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iPad gains much-improved Microsoft Office app

Microsoft reads the zeitgeist with a welcome release for iPad-toting professionals that combines Word, PowerPoint and Excel inside an easy to manage experience.

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What's not to love with this month’s Patch Tuesday?

Despite a lower-than-average number of updates and patches in February, four vulnerabilities have been publicly disclosed and we're seeing increasing reports of exploits in the wild.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from PowerPoint for Microsoft 365/Office 365 in Windows? Learn about the key new features in Microsoft’s powerful presentation app.

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PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most useful commands on the Ribbon in PowerPoint for Microsoft 365/Office 365 in Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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The hidden significance of a simple Chromebook screensaver

A subtle-seeming feature could help connect Google's ecosystems in a powerful new way — from Chrome OS to Android and beyond.

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Microsoft releases Application Guard for Office to M365 customers

Application Guard for Office, a defensive technology that quarantines untrusted Office documents, had been available in public preview for five months.

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The secret to shuffling around emails in Gmail

Changing the order of messages in your Gmail inbox may seem impossible, but it absolutely isn't. In fact, it's actually quite easy — if you know the trick.

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Give Google Docs some powerful new shortcuts

If you use Google Docs and care about productivity, this time-saving upgrade is something you won't want to miss.

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Microsoft to build cross-platform Outlook from Edge bits

The one-app-for-all Outlook will run within a browser as a replacement for the Windows, Mac, iOS and Android editions of the company's popular email app.

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The game-changing Google trend to watch in 2021

A whole new side of Google is taking shape right in front of our eyes, but you really have to step back and look carefully to see it.

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6 smart steps to get your Android phone in tip-top shape for 2021

These simple bits of maintenance will clean up your phone and give you a maximally efficient, secure foundation for the new year.

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7 useful Microsoft Word tips for Mac users

This short collection of tips for Word on a Mac should help you get things done more effectively.

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6 fast fixes for common Google Drive problems

Eliminate annoyances and say sayonara to storage struggles with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

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Microsoft releases native Office apps for M1 Macs

Collectively tagged as "Microsoft 365 for Mac Apps," the company's core Office productivity applications have been updated for Apple's new ARM-based laptops.

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Microsoft presents us with a light Patch Tuesday for December

With only 58 reported vulnerabilities, this month's Microsoft Patch Tuesday represents a welcome respite from the large and broad updates seen during the past year.

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Gmail for business: The best tips, time-savers, and advanced advice

Ready to become a certified Gmail master? This collection of expert Google knowledge has everything you need.

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Microsoft discounts M365 Business Premium by 25%

Citing "Small Business Saturday," an upcoming American Express-created promotional event, Microsoft is cutting Business Premium's per-user per-month cost to $15.

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Browser updates are back for Update Tuesday; testing may be needed for Windows patches

Microsoft this week released 112 updates to its Windows, browser, development and Office platforms. But there were no zero-days or reports of publicly exploited vulnerabilities for November.

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Microsoft readies Office for Big Sur, M1-based Macs

One day after Apple unveiled new computers that run on Apple-designed silicon, Microsoft issued a preview of Office for the Mac that will run natively on the new hardware.

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