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Android 11

9 hidden gems worth digging up in Android 11

Google's latest Android software has some interesting and extraordinarily practical new touches — if you know where to look.

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7 tips to help create and manage multilingual SharePoint communication sites

Microsoft 365 now lets you create intranet sites in multiple languages. You can create pages and news in a user’s preferred language, and show site navigation, site title, and the site description in the preferred language, too. The...

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10 Signal tips for iPhone, Mac and iPad users

Anyone who seriously wants to secure their communications uses the cross-platform Signal service.

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How to set up a work-from-home ‘office’ for the long term

During the pandemic, and likely well afterward, many people will work outside the office. Here’s what you need to do so your home workspace will support your work — and won’t wreck your body — over the long term.

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How to go incognito in Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari

While 'incognito' mode in any of the big four web browsers offers a measure of privacy, it doesn't completely hide your tracks online. Here's how the feature works, and how to use it.

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The ultimate guide to privacy on Android

Take back control and decide exactly how information is used on your Android phone.

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5 more hidden Pixel features worth finding

Time for a fresh set of easily overlooked, next-level options for your favorite Pixel phone.

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You’ll get more done with these 10 Mac tips

Here's a handful of useful Mac tips to help you get things done from wherever you are.

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Getting started with Google Password Manager

Your brain is not an effective password manager. Google's got a better option.

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How to have Teams meetings with people outside your organization

Microsoft Teams was designed for collaboration with colleagues in your own company, but that makes it harder to meet with other people.

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How to make the most of Android's new Assistant add-on

Google's got a spectacular new system for interacting with Assistant on Android — but you really have to go out of your way to uncover its potential.

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How to block the Windows 10 May 2020 update, version 2004, from installing

I get it. You’re bored and want to try something shiny and new. And look! Here comes Windows 10 2004. But think twice before marching your PC to the front lines. Wait while we see what problems lurk. Here’s how to sit on the sidelines...

Google Meet Add-Ons

3 must-have Google Meet add-ons

These standout enhancements will supercharge your virtual meetings and make Google's videoconferencing service more effective than ever.

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How to use Apple’s iPad Magic Keyboard

Here's what you need to know to get the best out of Apple's new Magic Keyboard for iPad.

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How to check someone else’s schedule in Outlook

You can quickly check via Microsoft 365, Office 365, or Exchange on any platform to see if people are available for a meeting you want to set up — and avoid the email swarm around who’s free when.

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Work-from-home hack: The calendar-connected 'busy light'

Stop those irritating work-from-home interruptions by implementing an intelligent "busy light" that automatically activates whenever you're in a meeting.

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13 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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10 tips for a secure browsing experience

Your browser is one of the easiest ways for malware to penetrate your network. Here are 10 ways to practice safe surfing in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.

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11 best practices for Microsoft Teams video meetings

Here’s what to do before, during and after leading a video call in Microsoft Teams to ensure a beneficial experience for all.

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Become a Slack master with slash commands

Let Slack’s built-in slash commands be your secret weapon as you speed your way through common tasks. Here’s how.

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