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Amazon 24-hour digital sale on December 30

Just when you thought it was safe to put away your wallet, Amazon has declared Friday, December 30, Digital Day: 24 hours dedicated to buying movies, music, games, and other digital content for the device you may have just received for the holidays. Amazon will offer substantial discounts on digital downloads: up to 80 percent on games like Battlefield 1 and Rocket League and as much as 50 percent on movies and TV shows, including The Martian and "Supergirl."

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Tags: Amazon

Top software trends of 2016

Well, that was an odd year. We got a very public lesson in why it's important to keep online communications secure; we went outside to toss Poke Balls at augmented-reality pocket monsters; and we asked inanimate objects in our homes for assistance. Here are the software trends of 2016 that we found intriguing, important, or entertaining.

Streaming services put cable TV on notice

Cutting the cord keeps getting easier and more attractive. When PlayStation Vue launched in March... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: Messaging , Apple , apps , Google , Facebook , streaming , app

Best free PDF readers for viewing and editing PDFs

About PDF readers

With the portable document format (PDF), you can create professional-looking documents that can then be viewed with a PDF reader or viewer. While you often need a paid application such as Acrobat Pro to create a PDF, you can easily find a free PDF viewer for almost any popular platform. PDF readers can be standalone... Read More »

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Tags: Adobe , PDF

Microsoft Word explained in 5 minutes


Microsoft Word is the essential word processor, available everywhere from Windows PCs and Macs to Android and iOS phones and tablets. The sturdy productivity app comes with a broad collection of templates, handy design and formatting tools, and useful collaboration capabilities. For Windows and Mac, you can get Word as part of an Office... Read More »

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Tags: Microsoft , productivity , Office , Word

Microsoft PowerPoint - best presentation software

About Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation app that lets you create, view, and share powerful presentations, complete with pictures, tables, charts, transitions, animations, and more. You can get a free PowerPoint download for Android or iOS; however, you can only view presentations -- you can't create or edit unless you pay for Office 365. On Windows and Mac, you have three options:

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Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: productivity , Office , PowerPoint

Best photo editors to replace Microsoft Picture Manager

About Microsoft Office Picture Manager

The Microsoft Office Picture Manager software was an image-management tool with photo-editing capabilities that was once bundled with Microsoft Office (2003 through 2010) for Windows and Mac. Since Microsoft Office no longer incorporates a built-in image manager or editor, look for a standalone photo manager.

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Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software

Tags: productivity , Office , image editor

Get Microsoft Office: Free vs. subscription, top alternatives

About Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office provides industrial-strength productivity tools across a variety of platforms, including Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, and the Web. The Office suite is available for download as part of an Office 365 subscription, as a one-time purchase, or as a free trial. You can also use Office Online for free. If you are part of a group, or if you... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , iOS Software , Android

Tags: Microsoft , productivity , Office

Get started with Media Player Classic

About Media Player Classic

Media Player Classic is a program for Windows that plays a wide variety of video and audio files. It began as an official off-shoot of Windows Media Player. The current version is called Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, or MPC-HC for short.

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Topics: Windows Software

Tags: video , Media

All about Gmail | Latest versions | FAQs | Tips

About Gmail

Gmail is Google's free webmail service, accessible through a mobile app as well as a browser. Users get 15GB of space for free, and the service is tightly integrated with Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Calendar.

Gmail FAQs

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Topics: Windows Software

Tags: Google , Gmail , Google Chrome

All about Google Earth and world map apps

About Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map, and geographical information app. With Google Earth online or Google Earth for mobile, you can travel around the planet, exploring 2D or 3D recreations of maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and much more. You can see the planet from space using satellite imagery or view the world at ground level with the integrated Google Earth Street View feature. The mobile... Read More »

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