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Word 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows? Get to know the key features.

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Cascable 3 for iOS review: Use your iPhone as a full-featured remote for your Wi-Fi enabled DSLR camera

Why settle for a camera's tiny screen when you can use an iPhone or iPad? And you can use Cascable as a remote shutter control, too.

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10 ways we’ll move beyond the keyboard

Speech recognition, gesture control and brain-computer interface systems are changing how we talk to our machines. Oh, and don’t forget about those digital tattoos.

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Apple’s Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon or a Mega-Destroyer

App for creating short, sharable video clips includes Selfie Scenes, a new feature for iPhone X users.

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10 obscure (but useful) desktop Linux distros

You’ve likely heard of Ubuntu, Red Hat and Fedora, but there are strange, lesser-known versions of Linux worth knowing about.

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Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Excel 2016? Get to know the key new features.

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5 free screen-recording apps for Linux

All of these open-source software tools for Linux let you record video of what’s happening on your screen, and some let you live-stream it to YouTube or Facebook Live as well.

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Apple's macOS Sierra update hints successor is on schedule

The current pace of releases indicates macOS High Sierra will likely arrive the third week in September.

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How to bulk delete iPhone photos

Here are the fastest and easiest ways to bulk delete photos from your iPhone.

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How to delete iOS apps

Here are the best ways to delete unwanted iPhone and iPad apps from your device.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Google Assistant debuts on iPhone

This week's roundup features a new Siri competitor from Google, new apps for kids and several "get things done" offerings for the adults.

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iOS podcast apps review roundup: Castro 2.3, Overcast 3, and Pocket Casts 6.5

The latest versions of two of the most popular iOS podcast apps have new releases, while a third had a major overhaul last year. We compare their best features.

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Overcast 3 review: iOS podcast app adds a queue and perks up its interface

The latest revision of this popular podcast app shaves off remaining rough edges and adds missing features.

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Pocket Casts 6.5 review: iOS podcast app emphasizes graphics and simplicity

An elegant update to a long-running app that keeps the interface straightforward and attractive.

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Who needs Gmail? 5 built-in Windows 10 apps that do the job (with video)

These 5 built-in Windows apps -- Mail, Calendar, Maps, People and OneNote -- were once denounced as inadequate, but have grown into highly useful tools.

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Windows 10: Maps and Mail

Windows 10's Maps and Mail apps were once deemed inadequate by many, but have recently grown into highly useful tools.

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Hands on with Setapp: Getting started with the Netflix of Mac apps

MacPaw’s bold subscription-based app marketplace offers an easy way to discover a variety of curated apps and utilities.

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Apple will allow developers to respond to App Store user reviews

The change coming with iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 might help you make better buying decisions.

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