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Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

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Windows 10 tutorial: How to uninstall apps and programs

You have two new ways to uninstall programs in Windows 10. We’ll show you how it works.

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How to convert sales leads into sales

Sales and marketing experts share their tips on how to turn prospects into customers.

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How to add music to a Google Slides presentation

Google Slides doesn't officially support audio tracks, but we have a couple of workarounds.

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How 5 IT leaders beat their toughest technical challenges

Just as technology is always evolving, so is the role of IT leaders. In the not too distant future, tech execs will face new challenges and take on new roles. The most successful IT leaders are the ones that can recognize and adapt to...

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8 tips for marketing to millennials online

Marketing and social media experts discuss the best ways to target and engage with consumers in their 20s and 30s.

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Free download: Windows 10 tips & tricks

From managing updates and protecting your privacy to speeding up your system and getting the most out of Cortana, these tips can help you use Windows 10 to its full potential.

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6 ways data is taking over retail

Data has seeped into every nook and cranny of the retail process, thanks to everything from mobile devices and Wi-Fi to beacons, sensors, cookies and POS terminals. The result? A nearly total data takeover of the retail landscape.

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The truth about Windows 10's hidden drive partition

You may think there's free space in these hidden drive partitions, but think twice before messing with anything in these locations. We use a third-party disk utility to find out what's really in them.

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11 ways to get the most out of Google Keep on Android

Keep, Google's note-taking Android app, may look simple, but it's actually a powerful productivity tool. Here are 11 ways to get the most out of it.

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Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 2

Learn how to use partitions, message offsets, and consumer groups to distribute load and scale your applications horizontally, handling up to millions of messages per day

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5 security experts share their best tips for ‘fringe’ devices

Some of the most hackable devices in your network are also probably the most-overlooked.

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USB-C Explained: Why some devices are 5Gbps and others are 10Gbps

USB-C promises up to 10Gbps data transfer, but the first generation of USB-C devices aren’t as fast as they could be. Here's what to look out for.

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Windows 10 File History offers a simple backup solution anyone can do

The File History feature lets you set up an external drive to back up your files automatically. You don’t need any extra software, and it’s very customizable.

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5 secure habits of the paranoid PC user

Are you getting a little sloppy with your security? Time to shape up. Practice these five habits to protect your data at home, in the office and out in the world.

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7 ways small businesses can benefit from mobile apps

Small business, mobile marketing and customer experience experts share their tips and advice regarding how mobile applications can help businesses to better engage with customers, keep employees connected and boost the bottom line.

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11 Excel tips for power users

Tables can be very important tools for data display. We offer 11 tips and tricks to help Excel users make tables more effective, reshape data, easily look up data and more.

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How to keep your small business safe from data breaches and hacks

Ecommerce and security experts provide 10 tips for preventing breaches and hacks and keeping customer data safe.

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