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  • 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.

  • How-Tos: What to do if you think you have been hacked

    Whether you were conned into sharing your details on Facebook, had your bank card cloned or use an online gaming service that was hacked, you need to be proactive about clawing back your privacy and protecting your identity.

  • How-Tos: How to use Spotify on Facebook

    Social network Facebook recently revealed it has joined forces with music-streaming service Spotify to allow users to share any music they listen to with their friends on the site.

  • How-Tos: How to use Google+

    We're all in favour of a more refined way of keeping up with friends, but is Google+ a viable alternative to Facebook?

  • How-Tos: How To Support Cloud Applications

    Support organizations and Internal help desks have been supporting user applications for decades. But cloud apps make for some new twists, here are some best practices that are the cornerstones of cloud system support.

  • How-Tos: Work Around Error In Shared Google Calendar

    Google Calendar rocks--except when it doesn't. For example, the managers of my daughter's soccer team use the free service to share a practice, game, and event schedule with all the parents--a much more practical solution than sending out endless e-mails or making photocopies of a paper schedule.

  • How-Tos: Facebook Tip: Restore Your Email Notification Settings

    Facebook had a busy few weeks. It rolled out a new privacy suite and friends list feature, it redesigned the News Feed and announced new profiles. In the middle of those changes, Facebook also started testing a new feature that overrides all your original email notification settings.

  • Video: Video: how to take out an eBook from your local library

    ...in the US at least. Thousands of libraries across the US can now loan ebooks through Amazon. They can be delivered to your phone, iPad, Kindle or PC/Mac and are free with your library membership. Check your local library for more details.

  • How-Tos: How to automatically post Twitter updates to Facebook

    Facebook recently revealed it is to give social networkers the ability to automatically publish their status updates on Twitter

  • How-Tos: Manage Accounts: Cancel Google+, Multiple Sign-Ins

    Right from the get-go, I didn't care for Google+ (I'm not alone; read fellow PCWorld writer Tony Bradley's complaints about Google+). Maybe it was the relentless media fawning over what seemed a tepid Facebook clone, or maybe it was because the service just seemed kind of pointless. Whatever the case, I've barely looked at Google+ since signing up for it.

  • How-Tos: How to rip CD box sets in iTunes

    I've got a lot of music in my collection, and some of it in box sets of varying sizes. From a 37-disc set of Schubert's lieder, to an 80-disc set of all of Glenn Gould's recordings, to a 98-disc set of Shakespeare's plays, to a 172-disc set of Bach's complete works. With all these box sets, my shelves are full. Recently, another one arrived: a 73-CD set of the Grateful Dead's Europe '72 tour; all 22 concerts recorded during the tour.

  • How-Tos: How to Make a Facebook Page for Your Small Business

    If you own a small business, having a Facebook page lets you reach individuals among the 500 million or so users worldwide who are most likely to be interested in your company. Your interaction on the social network gives customers the sense that they know you and your business, which can increase loyalty and make them more likely to recommend your services.

  • How-Tos: Help! I can't view PDFs on web pages

    A reader wrote to tell us she was having trouble viewing PDFs from web pages. Our Helproom Expert explained how to solve this issue that affects Windows 7 64bit.

  • How-Tos: How to extend Wi-Fi coverage

    How to make a wireless internet connection stretch down to the garden shed.

  • How-Tos: How to watch BBC iPlayer on your TV

    Online catch-up TV services such as the BBC iPlayer and ITVPlayer are great if you've missed a programme when it was broadcast and also forgot to set your PVR or VCR (admit it, we known some of you still use video cassettes).

  • How-Tos: How to apply for tickets for the Paralympic Games

    Tickets for the London 2012 Paralympics Games are onsale from today. Here's how to apply and bag yourself a spot at London's Olympic events

  • How-Tos: How to check your Facebook profile for security threats

    When it comes to spam, malware and malicious content, social network Facebook is fast becoming one of the hotspots on the web

  • How-Tos: How to check Twitter for potential security threats

    Social network's are a breeding ground for spam, malware and malicious content, and micro-blogging service Twitter is no exception.

  • How-Tos: How to share a 3G web connection

    Fed up with a flaky Wi-Fi connection preventing us from getting things done, we explain how to get online via the mobile web

  • How-Tos: How to use internet tethering

    We show you how to tether a Google Android or Apple iPhone smartphone to a laptop.


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