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  • How-Tos: How to deal with Google Chrome 'flag switches' warning messages

    When I press the Back button to cycle through a multi-page online catalogue, Google Chrome has started producing warning messages. I also find that extra tabs open containing a message about 'flag switches'. Is my machine infected?

  • How-Tos: Changing an Extension

    Larry asked about changing an audio file's extension to .wav.

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Final Cut Pro X

    Coinciding with this week’s release of Final Cut Pro X, Apple has posted well over a dozen new Knowledge Base articles detailing various quirks of the new software. I’ve summarized the key issues below. I follow that with a brief look at users’ largely negative assessment of the update.

  • How-Tos: How to purchase and read eBooks on an Android tablet

    Tablets make the perfect home for digital ebooks and purchasing then reading them can be done in mere minutes. Here's how to purchase and read e-books on a tablet.

  • How-Tos: Find and play high-resolution audio on the Mac

    Everybody is familiar with high-definition video these days, which packs more visual information (more pixels) into the shows you see on TV and on Blu-ray discs. But you may not know much about high-resolution audio, which offers music in formats with clarity and fidelity that can be superior to that of CDs. I took a look at the current offerings, and how you can play these high-resolution files on a Mac. Here’s what you need to know.

  • How-Tos: How to change the download destination folder in Safari

    When you download files from the web to your PC, they are automatically stored in a folder, the location of which is set by your browser automatically. However, it is very easy to change this location yourself

  • How-Tos: How to change the folder files are downloaded to in Internet Explorer

    When you download files from the web to your PC, they are automatically stored in a folder, the location of which is set by your browser automatically. However, it is very easy to change this location yourself. We've already shown you how to change the folder items are saved to in Firefox 4, but here's how to implement the change in Internet Explorer 9.

  • How-Tos: Backup to Another PC

    WNCDude asked the Networking forum about backing up one computer to another over a local network.

  • How-Tos: Dont Be a Loser on eBay

    eBay is a great resource if you're looking to buy things at a discount--with everyone competing to sell their tchotchkes and castoffs, you can often find things a lot cheaper at this online marketplace than in a brick-and-mortar store. The downside: The low price that you see on many auction-only items is rarely the price you'll pay at the end of the auction if you win.

  • How-Tos: Four Safer Ways to Pay Online

    Who has your private info? Who knows, given how common security breaches have become. And credit card information is one of the most common types of personal data we volunteer online. So what can you do to minimize credit card fraud? Well, you can't stop the break-ins, but here are four ways to keep your funds out of the hands of the bad guys.

  • How-Tos: How to uninstall Internet Explorer 9

    Tech firms such as Microsoft and Apple often release new versions of their software including web browser and office suites. But what happens if you download thelatest version, only to find you preferred its predecessor for whatever reason

  • How-Tos: How to customise the browser toolbar in Safari

    The toolbars at the top of your web browser allow you to access actions such as reloading a page, stopping a webpage from loading or even printing a page. It is relatively easy to customise these toolbars to ensure actions you use frequently are displayed and those that you don't often use are removed.

  • How-Tos: How to customise the browser toolbar in Internet Explorer

    The toolbars at the top of your web browser allow you to access actions such as reloading a page, stopping a webpage from loading or even printing a page.

  • How-Tos: Lion and the Rosetta dead-end

    Reader Donald Kaye is in the same boat as many old-time Mac users and recent switchers. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to activate automatic send/receive in Foxmail

    I'm using Foxmail and can't seem to activate the auto send/receive function that's supposed to take place when I launch the application. To download new email messages I have to click the send/receive icon. There is a setting in the Tools menu, but for some reason it fails to work.

  • How-Tos: What to do if you receive a suspect email

    A reader received an email that he thought might be a phishing attack. But how to respond?

  • How-Tos: How to remove bloatware from a new PC

    Lots of new PCs come crammed with software trials and freebies that are more bloatware than useful. But should you wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows to get rid of them? Probably not, and here's why.

  • How-Tos: Four ways to make the Dock more powerful

    Right now, the Dock is probably sitting at the bottom of your screen, showing you applications, a couple of folders, and your Mac's trusty Trash. (Then again, it may be hidden, or stretch along the side of your screen; see this article to learn how to customize the Dock.) Most Mac users know the basics of using this OS X tool, but what you may not realize is that the Dock offers powerful and convenient ways to access the files and folders you work with most often.

  • How-Tos: Five Simple Tips for Better Fireworks Photos

    This time of year, photographers dust off their cameras while dogs hide under the bed: It's fireworks season. Trance and Topher (my dogs) notwithstanding, I love fireworks displays--especially on the Fourth of July--and I'm always eager to capture some of the magic on film. In years past, I've given you detailed advice for shooting fireworks, but this year I've decided to distill it all down to five simple tips. Follow these, and you should have some nifty fireworks photos this year.

  • How-Tos: Five Excel Nightmares (and How to Fix Them)

    Have you ever wondered if Microsoft Excel was invented by a sadist?


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