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    BlackBerry's, like many smartphones, offer the ability to have apps running in the background. While the Messages, Phone, Browser and BlackBerry Messenger apps won't drain your battery or affect the performance of the handset, other apps may well do.

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  • How-Tos: How to tether a Google Android tablet to an Android phone

    A tablet PC is a great way to surf the web, read emails and even catch-up on TV while you're on the go, especially since its much more comfortable looking at a tablet's larger screen compared to the smaller display of a smartphone.

  • How-Tos: How to connect a second display to a Thunderbolt iMac

    How can you attach a second display or a projector to a new iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? Or a Mac mini for that matter?

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    While multitasking is a great feature in smartphones, having several apps running at the same time, it can also very quickly drain your battery power.

  • How-Tos: How to Recover a Lost Phone, Tablet, or Laptop

    The bad news: At some point, your cell phone is likely to go missing. Whether it falls out of your pocket in a cab, or you leave it unattended in a public place for a few seconds only to have it swiped by someone with sticky fingers and low moral fiber, your phone is vulnerable. In fact, according to a report from security software company Symantec, 36 percent of U.S. consumers have had a cell phone disappear on them.

  • How-Tos: Crash course: How to make a website with Drupal

    Drupal is an amazing content management system (CMS) that can build pretty much any Web site you want it to -- if you can figure out how. Follow along as I remake my personal Web site, bratgrrl.com, using Drupal.

  • How-Tos: Work Around Error In Shared Google Calendar

    Google Calendar rocks--except when it doesn't. For example, the managers of my daughter's soccer team use the free service to share a practice, game, and event schedule with all the parents--a much more practical solution than sending out endless e-mails or making photocopies of a paper schedule.

  • How-Tos: Facebook Tip: Restore Your Email Notification Settings

    Facebook had a busy few weeks. It rolled out a new privacy suite and friends list feature, it redesigned the News Feed and announced new profiles. In the middle of those changes, Facebook also started testing a new feature that overrides all your original email notification settings.

  • How-Tos: 9 Easy and Powerful Windows 7 Registry Tweaks

    What is the Windows Registry? Think of it as the "brains" of your Windows installation. Specifically, it's a giant warehouse, a single, easy-to-access, hierarchical database that stores each of your system's settings (and a ton of additional information). Without it, your Windows computer is little more than a paperweight. Mess it up, and you have a big problem on your hands. However, if you understand what you're doing with the Registry, you can tweak pretty much any Windows parameter you wish.

  • How-Tos: How to activate call waiting on a BlackBerry

    The call waiting feature on mobile phones means that users who are already using their handset for a conversation will be alerted, usually by a series of beeps, if there's another person trying to call them at the same time. We show you how to activate the function on a BlackBerry.

  • How-Tos: How to: Choosing the right wireless broadband provider

    Now that the major players are launching their 4G networks, it might be time for businesses to look at what improvements they can get from their mobile broadband providers. We take a look at what's on offer.

  • How-Tos: Android Facebook app: how to log out

    The Facebook app for your Android device is great, but for all its plus points, they've made logging out of the app a nightmare. Here's how you do it in three simple steps.

  • How-Tos: How to activate call waiting on an Apple iPhone

    The call waiting feature on mobile phones means that users who are already using their handset for a conversation will be alerted, usually by a series of beeps, if there's another person trying to call them at the same time.

  • Video: Video: how to take out an eBook from your local library

    ...in the US at least. Thousands of libraries across the US can now loan ebooks through Amazon. They can be delivered to your phone, iPad, Kindle or PC/Mac and are free with your library membership. Check your local library for more details.

  • How-Tos: How to activate call waiting on a Google Android smartphone

    The call waiting feature on mobile phones means that users who are already using their handset for a conversation will be alerted, usually by a series of beeps, if there's another person trying to call them at the same time.

  • How-Tos: How to automatically post Twitter updates to Facebook

    Facebook recently revealed it is to give social networkers the ability to automatically publish their status updates on Twitter

  • How-Tos: Manage Accounts: Cancel Google+, Multiple Sign-Ins

    Right from the get-go, I didn't care for Google+ (I'm not alone; read fellow PCWorld writer Tony Bradley's complaints about Google+). Maybe it was the relentless media fawning over what seemed a tepid Facebook clone, or maybe it was because the service just seemed kind of pointless. Whatever the case, I've barely looked at Google+ since signing up for it.

  • How-Tos: How to rip CD box sets in iTunes

    I've got a lot of music in my collection, and some of it in box sets of varying sizes. From a 37-disc set of Schubert's lieder, to an 80-disc set of all of Glenn Gould's recordings, to a 98-disc set of Shakespeare's plays, to a 172-disc set of Bach's complete works. With all these box sets, my shelves are full. Recently, another one arrived: a 73-CD set of the Grateful Dead's Europe '72 tour; all 22 concerts recorded during the tour.

  • How-Tos: What to Do With a New PC

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