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    Reader Vance Makin is interested in setting limits around the house. He writes:

  • 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.

  • How-Tos: How to find missing and archived Outlook emails

    What do you do when a chunk of email messages disappears? Our Helproom editor explains.

  • How-Tos: How to solve Google Update installation errors

    A reader wrote in because every time he booted his PC, he was faced with a message saying the Google Update installation had failed. Our Helproom editor solves the problem...

  • 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.

  • How-Tos: Reverting Safari 5.1 to 5.0.3

    Reader Adam Daly regrets the Safari he's just taken. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to update Adobe Flash Player

    Hackers are constantly exploiting bugs in software that's related to surfing the web, and Adobe Flash Player is no exception.

  • How-Tos: How to apply for a tax disc online

    When it comes to taxing your vehicle, you don't need to head to the Post Office and join the queues of people. The DVLA also offers the ability to apply for your tax disc from the comfort of your own home by using their online site. We show you how.

  • How-Tos: How to manage Bookmarks in Apple Safari

    How to manage Bookmarks in Apple Safari

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    Bookmarks are a great tool for web users.

  • How-Tos: How to manage Bookmarks in Internet Explorer 9

    Bookmarks, which are known as Favourites in Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9, are a great tool for web users

  • How-Tos: How to manage your browser bookmarks in Firefox 5

    Bookmarks are a great tool for web users. By simply pressing Ctrl and D or hitting Bookmark this page goes into the Bookmarks menu, web users can save a site so they can access it at the click of a button rather than trawling through hundreds of pages

  • How-Tos: How to customise your Twitter page

    Micro-blogging site Twitter is a great way to interact with friends, clients and even other web users. Each user that signs up gets their own Twitter page that can customise with their photo and biography.

  • How-Tos: Add Hollywood-Style Intros to Your Home Movies

    The thing about home movies is, you gotta hook 'em at the beginning. You can't just dive right into your Cancun vacation; you need an introduction that will get viewers' attention and say, "This J.J. Abrams wanna-be knows what he's doing!"

  • How-Tos: How to enable JavaScript in Apple Safari

    JavaScript is a programming language that allows websites to offer sounds as well as interactive menus and other features.

  • How-Tos: How to Get Any File to Playback on Your Android Phone

    Android may be a versatile OS, but the little green robot can run into trouble when it comes to certain file formats. RAW photo formats such as .NEF won't show up in the default Android's image and video Gallery app. Even common video file formats such as .AVI and .MKV will stop most Android phones in their tracks.

  • How-Tos: How to enable JavaScript in Google Chrome

    JavaScript is a programming language that allows websites to offer sounds as well as interactive menus and other features. To ensure these facilities are available when you surf the web, you'll need to enable JavaScript on your browser.

  • How-Tos: Help Solve the Outlook 'General Failure' E-Mail Error

    Just over a year ago I wrote a post on fixing the "General failure" error that appears in Outlook when you click a link in an e-mail message. (The full error reads something like this: General failure. The URL was: "http://www.webaddress.com" The system cannot find the file specified.)


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