How to work from home

The coronavirus has forced millions of workers to work from home for the first time. If you’re like most people, you don’t have a fully-furnished home office complete with equipment for video conferencing or file-sharing ready to go. You could just work from your laptop in bed in your pajamas, but setting up a proper work environment is key to mastering to working at home productively.

Here’s everything you need to become a work from life pro, from what new gear to buy to remote work tips and tricks.

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The most common Google Meet problems and how to fix them

Are you having issues when attempting to create or join a Google Meet video call? Here's how to handle some of the most common ones so you can get connected.

The most common Zoom problems and how to fix them

Here are some of the most common Zoom problems and how to troubleshoot them. From issues with your video to problems sharing your screen, we've got you covered.
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The best tips for using Zoom

Whether you're a Zoom regular or new to the popular videoconferencing platform, these tips will help take your video calls and collaboration to the next level.
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Here’s how to record phone calls on your Android phone

We've put together a guide to show you precisely how to record a phone call in Android using Google Voice, third-party apps, or an external recording device.
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The best Zoom backgrounds

Videoconferencing app Zoom lets you substitute picturesque backgrounds for your meeting. Here are some gorgeous third-party backgrounds now available for free.
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How to use Zoom

Zoom is useful as a videoconferencing app, whether you're working remotely or catching up with friends. Here, we show you how to host a meeting or join one.
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The most common Slack problems and how to fix them

Slack is a popular office chat app, but it's not free of issues. From connectivity to audio issues, here are some common Slack problems and how to fix them.
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How to increase your internet speed

Quickly finding out that your internet speed is not what it used to be? Here are the best options for improving your internet speeds without giving anything up.
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The most common Loom problems, and how to fix them

While Loom is a great video-editing program, you can occasionally run into errors. Learn how to fix them, and get back to creating and editing videos with ease.
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Common problems with GoToMeeting and how to solve them

Having trouble with GoToMeeting? We might have a solution for it. Our guide features common problems with the videoconferencing service and their solutions.
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Microsoft Teams tips and tricks

Get the most out of Microsoft Teams with these tips and tricks. We'll show you how to save time, get more done in Teams, and use Teams data to the fullest.
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How to change your background in Microsoft Teams

Some features are less obvious than others. Update your virtual meeting space with a new digital backdrop.
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Get the most out of GoToMeeting with these tips and tricks

Here's how to make the most of your video meeting. Our guide has all the tips and tricks you should know.
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Amazon sellers are price-gouging on essential stay-at-home tech

Prices for everything from video game systems to home office supplies has spiked
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Best cheap Microsoft Office deals for July 2021

We’ve sniffed out the best Microsoft Office deals you can find now, along with a rundown of the Office suites.
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Best cheap wireless keyboard deals for July 2021

Spend a lot of time working on of a laptop? A wireless keyboard might make it more bearable.
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Best cheap lap desk deals for July 2021

Set up your workspace anywhere and get in on savings when you take advantage of these cheap lap desk deals.
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Best cheap wireless router deals for July 2021

We’ve gathered up the best wireless router deals you can find right now, from cheap routers to high-end units.
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Best cheap home gym deals for July 2021

Stuck at home? This is might be the year to finally build that home gym you've been thinking of for years.
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Best cheap wireless mouse deals for July 2021

Setting up a home office? We've gathered here the best wireless mouse deals you can buy right now.
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Best cheap laser printer deals for July 2021

If you do a lot of printing, then a good laser printer can save you time and money. If you're ready to make both your life and business more efficient, read on to discover the best laser printer deals available right now.
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Best cheap meal kit delivery deals: Blue Apron, Gobble, Hello Fresh

Don't let being stuck at home stand in the way of a nutritious dinner.
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This crazy home office setup costs less than $500 — desk chair included

If a new year means it's time for a new work-from-home setup, then Dell has everything you need.

Save big on these Asus and Netgear routers ahead of Memorial Day

Score up to $193 off with these early Memorial Day sales we found on Asus and Netgear wireless routers.
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How to build a remote home office for less than $550, or less than $1,000

If you're setting up a remote office, you'll need the right equipment to do it, and Dell has it. You don't have to spend a fortune to build a good setup, either: We've laid out two different ways you can build a remote office on a budget.
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