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    In the days before online catch-up TV service, such as the BBC iPlayer, stopping children watching unsuitable content was fairly easy, parents could simply switch off the TV if they didn't think the broadcast was appropriate, or even simply ensure children didn't watch programmes shown after the 9pm watershed.

  • How-Tos: How to use Series Record on BBC iPlayer

    The Series Record function on PVR services such as Sky and Freeview+ allows Brits to set their device to automatically record a specific show whenever it is on so you never miss an episode.

  • How-Tos: How to install and use the BBC iPlayer Desktop application

    The BBC's online TV on demand service, iPlayer, is great for catching up on any shows you may have missed when they were first broadcast on TV.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Sky on a PC

    Digital TV means there's much more to watch on TV than when Brits just had access to the five (or in some cases four if you lived in an area where it was impossible to pick up channel five) terrestrial channel.

  • How-Tos: How to create a picture slideshow in Windows Media Player

    Windows has its own integrated media player that allows you to listen to music or view digital photos and videos stored on your PC.

  • How-Tos: How to display pictures while listening to music in Windows Media Centre

    Windows Media Centre, which was first introduced in Vista and given a new user-interface and improved functions in Windows 7, is a media player designed to bring music, pictures and even digital TV and movies to one location on a Windows PC

  • How-Tos: Add a Photo Screensaver to Windows with Google Picasa

    If you're not using Google Picasa to manage your photos, I think you're missing out. It's one of the fastest and most versatile photo managers/image editors currently available, and you can't beat the price. (It's free.)

  • How-Tos: How to view photos on a TV

    Having problems viewing photos from your PC on your TV? Our Helproom Expert can help.

  • How-Tos: Can I use an SLR lens with a Micro Four Thirds camera?

    Like to use the lens from a digital SLR on a Micro Four Thirds camera? Our Helproom Expert explains how.

  • 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: Turn Any Photo Into a Pencil Sketch

    I've often wished I could draw. My drawing abilities stopped evolving in kindergarten, so my drawings of people remain the stick figure variety. That's why I like the fact that I can capture portraits with my digital camera--no drawing skills are required. And for those occasions when I want something that looks like a drawing, I can easily take a full-color portrait and turn it into something that looks like a pencil sketch with just a few clicks.

  • How-Tos: How to find and replace a missing video codec

    A reader wrote to us complaining that she couldn't get video files to play in Windows Media Player. Our Helproom expert diagnosed a missing codec, and set about solving the problem.

  • How-Tos: How to copy pictures from an iPhone 4 to your PC or Mac

    It's easy to transfer your photos from your iPhone to your PC or Mac. Read this step by step guide and free up some space on your iPhone without having to delete any precious photos.

  • How-Tos: How to build a DIY media server

    Access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how to create a home media server from an old PC

  • How-Tos: How to set up a dedicated home media server

    With a dedicated box, you can access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how, using a WD TV Live Hub.

  • How-Tos: Take great underwater shots

    Brightly colored landscapes, intriguing sea life large and small, and the shadowy hulks of rusting shipwrecks are only some of the photographic subjects that await you and your underwater camera. There are few places more beautiful to photograph but, like scuba diving, underwater photography requires an understanding of this strange but intriguing environment.

  • How-Tos: Choose an underwater housing for your digital camera

    Taking pictures underwater is one of the most exciting (and challenging) photographic adventures you’re likely to undertake. When you’re playing in, on, or under the water, choosing the right equipment is critical when the only thing standing between your camera and water is a few millimeters of plastic or aluminum sealed with a sliver of an O-ring.

  • 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

  • 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.


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