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Recent articles by Alison:

Actually, you can get Microsoft Office with Word, Excel and PowerPoint for free

There are some caveats, but we'll show you how to use every Microsoft 365 tool without spending a dime. → Read More

Spice up your Zoom meetings by changing your background with these 4 steps

Changing your videoconferencing background is also easier and quicker than cleaning your room before each meeting. → Read More

Make your Zoom calls run smoother than before with these tricks

We'll walk you through how to change your Zoom name, profile picture and background, make a breakout room, add your pronouns and more. → Read More

Windows 11 doesn't have all the features we wanted

Although Microsoft's latest OS has a lot to offer, there are eight features still missing. → Read More

MacOS Monterey: Download Apple's latest Mac update in 3 simple steps

Whether you have a MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air or other Apple computer, we'll show you how to get all the new features in MacOS Monterey. → Read More

Free Microsoft Office? Yes, you can get Word, Excel and PowerPoint at no cost

You can access every Microsoft 365 tool without paying a dime, but there are some caveats to keep in mind. → Read More

5 to-do list apps to get organized this year

Getting organized doesn't have to be stressful. Here's a list of productivity apps that can help. → Read More

Apple reveals big numbers on its expansion into services

Apple's Fitness Plus, TV Plus, Wallet, Arcade and other services continued to grow in 2021, according to the company. → Read More

Get Microsoft Office with Word, Excel and PowerPoint for free. Yes, that's $0

You can access every Microsoft 365 tool without paying a thing. Just note that there are some caveats. → Read More

Stop ads from following you across the web with this iPhone setting

You can boost your privacy and throw ad-trackers off your trail with Apple's App Tracking Transparency feature on iPhone. → Read More

Apple AirTags can be used to track you. How to protect yourself.

AirTags can be used to stalk someone's location. Here are some tips to safeguard against the risk. → Read More

The 6 Windows 11 features you have to try

These are some of the best features in Microsoft's new OS. We'll break down how to use them. → Read More

Fill your Mac desktop with emoji instead of regular folder icons

You could turn all of your desktop clutter into poop emoji (if you really wanted to). → Read More

How to add and delete users on a Mac the easy way

If you need a new Mac user account for your partner, your kids or your roommate, or want to get rid of an old account, it couldn't be easier. Here's how. → Read More

Best MacOS Monterey features: AirPlay to Macs, FaceTime with anyone, group Safari tabs and more

Apple's MacOS 12 is available for download. Here are some of the best new features to try out. → Read More

Relax, no one's forcing you to upgrade to Windows 11

You still have some time to decide if you want to upgrade to Windows 11. → Read More

Save money and ditch Netflix, Hulu, Peloton and more for these free options

Cut out pricey subscription services and switch to these free versions. Here's how. → Read More

Want to download Windows 11? You need to do these two things first

Before you install Microsoft's latest OS, there's a couple things you have to do. → Read More

Before downloading Windows 11, you need to do these two things

Want to install Microsoft's latest OS? Then you have a couple of things you need to do. → Read More

You can use Google Chrome's tab-grouping feature to keep your browser organized. Here's how

Your Chrome browser includes a handy little trick that will help you wrangle your 37 open tabs. → Read More