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    The BBC's online catch-up TV service, iPlayer, allows web users to watch programmes that have already been broadcast on their PC for up to 30 days after their first transmission.

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    Coinciding with this week’s release of Final Cut Pro X, Apple has posted well over a dozen new Knowledge Base articles detailing various quirks of the new software. I’ve summarized the key issues below. I follow that with a brief look at users’ largely negative assessment of the update.

  • How-Tos: Upgrade Your Motherboard

    The motherboard is probably the most complex PC component to upgrade, but modern operating systems and standards have taken much of the pain out of swapping in a new one. (Even so, ancillary issues such as software activation make the task of upgrading a motherboard more annoying rather than less.)

  • How-Tos: Upgrade Your CPU

    Upgrading your CPU can be a frustrating experience, even though the physical acts of removing an old processor and installing the new one are pretty easy. The more difficult questions to answer are these: When is the right time for me to upgrade a CPU? What processor will give me the best bang for the buck?

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    Tablets make the perfect home for digital ebooks and purchasing then reading them can be done in mere minutes. Here's how to purchase and read e-books on a tablet.

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  • How-Tos: Password management systems: How to compare and use them

    With username and password prompts coming at users with every personal and professional login, every once in a while they're bound to forget which combinations go with which access requests.

  • How-Tos: Find and play high-resolution audio on the Mac

    Everybody is familiar with high-definition video these days, which packs more visual information (more pixels) into the shows you see on TV and on Blu-ray discs. But you may not know much about high-resolution audio, which offers music in formats with clarity and fidelity that can be superior to that of CDs. I took a look at the current offerings, and how you can play these high-resolution files on a Mac. Here’s what you need to know.

  • How-Tos: How to change the download destination folder in Safari

    When you download files from the web to your PC, they are automatically stored in a folder, the location of which is set by your browser automatically. However, it is very easy to change this location yourself

  • How-Tos: How to change the folder files are downloaded to in Google Chrome

    When you download files from the web to your PC, they are automatically stored in a folder, the location of which is set by your browser automatically. However, it is very easy to change this location yourself.

  • How-Tos: How to change the folder files are downloaded to in Internet Explorer

    When you download files from the web to your PC, they are automatically stored in a folder, the location of which is set by your browser automatically. However, it is very easy to change this location yourself. We've already shown you how to change the folder items are saved to in Firefox 4, but here's how to implement the change in Internet Explorer 9.

  • How-Tos: How to change the folder files are downloaded to in Firefox

    When you download files from the web to your PC, they are automatically stored in a folder, the location of which is set by your browser automatically. However, it is very easy to change this location yourself. Here's how to ensure files are downloaded to a folder you specify when using Firefox 4.

  • How-Tos: How to edit documents on a mobile device

    Now it's easy to manage digital documents on the move thanks to a suite of free to use software tools.

  • How-Tos: Backup to Another PC

    WNCDude asked the Networking forum about backing up one computer to another over a local network.

  • How-Tos: Avoid Getting Scammed by Fake Tech-Support Calls

    Scams come in all shapes and sizes. The evildoers who create viruses and spyware, for instance, often rely on scare tactics, like a pop-up window with an alarming message like, "Your computer is infected! Click here to scan your system and remove the malicious software."

  • How-Tos: Dont Be a Loser on eBay

    eBay is a great resource if you're looking to buy things at a discount--with everyone competing to sell their tchotchkes and castoffs, you can often find things a lot cheaper at this online marketplace than in a brick-and-mortar store. The downside: The low price that you see on many auction-only items is rarely the price you'll pay at the end of the auction if you win.

  • How-Tos: How to change the default program for a file type

    When you double-click a file on your PC, Windows uses whatever has been set as the default program to open the file.

  • How-Tos: Four Safer Ways to Pay Online

    Who has your private info? Who knows, given how common security breaches have become. And credit card information is one of the most common types of personal data we volunteer online. So what can you do to minimize credit card fraud? Well, you can't stop the break-ins, but here are four ways to keep your funds out of the hands of the bad guys.

  • How-Tos: How to uninstall Internet Explorer 9

    Tech firms such as Microsoft and Apple often release new versions of their software including web browser and office suites. But what happens if you download thelatest version, only to find you preferred its predecessor for whatever reason


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