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5 ways to improve your relationship with Google Assistant

Learn how to change the sound of Google Assistant’s voice, teach it your nickname, make your conversations flow better, and more.

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How to get free books for your Amazon Kindle

Thousands of free books are waiting to be enjoyed on your Amazon Kindle e-reader. You just have to know where to look.

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Microsoft Excel: Why your spreadsheet is so slow

When Microsoft Excel complains it "cannot complete this task with available resources," or it's "Out of memory," here's what to do.

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Tips and best practices for optimizing your smart home

Looking to build out a smart home? These 12 key pieces of advice will turn you into a master.

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How to improve your writing using Editor for the online version of Word, Chrome, or Edge

Microsoft's Editor feature for Word for the Web (the online version of Word) provides simple, easy-to-parse grammar and spelling suggestions. Here's how to improve your writing with Editor for Word Online, Microsoft Edge, or Google Chrome.

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Internet radio: Everything you need to know to stream a world's worth of fantastic music for free

Hey, we dig Sonos Radio, but you don’t need a Sonos speaker to enjoy internet radio. Allow us to be your guide to this fabulous resource.

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How to record all the free streaming TV before it's gone

How to record streaming TV shows from HBO, CBS, Netflix, and others before their free previews end

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How to turn your Kindle on or off: Finding the power button

Find the power button on your Amazon Kindle using our guide, including photos of Amazon Kindle, Kindle Oasis, and Kindle Voyage models.

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Excel: How to create simple and dependent drop-down lists

Drop-down lists in Excel let you create a list of valid choices that you can select for a given field. We'll show you how to use tables, named ranges, formulas, data validation, and table styles.

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Funny Zoom trick: Wear a celebrity's face to your next meeting

Using Zoom with Snap Camera, you can wear a celebrity's face to your next video meeting like Donald Trump, Joe Biden, or Joe Exotic. Create a virtual background to sell it even more!

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How to survive homeschooling with nothing more than an Echo, Roku, and a Disney+ subscription

Homeschooling can be a pain for everyone involved, but with the help of a few smart devices, it can be much more pleasant.

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How to limit screen time on Xbox and Windows for your kids

Here's how to limit screen time for the Xbox and Windows 10 PCs, using the dashboard within your Windows account.

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How to make a funny Zoom background to entertain your friends and coworkers

A Zoom background hides your clutter and can entertain your friends and coworkers. Here's how to do it, with either a still image or video.

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Best funny Zoom background trick: Put yourself in a looping video so you can skip the meeting

This Zoom background trick is handy: Record a video of yourself that you can loop as a virtual background, so you can duck out on the meeting.

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How to prepare your home for emergencies (like the one we’re going through right now)

These 15 tips will raise your home preparedness game and fortify your defenses against, well, just about anything.

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