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How to use the Microsoft News Bar app to get free, quality news

Microsoft's news apps curate free, unlimited news from over 4,500 sources, including trusted news organizations like The New York Times. Here's how to use News Bar (as well as other Microsoft news) apps to get unlimited news, for free.

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How to share your iPhone’s mobile connection by tethering or hotspot

If you need Wi-Fi on your Mac or iPad, here's how to share your iPhone's mobile data.


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The best SSDs of 2020: Price fluctuations affect our top picks

The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. We review our picks for the best SSDs, and what to look for in an SSD.

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Would Apple actually be crazy enough to kill the Beats brand? It’s complicated

A new rumor suggests that Apple might be phasing out the Beats brand with the launch of two new headphones. But even if it does, Beats will forever be entangled with Apple’s products.


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Atlantic Technology FS-HR280 headphone review: Reasonable, but not outstanding sound quality for the price

Vocals sound great, and the comfort level is high, but the overall sound from these cans is slightly veiled.


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Even more great movies cord-cutters can stream for free

Make the most of staying at home by watching some of these great films.


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Kick back and chill with these relaxing PC games

Sick of stress and action? Grab a cold one and chill with these relaxing PC games.

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Microsoft Teams finally adds custom background support, just like Zoom

It's a long time coming, but Microsoft Teams users will apparently be able to use AI to use a custom image as their background, just like in Zoom.

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Windows 10X may be the new Windows 10 S after the Surface Neo gets delayed

Microsoft is delaying the Surface Neo and other dual-screen hardware until 2021. That leaves Windows 10X without a home, unless Microsoft targets it as a Chromebook competitor.

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New Ring Alarm home security system with 1-touch buttons for police, fire, and medical emergencies coming soon

The new keypad for arming and disarming the system is smaller and sleeker, despite having more features, and the Z-Wave smart home hub remains.


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The Full Nerd ep. 134: Next-gen Intel CPU leaks extravaganza

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we discuss leaks and rumors about Intel's next-gen desktop and laptop CPUs, then spend a long time answering your questions.

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You need a smart speaker and the Google Home is half off right now

Best Buy, Google, and Walmart are all selling the Google Home for $50 off.



Get six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the price of three

Amazon is selling six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $45.

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Samsung's low-cost Galaxy A-Series phones aim to reverse U.S. smartphone slump

Samsung launches six new A-Series phones to target the low- and mid-range markets with big screens, multiple cameras, and 5G.

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10 pro tips for creating Excel macros

Excel macros save you time and headaches by automating repetitive tasks, and you don’t have to be a programmer to write one. Use these tips to make macro recording a cinch.