10 Great Websites for Free PowerPoint Templates

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simple templates

PowerPoint is still the king when it comes to presentation software. It’s been around for ages and every new version adds more features and makes the product even better. The main problem with PowerPoint is that most people can’t create stylish or beautiful presentations on their own since that requires a high level of design […]

Use the Excel Watch Window to Monitor Important Cells in a Workbook

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Sometimes a great feature in an application never gets the recognition it deserves and the Watch Window in Excel is a great example of one such feature. If you use Excel regularly, you probably have worked on some very large worksheets that span hundreds, if not thousands of rows. It could be useful if some of the cells […]

4 Free/Cheaper Rosetta Stone Alternatives

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If you’re trying to learn a new language, you have most likely heard about the popular language learning software Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone comes in a wide variety of different languages, allowing you to learn another language via specialized training software on your computer or mobile device. However, the software is a bit on the […]

Automatically Refresh Web Pages in Your Web Browser

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Are you one of those people that will keep refreshing a webpage in order to be the first to buy something during Black Friday? I know I am! It’s not very often, but there are these crucial times every year when you have to become a page refreshing pro in order to get the best deal. […]

Prevent a Mouse or USB Device from Waking Windows from Sleep Mode

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One of the best power management features in Windows is sleep mode, a convenient way to save power and reduce the wear and tear on your PC hardware while it isn’t being used. Normally, your mouse and keyboard are set by default to wake up Windows from sleep mode. This isn’t a problem for most people, […]

How to Stop an LCD Monitor from Flickering

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Compared to older displays, LCD monitors are an excellent low-cost, low-power solution to our need for a computer display. Unfortunately, some monitor settings can make an LCD screen appear to flicker. A flickering LCD monitor is more than just an annoyance. It can cause eye strain, headaches, and a host of other ailments, especially if […]

How to Subtract Dates in Excel

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If you have an Excel sheet with a lot of dates, chances are you will eventually need to calculate the differences between some of those dates. Maybe you want to see how many months it took you to pay off your debt or how many days it took you to lose a certain amount of […]

Ultimate Guide to Running Windows on a Mac

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Even though I use my Mac as my main working machine for everyday use, I still need Windows occasionally for certain programs or for certain websites that only work in Internet Explorer. Instead of having to use a second computer, it’s much easier to just run Windows on my Mac. In this article, I’m going […]

How to Turn on Private Browsing in Firefox

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All web browsers now have a privacy feature called private browsing that lets you browse websites without your history being tracked locally on your computer. I’ve already written about how to enable private browsing on IE 11 and Microsoft Edge and in this article we’ll talk about Firefox. Note that in Firefox, private browsing works […]

Troubleshoot Windows 10 Does Not Go to Sleep

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I’ve already written about how to fix issues with Windows 7 not going to sleep and Windows 8 not going to sleep, but I haven’t talked about sleep issues in Windows 10. Due to the wide number of machines and huge variety of hardware that Windows can run on, every single version of Windows will […]