers from your photos

You don't need Adobe Photoshop to cut out an unwanted person or object from your digital photos, just Microsoft's Windows 10. Here's how to use the Magic Select tool within Paint 3D to do the job.

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How to create a PowerPoint presentation for a kiosk or trade show booth

You can compile your PowerPoint presentation to run automatically in a show booth or kiosk, without human intervention, and it's much easier than you’d imagine. Here's how.

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5 Windows display tricks to help you focus

When you're trying to focus on a specific task, the right display settings can make a big difference. Automate dark mode, cut down on blue light, dim secondary displays and more with these tips.

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How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

You can use Alexa on your Amazon Echo to make calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how.

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How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

Play your own MP3 collection on an Amazon Echo or other Alexa devices using Plex or My Media.

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