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  • How-Tos: Move iTunes media files to other locations with TuneSpan

    Over the years, my iTunes library has grown in size from “manageable” to “humongous.” As I continue to add more content—music files, videos, podcasts, and more—my iTunes library sure isn’t getting any smaller.

  • How-Tos: How to Get Started With CSS

    I've already discussed how you can learn to code for free using languages such as Ruby and JavaScript, but this time we'll explore an even more basic language that can help to make your websites pop. Cascading Style Sheets is like HTML's cooler, more artistic sibling: While HTML handles the structure and content of your website, CSS allows you to add cutting-edge design to it. This guide tells you everything you need to know to get started making better-looking websites fast.

  • How-Tos: How to change the colour of a folder in Windows 7

    We show you how to install and use the free Folderico utility to change the colour of Windows 7 folders. Have any colour you like: green, red, pink, orange, purple, even black.

  • How-Tos: How to Turn Your Laptop Into a Typewriter

    Writing requires focus: You need to sit down with your thoughts and just plow through your work. Regrettably, a modern computer isn't that great for focusing on something as mundane as text. A word processor surrounds your text with so many flashy buttons and toolbars that you might sometimes feel as if the words you're trying to write belong in the backseat. Then there's the matter of chat pop-ups, email dings, Twitter chirps, and the entire panoply of modern distractions that conspire to steal your focus.

  • How-Tos: How to factory reset Nokia Lumia 800 and 900

    Whether you want to sell your Lumia 800 / 900 or simply want to start afresh, we show you step-by-step how to hard reset it to factory settings.

  • How-Tos: My Email Account Has Been Hijacked!

    Coastie65 is nowhere near Malaysia, but friends are getting email claiming that he's stranded in Kuala Lumpur. He asked the Web Browsing and Email forum for help.

  • How-Tos: How to Get Started With Music on Google Play

    When Google launched Google Play (originally called Google Music) last year, a lot of hype surrounded the service, since it represented the search giant's entry into the world of music streaming. But now the hype has largely died down, and many Google users remain confused about what the service allows them to do, and how Google’s music locker works. We have the info you need to start uploading and streaming your music with Google Play as efficiently as possible.

  • How-Tos: Enable Image Preview in Craigslist Ads

    Like Craigslist? Me, too. I've scored many a great deal on the classified-ad site.

  • How-Tos: How To Replace Your Laptop Keyboard

    If your laptop keys are sticky, or some of them are missing, or the keyboard isn't working at all, you can usually replace the entire keyboard yourself for between $20 and $60. The operation isn't as hard as you might think, and performing it has the advantage that you don't have to remove and replace each key individually. Though every laptop is different, removing your laptop's keyboard usually involves simply unsnapping a cover, removing a few screws, and disconnecting a cable.

  • Video: How to edit and print photos from an iPad

    We show you how to edit and print photos from an iPad using a great free app.

  • How-Tos: How to read Mac OS HFS drives in Windows for free

    Need to copy files from a Mac-formatted HFS hard disk on a Windows PC? We show you how to do it for free. It even works with Windows 7 64-bit.

  • How-Tos: How to use Rufus 1.2.0.183

    Rufus is a great little program that allows you to create a bootable USB drive from an .iso file. It's ideal for installing programs and operating systems on computers that don't have an optical drive. He's a guide on how to use Rufus 1.2.0.183.

  • How-Tos: Tablet Encryption 101

    Today’s workplace is becoming increasingly agreeable to the BYOD (bring your own device) concept: Employers are finally giving the green light for staffers to use their own equipment for work while they're at the office. For businesses, it's cheaper to let employees bring in their own laptops, smartphones, or tablets, since that cuts down on the need to purchase hardware (though not on the need to support it). Regardless, businesses seem to have little choice in the matter, since many employees are bringing their devices in whether they have permission or not--and some people are knowingly breaking the company’s security policy in doing so.

  • How-Tos: How to Collaborate on Microsoft Word Documents

    If you're collaborating with coworkers on Microsoft Word documents, and you're finding yourself frustrated because your collaborators are making changes without informing you, it’s time to turn on the Track Changes feature. This tool records all the changes that anyone makes to a document, so you can review every change and either incorporate it into the document or reject it.

  • How-Tos: How to plug in a laptop to a TV via HDMI

    Here's you how to use an HDMI cable to connect your Windows laptop to an HDTV so you can watch anything you can view on your laptop on your big HD screen. We'll also show you how to control your HDTV from your PC.

  • How-Tos: Two More Alternatives to Your iGoogle Home Page

    Last week I told you about the impending demise of iGoogle -- and suggested three iGoogle alternatives. The response was great, with many readers sharing my dismay over Google's decision and others offering their own recommendations for replacements.

  • How-Tos: How to dual boot a Mac

    Dual-booting your Mac with Windows 7 and OS X can open up a ton of new possibilities on your computer. Here's a step by step guide showing you how to do it.

  • How-Tos: How to Undo RAID: Best Practices

    It seemed like a simple, relatively safe task: I needed to undo the RAID array on my PC.

  • How-Tos: How to Edit Photos With Adobe's Camera Raw

    For years, you've heard that shooting in RAW is better than shooting JPEGs. Your camera's RAW mode packs significantly more visual information, so it offers the potential to capture better photos. That comes at a cost, however, since you need to do extra work to coax better photos out of your camera. To help you do that, most photo editors come with some sort of mini photo editor that you can use to tweak RAW images. Photoshop Elements calls it Camera Raw; Corel PaintShop Pro calls it Camera RAW Lab. If you've always ignored such programs, give them a second look.

  • How-Tos: Turn PowerPoint Presentations Into Polished Videos With PPT2DVD Pro

    If you'd like to free your PowerPoint presentations from the confines of Microsoft PowerPoint, say hello to Wondershare's PPT2DVD Pro. This application greatly simplifies the task of converting your PowerPoint content into a video file that you can burn to DVD, share on the Web, or view on numerous portable devices.


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