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Can PowerPoint speak aloud & read the text in my slideshows?

Yes, with the Speak command (aka Text to Speech feature)

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Microsoft shoves some Windows 10 testers into next year with early look at 2020 feature upgrade

The company pointed to a 'longer lead time' for some of the features in the far-off upgrade, which isn't expected to arrive until the spring of 2020.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4487044 (OS Build 17763.316), released Feb. 12, 2019.

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Can Excel Sort by Color? How to Fill Color and use Sort & Filter's Custom Sort

Excel can sort by cell color, font color, cell icon, and values. Here's how.

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Windows 7 add-on support to cost up to $350 per PC for 3 more years of patches

A Microsoft document offers details on how much it could cost companies to maintain Windows 7 PCs if they don't migrate to Windows 10 by early next year.

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Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

You’re not using the crummy keyboard that came with your PC, are you? Are you? We hand-tested these wireless models to find better options for your daily driver.

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Microsoft reportedly wants to use Xbox Live to support cross-platform games like Fortnite

Microsoft reportedly plans to announce an initiative in March to bring games on Android, iOS and Switch to its Xbox Live platform.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 again posts growth as deadline focuses minds

For the second month in a row, Windows 10's user share jumped by more than one full point, indicating that next January's end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 may be spurring upgrades.

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The best game capture software

If you want to make a video of your PC games, there's a slew of freeware that can help you do it. We compare the best game recording software around.

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Microsoft to end IE10 support years early, tells enterprises to upgrade to IE11

Companies that still use Internet Explorer 10 have until next January before Microsoft cuts support for the browser. That end of support comes more than three years sooner than had been expected.

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Microsoft's Surface sales soar to nearly $2 billion, though chip shortages are hurting

Microsoft reported healthy profits and revenue for its second fiscal quarter, fueled by unexpectedly high Surface demand that is pushing Windows to the side. But Windows could rebound if chipmakers would just make enough processors,...

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Windows 10's April 2019 Update should be as straightforward as its name

Microsoft's next feature update appears to be officially named the Windows 10 April 2019 Update, reflecting the spit and polish Microsoft is emphasizing, as opposed to new features.

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Windows 10 1809 fiasco may hinder enterprise migrations from Windows 7

The delayed delivery of Windows 10 October 2018 Update could put the pinch on companies looking to upgrade from Windows 7 before support for the aging OS ends next January.

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Microsoft Office 365 apps are now available in the Mac App Store

You can get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office 365 apps and use your current subscription with them.

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Microsoft updates Teams for education, unveils low-cost Windows 10 devices

Microsoft is pushing further into the education market with new features in Teams designed to appeal to teachers and new hardware it hopes can dislodge Chromebooks in schools.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 12 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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Microsoft declares the official end to its smartphone era

In the wake of the company's failed acquisition of Nokia's phone assets, Microsoft is reminding Windows 10 Mobile users that support ends this year – and they should move to iOS or Android devices.

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Hands on: The Kensington SD7000 dock turns a Surface tablet into a Surface Studio

The $399 Kensington SD7000 docking station for Microsoft Surface tablets provides a sturdy platform for use as a secondary monitor, and supplies an array of ports, too.

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