Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

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How to watch the Olympics without paying for cable TV

A cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 games in Rio.

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Home control from your wrist: 10 great smart-home apps for the Apple Watch

Whether you want to crank up the heat or check in on your kids, these apps put the controls at your fingertips.

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5 ways to search Gmail that everyone should know about

Use Gmail's advanced search operators to find anything in your inbox.

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5 Gmail hacks that help you master your messages

Make Gmail better by turning emails into to-dos, tuning out distracting conversations, and more.

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5 of the best Google apps for iOS, and how to use them

Not all Google geeks use Android. Bring popular productivity tools to your iPhone or iPad with these native versions of your favorite apps.

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These 4 Chrome extensions make Gmail better right now

These add-ons will track your messages, schedule your meetings, and more.

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5 hacks for getting more out of Gmail

Easily unsubscribe to bulk emails, manage an inactive account and more with these tips.

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10 truly classy tech gifts for $50 or less

These hot-ticket holiday items won't bust your budget. You'll be sure to delight any gadget-lover, and still have money left over to buy something cool for yourself.

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OneNote for iPad tips to make you more productive

Take advantage of handwriting, scanning, and OCR features to make your favorite tablet an indispensable office tool.