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How to Annotate an Image in Word

If you're writing a document that includes images, you may want to add annotations to those images to clarify what they represent. You can add callouts to your images to point out particular parts of the image and add text to describe those parts.

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How to Set Up the Phone Companion App in Windows 10 on Android and iOS

The day has finally arrived. You've got your Windows 10 installation booted up, configured to your exact specifications, and customized to suit your needs best. But what about mobile integration? That's where Microsoft's new Windows 10 Phone Companion App comes into play.

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How to Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading Updates

Windows 10 PCs automatically check for updates and install any updates they find. You can take some control over this and have Windows 10 install updates on your schedule, but these options are hidden. Windows Update really wants to automatically update on Windows 10.

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How to Use Your Google Calendar in the Windows 10 Calendar App

With the arrival of Windows 10, we've been greeted with a new slew of functionality-based programs and applications. One of these additions is the revamped Calendar app, which isn't just more functional than its predecessor, it's actually (dare I say), downright pleasurable to use. But what if you want your classic Google Calendar synced up with Microsoft's internal app ecosystem?

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How do You Stop the Google Privacy Reminder Message from Constantly Appearing?

Being notified about changes or updates to privacy settings on occasion is one thing, but when you are repeatedly bombarded with the same exact message day after day no matter what you do, then something has to give. Today's SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions to help a very frustrated reader get rid of an annoying reminder message.

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How to Use and Configure Cortana on Windows 10

Cortana is billed as more than a simple search feature. It's supposed to be a full-fledged personal assistant much like Siri is on Apple iOS devices. Here are the basics of setting up Cortana and using it on your new Windows 10 computer.

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How to Manage Multiple User Accounts on a Single Chromebook

Chromebooks are cheap, moderately powerful, user-friendly laptops that have become wildly popular with consumers who want a second machine they can take on the road, but don't feel like dropping a wad of extra cash for the privilege. In case you have one machine that belongs to an entire household or multiple coworkers at the office, here's how you can create and manage multiple user accounts on the same device.

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