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  • How-Tos: How to Stream Digital Media From Your Windows 7 PC

    With the immense popularity of digital cameras, smartphones, and tablets for taking pictures and capturing video, and the wide availability of affordable digital music and movies, many people have amassed enormous collections of digital media. Much of that media typically finds its way onto a PC or mass-storage device of some sort--and, unfortunately, it can sometimes go unused for ages. Flipping through pictures or videos and relaxing with some good tunes is always appealing, but sitting in front of a PC isn't the ideal way to enjoy such content.

  • How-Tos: How to get eBooks for free

    If you've got an eReader, such as Amazon's Kindle or your using your Apple iPhone, iPad or Google Android device as eReader, the first thing you're going to want to do once you've set-up the device, is download eBooks so you can start reading.

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    Amazon's Kindle and other eReaders have surged in popularity over the past few years.

  • How-Tos: How to change the screen saver in Windows 7

    If you're working at your PC and you want to step away from your machine but don't want prying eyes to see what you're working on, then a screen saver is the ideal time-saver

  • How-Tos: How to change the Window Glass colour in Windows 7

    Microsoft's Window operating system offers plenty of ways to customise the interface of your PC.

  • How-Tos: Organize Your PC Cables

    I am not a neat person. You need only to see my desk to realize that. However, when it comes to my PC case, I keep the cables organized.

  • How-Tos: Advertisement feature: Get the best from HP and AirPrint

    With so many people using mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, along with conventional laptops and netbooks; the demand for printing on the go has never been greater.

  • How-Tos: How to adjust the screen resolution in Windows 7

    Microsoft's Windows operating system allows PC users to adjust the screen resolution, to ensure text and images are displayed clearly and sharply.

  • How-Tos: Fix Your Windows 7 Network

    Setting up and maintaining your home PC network is easier than ever before with Windows 7--but that's not saying much. Many networking issues still aren't easily fixed from Windows 7's control panels. That's why we've compiled a list of common networking problems and their quick fixes.

  • How-Tos: Microsoft's Fix for Outlook's 'General Failure' Error for E-Mail Links

    For the past couple months I've been working to track down a solution to a problem that's been bugging Outlook users for at least a year: When you click a Web link embedded in an e-mail, Outlook returns this error:

  • How-Tos: How to change the Theme in Windows 7

    Microsoft's Window operating system offers plenty of ways to customise the interface of your PC

  • How-Tos: How to change the desktop background in Windows 7

    Microsoft's Window operating system offers plenty of ways to customise the interface of your PC, and changing the image displayed on the background is just one of the ways you can put your stamp on the Windows 7 desktop

  • How-Tos: How to add a printer in Windows 7

    Many Windows PC users don't rely on a printer connected to their machine via USB.

  • How-Tos: Use the correct version of Adobe Flash for Windows 7 64bit

    You won't be able to watch online video content on a Windows 7 64bit PC if you have the wrong version of Adobe Flash installed. Our Helproom Expert explains.

  • How-Tos: Control Photo Stream with iPhoto and Aperture

    Considering how may photos are captured daily with iPhones all over the world, Apple’s Photo Stream (the imaging component of its iCloud offering) is a useful tool for getting pictures off our mobile devices and on to our computers and tablets. The challenge with Photo Stream is that it’s an all-or-nothing proposition. Either it’s on and sharing every shot you take, or it’s off and not helping you at all.

  • How-Tos: Why a 4TB drive may display only 1.79TB storage

    Why does your '4TB' hard drive show less than half that amount in terms of usable storage? Our Helproom Expert explains.

  • How-Tos: How to securely set up a new computer

    PC ownership is rewarding, but it requires vigilance to stave off threats.

  • How-Tos: How to install and use Spotify apps

    Music-streaming service Spotify has launched an app platform that offers access editorial content, concert and gig information and even recommendations of other tracks without leaving the software.

  • How-Tos: Converting protected iTunes tracks through iTunes Match

    Reader Curt Forsyth is yet another person flummoxed by iTunes Match. He writes:

  • How-Tos: Creating the perfect Pandora holiday station

    It's been demonstrated that the average listener can tolerate exactly 27 days of holiday-themed music per year. At the same time, very few of us are willing to pungle up the dough necessary to obtain 648 hours of eggnog- and reindeer-themed tunes. Thanks to Pandora--the ad-supported streaming music service--there's no need to. Construct your Pandora stations correctly and you can fill your home with holiday music for nothing more than the occasional Geico commercial.


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