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How to Turn Off Annoying Sounds in Microsoft Office 2016

Alerts and notifications can be useful, but too many and you eventually enter annoying territory. Productivity-boosting sounds include new email tones and upcoming event chimes in Outlook. Most everything else falls into the unwanted category. Sound cues are an Ease of Access feature in Microsoft Office 2016, which means you can turn them off if you deem them… read more »

Steam Names the Best Selling Games of 2016

Valve has announced the best-selling Steam games of 2016. The list includes titles old and new, full-price and free-to-play, and mainstream and indie. Pretty much every genre is covered too, making this list a good introduction for anyone looking to start a Steam collection. If you’re a PC gamer you probably bought a game or… read more »

What You Must Learn From the Big Security Events of 2016

There is no denying that 2016 is widely regarded as a “bad year”, culturally and politically. But what of the security world — how did 2016 stack up? And what can we learn from the leaks, breaches, and surveillance increases? Leak, After Leak, After Leak While website hacks and data leaks have been a mainstay… read more »

Wikipedia Reveals the Most Popular Articles of 2016

Wikipedia has revealed its most popular articles of 2016, ranked by the number of edits made over the course of the year. They offer a reminder of just what an odd year 2016 has been, with Death and Donald Trump being the most-edited articles over the past 12 months. With so many metrics to choose… read more »

Most Popular Chrome Extensions and Posts of 2016

With the end of another year, it is always fun to take a look back. So, let’s review what has happened in the land of Google Chrome in 2016. What were the new features, notable MakeUseOf articles, and distinctive extensions? We have it all wrapped up here for you. Image Credit: MEzairi via Shutterstock Newest… read more »

How to Merge Multiple Word Documents in Microsoft Office 2016

Even though Microsoft Word now supports multi-person collaboration on documents (either via the web app or an Office 365 subscription), there are still times when you’ll need to merge multiple Word documents together. Of course, you could simply copy and paste the contents of one document into another, but it’s not the most practical way… read more »

How to Avoid Backstage View When Saving Files in Office 2016

There are some Microsoft Office features that seem like annoyances. Then, there are the Office settings you can always optimize. One of the first that pops up is the Backstage View. You can also call it the File menu. The Backstage screen has its uses if you save files to your OneDrive folder. If you… read more »

The 12 Best Netflix Documentaries of 2016

Netflix has really ramped up its production of original TV series over the past few years, but one could argue that the real cornerstone of Netflix is its massive library of documentaries. Informative, emotional, provocative — you name it, Netflix has it. As this list of the best Netflix documentaries of 2016 proves. Indeed, Netflix… read more »

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