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How to Use Microsoft Forms in Office 365 Education

Have you seen the new Microsoft Forms? One of the most popular articles on my blog in the last 12 months was related to its predecessor – Excel …

Introducing Microsoft Planner - a new way to organize work

Today, we take a deeper look at Microsoft Planner—a new experience in Office 365 to organize work, manage and assign tasks and collaborate within …

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks India, plans for Apple Pay, retail stores & more in extended interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for an extended interview with NDTV while in India this week and in it discusses the latest on Apple Pay negotiations, bringing Apple retail to India, and discussions with carriers and government officials while visiting the country.<p>While noting several large investments …

Watch Justin Timberlake Deliver a Zinger About Donald Trump at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Justin Timberlake appeared at Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards to present Taylor Swift with the award for Best Tour, but used the platform to take a …

Microsoft is making a keyboard app for iPhones

Ever since Apple began accepting third-party keyboards in iOS 8, we’ve seen a huge influx of alternatives, including Android mainstays like SwiftKey. But now iOS is getting a keyboard from something of a surprising source: Microsoft.<p>According to The Verge, the company recently sent out an email to …

iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface: A tablet showdown for writers and artists

Last week, I took a trip to the offices of our sister site, Windows Central with my iPad Pro and Pencil. I hadn't used the Surface tablets to draw on …

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2017 Honda Ridgeline Spy Photos

Breaking out of its mold-breaking mold.<p><b>What It Is:</b> That right there, folks, is Honda’s second-generation and more generic-appearing Ridgeline pickup truck, caught testing in the yoga pants of vehicle camouflage. The tight-fitting, swirly camo gives us our best look yet at the 2017 Ridgeline’s basic …

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Apple iPad Pro: Battle of the Big Tablets

They may look a lot alike, but are the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro really that similar? We break it down.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

iPad Pro 12.9 (2015) review

The iPad Pro review was one that I was really dreading writing – but also one I was the most excited about in a while.<p>The issue was this: what is the …

Microsoft details November’s redesigned, backward compatibility-adding Xbox One update

Your Xbox One is going to have a lot of new features soon.<p>Microsoft detailed on Xbox Wire everything it’s adding to the console via a November system update. Notably, the Xbox One will support backward compatibility with over 100 Xbox 360 games. You’ll be able to use Xbox One features like …

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I don't want an iPad Pro, I want an OS X tablet

​Reports are circulating that Apple is preparing to unveil a larger, enterprise and power-user focused (and undoubtedly more expensive) iPad called …

Intel is about to drive another stake through the heart of the tablet market

Intel calls its new chips, codenamed Skylake, the company's "best processors ever," with significantly improved performance. It says they could deliver 2 1/2 times better speed and three times battery life, while offering 30 times enhanced graphics over the average five-year-old PC.<p>Basically, it …

Motorola's new Moto 360 watches are sleeker, smarter, and more customizable than ever

Last year, Motorola released the first smartwatch that truly turned heads, the Moto 360. A round watch in a sea of squares, the 360 looked great and became the poster child for Android Wear. But it wasn't without issues: namely its large size, disappointing battery life, and odd design details …

Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone

In a nondescript conference room at Google’s headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time. I was there to ask Jeff Chang, the lead product manager for Wear, how he’d managed to get Android watches working with iOS and how much they could do …

How to use Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or iCloud as your main storage

Introduction<p>With firms such as Google, Microsoft, Apple and Dropbox offering gigabytes or even terabytes of online storage, sticking everything in …

Pharrell Plays Unreleased N.E.R.D. Track "Locked Away", Chats With Tyler, the Creator on Beats 1

The latest episode of Pharrell's Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music, OTHERtone, featured special guest Tyler, the Creator. During the show, Pharrell shared an N.E.R.D. track called "Locked Away" that was never officially released. Listen to that track here, and hear the full episode here.<p>Below, …

Microsoft Sway review

Microsoft recently unleashed the latest addition to its Office family onto the world with a curious little app called Sway. After a lengthy preview …

17 Tricks to Master Microsoft PowerPoint

Ready to master the presentation software that drives business? These tips will have everyone else in the office jealous of your expertise.<p>PCMag …

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9 great laptop and tablet options for college students

Whether you’re returning to college or attending for the first time, the start of the school year brings many decisions, including which laptop or tablet you should purchase.<p>In a July survey by the National Retail Federation, of the households with children heading off to college, about 50% of them …

Xbox One: How to transfer your old Xbox 360 save files to the new console

If there’s one way the Xbox One is much better than the PlayStation 4 – at least right now – it’s that Microsoft announced backwards compatibility …

Windows 10 vs. OS X El Capitan: Why Microsoft Wins

Microsoft says Windows 10 is fresh yet familiar, which is a nice way of saying it's a do-over for people who didn't like Windows 8. But what an …

Windows 10 and Xbox One: All you need to know about Microsoft console's new dashboard

Windows 10 launches on 29 July 2015, a unified operating system that will power not just PCs but all Microsoft devices – from phones to tablets to …

Microsoft Office On iOS: Startup Guide

Microsoft Office on mobile devices offers the flexibility to work on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents when and where needed. Here's how to …

2016 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe

New technologies, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, highlight the mid-size favorite's midcycle update.<p>It’s coming up on three years since the Honda Accord’s successful redesign for 2013, which means the mid-size favorite—and multiple 10Best Cars winner—is due for some fussing over for the …

Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 review: At last, a modern Office for OS X

Office for Mac 2016 is finally available to the public; here’s the lowdown<p>Outlook for Mac 2016<p>Outlook for Windows is an incredibly powerful …

The future of tablets is iPad-shaped

In the hyper-competitive world of technology, victories are usually fleeting. Asus once led the world with its Eee PC netbook, BlackBerry once held the messaging crown with BBM, and Nokia was once the name of a mobile empire. Nothing lasts forever and leaders are always toppled, but there is one …

David Beckham takes significant step towards securing Miami Major League Soccer team with stadium deal

More than a year after winning the MLS franchise, David Beckham and his ownership group have secured a deal to build a privately-financed stadium<p>"The time is now... This is the moment of truth", said David Beckham's business partner Marcelo Claure on Friday.<p>After months of frustration and delays, …