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    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.

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    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).

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

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  • How-Tos: Playing nice with GarageBand for iPad

    Apple touts its GarageBand for iPad application as a great way to play and record music without the need to learn scales or time signatures. Musical newbies aren’t the only ones interested in using the $5 app, however. GarageBand for iPad appeals to seasoned musicians, too. And those with significant investments in recording equipment may be wondering which, if any, of their existing gear will work with the portable version of GarageBand. I decided to grab my trusty iPad, my iPad camera connection kit, and powered USB hub and plug in whatever I had around to see what would work.

  • How-Tos: How to upload pictures on Twitter

    This week, Twitter began rolling out its own photo posting function that allows users of the micro-blogging service to share images without the need for a third-party app such as TwitPic

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  • How-Tos: Back up your iTunes media files

    As time goes by, and our digital media collections grow, we need to ensure that we don’t lose the music and video files that we’ve spent our hard-earned dollars (or, in the case of ripping our own CDs and DVDs, considerable time) on. Music, videos, and audiobooks can add up until your iTunes library fills your hard disk and then some. In addition to storing the original files, you have to make sure you keep backups, because in many cases you can’t download such files again.

  • How-Tos: Tame Lion's Mail

    The Lion version of Apple Mail ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) not only alters the email program's overall user interface but also changes numerous features behind the scenes. Some of these new or revised features behave in ways one might not expect, but with a few key pieces of information you'll be ready to use them to their full potential.

  • How-Tos: How to share large files for free

    When it comes to sharing large files with friends, family or business associates, sometimes it can cause a headache. You could email them but then you risk clogging up an email account.

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  • How-Tos: Speed up repetitive emails with Gmail Canned Responses

    No matter what line of work you're in, chances are you've got at least a few common questions that always land in your inbox. If you're a Gmail user, you can use a little Labs add-on called Canned Responses to take the drudgery out of those replies. Rather than type out the same response over and over again, Canned Responses lets you type it once, save it, and then apply it to any given e-mail at any time.


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