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The 5 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from April 2019

‘Rolando’ makes its triumphant return, while ‘Cultist Simulator’ and ‘Distraint 2’ deliver spring chills.

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Picktorial 4.0 review: Photo editor enhances its organizing features

Picktorial 4.0 has enhanced its photo organizing features, but several aspects introduce hiccups in the photography workflow.

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HPE’s CEO lays out his technology vision

In an exclusive interview, HPE CEO Antonio Neri unpacks his portfolio of technology initiatives, from edge computing to tomorrow’s memory-driven architecture.

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How Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop

With Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, a full Linux kernel running in Windows, and Google's pledge that all future Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, 2019 is the year of Linux on the desktop.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The best hidden features

Windows 10's May 2019 Update offers many small and subtle improvements that are worth calling out. From display brightness to cursor boldness to GameBar tweaks, get the details here.

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How to use audio and video files in PowerPoint

PowerPoint supports a number of common audio and video formats. We'll go through the details and show you how to incorporate audio and video files into your presentation slides. 

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How to find out if your Mac’s software is 32- or 64-bit

If you plan to use macOS beyond Mojave, you need to upgrade any 32-bit apps on your Mac to 64-bit. Here’s how to check for 32-bit apps on your Mac.

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DriveDx review: Mac utility provides hints and warnings when your drive is about to fail

Diagnostic software that uses S.M.A.R.T. information and other data to provide a comprehensive health report.

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Four Wear OS problems Apple needs to solve with its on-device Apple Watch App Store

An App Store on the Apple Watch might sound great in theory, but there are plenty of problems that it could bring. Here are four ways Apple could avoid the biggest ones.

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Amazon's Alexa app for Windows now listens for wake words, just like an Echo Dot

Amazon has upgraded its Alexa Windows 10 app to always listen for your commands via a wake word.

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How to create, edit, and format images in Excel

Excel provides over 16 dozen geometric shapes that you can size and manipulate to your specific needs, plus hundreds of special effects.

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Still using Apple’s Aperture? Your time is running out

Apple announces that Aperture won’t work in future versions of macOS.

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PowerPoint animation tips & advice

Almost any PowerPoint presentation would benefit from clever animation, and the Internet has an endless supply of animated templates

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SpyOff VPN review: A study in basic

SpyOff is unique in allowing you to install the VPN on an unlimited number of devices, but other than that, it's a middling service with a higher-than-average price.

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PowerDVD 19 review: 8K UHD playback and 4K UHD TrueTheater enhancements

Cyberlink's PowerDVD series just keeps getting better, with PowerDVD 19 adding 8K video playback to its bag of tricks. Don't have an 8K display? The new 4K True Theater color, lighting, and HDR are worth a look.

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Create Excel Alerts, then write a macro to email them

Excel can send alerts based on spreadsheet data, but you'll need to write a macro to do it. We'll show you how.

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The best Windows backup software

The best free and paid backup software for your Windows system, disks, and data.

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Apple’s ProRes RAW format gains traction with third-party developers

Introduced last year, the new video format promises better performance and quality. Third-party companies are starting to show their support.

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How Excel creates barcodes

Excel creates most commonly used barcodes, either from free installed fonts, or add-ins for a price. Here's how.

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Google Gmail celebrates 15 years by adding scheduled email and Smart Compose for mobile

As Gmail turns 15, Google adds features like scheduled email and Smart Compose for writing email on the go.

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