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    Earlier this week, my friend and Macworld colleague, Dan Frakes, posted a series of tweets lamenting a frustrating problem he was having with his iPhone. It began with a seemingly innocuous act: charging his iPhone overnight. The next morning, Dan's iPhone had "reset"--with the result that the ordering of his home screen icons was jumbled and all his painstakingly assembled folder organization was gone.

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    If you've been using the web for more than a couple of years, you've probably got several webmail accounts.

  • How-Tos: Google Android: a newcomer's guide

    Android can do so much for you but, as with any operating system, you have to know where to begin. And it's not just a matter of flicking through the preset features. Compared to the iPhone's set-in-stone interface, Android offers ample room for customisation and control. To whet your appetite, here's a quick round-up of the essentials you should be familiar with.

  • How-Tos: 6 Registry Hacks to Make Your PC Faster

    The Windows Registry is a database that holds your operating system's configurations and settings. This includes everything from how long your mouse must hover over a taskbar icon before the preview pops up (in Windows Vista and Windows 7) to performance settings.

  • How-Tos: Watch iOS videos on your HDTV

    With a single attachment, you can turn your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch into a video player that mimics an Apple TV ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ), Roku player ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ), and other video players. And it even rivals those dedicated devices for quality.

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  • How-Tos: PC Liquid Cooling System: Build It Yourself

    The components inside your PC generate heat. Your standard heat-sink-and-fan combo is usually sufficient for the average user, but when you push your components harder, they'll run hotter. If you want to overclock your PC to the bleeding edge, you'll want to build a liquid-cooling system for your PC to ensure that your precious components don't burn out.

  • How-Tos: How to make your Wi-Fi connection faster

    Does your wireless network seem slow? A recent study by Epitiro, a UK-based broadband-analysis firm, shows that consumers lose an average of 30 percent of the data speed their broadband connection supplies when they use Wi-Fi connections in the home.

  • How-Tos: Six unexpected uses for the Application Switcher

    You’ve probably got the basics of the Application Switcher down pat by now: press Command-Tab to see a bar full of running-application icons and keep Command down as you tap the Tab key to quickly switch to the application of your choice. But, as with everything on the Mac, the Application Switcher can do more than you might guess.

  • How-Tos: How to secure a Google Android phone or tablet

    Whether you paid a small fortune for the hottest Android device or got it for ‘free’ with a modest contract, it’s a good bet that the data stored on your mobile is at least as valuable as the hardware itself. If your phone or tablet is ever lost or stolen, you’ll either be glad you took precautions to protect all your content, or you’ll sorely wish you had. In this article, we’ll walk you through setting up Android’s built-in security tools and suggest a few third-party extras that can add valuable safeguards for your personal information.

  • How-Tos: How to insure an iPad

    One of the biggest benefits of tablet PCs, such as Apple's iPad, is that are lightweight enough to be taken on the go. But with prices around £400, it'll be a costly mistake if you misplace, accidentally damage or are even unlucky enough to have your tablet PC stolen. This applies to any gadget for that matter, whether it's your digital camera or your smartphone. So, do you need iPad insurance? There are a number of ways to insure your gadgets giving yourself an extra layer of protection should you run into trouble.

  • How-Tos: How to block someone on Facebook

    With more than 500 million members, there's no doubt Facebook is one of the web's most popular social networks. But what happens if someone starts harassing you or causing problems from you on the site. Rather than remove yourself completely, you can in fact block the specific offender, so they are unable to contact you through the social network. Here's how.


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