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  • How-Tos: Create iMovie titles or watermarks with creative overlays

    iMovie ’11 offers many options for styling title text—more than you probably realized. But what if you want even more control over how text appears? Or maybe you want a custom graphic or logo to appear in the corner of your video. With an image editor and a small amount of trickery, you can easily do so.

  • How-Tos: How to add Windows Media Center to Windows 8 free of charge

    Earlier this year I suggested that because Microsoft was unbundling Windows Media Center from Windows 8, fans of the former should avoid upgrading to the latter.

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    If you edit video, you probably use titles—to introduce a topic, identify a speaker, or perhaps credit actors and crew. Title design goes beyond just the choice of words. Fonts, colors, size, graphic elements, and animation all combine to establish a tone that can unify, support, and enhance your entire project.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Microsoft Windows 8 launch live

    Microsoft is preparing to launch its latest operating system so here's how to get live coverage of the Windows 8 event.

  • How-Tos: Top 10 CRM Tricks Guaranteed to Lose Customers

    Best-practices articles are as dull to read as they are to write, columnist David Taber says. So here are 10 customer support system worst practices that are certain to derail customer satisfaction.

  • How-Tos: Test downloads and files with a sandbox

    Test downloads in a safe environment on your PC before installing them on your hard drive. We show how to install and run software in a sandbox with the free BufferZone app

  • How-Tos: How to create shared Reminders with iCloud in Mac OS X 10.8.2

    Just under a year ago, I wrote about how to create shared Reminders lists with iCloud. Back then, I explained that while you could create reminders and lists on your iPhone or iPad, the only way to create shared lists--which you and others could access together, making them perfect for collaborative items like grocery shopping lists--was via the iCloud website. Now there's a second way to do it: via the Reminders app on your Mac. (Sadly, there is still no option for creating shared Reminder lists from an iOS device.)

  • How-Tos: How to protect USB drives with Bitlocker To Go

    Losing a USB flash drive can be the stuff of nightmares if it contains sensitive or valuable information. Windows 7 and Windows 8 include an encryption system called BitLocker To Go, which will safely encrypt the data stored on your external drives and lock them down with a password. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: Another way to restore the Windows 8 Start button and menu

    Because Microsoft thinks it knows what's best for users and apparently wants to confuse the living daylights out of them, Windows 8 has no Start button.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade to Windows 8

    You can still get Windows 8 even if you don't want to splash out on a new PC or a new laptop. Here's how… Updated 22nd October 2012

  • How-Tos: How to use touchpad gestures in Windows 8 - Video

    You don't need a touchscreen to get the most out of Windows 8. This video shows how a multi-touch trackpad on your laptop can utilise gestures to access a host of convenient shortcuts. Here's how to use touchpad gestures in Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: Using CDs and DVDs with a MacBook Air

    Reader Steven Lange loves his new MacBook Air except for one little thing. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to shut down Windows 8

    If you read my post the other day and decided to test-drive Windows 8 by setting up a dual-boot configuration, you've probably encountered the same conundrum as every other user: How the heck do you shut down your PC?

  • How-Tos: How to make Windows accept single-click instructions

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to configure Windows to work with single-clicks, instead of having to double-click all the time.

  • How-Tos: Build a speedy Windows 8 PC for under $500

    Whenever Microsoft releases a new desktop operating system, users inevitably ponder the purchase or assembly of a new system. Although Windows 8’s controversial interface changes and obvious accommodations for mobile hardware may cause die-hard desktop users to approach the new OS with trepidation, Windows 8 offers many enhancements worth an upgrade.

  • How-Tos: How to add Start Menu to Windows 8

    Stardock's Start8 addresses one of the major user complaints about Windows 8: the lack of a Start Menu. It works like a charm. Here's how to add the Start Menu to Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: Duplicate icons in taskbar

    If you find two different icons for the same program are pinned to your PC's taskbar, it is probably due to an update. Our Helproom Editor explains how to remove duplicate icons from your taskbar.

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    Our Helproom Editor explains how to recover emails you accidentally deleted.


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