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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.

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    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?

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

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  • 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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    One contributor protects his Wi-Fi network without using a password.

  • How-Tos: How to set-up a Google+ for business page

    Google has finally rolled out the business version of its Google+ social network worldwide.

  • How-Tos: Troubleshoot Google Chrome Bookmark Syncing

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    A reader wanted to know how he could back up his Windows Mail messages and contacts to another PC. Our Helproom Expert explained.

  • How-Tos: How to set the parental guidance lock on BBC iPlayer

    In the days before online catch-up TV service, such as the BBC iPlayer, stopping children watching unsuitable content was fairly easy, parents could simply switch off the TV if they didn't think the broadcast was appropriate, or even simply ensure children didn't watch programmes shown after the 9pm watershed.

  • How-Tos: How to use Series Record on BBC iPlayer

    The Series Record function on PVR services such as Sky and Freeview+ allows Brits to set their device to automatically record a specific show whenever it is on so you never miss an episode.

  • How-Tos: How to install and use the BBC iPlayer Desktop application

    The BBC's online TV on demand service, iPlayer, is great for catching up on any shows you may have missed when they were first broadcast on TV.

  • How-Tos: How to run two networks from the same router

    If you run a business from your home, you may wish to keep your personal and professional PCs separately. Our Helproom expert explains how to run two networks from a single connection.

  • How-Tos: How to create a family website

    Not all sites are for public consumption; some are just for family members. We show you how to create a simple family website using Google Sites

  • How-Tos: How to watch Sky on a PC

    Digital TV means there's much more to watch on TV than when Brits just had access to the five (or in some cases four if you lived in an area where it was impossible to pick up channel five) terrestrial channel.

  • How-Tos: How to remove your general location from Facebook posts

    Following changes rolled-out on social network Facebook in September this year, you may have noticed that some of your posts, or those of friends, feature a location next to the timestamp.

  • How-Tos: How to set-up two-step authentication on Facebook

    Google launched a new campaign with the Citizens Advice Bureau this week in a bid to promote online safety to Brits.

  • How-Tos: Bulk delete email on an iPhone

    Reader Arnie Goldstein asks the question that every iOS user has had flit through their mind at one time or another:

  • How-Tos: How to view active sessions on Facebook

    Facebook's Active Sessions feature allows social networkers to see a list of locations and times their account was recently accessed from, as well as the type of device was used.

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Solving Mac OS X Mail Crashes

    This week, an updated Apple support article offers a reminder on what to do if Mac OS X Mail keeps crashing ("unexpectedly quitting" in Apple-speak). The most likely cause is a "damaged" or otherwise problematic message. In such a case, Mail will initially crash as soon as you select the message and attempt to display it.


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