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  • 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.

  • How-Tos: Should I Update My BIOS?

    Rohkai asked the Answer Line forum if a PC's BIOS, like an operating system or an antivirus, should be kept up to date.

  • How-Tos: Fine-tune volume and brightness in OS X

    When you use the volume controls on a Mac to increase or decrease the sound coming from your speakers, those levels increment in whole steps on a scale from 1 to 10: Press the Up Volume button once, for example, and the volume goes up one step out of ten.

  • How-Tos: Create a Secure Chat Room in a Flash with ChatStep

    When you have more than a couple people involved in a project, the worst thing you can do is get them all on the phone together. It's not only potentially costly, but also a poor method for communication.

  • How-Tos: Adding and Managing Users in Windows 8

    Windows 8 will soon be here, and if you plan to set up a system to be shared by more than one person, you’ll want to know how to add and manage user accounts. As with many aspects of the Windows operating system, things have changed in Windows 8, and you’ll have to learn how to get around in the new OS.

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: From iOS app crashes to email problems

    Today’s round-up ranges from late-breaking news of iOS apps that crash on launch to long-standing problems with email.

  • How-Tos: How to Eliminate Eyestrain From Your Big, Beautiful PC

    Building a desktop computer that's amazing is easy, if a little time-consuming. But even after you’ve stuffed your new system with all the latest hardware, hooked up your cabling, and cleaned off your desk for a giant monitor, you’re not quite done.

  • How-Tos: Sync Mail, Contacts, Calendar with Your iOS Device

    SuPaw asked the Networking forum how best to sync multiple email accounts, plus contacts and a calendar, so that it's all accessible on both a Windows PC and an iPad.

  • How-Tos: How to attach multiple photos to iPhone email

    Find out how to attach up to five photos to an email on your iPhone

  • How-Tos: How to set up email on an Android smartphone

    Learn how to setup multiple email accounts on your Android smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to Analyze Your Website's Performance

    Building a website--whether you're selling products or creating a blog or another information-based site--has always presented a challenge. You have complete control over your content, but virtually no control over who's consuming it. Analytics tools have been part of the Web world for years, but many site owners haven't fully explored them out of fear that they're too difficult to use.

  • How-Tos: PC Building Best Practices: Software

    Building a PC is a protracted, multistep process. First you must pick a platform and choose a case to best suit your needs. Then you have to do some research and acquire the individual components. Finally, once you've chosen all of the components, you can begin the actual assembly. See the first installment in this two-part series, "PC Building Best Practices: Hardware," for our complete guide.


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