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    As PCs get more powerful and easier to use, the challenges involved with upgrading them have remained about the same. For the novice, a hard drive upgrade can appear downright daunting. For more experienced tinkerers, the upgrade itself may be easy, but it's easier still to overlook factors that could streamline the whole process and better protect both the hardware and the data stored on it.

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  • How-Tos: How to take better pictures with a tablet camera

    If you have a phone with a camera you may already be used to taking a lot of photos you wouldn't take under different circumstances. Of course, you may carry a higher quality dedicated digital camera around with you for important occasions, but for ad hoc photos it is likely that your phone does the trick nicely.

  • How-Tos: How to turn an image black and white

    If you want to give your digital photographs an 'arty' feel then converting a colour image to black and white is one of the best ways to achieve this.

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    With the release of Bento 4, Filemaker's consumer-oriented database application offers vastly improved printing features, making it possible to create and print mailing labels without any Address Book voodoo or other parlor tricks. But Bento handles these printing tasks in a fashion far different from any other application that you may be using.

  • How-Tos: How to apply for a tax disc online

    When it comes to taxing your vehicle, you don't need to head to the Post Office and join the queues of people. The DVLA also offers the ability to apply for your tax disc from the comfort of your own home by using their online site. We show you how.

  • How-Tos: How to convert videos for a phone or tablet, for free

    If you've got a library of downloaded videos and want to play them on your smartphone or tablet, you might find out they're the wrong file type. Some tablets and phones can only play specific file types, and only a few devices support high definition files. The easiest thing you can do to get these files playing is to transcode them to a different file type and resolution that matches your device. Our software of choice for this purpose is Handbrake -- it's a lightweight, powerful and very easy to use video transcoder that works on Mac OS X, all flavours of Windows and Linux.

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  • How-Tos: Benchmark Your PC

    Whenever you read a PC review or a component review, benchmark results typically accompany it. Such results are most often in the form of numbers, such as a score or a frames-per-second total. Sometimes they're relative, in that the result is posted as a multiple of some reference system or number.

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    Bookmarks are a great tool for web users.

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    Reader David Mitchell delves into the personal with this question about Lion. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to manage Bookmarks in Internet Explorer 9

    Bookmarks, which are known as Favourites in Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9, are a great tool for web users

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    How to organise your work- and social lives using the calendar on your Google Android phone or Google Android tablet.

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