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  • How-Tos: How to Set Up Multiple Monitors In Windows 8

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  • How-Tos: How to Get Started Screencasting

    If you want to share your favorite software tips and PC gaming strategies with friends and family online, you need to look into producing your own indie screencast. Screencasting (recording video of your desktop along with audio narration for sharing with others) is a great tool to make tutorials or just show off your new desktop, app, or website. Businesses big and small offer screencasts all the time to demonstrate the strengths of their software products, but figuring out how to record your screen on the cheap can be a bit of a hassle.

  • How-Tos: 10 Secrets for Creating Awesome Excel Tables

    Much of the data that you use Excel to analyze comes in a list form. You might need to sort the data, filter it, sum it, and perhaps even chart it. Excel tables provide superior tools for working with data in list form.

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    How do you bookmark a Web site? Most users venture into the Bookmarks menu, click Add to Favorites (or something similar), and so on. It can add up to a lot of clicking.

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    Over the years, my iTunes library has grown in size from “manageable” to “humongous.” As I continue to add more content—music files, videos, podcasts, and more—my iTunes library sure isn’t getting any smaller.

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  • How-Tos: How to Collaborate on Microsoft Word Documents

    If you're collaborating with coworkers on Microsoft Word documents, and you're finding yourself frustrated because your collaborators are making changes without informing you, it’s time to turn on the Track Changes feature. This tool records all the changes that anyone makes to a document, so you can review every change and either incorporate it into the document or reject it.

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    Last week I told you about the impending demise of iGoogle -- and suggested three iGoogle alternatives. The response was great, with many readers sharing my dismay over Google's decision and others offering their own recommendations for replacements.

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    For years, you've heard that shooting in RAW is better than shooting JPEGs. Your camera's RAW mode packs significantly more visual information, so it offers the potential to capture better photos. That comes at a cost, however, since you need to do extra work to coax better photos out of your camera. To help you do that, most photo editors come with some sort of mini photo editor that you can use to tweak RAW images. Photoshop Elements calls it Camera Raw; Corel PaintShop Pro calls it Camera RAW Lab. If you've always ignored such programs, give them a second look.

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    If you'd like to free your PowerPoint presentations from the confines of Microsoft PowerPoint, say hello to Wondershare's PPT2DVD Pro. This application greatly simplifies the task of converting your PowerPoint content into a video file that you can burn to DVD, share on the Web, or view on numerous portable devices.

  • How-Tos: Fine-tune volume and brightness in OS X

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