How to Install a New Operating System in VMware Workstation Pro

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VMware Workstation Pro is paid virtualization software that lets you run another operating system inside your current one. Want to use Linux for some situations but you’ve only got a Windows 10 computer? No problem — use VMware Workstation on Windows to install Ubuntu. This program even lets you run multiple operating systems at the […]

How to Troubleshoot “OK Google” or “Hey Google”

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Most modern Android smartphones let you access the Google Assistant by simply saying the phrase “OK Google” or “Hey Google”. In much the same way that you can say “Hey Siri” on an Apple iPhone. It’s a very handy feature. For example, you can make phone calls or open specific apps while your hands are […]

LastPass vs 1Password vs Dashlane

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Lugging around a notebook full of important passwords and information can be both time consuming and inconvenient. The days of remembering dozens of complex passwords is over when you have a good password manager. The programs listed below will not only remember your list of passwords for you — all you have to know is […]

How to Troubleshoot Common Printer Problems

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In the cult-classic film Office Space, there’s an iconic scene where a group of office workers take their lamentable printer/copier into a field and proceed to destroy it with a vengeance while an explicit rap song plays in the background. For many people that scene is a form of wish fulfilment. If only we could […]

Automatically Backup Important Windows Folders with OneDrive

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When you take up an Office 365 subscription from Microsoft, you get access to a whole suite of programs beyond just apps like Word or Excel. One of the most useful services is OneDrive. A bit like DropBox or Google Drive, OneDrive provides you with substantial online storage. OneDrive is more than just a big […]

Make a Custom Live Linux Distro with Linux Live Kit

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Linux, it’s a word that makes many a non-geek’s eyes glaze over almost immediately. However, desktop Linux offerings are now pretty much on par with the big names such as Windows and MacOS. Thanks to decades of community work and support from organizations like Canonical, you can download something like Ubuntu Linux today and do […]

4 Excellent Online Alternatives to PowerPoint

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Microsoft Powerpoint has become such a ubiquitous part of presentation culture that people speak of “making a PowerPoint” rather than “making a presentation”. It makes sense that this software is so popular. It’s part of the core Office package and it’s a powerful, comprehensive piece of software. That’s also PowerPoint’s biggest downfall. If you’re a […]

8 AI Assistants and What They Can Do For You

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At one point, not too far in the past, the world was full of assistants. People whose job it was to schedule meetings, take calls and generally take care of someone else’s chores so they could focus on their core job. These days the need for human assistants is much lower. Personal assistants are a […]

Mark all Your Gmail Messages as “Read” in One Go

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Gmail has become the primary email service for more than a billion people worldwide. That’s a lot of people who need a good mail interface and powerful mail management. The good news is that Gmail is filled with tips and tricks that let power users quickly manage thousands of messages with ease. All it takes […]

Retrieve Excel Data From a Web Page Directly

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Excel is an incredibly powerful piece of software that can do almost any mathematical or logical calculations you could want. Excel gurus can create spreadsheets that automate complex processes, essential for many businesses to operate well. The only problem is that data entry can be a bit of a chore and a major time sink. […]