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How to fix autocorrect’s ‘ducking’ problem on iPhone

Annoyed that your iOS device won’t let you type the ducking ‘F word’? Text Replacement can save the day.

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How to type kaomoji on your PC in Windows 10

Here's how to type kaomoji using the emoji keyboard within Microsoft's Windows 10.

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Windows Sandbox: How to use Microsoft's simple virtual Windows PC to secure your digital life

Microsoft's Windows Sandbox creates a safe space where you can try suspicious software or sites without risking your 'real' PC. Here's how to use it.

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How to block the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, from installing

With the May 2019 feature update to Windows 10 (version 1903) almost ready to hit the fan, here are the best ways to ensure you install it when you’re ready — even in the face of recent forced updates from Microsoft.

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12 little-known Apple Watch features you should start using

Some of the Apple Watch’s best features and most useful controls are not obvious to the casual user.

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How to use Siri for hands-free Apple TV control

Siri can control your Apple TV with hands-free voice commands. Here's how.

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How to set up Steam Link on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Valve’s Steam Link app allows remote streaming from a PC or Mac to an iOS device or Apple TV, and it’s relatively easy to set up.

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How to download shows on the Apple TV app for offline viewing on iPhone and iPad

The new Apple TV app lets you watch HBO shows even if you don’t have an internet connection. We show you how to sign up, download episodes, and delete them.

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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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How to remove malware from your Windows PC

Has malicious software taken your PC hostage? Our malware-removal guide will help you clean out your PC and restore it to a pristine state.

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3 easy ways to create an animated GIF on your iPhone

Express yourself with silent, looping, low-color animations!

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Upgrading an older iMac’s PCIe SSD: Third-party solutions that save you beaucoup bucks

Most 2013 and later iMacs ship with proprietary PCIe SSDs, many of which are old, slow, and small. Upgrading to an SSD not made by Apple, including common M.2 types, will save you tons of money while improving performance. In many...

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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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How to stop your iPhone videos from turning into a blurry mess on Android phones (and vice versa)

If you’ve ever sent a video to an Android friend, it probably ended up as a blurry, unwatchable mess. Here’s how to stop that from happening next time.

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How to add and use stickers in Messages for iOS

Add flair to your conversations in Messages

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How to manage apps in the app drawer for Messages in iOS

The app drawer is an important part of the Messages interface, so it’s a good idea to customize it based on your usage.

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How to make your iPhone read to you by using Speak Screen in iOS

With this built-in iOS feature, you can have your iPhone read out loud web articles, emails, and more.

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