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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How to increase your internet speed

Slow internet bogging you down? Here are the latest tips and tricks you can use to improve internet speeds.

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 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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How to set up dual monitors in Windows 10

In this guide, we'll provide a look at how to expand your virtual desktop across multiple screens for desktops and laptops. We also explain various connectors.
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How to extend your Wi-Fi range with another router

Wi-Fi dead zones in home or at work can be a real pain. But if you have an old router, you could always convert it into a Wi-Fi repeater yourself. Here's how.
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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 you can fix them. From issues with your video to problems sharing your screen, we've got you covered.
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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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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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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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The best video chat apps for Android and iOS

Can't see family and friends in person? You can still connect face-to-face, wherever they are in the world.
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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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The most common Loom problems, and how to fix them

No video content creator likes software errors. Learn how to fix errors on Windows, Google Chrome, and Mac.
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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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How to use GoToMeeting for videoconference calls and meetings

Is your next conference call or meeting being hosted remotely? Create or join a meeting and share your screen.
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These are the best home gym deals for November 2020

Stuck at home? This is might be the time to finally build that home gym you've been thinking of for years.
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These are the best Microsoft Office deals for November 2020

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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These are the best cheap wireless router deals for November 2020

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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The best desktop monitor deals for November 2020

We’ve go all of the best monitor deals available now in one handy place, along with a short buying guide.
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These are the best cheap office chair deals for November 2020

Building a home office? Make sure to get a chair that will have you feeling well supported throughout the day.
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These are the best cheap wireless mouse deals for October 2020

Setting up a home office? We've gathered here the best wireless mouse deals you can buy right now.
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These are the best cheap wireless keyboard deals for November 2020

Coronavirus got you working off of a laptop from home? A wireless keyboard might make it more bearable.
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Convert your couch to an office with these cheap lap desk deals

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 meal kit delivery deals for 2020: Blue Apron, Gobble, Hello Fresh

Don't let being stuck at home stand in the way of a nutritious dinner.
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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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