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  • How-Tos: PayPal will let you pay with Bitcoin, sometimes

    First Braintree, and now PayPal. Ebay's popular online payment system recently announced that merchants selling digital goods can opt to start accepting Bitcoin payments via PayPal's payment portal, if they're based in North America.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Xbox Gamescom live video stream 2014

    Get all the latest Xbox news from Gamescom 2014 live by watching a video stream of the event.

  • How-Tos: Taking iPhone or Android abroad? Avoid data roaming charges

    It's time to pack your suitcase and go on vacation, or away on business. Don't forget your iPhone or Android phone - but do read our Top 10 tips for saving money on smartphone data-roaming charges.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Google I/O keynote live

    How to watch a live stream of the Google I/O keynote 2014. PLUS: Google I/O keynote live blog.

  • How-Tos: How to code with Google Blockly

    Thought computer programming was difficult? Think again. We show you how to write a computer program using Google Blockly, a free online tool which involves nothing more than dragging jigsaw pieces around the screen. It's fun, too!

  • How-Tos: WWDC 2014 keynote: iOS 8 and OS X 10 launch as it happened

    Apple today announced iOS 8 and OS X 10 Yosemite at its WWDC14 Keynote in San Francisco. Relive the WWDC14 keynote with our expert bloggers, with iOS8 and OS X 10 new features, details.

  • How-Tos: How to Prepare for Tough Interview Questions

    We spoke with industry experts to get the advice that will help you craft better answers to what are some of the most common, and difficult, interview questions.

  • How-Tos: 5 great ways to make money from free apps

    We outline five great ways that you can make a free app make you money.

  • How-Tos: What can you watch on Google Chromecast in UK?

    Google has finally made its Chromecast device available in the UK. Here we examine what UK viewers can watch using the Google Chromecast, and explain why Chromecast has the potential to change everything.

  • How-Tos: 8 Tips to Deal With Liability When Outsourcing to Multiple IT Vendors

    Parceling out an IT services portfolio among a number of vendors is the new normal for IT outsourcing. However, these multi-sourcing arrangements are complicated -- if things go wrong there's no single provider to blame. Here are eight steps you can take to manage liability in a multi-sourced environment.

  • How-Tos: How to Prepare Your Small Business for Tech Success

    Take some time in the early days of 2014 to improve the computer setup in your home office or small business. These security, networking, storage and productivity tips will help you work faster once you get back to business as usual.

  • How-Tos: The physics of a healthy business

    Monash Health's Dr Philip Nesci is not your typical CIO. He holds a doctorate in nuclear physics and authored a book on "Inelastic Proton Scattering as a Test of Nuclear Spectroscopy" in the late 1970s.

  • How-Tos: How to Overcome Small Business Data Recovery Challenges

    Data recovery has mattered ever since businesses started relying on PCs in the workplace. Today's common storage options for small businesses all present some disaster recovery challenges. Here's what your organization should do to address them.

  • How-Tos: Six great TextEdit tricks

    If you don't write all the time, then you probably don't need a full-featured word processor, such as Microsoft Word () or Apple Pages (). But you still may want a flexible tool for handling text that lets you compose résumés and recipes, letters and flyers. You know what? You already have one: Apple's TextEdit.

  • How-Tos: How to Tell Whether an IT Vendor Sells 'Solutions' or Just Products

    There's a subtle but important difference between IT products and IT solutions. Both have their rightful place, but buying a product when you need a solution--and vice versa--can be costly. Unfortunately, product-pushers aren't always easy to spot.

  • How-Tos: 3 Tips for Handling the 'Between Jobs' Status

    A career coach describes ways to deal with a transition between jobs. Hint: Don't call yourself 'unemployed.'

  • How-Tos: CIO Insights: How to approach innovation

    CIOs face a multitude of challenges in their daily roles. In the first installment of our new CIO Insights series, we talk to three leading Australian technologists about their approaches to encouraging innovation in their organisations and engaging other c-level executives in the process.

  • How-Tos: How to Announce Your Job Departure on Social Media

    Don't leave your network in the dark when you leave a job. Here are the dos and don'ts for announcing a career change on LinkedIn and other social networking sites.

  • How-Tos: Typography for all: Demystifying text for high-impact messages

    Text is incredibly powerful--whether you're making a business card or a garage-sale sign, you're sending a message. The look of that message influences the way the receiver reacts: If the message is visually pleasing, the reaction is generally positive, but if the text is hard to read, that feeling of difficulty transfers back to you, the messenger. Here we'll cover the basics of everyday typography, font pairings that are pleasing to the eye, practical formatting tips that work with a variety of software, and common mistakes to avoid.

  • How-Tos: Make Mail and Gmail play nice

    As of the Mountain Lion version, Apple's Mail is better than ever at helping you manage your email. And Google's Web-based Gmail is also pretty good--but how do you combine the two in just the right way so as to get the best of both?

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