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  • Opinion: When iCal no longer accepts reminders

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous takes me to task for an Automator workflow I recommended that is seemingly broken under Lion. He writes:

  • How-Tos: Best Bets for Photo Sharing Sites

    How do you share your photos? When I was a kid, "photo sharing" often meant sitting in a photo booth and then giving away the picture strip that it produced. (See how to make a modern, digital version by reading "Turn Your Digital Pictures into a Photo Strip.") Of course, these days, the easiest way to share photos is by posting them online at a photo sharing site.

  • News: Nexus Tablet Expected Within 6 Months

    The first Google Nexus tablet could be arriving within six months, according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who also promises we’ll see even more “brutal competition” between Apple and Google.

  • News: MIT to open source educational software

    As part of an initiative to expand its online course offerings, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology plans to release as open source the software it will use to manage student online learning, the institution announced Monday.

  • How-Tos: Copy updated files, and retain or dump the originals

    A reader wanted to transfer some files from one PC to another using a USB drive. Many of the files were newer versions of files already on the drive. Our Helproom Expert explains the hassle-free way to transfer the files without losing data, and also how to replace the old files with new.

  • How-Tos: Post as yourself on a Facebook page when you're an admin

    We explain how you can post as yourself on a Facebook page of which you're an admin.

  • How-Tos: How to create multimedia albums with impact on iPad

    Need to whip up a visual storm? We explain how to create multimedia albums with impact using Blurb Mobile on an iPad.

  • How-Tos: How to print 3D models

    We explain how to turn a sequence of photographs into a virtual 3D model you can manipulate onscreen and even turn into a solid object.

  • News: Professor files net neutrality complaint against Verizon Wireless

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should investigate Verizon Wireless for allegedly blocking Google Wallet on a new smartphone available to the carrier's customers, a law professor has said.

  • News: LocalEats update delivers menus to iPhone food finder

    Exacting foodies use the LocalEats restaurant finder on their iPhone to track down the best places to eat in a particular city. Thanks to the latest update to the app, they’ll also have a pretty good idea of what will be on the menu when they get there.

  • News: How To Get Windows 8 Features Now

    Windows 8 will be the first Windows operating system since Windows 95 to drastically modify the user interface. Not only will we see a port of the Windows Phone 7 Metro UI, we'll also see support for multiple monitor setups, an immersive version of Internet Explorer, and touchscreen optimization.

  • Opinion: MouseTracer Free Tracks Your Mouse's Movements

    Some people would call this software useless, but not me. Nope. Ashampoo's MouseTracer software only seems useless to people without imagination. You know the type. They drive reliable sedans and have productive day jobs. It’s hard for them to see the brilliance behind an app that tracks, in real time, the speed and distance a mouse travels. They can’t grasp the excitement of an interface that reports results, rally-race style, on a desktop scoreboard, complete with speedometer. It’s a smaller world they live in. They aren't like you and me.

  • News: ArtRage Studio Pro Makes Natural-Looking Paintings Easily and Inexpensively

    If you're looking for a true digital painting program to create realistic portraits, drawings, and other artwork, look no further than ArtRage Studio Pro ($80, 30-day demo with feature limitations). If Joy of Painting's Bob Ross had ever put down his brushes and picked up a mouse, this would've been the software for him.

  • News: Lend a holiday helping hand

    This week many people will suffer the indignities and inconvenience of long-distance travel to personally deliver gifts to their distant loved ones. As appreciated as your presence and presents are sure to be, I’d suggest sharing one additional gift—your technical knowledge. Odds are you visit this site and are reading these words because of your enthusiasm for Apple’s work. Those odds are just as good that you’ve picked up many helpful tidbits along the way—bits of information that your friends and family could benefit from. As this is the season of giving, might I suggest that you consider giving of yourself in the following ways?

  • News: Ransomware creators use demo version to boost their victims' confidence

    A new piece of malware encrypts images, documents and other files stored on infected systems and advertises a demo version of a paid-for program that can recover them.

  • News: FAQ: Microsoft's new IE auto-upgrade scheme explained

    We've assembled some of the most pressing questions -- and answers -- about Microsoft's new auto-upgrade plan for the Internet Explorer 8 browser.

  • How-Tos: Help! My laptop's webcam isn't working

    The webcam stopped working on a reader's laptop running Windows 7. Our Helproom Expert was happy to advise.

  • News: PC Users Unlikely to Embrace Windows 8

    IDC expects Windows 8 upgrades on desktops and laptops to be scarce, saying Microsoft's upcoming operating system will be 'largely irrelevant' to users of traditional PCs.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free traffic apps

    If you're a driver, there's nothing worse than hitting a traffic jam halfway into your journey. You could wait for a traffic report on the radio, but it may be a while for the station you're listening to broadcasts one.

  • News: BT accuses Google of patent infringement

    BT has launched a lawsuit against Google, claiming the Android operating system infringes some of its patents.

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