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    Looking for the way to join tracks when you rip CDs with iTunes 11? Need to know how to get tracks into playlists quickly? What about iTunes Store device limits and gifting apps? All this and more in this week's column.

  • How-Tos: How to gain access to your Windows account if you lose your password

    If you're using a single account, it's surprisingly easy to lock yourself out of your own computer by losing your password. Luckily, its just as easy to get back in again without leaving a trace – so long as you haven't misplaced your Windows Installation DVD. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to prevent your PC from waking up in sleep mode

    Both hibernation and standby mode are popular methods of shutting your PC down. Much less so however, is their tendency to wake up again at the slightest provocation. Here's how you can both find and eliminate the cause.

  • How-Tos: How to stop Firefox from exposing your browser history in new tabs

    Ever since Firefox 13, opening new tabs redirects you to nine website thumbnails, shouting out your browsing history to whoever is using your PC at the moment. Here's how you can put an end to that.

  • How-Tos: How to hide user accounts from the log-on screen in Windows 7

    Not every user account is meant to be seen by other people. When password-protection just doesn't cut it and you want that extra bit of discretion, you should hide your accounts from the log-in screen altogether. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: Configuring Mountain Lion's Users & Groups

    Throughout these Mac 101 lessons I've made references to your --user folder, your account, and Administrators. And it's possible that you've taken it on faith that I'll explain what these things are and how they fit into all that is the Mac OS. Now is that time.

  • How-Tos: Problem with colours on Windows PC

    If your PC or laptop displays different shades of colour for the same aspects in different apps, you may have a Windows colour-management issue. Our Helproom Editor shows you how to solve a problem with colours when using Windows.

  • How-Tos: How to activate hibernation mode in Windows 7 and 8

    For some inexplicable reason, most versions of Windows 7 and 8 don't allow you to put your PC or Laptop into hibernation mode by default. However, what isn't yet may well still be: Here's how you can (re)activate this handy feature.

  • How-Tos: How to get rid of redundant Windows programs and services

    Not everybody is keen on using the Internet Explorer or the Windows Media Player as his tools of choice. More often than not, they just push themselves in the way of more advanced software. Here's how you can disable them for good.

  • How-Tos: How to copy and paste multiple items faster

    If you are the kind of person who likes to back up his backup, you might come to appreciate the nifty command line tool 'Robocopy' to accelerate copying processes significantly. Here's how to copy and paste multiple items faster.

  • How-Tos: How to delete extensions and plug-ins from Firefox

    Some persistent add-ons refuse to be deleted from Firefox and can only be deactivated in the Browser-UI. We'll show you how to get rid of them for good.

  • How-Tos: Create a newsletter in Microsoft Word

    Using nothing more than Microsoft Word, here's how to put together a newsletter that won't look amateurish.

  • How-Tos: How to design and draw a diagram on your PC or laptop

    If you need to create a diagram to illustrate something, Diagram Designer could be what you need. We explain how to use this free tool.

  • How-Tos: Windows 8: Put its hidden security features to work!

    Don't let the Windows 8 haters brainswash you: Microsoft actually introduced a few great features in its new operating system, some of which will help keep you safer from malware and other security threats. Though most of these security enhancements are active by default, you still must be proactive to get the most from them. Also, one new Windows 8 feature presents specific security concerns that must be addressed to keep your PC--and your data--as safe as possible. Let's jump in and investigate.

  • How-Tos: How to stop Windows 8 installing updates automatically

    If you're running Windows 8 and you went with the recommended settings automatic updates will be switched on. This can be annoying so here's our guide to stopping Windows 8 installing updates automatically.

  • How-Tos: How to move from iPhone to Android

    Things to consider before moving from an iPhone to an Android phone. How to transfer contacts, calender, photos, video and music from iOS to Android.

  • How-Tos: Troubleshoot a kernel panic

    Most crashes on a Mac affect just one application. But you may encounter a type of system-wide crash that brings down your entire Mac: a kernel panic. When this occurs, there's no warning and no way to save your work or do anything else without restarting. And, because kernel panics can have many different causes, diagnosing the problem and preventing its recurrence are difficult.

  • How-Tos: How to make a Windows 8 PC boot faster

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to speed up the startup on a Windows 8 PC and laptop, as well as how to check out what is stopping your Windows 8 system booting quickly.

  • How-Tos: Prevent WinRAR automatically taking control of ISO files

    When you download an ISO file you may find that it is compressed into a .RAR file: this allows you to access individual files within an ISO, but may not suit your purposes. Our Helproom Editor explains how to stop WinRAR automatically taking control of ISO files.

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