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  • How-Tos: Install and configure iCloud Control Panel for Windows

    iCloud works seamlessly if you own a Mac, but it's a little more complicated for Windows users. Here's how to install and configure it so photos from your iPhone or iPad appear automatically on your PC, and your device is backed up and synched to Apple's servers.

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    Every high-tech kitchen should have a tablet on which budding chefs can quickly pull up their favourite recipes, whether they're stored on the web, jotted down from memory, or recommended by others. ChefTap for Android does exactly this; here, we show you how to use it, making your cooking instructions easily accessible, and your time in the kitchen far less stressful.

  • How-Tos: Make basic edits in iPhoto for iOS

    Half the fun of iPhone photography is editing and altering your photos in various photo apps. And now that Apple has introduced its iPhoto app for the iPhone and iPad, bringing its desktop photo management and editing software to the touchscreen interface, users have a great, all-in-one photo-editing tool at their fingertips.

  • How-Tos: How to replace an iPhone battery

    Are you charging your iPhone up before the day is out? Replacing the battery isn't difficult, and will only cost you a tenner.

  • How-Tos: How to Stay Below Your Data Cap on Android

    Studies suggest that Android users consume the most data--which is great news for the tech industry, but perhaps not so great for the user who has to pay that pesky wireless bill at the end of each month.

  • How-Tos: Install antivirus on Android phones and tablets

    With every new smartphone release, handsets are getting more powerful and more popular. They're also rammed with personal information that hackers want to steal. Make sure you keep your details safe by installing antivirus software.

  • How-Tos: How to connect a 3G phone to laptop

    Connecting or ‘tethering’ a smartphone with 3G connectivity can be an excellent way of getting internet access on your laptop when you’re out and about and there’s no WiFi available.

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    A number of devices require a microSIM card rather than a traditional full size one including Apple’s iPhone 4S. Although you can request a microSIM from your mobile operator it’s easier and quicker to make your own.

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