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  • How-Tos: How to identify a font, any font, anywhere you find it

    With tens of thousands of fonts in circulation, it's tough to identify a specific font from memory, when you see it. Fortunately, you don't have to--there are free websites, and an iOS app, that can identify font samples for you on the fly. The process is easy and a whole lot of fun.

  • How-Tos: Restore a Windows 8 or Windows 7 image backup to an unbootable PC

    Sam McCurry wisely created an image backup of his internal drive. Now he wants to know how that backup can help him should Windows fail to boot.

  • How-Tos: How to remove the dangerous Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo PCs

    Lenovo's been caught going a bit too far in its quest for bloatware money, and the results have put its users at risk. The company has been preloading Superfish, a "visual search" tool that includes adware that fakes the encryption certificates for every HTTPS-protected site you visit, on its PCs since at least the middle of 2014. Essentially, the software conducts a man-in-the-middle attack to fill the websites you visit with ads, and leaves you vulnerable to hackers in its wake.

  • How-Tos: How to sideload apps onto Amazon's Fire TV

    Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick offer a beautiful walled garden of content right out of the box, but one of the best things about these media streamers is how easily you can slip beyond the gates.

  • How-Tos: How to listen to and receive WhatsApp voice messages

    How do you use WhatsApp Voice Messaging? We explain all and offer some helpful tips you might not be aware of.

  • How-Tos: How to block a number on an iPhone

    How to block a number from calling you on your iPhone. Stop calls from an iPhone contact. Here's how to stop your ex calling you on your iPhone.

  • How-Tos: Gmail mass email tips: Avoid the spammy look with the personalized touch

    Gmail contact groups are great for sending a single email message to a specific set of people, but what if you want to give each email a personal touch, such as with a newsletter or promotional offer? Unlike Microsoft Office, Google's productivity suite doesn't have a native mail-merge feature you can leverage to do this. But don't sweat it: With a little help from Google Sheets and a free downloadable script, you can personalize bulk email messages in Gmail in minutes.

  • How-Tos: How to fix poor battery life following Android 5.0 Lollipop update

    No longer exclusive to the Google Nexus line-up, Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out to 2014 flagships such as the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5. Unfortunately, many owners of those devices are now seeing issues with poor battery life. Here are some steps you can take to fix the problem.

  • How-Tos: Stop your flash drive from yelling about fake problems every time you plug it in

    Windows is full of cryptic error messages, but few are more annoying than seeing a warning every time you plug in a USB drive. You know the one I'm talking about: "There's a problem with this drive. Scan the drive now and fix it."

  • How-Tos: 7 time-saving tips and tricks for Office for iPad

    Not too long ago using Microsoft's Office apps on any iOS device was nothing more than a far-fetched dream. Then the team in Redmond rocked the iOS world by releasing its Office suite for the iPad. There was a glaring issue with it, however, in the fact you could only view documents for free. To edit existing documents or create new ones, you needed to shell out for an Office 365 account.

  • How-Tos: How to cancel Amazon Prime and get a refund

    How to cancel your Amazon Prime membership or free trial, and get a refund.

  • How-Tos: How to protect your wireless router from malware

    O D worries that other people, including criminals, can see his IP address. "What can happen if they come into my router?"

  • How-Tos: How to share your location with iOS 8 (without creeping yourself out)

    I don't consider myself an excessively private person nor think I'm a superspy in civilian clothes. But there's something about sharing my location with other people that gives me the heebie-jeebies. I absolutely don't want to do it all the time, but I love the ability to choose when, where, and to whom I do.

  • How-Tos: How to find old Gmail emails

    Find old emails in Gmail with ease: here are our top search tips for finding the email you're looking for.

  • How-Tos: FileVault 2 encrypts your whole Mac, and Disk Utility can encrypt parts

    In last week's column, I explained the use and benefit (and some of the drawbacks) of turning on full-disk encryption (FDE) with Apple's built-in FileVault 2.

  • How-Tos: How to connect your laptop to your HDTV without HDMI

    Ramanathan wants to stream video from his laptop to his HDTV. But his laptop doesn't have an HDMI port.

  • How-Tos: 20 keyboard shortcuts that can make you a more powerful Mac user

    If you've used a Mac longer than the span of a typical Hollywood awards show, you probably know that Command-P means print, Command-C means copy, and Command-V means paste. That great--it shows you already have a taste for how keyboard shortcuts can save you time. There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts for just about anything you can do with a mouse. But shortcuts can be intimidating. They're not always intuitive and they can take a lot of time and practice to commit to "finger memory."

  • How-Tos: How to unlock any iPhone and use any SIM

    Some iPhones will only work with a SIM card provided to the carrier they're locked to – O2, EE or Vodafone, for example. But there are paid for services and ways to unlock your iiPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus so that you can use any SIM card. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: Creaticity: Place photos inside text using Photoshop

    One of the many advantages of an image editor that supports the concept of layers--Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Pixelmator, to name a few--is that you can push a picture through the content of other layers. In this column, you'll learn how to push a different picture through each letter in the word LOVE. Not only is this technique a fun project, but it also makes a super sweet Valentine's gift. If you go the extra step of printing it, you could frame it or the lucky recipient can tack it onto their fridge, and then use it as a bookmark later on. The following steps are for Photoshop, but you can easily adapt them for use in Photoshop Elements or Pixelmator.

  • How-Tos: How to watch UK TV when abroad

    Three ways to access UK TV when you are abroad. How to watch UK TV from around the world. How to watch iPlayer from anywhere. Watch all UK TV stations around the world.


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