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  • How-Tos: How to add a new User Account in Windows 7

    Microsoft's Windows operating system allows users to create User Accounts that tells Windows which files, folders and programs the person the PC can access, as well as retaining personal preferences such as the particular theme that's being used.

  • Feature: Best iPhone apps: Five free traffic apps

    If you're a driver, there's nothing worse than hitting a traffic jam halfway into your journey.

  • News: Microsoft to ask for dismissal of Novell lawsuit

    Microsoft intends to ask the court to dismiss a Novell antitrust lawsuit, after a hung jury in Utah could not come to an accord on the case last week.

  • News: Summer riots report: Social networks and BBM must not be blocked

    The Home Affairs Committee has concluded that the government must not block social networking sites such as Twitter or Facebook – or messaging services such as BlackBerry Messenger – should riots reoccur in the UK.

  • Opinion: Five Last-Minute Gifts for Open Source Fans

    'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the land, nary a gift could be found for those bold Linux fans.

  • News: Apple wins import block on some HTC devices

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will block the importation of some HTC products starting next April 19 after it found that the company infringed Apple patents.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: Log On With Taps, Circles, and Lines

    Though it's common not to have a password on a home computer, and some even skip it on their personal mobile devices, it's the first and most important barrier protecting a company's data. Windows 8 will provide a number of ways of securing your password, and Microsoft recently talked more about a feature called Picture Password as a new way to authenticate without standard passwords and pins. Will this feature have your business tapping and drawing its way to more secure devices?

  • News: Halftone app update includes postcard option

    Days after Apple named it one of the best photography apps of the year, Halftone has been updated to let users send its images as real-world postcards.

  • News: Apple wins import block on some HTC devices

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will block the importation of some HTC products starting next April 19 after it found that the company infringed Apple patents.

  • News: Microsoft launches Africa package in six languages

    Microsoft has released, for the first time, a software package that comes in African languages.

  • News: Three in Five Workers Yell at Their Computers, Study Finds

    It's a rare computer user who hasn't felt frustrated at some point with their computer, but apparently only a minority keep that aggravation bottled up. Rather, three out of five workers admit to venting their angst by yelling at their computers.

  • Opinion: Three Tips for New Roku-Box Owners

    Roku boxes are hot, hot, hot this year, especially that sexy new $49 Roku LT. So don't be surprised to find one under the menorah tomorrow night or under the tree Saturday morning.

  • News: Animoto's new mobile app promises easy video slideshow creation

    Online video editing service Animoto has gone mobile with its new Animoto iPhone app, released on Monday. As with the company’s website, the mobile app lets users easily create professional quality video slideshows—with cuts, pans, music, and graphics—from still images.

  • News: Rising cybercrime pushes African governments to take action

    In reaction to rising cybercrime incidents in both public and private sectors, some African governments have set up incident reporting and early warning bodies with the support of AfriNIC (Africa Network Information Center).

  • Opinion: Facebook Adds Timeline to iPhone App

    Facebook now lets iPhone owners view its new Timeline layout and has added several extra handy features in an app update pushed out to iPhone users on Sunday. iPad users still can't view Facebook Timeline layouts.

  • 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.



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