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  • How-Tos: Watch streaming video better with these tips for power users

    If you're reading this, you don't need to be told that streaming live video on your PC and mobile gadgets is blowing up in a big way; with streaming sites like Justin.tv, UStream, and game-specific streaming services Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv, you have more options for live news and entertainment than ever before. But with so many streams on so many sites (and not so many full-featured standalone player apps), staying on top of the brave new world of streaming TV can be a pain. With that in mind, here are some quick tips and tricks for making your live video streaming experience less painful.

  • How-Tos: Apply special effects to your videos in Final Cut Pro X

    Using the right special effect can make your video match your creative vision. Whether it’s simply tinting a shot to fit a mood, creating an old-fashioned film look, or turning a video clip into an abstract animated background, the right video effect is just a click away.

  • How-Tos: Ask the iTunes Guy: Home Sharing, tag editing, iTunes U, and more

    Editor's note: This week's column addresses issues with iTunes 10. iTunes 11 was released on Thursday, and the iTunes Guy is hard at work on an in-depth review, which will post soon.

  • How-Tos: How to Set Up a Pinterest Business Page

    Following in the footsteps of Facebook, Twitter and Google+, social bookmarking site Pinterest has unveiled pages exclusively for businesses.

  • How-Tos: Back up Gmail to a local drive

    Charles Johnson has a "nagging worry" about all those important messages stored in Gmail. He asked if there's a way to back them up locally to his hard drive.

  • How-Tos: How to Set Up a Pinterest Business Page

    You have no doubt watched the rise of Pinterest, the latest social media phenom. But have you switched to the new Pinterest Business Pages? Here's how to do it, plus details on its other exclusive features.

  • How-Tos: 7 Email Marketing Tips to Boost Holiday Sales

    To quickly increase online sales this holiday season, start with a good schedule, work in rewards and don't forget about social and mobile customers.

  • How-Tos: Salesforce.com's Complexity Brings CIOs, Partners Together

    As Salesforce.com's SaaS offerings become more sophisticated, configuration and deployment gets more complex. In response, enterprises are increasingly turning to partners for implementation help.

  • How-Tos: How Small Businesses Can Manage Their Online Reputation

    Small business owners face numerous anonymous threats in the Internet era. While keeping bullies, trolls and extortionists at bay online is similar to what you should do in real life, repairing the damage they can do to your business requires a different set of reputation management skills that make the online 'noise' they create disappear.

  • How-Tos: Set up your addresses in Messages

    When you set up the Messages app in iOS or OS X, you must supply it with an active Apple ID. But a single Apple ID can be associated with multiple phone numbers and email addresses, and the iMessage system enables you to send and receive messages to and from any email address or iPhone number that’s associated with that ID.

  • How-Tos: How to Deal With Panda, Penguin and Other Google Algorithm Changes

    In an effort to improve search result quality and punish black-hat SEO, Google has been making big changes to its algorithms, and more updates are likely on the way soon. Here's how to prepare.

  • How-Tos: How to share family contacts

    Reader Walt Bischoff and his spouse--like all good couples--would like to share more of their lives with one another. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to print anything from anywhere: Your ultimate guide to mobile printing

    Printing anything from anywhere is no longer fantasy. In fact, it's often a necessity if using a smartphone, tablet, or laptop is an essential part of your daily workflow.

  • How-Tos: Create iMovie titles or watermarks with creative overlays

    iMovie ’11 offers many options for styling title text—more than you probably realized. But what if you want even more control over how text appears? Or maybe you want a custom graphic or logo to appear in the corner of your video. With an image editor and a small amount of trickery, you can easily do so.

  • How-Tos: Create cool video titles in Final Cut Pro X

    If you edit video, you probably use titles—to introduce a topic, identify a speaker, or perhaps credit actors and crew. Title design goes beyond just the choice of words. Fonts, colors, size, graphic elements, and animation all combine to establish a tone that can unify, support, and enhance your entire project.

  • How-Tos: Broadband doesn't work unless I pick up the phone

    When a reader contacted us to tell us his broadband connection worked only when he lifted the receiver on his phone, our Helproom Editor explained that it was probably a problem with an ADSL filter. Here's how to fix broadband that works only when you lift up the phone.

  • How-Tos: How to move from Gmail to Outlook.com

    So you've decided you like the cut of Outlook.com's jib, so much so that you're ready to ditch Gmail and move your mail into Microsoft's camp. Easier said than done, right?

  • How-Tos: Save the Web's best bits for later with Pocket

    One hassle I'm constantly dealing with is how to remember and return to all the interesting reading material I find online.

  • How-Tos: Master VLC, the ultimate Windows media player for power users

    Let's just rip off the Band-Aid and get the bad news out of the way: The standard version of Windows 8 won't include Windows Media Center or the ability to play DVDs by default.

  • How-Tos: How to share documents with iCloud

    The new dream in computing is keeping all of your files in "the cloud," on remote servers that you can access from anywhere at any time. Apple's cloud-based syncing and storage service, iCloud, debuted in June 2011. Still, only since the release of OS X Mountain Lion that enough applications have started to support iCloud document syncing for this feature to be useful. Working with iCloud is fairly simple, but you need to know the ground rules if you plan to start storing your documents in the cloud.


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