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    Recently my wife, Mrs. Hassle-Free PC, turned to me and said, "I want to watch 'The Jazz Singer.'"

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  • How-Tos: Force YouTube to buffer your entire video

    Back in the good old days, when you started watching a YouTube video, the entire thing would download (or "buffer") in the background, thus ensuring a relatively smooth playback experience.

  • How-Tos: 4 Client-Side Web Storage Options That Replace Cookies

    Several standards exist for storing large amounts of data in a user's Web browser. Each has its benefits, tradeoffs, W3C standardization status and level of browser support. All are better than cookies.

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    Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.

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    Sky Now TV gives you internet streaming access to Sky Sports and Sky Movies so here’s everything you need to know about Now TV.

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  • How-Tos: 6 Google Analytics Tips for Online Marketers and Small Business Owners

    Google Analytics lets organizations of all shapes and sizes measure the performance of their websites. There's a lot of data in there--and even more that you can do with that data once you've extracted it. These tips will help you get started with Google Analytics.

  • How-Tos: How to get a full-screen Gmail compose window every time

    Last week we talked about Gmail's spiffy new inbox-sorting tabs. Today let's look at another new feature, one that's just starting to roll out to users: a full-screen new-message window.

  • How-Tos: How to create a free website with Wix

    These days everyone can have a free web presence in minutes. Here we explain in six easy steps how to build a website for free with Wix.com

  • How-Tos: How David Cameron's web porn filter plan affects you

    David Cameron this week announced plans to force UK consumers to opt-in via their ISP if they want to look at pornography on the internet. But what exactly is the Goverment's web-filtering plan, and what does it mean for you? We explain what David Cameron's internet port filter plan really means for UK consumers.

  • How-Tos: How to enable or disable Gmail's new tabs

    Gmail just rolled out one of its best features in years: Inbox tabs. (Actually, the feature was announced back in May, but is only just now starting to roll out to users.)

  • How-Tos: Getting the best Amazon deal

    Although I'm the guy others come to for answers, there are times when I have questions of my own. For instance, while discussing beloved movies with a friend I was reminded that I don't own copies of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest movies. Hoping to remedy that I dashed to Amazon and found Alfred Hitchcock: The Master piece Collection [Blu-ray], which includes the greatest hits of Hitchcock's later work. The collection looked great, but the price did not--$178.96 as I write this.


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