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Microsoft Word 2013: Cheat Sheet

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How to add & edit pictures and videos in Word 2013

Computerworld's Preston Gralla shows you how to insert images and videos straight from the Web into a Word 2013 document, as well as edit them within the document.

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10+ Apple Music tips you’ll use

Here's a selection of initial tips for using the Apple Music service when it arrives June 30.

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Microsoft Office for ANDROID phones: Yes! Download for free (kinda)

Want Microsoft Office on your Android smartphone? Well here you go. And it's absolutely free -- but with some paid features. Amazing...

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Microsoft: Beneath the Surface

An analysis of Microsoft's new Surface Hub workplace collaboration solution.

It's alive! Microsoft to let Live Writer live on as open source

Microsoft will breathe new life into Windows Live Writer by open sourcing the eight-year-old blog-publishing tool.

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Microsoft to retire 'Modern' Skype app next month

Microsoft plans to retire the "Modern" app for Skype in less than four weeks, abandoning it for the more traditional Windows desktop version.

Microsoft to add real-time translation to Windows' Skype desktop app by summer's end

Microsoft plans to add its real-time translation technology to the primary Windows desktop app, giving users of Windows 7 and older editions a chance to test the service.

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Sony Music chief confirms Apple streaming service unveils on Monday

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris confirmed Sunday that Apple plans to launch a new streaming music service on Monday at WWDC.

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Google Photos: How big a threat to Apple?

Google Photos, the amped up cloud-based photo storage service, organizer and editor, was one of the big reveals at Google I/O. So should Apple be nervous?

Skype updates apps to crush crash-causing text bug

Meanwhile, last week's similar iPhone lockup flaw remains unpatched

Have you considered someone with handcuffs?

This pilot fish is doing some side work providing IT support for a small heating and air conditioning business when he gets a call from the owner -- whose laptop's version of Excel has started going crazy.

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Now we know why Apple’s getting into the playlist club

As curation becomes the new rock and roll, Apple may be hoping to snag a slice of the music industry’s emerging payola for a playlist system.

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Master Mac Multitouch in 5 minutes

Sometimes it helps to review what you know; Your Mac’s Multitouch trackpad – like so much in OS X -- does much more than is immediately obvious.

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6 key improvements in FileMaker 14

It wasn’t that long ago that Apple was short of cash -- and in those dark days FileMaker must surely have helped keep the mothership afloat.

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MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday

MacKeeper, a utility and security program for Apple computers, celebrated its fifth birthday in April. But its gift to U.S. consumers who bought the application may be a slice of a $2 million class-action settlement. Released...

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Microsoft expands Office 2016 for Windows public preview to consumers, more business workers

Microsoft today launched a broader-based public preview of Office 2016 for Windows, expanding on the March sneak peek that was available only to subscribers of select business-grade Office 365 plans.

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8 time-saving productivity hacks

From to-do lists to time-tracking apps, here’s a look at eight ways to boost your productivity.

Oh sure, like YOU never used WordPerfect Office...

This help desk pilot fish is getting the new administrative assistant for a remote office up to speed on the company's applications, including the standard desktop stuff. But something seems to be missing.

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