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    Nothing lasts forever – especially not in the realm of hardware. If your Smartphone, Tablet or hard drive has long passed its prime and you plan on selling it, you should make sure to permanently erase your data from it. Here's how to do so for each individual device.

  • How-Tos: How to track lost Laptops and Smartphones with Prey

    Few situations are quite as terrifying as having to leave your laptop at a café table for a quick visit to the restroom – and with good reason. Theft is a nasty, but ubiquitous risk. Luckily, by installing Prey, you can track, control and find lost devices if should ever come to that. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to move from iPhone to Android

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  • How-Tos: How to play any video format on your iPhone or iPad

    Download an inexpensive - or even free - app and you can play any video format on your iPad or iPhone. Forget all that time-consuming transcoding from one format to another. We show you how to do it.

  • How-Tos: How to jailbreak iOS 6.1

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  • How-Tos: Create and edit documents with Quickoffice Pro HD on iPad

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  • How-Tos: Best things to do to keep a MacBook Pro running fast

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  • How-Tos: Automatically sync iPhone and iPad videos with your computer

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  • How-Tos: How to use London tube Wi-Fi

    Here's everything you need to know about using the Wi-Fi internet at London Underground tube stations.

  • How-Tos: How to set up an iPad or iPod touch for kids

    If you bought your kids an iPod touch or iPad then you’ll need to set it up so that they can’t go on an unexpected spending spree. We'll also explain how to help prevent damage and theft.

  • How-Tos: Remains of the Day: The boys of summer

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  • How-Tos: How to sync Facebook and iPhone contacts

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  • How-Tos: How to make a Mac visible on a Windows network

    Here's where we show you how to make a Mac visible on a Windows network.

  • How-Tos: Notes on notifications

    If, as is the case for an increasing number of people, your first experience with an Apple product came via an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you've likely noticed that your iOS device and your Mac offer some of the same features. This is part of Apple's "Back to the Mac" strategy, where features introduced in iOS, its mobile operating system, are then brought to the Mac OS. One such feature is Notification Center, the subject of today's lesson.

  • How-Tos: How to rip a DVD on a Mac

    Ripping a DVD on a Mac isn't too different to ripping a DVD on a Windows PC, the only real difference is the software you use. Here's how to rip a DVD on a Mac.

  • How-Tos: The Mac's linguistic tricks

    Today we continue our march through the row of personal system preferences with a long look at the Language & Text preference. As its name implies, within it you'll find several settings for configuring the language your Mac and Mac's keyboard use, spelling options, text substitutions, and formatting based on geographical region. These features are available via four tabs. Let's make our way forward.

  • How-Tos: Mac 101: Seek and find

    As we meander down life's path, we tend to pick up bits of this and that. And, over time, these things pile up to the point where, if we're not organized, we lose track of them. And this often results in cries of "Honey/Mom/Dad/Jeeves, have you seen my glasses/lunchbox/dueling pistols!?" Wouldn't it be great if the answer was more helpful than, "Well, where did you last see them?"

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Texting fails for just one person

    When writing up bug reports for this column, I prefer to have guaranteed solutions to offer. However, a few problems are so frustrating and mysterious that I'll cover them even without a known reliable fix. That's the situation today.

  • How-Tos: Manage passwords with Keychain Access

    In the innocent days of our computing youth, many of us had to memorize just one password—the one we used to send and retrieve our email over a glacially slow dial-up connection. User-account passwords? For geeks. Shopping-site passwords? What shopping sites? iTunes Store? App Store? Mac App Store? Didn't exist.

  • How-Tos: Mac 101: Diving into menus, part 3

    During the past two weeks, we’ve explored Mountain Lion’s Apple and Finder menus as well as its File and Edit menus. Let’s wrap it up with the last four menus in the series: View, Go, Window, and Help.


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