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Microsoft Word reads to you: How to use the Speak and Read Aloud commands

Can Microsoft Word read to you? Yes, it can. The Speak feature was incorporated into Microsoft Office back in version 2003. Here's how it works.

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How to build a Raspberry Pi retrogaming emulation console

With these simple, step-by-step instructions for building a Raspberry Pi 3 console loaded with RetroPie software, you'll be playing your favorite classic games in no time.

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How to add a Shortcut from the Shortcuts app to your iPhone’s home screen

It’s basically a shortcut to a Shortcut.

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How to play PS4 games on your iPhone with PS4 Remote Play

It’s not exactly like having ‘Apex Legends’ on the iPhone itself, but it’s the next best thing.

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How Word translates text between languages

Microsoft Word can translate a word, sentence, paragraph, or an entire document into 62 languages with a few clicks. Here's how.

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How to see your true cellular signal strength with the iPhone Field Test app

Signal bars don’t tell you as much as you think. If you really want to know the strength of your cell signal, use this hidden app.

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Cord cutting: A beginner's guide

How to cut the cord: All the devices, services, and knowledge you need to ditch cable and save money.

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Chromebook cheat sheet: How to get started

Got a new Chromebook? This guide will help you navigate the ever-expanding world of Chromebook apps and figure out how to make the most of Chrome OS.

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How to add music to your PowerPoint presentations

Play background music across all the slides

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How to rip (copy) Blu-ray and other movies, so you can stream and archive them

As long as movies have been distributed on home media, buyers have wanted to back them up or copy them to media that's more convenient for playback or streaming. We trace the history, how copy protection works, and how to circumvent...

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How to get all of the Apple Watch Activity badges

Trying to snag every Activity badge? Here's a full list of every achievement and what you need to do to get it.

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Samsung's One UI: Six tips and tricks for mastering Android 9 on the Galaxy S9 and S10

One Ui is a massive change for Samsung's phones. Here's how to get the most out of it on your Galaxy S9 and S10.

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Can Excel convert currency? Using the EUROTOOL.XLAM Excel Add-in

Excel can convert currency given the right tools. Here's how to use the Excel Add-In called EUROTOOL.XLAM 

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Can Excel show the column headers on every screen? How to freeze panes and split screens

Can Excel show the column headers on every screen? Yes: Here's how to freeze and unfreeze columns and rows.

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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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How to identify, prevent and remove rootkits in Windows 10

Rootkits are among the most difficult malware to detect and remove. Now, new variations are targeting Windows 10 systems. Use this advice to protect yourself from them.

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How to enable HDR in your Ring security camera

Ring is adding an HDR (high dynamic range) feature to its cameras, but it doesn't come switched on by default.

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Can Excel track changes? How to add Track Changes to the Ribbon menu

Can Excel track changes? Yes, similarly to how Word does it. Here's how to add Track Changes to the Ribbon menu and use it with your spreadsheets.

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