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Tech Tip: Leaping Over the Language Barrier

Q. I know there are sites that convert words and phrases from other languages to English, but how do you translate an entire web page? A. You can find language-translation options from certain browsers, search engines or websites. For example, ...

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Tech Tip: Signing Your Name in Digital Ink

Q. Typing in text on a PDF form is tidier and saves time, but on a touch-screen Windows 10 computer, is it possible to “sign” PDF forms on the screen — instead of having to download a filled-in form, print ...

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Tech We’re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It

Advertisement How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Natasha Singer, a technology reporter for The Times in New York, discussed the tech she’s using. You report on digital privacy, health and ...

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Tech Fix: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

While riding a bicycle, for example, you often have to let go of the handle bar and lift the watch toward your face to check the time. When you’re standing on a bus or subway train and holding onto a ...

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Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online

Q. How do I find English-language content with English-language subtitles? I am hard of hearing and lots of content, principally movies, will have subtitles in every language under the sun, except English. A. Some video providers may be putting those ...

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Tech Tip: Creating a Point of Return for Windows

Q. Is a System Restore the same as a backup in Windows? A. While System Restore and backups can both help get your computer back to normal if something goes wrong, the two are different things. (The common technical advice ...

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Tech Tip: Using Microsoft Apps on a Chromebook

Q. Can I use Microsoft Office on a Chromebook? A. Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS, which was introduced in 2009 as a streamlined operating system for netbooks and other lightweight laptops. While you cannot install the traditional Windows or Mac ...

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Tech We’re Using: This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

But that whole approach is fueled by an expectation that our search for love is like finding a needle in a haystack. And from what I’ve seen, love doesn’t often work that way. Having too many choices is in itself ...

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Tech Tip: Picking a Default Account in Mac Mail

Q. I have multiple accounts set up in the Mac’s default Mail program. I notice sometimes when I create a message, Mail automatically sets the sender address to the account I use for personal correspondence and not my preferred home-business ...

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Tech We’re Using: Keeping Gear (and Herself) Warm at the Winter Olympics

How much social media do you consume for work, what forms of it do you consume the most, and how do you handle the deluge? Photo Ms. Minsberg at her desk. “I’m one of those people that has an obnoxious ...

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