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  • How-Tos: Check your music's iCloud Status

    iTunes Match is new (it arrived Monday) and exciting (all your music everywhere! your old CD rips upgraded to iTunes Plus quality!), but it's also confusing. What songs went where? Did iTunes Match find a track or did your copy of iTunes have to upload it to Apple's servers?

  • How-Tos: Tips for Taking Better Photos During the Holidays

    We tend to take more photos over the holiday season than at any other time of year. Thanksgiving feasts, Christmas trees, glowing menorahs, and family gatherings all make for compelling photo opportunities. This year, as you dust off the digital camera and charge up your battery pack, take some time to do your homework. Brush up on some photographic basics by reviewing my composition tips, then try using the tips collected in this article to turn your holiday photos into works of art. Happy holiday shooting!

  • How-Tos: Stop Windows from Rebooting After Automatic Updates, 2011 Edition

    This is an update of a post from a couple years ago. Recently I migrated to a new PC, but neglected to update the settings as described below--and suffered the same consequences. Curse you, Microsoft--again!

  • How-Tos: A Potential Fix for the Outlook 'General Failure' Error

    Back in July I promised to help track down a solution to the "General failure" error that appears in Outlook when you click a link embedded in an e-mail. Judging from the number of pleas for help I continue to get from readers, this problem hasn't gone away. And it appears to affect users of all browsers, not just Firefox or Internet Explorer.

  • How-Tos: iPad printing to an unsupported printer

    A reader who wishes to remain unnamed shouldn't be so shy, as this is a perfectly lovely question. He or she writes:

  • How-Tos: How to enable Home Sharing on an iPad

    Home Sharing is a feature in Apple's iTunes that allows PC users to share their digital music and video libraries with up to five other computers located in the same household.

  • How-Tos: Can I use an older software licence key with a newer product?

    A reader wanted to know if she could use her older BullGuard Internet Security licence with an updated version of the software. Our Helproom Expert explains.

  • How-Tos: Troubleshoot Google Chrome Bookmark Syncing

    Google Chrome has issues marrying up bookmarks on its desktop and mobile versions of the browser. Here's how to reunite them

  • How-Tos: Help! A Windows update won't install

    A reader found his PC was getting stuck on a particular Windows update. Our Helproom Expert explained how to break the cycle.

  • How-Tos: How to back up Windows Mail

    A reader wanted to know how he could back up his Windows Mail messages and contacts to another PC. Our Helproom Expert explained.

  • How-Tos: How to Repair a Corrupt Windows 7 Installation

    Every operating system needs an occasional repair job, and Windows 7 is no exception. Whether the source of the problem is corrupt data, a particularly brutal piece of malware, or some other serious issue, you'll occasionally have to reinstall your copy of Windows.

  • How-Tos: Automatically Load Programs and Documents When You Start Your PC

    On any given day, reader Stephen works with several different files in several different programs. His hassle is having to restart these programs and reload these documents every time he boots his PC:

  • How-Tos: Managing battery life for iOS 5 devices

    Apple's concession Wednesday that an iOS 5 glitch is behind the battery problems experienced by some iOS devices is welcome news. Not only does it mean help is on the way--Apple promised it was working on a fix--but it also lets iOS device owners who've been experiencing battery drain know that they aren't imagining things. As someone who's had to troubleshoot a power-mad iPhone 4S, I'm happy to hear that I'm not crazy. Not about this, anyhow.

  • How-Tos: Automatically import smaller iPhone 4S movies

    Reader Brett Morrison finds that his new iPhone gives more than he cares to receive. He writes:

  • How-Tos: Updating a stubborn iPod touch to iOS 5

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous is having some difficulty downloading iOS 5. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to create a family website

    Not all sites are for public consumption; some are just for family members. We show you how to create a simple family website using Google Sites

  • How-Tos: How to program software: part II

    We conclude our introduction to computer programming by delving further into the Basic language and setting you some challenges

  • How-Tos: Speed Up Windows on What Should be a Fast PC

    LiveBrianD asked the Windows forum for advise on improving performance on a slow PC. Given the PC's hardware, Brian feels that it should be faster.

  • How-Tos: What's good interior design software?

    When a reader needed a recommendation for 3D cheap design software, our Helproom expert knew just what to recommend.

  • How-Tos: How to remove an autorun worm

    If your Word documents suddenly have the file extention .exe, rather than .doc, and other files have been converted to link files, your PC has probably been infected by an autorun worm. Our Helproom expert explains what you should do.


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