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    I've owned four Mac laptops over the last decade or so, but I've gone through countless power adapters. Invariably, the adapters fail because the cord frays where it meets the brick or the connector that plugs into the computer. Argh. So annoying. While you might not be able to prevent power adapters from failing, this simple hack could help extend the life of your power adapter or computer cables.

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  • How-Tos: How to turn off inline images using Twitter's mobile app

    For some Twitter power users, the day of reckoning has come: On Tuesday, Twitter updated its mobile app and website to show inline previews of photos and videos in tweets instead of requiring you to click a link or expand the tweet. And lo, Twitter erupted with anger and, well, the obligatory snark.

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  • How-Tos: How to build the perfect high-end, high-tech home gym

    On the list of things you truly need (clean air, water, food, shelter), a gym membership falls pretty far down the line. "Oh, sure," you may reply, "That's easy for you to say. It's just sooo easy to work out at home instead." And to that my reply is going to be: a) You can put that can of sarcasm right back on the shelf where you found it; and b) It actually is easy to work out at home. Or, at least, it can be.

  • How-Tos: Frozen in time: Tips and tricks for photographing waterfalls

    Few natural subjects are as breathtakingly beautiful as waterfalls. Even tiny waterfalls--such as rapids in a stream--take on an almost otherworldly beauty when photographed as the inherent motion of the water is captured in a still frame. Unfortunately, snapshots rarely capture the magic, because they're shot with a smartphone or some other camera set on automatic exposure mode. If you want to capture the blurry, smooth excitement of a waterfall, you'll need to experiment a little with your camera's advanced settings.

  • How-Tos: Make the most of your day off with these simple tech to-dos

    This long weekend has no shortage of things to do--weed the garden, clean the rain gutters, deal with that pile of bills you've been neglecting. Whew! But while you're at it, don't neglect your tech chores--your tech gear needs a little love, too! With that in mind, here are a few things to tidy up your digital life.

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  • How-Tos: Turn a photo mistake into a great shot

    Not every photo is a keeper. Indeed, a lot of the pictures you take probably turn out to be duds--perhaps the exposure is way off, the white balance turned everything blue, or you accidentally shot into the sun and your subject is in shadow. Whatever the reason, the good news is that it's not hard to rescue many of those shots. The next time you have some photos that you're not happy with, see if any of these tips can help turn a loser into a keeper.

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