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  • How-Tos: How to create a perfect Christmas playlist

    Christmas music and eggnog have this in common: they should only appear during the proper season. Break them out during a mid-summer celebration only if you want to immediately poop the party. Fortunately, you can ensure that your festive music is played at the right time - and in the right way - at Christmas. The avenue for doing so is iTunes's smart playlists.

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    When a reader had a problem streaming video from Roxio Creator 2009 to his Archos TV+, our Helproom Expert was happy to help.

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    Facebook has made its Timeline feature available to all members across the world.

  • How-Tos: Modernizing an email client

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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: 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: 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: 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.

  • How-Tos: How to listen to radio in iTunes

    Apple's iTunes is great software for organising your digital music collection.

  • How-Tos: How to remove unwanted Firefox extensions

    Installed a Firefox extension that you no longer want? Let our Helproom expert assist.

  • How-Tos: How to stay safe when shopping online

    Online shopping across Europe in the eight weeks to Christmas looks set to hit €52bn (£44.98bn).

  • How-Tos: How to create Genius playlists in iTunes

    Apple's iTunes is great software for organising your digital music collection.

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  • How-Tos: How to fix iTunes Match Error tracks

    Among the icons you might see in your iTunes library after enabling iTunes Match is this unfriendly guy to the left: a cloud with an exclamation point in it. No, it's not hinting at a chance of inclement weather; it means that iTunes Match has encountered a problem while scanning the track in question.

  • How-Tos: Check your music's iCloud Status

    iTunes Match is new (it arrived Monday) and exciting (all your music everywhere! your old CD rips upgraded to iTunes Plus quality!), but it's also confusing. What songs went where? Did iTunes Match find a track or did your copy of iTunes have to upload it to Apple's servers?

  • How-Tos: Subscribe to RSS Feeds To Track Blogs, News, and Even PC World

    Artman clicked an RSS link and got a screenful of code instead of easy access to favorite news sources. He asked the Windows forum for advice.

  • How-Tos: How to delete business pages on Google+

    This week, Google made the business version of its Google+ social network, available worldwide, allowing web users to set-up pages for their companies that contain information and photos, as well as joining the Circles of their clients and customers.

  • How-Tos: A Potential Fix for the Outlook 'General Failure' Error

    Back in July I promised to help track down a solution to the "General failure" error that appears in Outlook when you click a link embedded in an e-mail. Judging from the number of pleas for help I continue to get from readers, this problem hasn't gone away. And it appears to affect users of all browsers, not just Firefox or Internet Explorer.


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