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Online privacy: Best browsers, settings, and tips

Everything you do online is tracked when you use your browser. But you can fight back.

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How to give your phone an Android-12-inspired privacy upgrade

No Android 12? No problem. You can bring the software's latest layer of privacy protection onto any phone with 12 taps and 20 seconds of setup.

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How to fix a frozen Start menu or taskbar in Windows 10

Before you restart your PC, try this.

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8 great productivity tips for Chrome

Save time and get more done with these handy tricks for the Google Chrome browser.

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What to do if you receive a FaceTime link

If you use Windows, Android, or Linux, you may in the future receive a FaceTime invite from an Apple-wielding colleague.

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Handy Excel keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Get work done more quickly by using keyboard shortcuts in the Microsoft Excel desktop app for Windows or macOS.

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What’s new in Shortcuts on macOS?

Apple introduced Shortcuts for Macs running macOS Monterey at WWDC this year. The new desktop OS is expected to ship in fall.

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Apple's Focus: What does it do and how does it work?

Announced at WWDC, Apple's Focus app may be a useful tool for any remote worker attempting to get things done.

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‘Chrome OS’ on any device: Deploying CloudReady in the enterprise

While devices running CloudReady OS aren’t true Chromebooks, they offer an attractive option for enterprise use. Here’s how to deploy and manage CloudReady devices at your organization.

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WWDC: Universal Control on the Mac and iPad explained

Here's everything we know so far about Apple’s new productivity-boosting Universal Control feature for Mac and iPad — how it works and what systems support it.

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The ins and outs of data recovery in Windows 10

Missing folders? Unreadable files? Corrupted hard drive? Sooner or later, most computer users lose data of some kind. Here’s a series of steps you can take in Windows 10 to get it back.

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The smart worker's guide to using a Chromebook offline

Chrome OS may be cloud-centric at its core, but you can get plenty accomplished offline on a Chromebook — if you set things up thoughtfully in advance.

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The business user’s guide to Gmail

Whether you're new to Gmail or just want to make the most of its many layers, this in-depth guide will turn you into a Google email pro in no time.

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10 helpful iPhone tips to use at work

These tips should help you save a little time as we explore the future of work.

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Outlook 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most useful commands on the Ribbon in Outlook 2016 and 2019 for Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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Outlook 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Outlook 2016 and 2019 for Windows? Learn about the key features in Microsoft’s email and calendaring client.

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15 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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How to block the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, version 21H1, from installing

Windows 10 21H1 is a minor update, but it’s still wise to opt out of beta testing it. Here’s how to keep the new release off your system for now.

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How to make Apple's Mail deliver more productivity

You can use Rules in Mail to automate tasks and help you focus on getting more work done.

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10+ Microsoft Teams tips for Mac users

A growing army of Mac users needs to learn how to get work done in Microsoft Teams.

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