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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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Meta pays big bucks to end office lease that still had 18 years left

The move is a sign of the times, with tech giants and other large companies responding to the popularity of remote working since the pandemic.
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Best monitor deals: Gaming, office, curved, OLED and more

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Best laser printer deals: HP, Epson, Xerox, Canon starting at $130

Epson WorkForce WF-2930 is a low-cost, compact all-in-one printer.

Epson WorkForce WF-2930: a low-cost home office printer with a fax


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Wi-Fi not working? How to fix the most common problems

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The most common Slack issues 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 issues and how to fix them.
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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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Forget working from home. Brits offered work-from-pub deals for winter

With living costs on the rise, people are looking for ways to save on things like energy bills. Work-from-pub deals could be one solution.
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I couldn’t manage my work and social life without this one app

Rambox has become the true lynchpin of my digital life for months now. It helps me manage my work and social life under a single, edifying banner.
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Elon Musk issues stark ultimatum to Tesla workers

Tesla chief Elon Musk has told his workers to return to the office or leave the company, according to a memo sent to staff this week.
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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 or an external recording device.
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Microsoft has a warning about working in the metaverse

In a blog post, Microsoft talks about the risk of working in the metaverse and the steps that can be taken to secure it
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Slack vs. Microsoft Teams

Which collaboration tool is best for your needs? Our comparison of these two great workspaces addresses pricing, features, app integration, storage, and more.
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Best cheap meal kit delivery deals: Blue Apron, Gobble, Hello Fresh

Never tried a Meal Kit before, or maybe you already have a subscription but want to try something different? Don't miss these fantastic Meal Kit Delivery Deals.
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Airbnb offering a year in Italy rent-free, and you can apply

Airbnb is offering the unique chance to live in a recently restored heritage home in Sicily, Italy -- and the rent will cost you nothing.
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Loom cuts down unnecessary meetings, increases productivity

Loom is an async video-messaging service that lets you enjoy the convenience of digital communication without eating up your time. Here's what it can do.
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Skip the live video chat and record a video with Loom that's always available on-demand! This coupon will help you save on an annual subscription.
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Dell’s vision for the future of work is a wireless wonderland

Dell has shown off two new concepts that imagine a wireless workspace ideal for a hybrid office.
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Jabra’s Evolve2 75 headset might be for hybrid working, but it’s also ready to rock

The Jabra Evolve2 75 Headset was specifically designed for hybrid work, both in the office and at home. It also sounds phenomenal, for rocking out.
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HP’s Work from Home service brings the office printer into your home

To adapt to the new work-from-home trend, HP is bringing your office printer into your home with new managed services.
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Best webcams for Zoom meetings

Attending a lot of Zoom meetings lately and you're not happy with your laptop's native webcam? Snag yourself one of our picks for the best webcams for Zoom.
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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.
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5 ways I get more out of my laptop for work

My laptop is the key to the way I get work done. Here are five ways I tweak it behind the scenes to ensure I get maximum performance,
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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.

The most common Google Hangouts problems and how to fix them

Having trouble making or receiving calls? Can't send a message on Google Hangouts? Hangouts has undergone some big changes. Here's what you need to know.
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Yes, even a dirt cheap webcam is probably way better than just your laptop

A cheap webcam really can greatly improve your videoconferencing experience compared to your laptop's webcam, with only a few exceptions.
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Microsoft launches work-from-home audio gear, including Surface Headphones 2+

Microsoft has announced new work from home devices, including the Surface Headphones 2+, Modern USB Headset, Modern Wireless Headset, and Modern USB-C Speaker.