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Mastering your Outlook inbox

Forget Outlook 2016’s weak Clutter and Focused Inbox features. Instead, use these four simple methods to cut spam, limit incoming email and regain control of your inbox.

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Slack adds Actions feature, highlights dev community growth

As the company’s first developer conference, Spec, kicked off in San Francisco, Slack stressed efforts to integrate its software with third-party apps.

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Will Android P lead to faster upgrades? 3 words to remember

Everyone's talking about how Android P will mark the end of slow Android upgrades, but this saga has more layers than most people seem to realize.

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R tip: Learn dplyr’s case_when() function

In this second episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how dplyr's case_when() function helps avoid a lot of nested ifelse statements

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FAQ: Microsoft 365 explained

Microsoft has bundled together Windows 10, Office 365 and a variety of management tools to create its newest subscription suite, Microsoft 365 (M365). Here's what the bundle includes, how much it costs and what it means for the...

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How Apple’s iPad, Swift and VoiceOver teach the blind to code

It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day -- a good day to explain how the accessibility features inside Swift Playgrounds and Apple solutions enable visually impaired people to code.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 puts Teams collaboration at its core

The first iteration of Microsoft’s digital whiteboard is now in use at 5,000 businesses, but questions remain about customer demand long term.

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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on feature, bug fix and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1804 (Build 9226.2156), released May 14, 2018.

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10 annoying things about Android P (that'll hopefully be fixed soon)

Android P isn't all sugar and diamonds. Can Google get these quirks worked out in time for the software's final release?

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Location-based services move beyond mobile and into enterprise apps

The ability to access location-based services (LBS) via a real-time API/SDK is critical to making future services and applications useful, especially in business.

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R tip: How to create easy interactive scatter plots with taucharts

In this first episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, demonstrates how easy it is to use the R language to create an interactive scatter plot with multiple trendline...

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Hitting the road? Leave your laptop at home

Here's how to work on the go without all the extra hardware.

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Two more evolving threats: JavaScript in Excel and payment processing in Outlook

In the well-established Office Ready-Fire-Aim tradition, Microsoft adds two new “features” that beg to be abused. Details appeared at Build, and the bad guys already have their keyboards primed.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table.

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9 new Android P features that'll make you more productive

P is for productivity: These nine new Android P features will help you get more done with less effort.

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De Beers and other jewelry industry giants create blockchains to verify gems

The world's major jewelry and gem businesses are deploying a blockchain electronic ledgers that will verify the origins of their products, all the way from the mines to the retail cases.

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In depth: 13 things to know about Android P gesture navigation

After using Google's Android P beta for a day, one thing is clear: There's much more to the software's new gesture navigation system than meets the eye.

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Slack touts 8M users as team collaboration competition intensifies

The fast-growing team messaging app vendor added another 1M paid users to its platform in the past nine months.

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