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A man using a PC to view an Excel spreadsheet.

How to create a drop-down list in Excel on Windows and Mac

Adding a drop-down list in Excel is a quick and efficient way to choose predefined data. Here's how to create a drop-down list in Microsoft Excel.
Xbox Series X on a table.

How to connect AirPods to Xbox Series X

A new pair of headphones for your Xbox Series X can be expensive, but what if you could use those AirPods you already have? You can, but only with a workaround.
Windows 11 updates are moving to once a year.

Microsoft may fix the most frustrating thing about Windows updates

There's one thing that's almost universally annoying to Windows users, and Microsoft might be about to fix it -- to an extent.
A new folder is created on a blue iMac desktop.

How to create a folder on your Windows or Mac computer

Here’s how to create a folder on the desktop for both Windows and Mac. It’s takes only seconds and then you have a handy spot for the things you use most.
Xbox Series X

The most common Xbox Series X problems and how to fix them

The Xbox Series X and S are impressive consoles, but they aren't free of problems. Here, we cover the most common Xbox Series X problems and how to fix them.
MacOS Record Screen.

How to record your screen on Mac, Windows, and Chromebook

Need to record your computer screen for a project or to share gaming fun with friends? Here's how to do it on different platforms via various apps and tools.
A man sits, using a laptop running the Windows 11 operating system.

How to force quit on Windows to fix frozen applications

Is Windows giving you some problems? Force quitting out of a program is always an option, and you can try it on your keyboard if your mouse isn't responding.
Key art for Age of Mythology: Retold.

Age of Mythology: Retold will launch on PC and Xbox at the same time

Age of Mythology: Retold is coming out later this year, and it will be available on both PC and Xbox from day one.
Windows 11 on a tablet.

How to move the taskbar in Windows 11

One of the changes introduced in Windows 11 is a centered taskbar and Start menu. If you don't like it, here's how to move the taskbar in Windows 11.
The WD Easystore 14TB External USB 3.0 hard drive on a desk next to a monitor and near a plant.

How to share an external hard drive between Mac and Windows

Want to use one external hard drive with both a Mac and Windows computer? We’ll teach you how to properly partition your HDD for each OS type.
A tray of Intel Core Ultra CPUs.

Intel and Microsoft just announced a huge collaboration

Microsoft will be leveraging Intel's 18A technology for the production of an undisclosed chip.
Enemies in Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves confirmed for PS5 as Xbox details multiplatform rollout

Microsoft has confirmed that Sea of Thieves will come to PS5 in April, and outlined when Pentiment, Grounded, and Hi-Fi Rush will also go multiplatform.
A response from ChatGPT on an Android phone.

ChatGPT shortly devolved into an AI mess

An issue is impacting ChatGPT right now, sending the AI chatbot off on some unhinged, nonsensical tangents.
Automatic Replies in Outlook on the web on a Mac.

How to set up an out-of-office reply in Outlook on any device

Don’t let others wonder why you aren’t replying to emails. Here’s how to set an out-of-office reply in Outlook for Windows, Mac, and the web.
A person using 1Password on a desktop all-in-one computer while sat at a desk. There are two laptops next to them on the desk.

How to measure your PC’s power use, and why it matters

Whether you're looking to upgrade your computer or want to save money on your energy bill, here are several ways you can monitor the power draw of your PC.
Outlook in Firefox on an iMac.

How to change a signature in Outlook on desktop and web

Update your name, add a quote, or simply make sure you close your emails properly. Here’s how to change a signature in Outlook on Windows, Mac, and the web.
Iron Mask and Shionne attack in Tales of Arise.

Xbox Game Pass gets one of 2021’s best games today

One of 2021's best RPGs was just added to Xbox Game Pass, and more games are on the way this month.
The new Start Menu in Windows 11, 22H2

How to get Windows 11 for free

If you already have a legal Windows 10 installation, you can easily upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Here's how to do it.
Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer during Updates on the Xbox Business | Official Xbox Podcast.

Xbox and Embracer’s mass layoff explanations aren’t good enough

Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors and Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer both commented on layoffs at their companies, but their responses raise questions.
Four soldiers walk in a Helldivers 2 trailer.

Bringing Helldivers 2 to Xbox eventually isn’t such a bad idea

Phil Spencer is questioning why Helldivers 2 isn't on Xbox yet, and I think that's not such a terrible idea.
Xbox's logo used during the Extended Games Showcase

Every key detail from Xbox’s business update: new console, multiplatform games, and more

In a 23-minute podcast, Xbox set the record straight on multiplatform games, its console strategy, and more. Here are all the key details.
Xbox Series X on a table.

Xbox says its next console will be gaming’s ‘largest technical leap’ ever

Xbox says its already thinking about its next console, which it claims will be the largest technical leap in a gaming generation to date.
Key art for Starfield

Starfield isn’t going multiplatform, but 4 Xbox games are

Four first-party Xbox games are going multiplatform, but Starfield and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle aren't among them
Android App running on a Windows 11 PC

How to install Android apps on Windows 11

Windows 11 supports Android apps through the Amazon Appstore, but getting everything set up is tricky. Here's how to install Android apps on Windows 11.
A man sits, using a laptop running the Windows 11 operating system.

A new Windows 11 hardware system requirement may be incoming

The upcoming Windows 11 24H2 update will now make it impossible to run the OS on an old PC.
Person using Windows 11 laptop on their lap by the window.

Windows 11 will use AI to automatically upscale games

Microsoft may be adding its own super resolution tech to the next big Windows 11 update. The feature was spotted in a Windows Insider build.
how to upgrade your xbox series x memory

Xbox will reveal its future in a podcast this week. Here’s how to tune in

Microsoft will give more details about its strategy for Xbox going forward during the next episode of the Official Xbox Podcast.
The Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom.

The best single-player games

Single-player adventures are some of the most beloved and immersive gaming experiences out there. These are the best single-player games.
Living room with Microsoft Xbox Series X (L) and Sony PlayStation 5 home video game consoles alongside a television and soundbar.

Every rumored Xbox exclusive coming to PS5 and Switch

As we wait for Xbox to share its new vision for its future, here's every Series X game that's reportedly coming to other platforms.
Key art for Starfield

The best Xbox Series X games for 2024

The Xbox Series X is here and already kicking off the next generation of consoles with tons of memorable games. Here are the best ones to check out for 2023.
A screenshot of Internet Explorer 9.

7 beloved Windows apps that Microsoft has killed over the years

Explore the digital graveyard of once-beloved applications as we unearth the top discontinued gems from Microsoft's software vault.
Windows 11 on a tablet.

How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode

If Windows 11 isn't performing as it should, then you can diagnose things by booting the operating system into Safe Mode. Here's how to do just that.
Players make a tackle in gameplay action of Madden NFL 24.

Madden 24 is coming to Xbox Game Pass just in time for the Super Bowl

Xbox Game Pass is getting Madden 24, Resident Evil 3, and some must play indies this month.
Phil Spencer at BlizzCon 2023

Xbox teases a new future for Xbox as multiplatform rumors circulate

Microsoft confirmed plans to explain its vision for the future of Xbox following rumors that games like Hi-Fi Rush and Starfield would go multiplatform.