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  • How-Tos: How to get Android M now: Install Android M Developer Preview

    It's unlikely that the final version of Android M will be available to consumers until November at the earliest. However, if you have a Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Nexus Player and you're desperate to get your hands on Android M, you can download the Developer Preview today. Here's how to install Android M now.

  • How-Tos: How to view recent webpages when you're offline

    I hate those moments when you're without Internet, yet you still need to see a webpage that you were looking at just moments earlier. It's frustrating, but if you're running Chrome or Firefox then getting to a recently viewed webpage while offline is easy.

  • How-Tos: How to set up family sharing in Photos

    If more than one Mac- or iOS device-using person lives under your roof--or if you share your Mac with one or more people--using Photos in a family situation can be a complicated affair. Because you can't share Photos libraries across a network, you quickly end up with multiple libraries (one for each Mac user account) and nobody remembers which pictures live where. It's a nightmare; but fortunately, Apple has a solution.

  • How-Tos: Essential apps and gear for taking your iPhone camping

    Whoever said technology doesn't belong in the wild probably didn't own an iPhone. Years ago, technology (we called it "electronics" back then) meant things like a Nintendo Game Boy, Sony Walkman or feature phone--things that took you out of your outdoor experience. These days, technology like the iPhone can actually enhance that experience--and maybe even keep you safer.

  • How-Tos: Mac 911: Smile, you're on candid photos answers

    The OS X version of Photos continues to provoke more questions than any other topic, likely because so many people have used iPhoto for so long and are working through the transition to software that was released while a little too green. While it ripens, I'm afraid the answer to so many of your questions is, "You didn't miss anything--the feature isn't in Photos."

  • How-Tos: Read old emails from Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Thunderbird

    A friend of Russ and Sheila Stevens needs to access his late father's Outlook Express messages--tricky since Outlook Express is no longer available. My answer covers more than Outlook Express.

  • How-Tos: How to run advanced Spotlight searches in the Finder

    In my previous two articles about using Spotlight on Yosemite, I looked at Spotlight basics and then showed you how to construct search queries with Spotlight. In this final article, I'm going to move from Spotlight to the Finder, and show you how to perform even more advanced searches.

  • How-Tos: How to fix 'The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)' error

    Seeing 'The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)' error message isn't good but here are seven things you can do to fix it in Windows.

  • How-Tos: How to fix ntoskrnl.exe BSOD

    If you have a blue screen of death (BSOD) in Windows 7 caused by ntoskrnl.exe, here's what you can do to fix it.

  • How-Tos: How to turn your smartphone into a remote control for YouTube on your PC

    It's Friday! What better time to kick back with a relaxing YouTube session after a tough week? Whether you're watching on a PC at the office or at home, you can make it even better by turning your smartphone into a remote control.

  • How-Tos: How to block Candy Crush Saga and other app requests on Facebook

    Facebook games' tendency to send out notifications and requests on behalf of you or your friends is a constant irritation. Here we show you how to block Facebook app requests including how to block Candy Crush requests, plus how to stop the games you play irritating your friends.

  • How-Tos: Teach your kids (and yourself!) how to code with these iPad apps

    Move over, Space Camp: Coding is quickly growing as a popular activity for kids, and not just for those who dream of being programmers when they grow up. The logical thinking required to code can help kids succeed in school and other day-to-day activities--it's no wonder why big companies are getting behind the effort to help students learn the needed critical thinking skills.

  • How-Tos: How to transfer iTunes library to Android

    Transfer your iTunes music library to your Android smartphone or tablet in four simple steps - either directly with a cable or upload to Google Play Music.

  • How-Tos: How to easily secure your web browsing with TunnelBear's free Chrome extension

    Virtual private networks are already easy to use thanks to the simple desktop apps many services offer. But if you live most of your computing life in the browser even a desktop app might be overkill.

  • How-Tos: How to check RAM speed: How to see a Windows 7 PC or laptop's spec

    It's easy to see key system specifications on a Windows PC or laptop. Here's how to check your RAM speed, processor speed, graphics card and more.

  • How-Tos: How to get started with Linux: A beginner's guide

    The world of Linux is ready to welcome you, with a shower of free open-source software you can use on any PC: hundreds of active Linux distributions, and dozens of different desktop environments you could run on them. It's a far cry from the one-size-fits-all, this-is-just-what-comes-with-your-PC vision of Windows.

  • How-Tos: How to take a screen shot on your Apple Watch

    Last week, I finally received my Apple Watch. I plan to write a number of related Watch tips and tricks stories, and I like to be able to provide visual aids in my posts whenever possible, so one of the first questions I asked myself was, How do I take a screen shot on the Apple Watch?

  • How-Tos: How to get Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10

    Microsoft's new web browser for Windows 10 is called Edge, formally Project Sparta. Here's how to get and use Microsoft Edge.

  • How-Tos: How to rip DVDs with Windows 10 using WinX DVD Ripper

    Promotion: Windows 10 brings some amazing benefits for TV and movie lovers, but doesn't support ripping DVDs. Luckily, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can do the job quickly and easily, transforming DVDs into files you can enjoy on your PC, tablet or smartphone.

  • How-Tos: How to improve fps in games

    Want your games to run faster and smoother? Try these tips and tricks before shelling out on a new graphics card or other hardware.

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