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    Got a new Google Android phone or Google Android tablets? You probably want to play all your music and video on it, but if you're an iTunes user, you'll find it's not as simple as transferring your iTunes account.

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    I find Microsoft Office 2010’s ribbon interface unintuitive – particularly in Word. I installed Word 2003 alongside the 2010 product, but the newer version still seems to be the default software for text documents. If I accidentally launch Word 2010, a message pops up reporting: ‘Configuration process – configuring Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010’. This message remains onscreen for more than a minute. Is there any way to stop this screen appearing and make Word 2003 the default?

  • How-Tos: How to troubleshoot display problems in Windows 7

    When I turn on my Windows 7 64bit computer, the monitor’s display often shifts about an inch to the left, leaving a gap down the righthand side. The manufacturer suggested downloading and installing the latest drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 4600 graphicscard, but this hasn’t fixed the problem. The only solution appears to be to keep restarting the machine until the problem disappears. Can you help me find a permanent workaround?

  • How-Tos: How to burn DVDs in Windows DVD Maker

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  • How-Tos: How to improve communication with Word 2010

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  • How-Tos: How to secure Windows 7 in five simple steps

    It's too easy to simply assume that your Windows PCs is safe. A computer virus? That's not going to happen to me... until it does. However, Windows 7 has built-in security settings and updates. We look at the five best security features within the OS that help keep the bad guys at bay.

  • How-Tos: How to purchase, maintain & secure technology for an SMB

    Securing technology for your business can be confusing and alarming. Though you may have a pretty good idea of what you should do, what about what you should not do? Everything from not backing up your data, to using social networking tools incorrectly (or not at all), to working with pirated software can affect your bottom line in a bad way. Here are 15 tech mistakes that small businesses frequently commit - and what you need to do to prevent them.

  • How-Tos: How to take screenshots, use Quick Launch, and rename a printer

    I just keep running across more cool Windows tips. Rather than limit myself to last week's collection (read "Quick Tips for Microsoft Word, Cool Windows Tools" if you missed it), I've decided to just keep going. So read on for more tips that'll make you a savvy Windows user.

  • How-Tos: How to protect your PC from data disasters

    Reformatting and restoring a PC is no fun, but you can use it as an opportunity to implement a bulletproof backup system - not to mention optimise your system so it runs like new.

  • How-Tos: How to stream media from your PC

    ZumoCast turns your PC into a media server, able to stream music, video and other files to another PC, iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. We show you how.

  • How-Tos: How to stream web content to your TV

    Push content from your PC to your TV with QWaves Quicklinks TV. We show you how.

  • How-Tos: How to use Internet Explorer 9 Beta

    With other browsers breathing down its neck, Internet Explorer 9 is an important release for Microsoft. We look at how the new web browser - currently in beta - stacks up against the competition.

  • How-Tos: How to play classic games on your PC

    We explain how to use a software emulator to maximise gameplay, turning your current Windows 7 computer into a classic arcade machine. You can enjoy Frogger, Yie Ar Kung-Fu and other great games of old.

  • How-Tos: How to maximise the Recycle Bin window

    I recently installed a program to mimic Microsoft Windows Vista’s Start menu in Windows XP. After uninstalling it, my Recycle Bin window no longer opens in full-screen mode. Do I need to tackle some Registry settings to get things back to how they were?

  • How-Tos: How to find files, programs after reinstalling Windows

    On booting up my desktop PC I was greeted with the error message: 'NTLDR missing – press Ctrl, Alt, Del'. I followed the instruction and the message was repeated, so I reinstalled Windows XP. When I switched it on, there were no programs or files. In fact, all the programs remained on my machine, but the hard drives were listed with new letters and were inaccessible. I use Acronis True Image 9.0 and an external hard drive for backup, but when I try to access the saved data Acronis reports: 'These are not Acronis files, or files are corrupted'. Help!

  • How-Tos: How to convert DVDs to play on a WDTV box

    I need some advice about video conversion. Using DivX Converter, a WDTV Live drive and a large hard drive, I’ve copied my entire DVD collection to disk. I’ve been reading about the H.264 format, however, which apparently retains the same quality at a lower bitrate. I’m interested in switching DivX Converter for Handbrake, which is free. Will it really give me the same quality with smaller file sizes, and is it only beneficial for HD video?

  • How-Tos: How to print to an old printer from Windows 7

    I want to use my new Windows 7 Home Premium PC with my Canon i865 printer, but I can’t find a driver for it.

  • How-Tos: How to get the latest beta of Firefox 4

    The latest Firefox 4 Beta is ready to test, according to a Friday post on The Mozilla Blog. Key features of the new release include speedier start-up, better bookmarking, and smoother rendering of complex animations. You can download the beta here.

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