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Catching Up with PC Backup in 2012
By Ed Tittel
Sep 12, 2012
What's the best backup regimen for your systems, now that online backup is dirt cheap, and disk drives even cheaper? Quick answer: Multiple backups.
Working with SSDs in Windows 7 and 8
By Ed Tittel
Aug 23, 2012
Follow Ed Tittel's guidelines and dig into the various optimization guides he notes to make the most of your SSD switching experience.
Is 8-12 GB the "New Normal" for RAM Size, or Should You Go Bigger?
By Ed Tittel
Aug 16, 2012
Upping the memory ceiling on Windows PCs is mostly a matter of choosing 8, 12, 16, or more GB. Find out about some important considerations and the uses to which this RAM will support.
What's New in OS X Mountain Lion: Yvonne Johnson and Jennifer Kettell Discuss How Changes in Mountain Lion Affect New and Experienced OS X Users
By Yvonne Johnson, Jennifer Ackerman Kettell
Jul 26, 2012
Technical writer and web designer Jennifer Kettell and author Yvonne Johnson talk about what Mac users old and new can expect in the new OS X Mountain Lion update.
Sharing Office Files via SkyDrive
By Laura Acklen
Jul 9, 2012
SkyDrive is a Windows Live user’s cloud storage, where they can upload their files and then gain access to them from any computer with Internet access. Based on user feedback, the developers have introduced a series of improvements to make it easier than ever to share files.
Managing Expenses From Your iPhone or iPad
By Jason Rich
Jun 29, 2012
Jason Rich showcases a handful of expense tracking apps for the Apple iPhone and/or iPad, and explains how entering, managing, and reporting expense-related data while on the go can become an easy, accurate, and efficient process.
Learning New Skills From Your iOS Mobile Device
By Jason Rich
Jun 27, 2012
Avid iPhone and iPad user Jason Rich introduces you to the free iTunes U educational content that’s available for the Apple iPhone and iPad, plus explains a handful of others ways you can use your iOS mobile device as a personal enrichment or educational tool.
iOS Jailbreaking 101 Part 3: Jailbreaking Your iOS Device
By Timothy L. Warner
Jun 22, 2012
In this final installment of Tim Warner's iOS jailbreaking series, Tim covers additional terminology and shows you how to perform an iOS jailbreak.
iOS Jailbreaking 101 Part 2: Ensuring Your Device's (and Your Data's) Safety
By Timothy L. Warner
Jun 21, 2012
This second article Tim Warner's iOS jailbreaking series covers the safety precautions with which you need to be familiar before you actually jailbreak your iDevice.
iOS Jailbreaking 101 Part 1: Understanding Jailbreaking
By Timothy L. Warner
Jun 20, 2012
In this first article in a four-part series on jailbreaking, Tim Warner reviews the procedures necessary to ensure the safety of the user-created content that is stored on your iDevice.
History Vault for Windows 8: User Friendly Backups
By Todd Meister
May 25, 2012
Todd Meister tells you the ways in which Windows 8 File History has made backup and recovery of your data a lot easier.
The New Microsoft Account for Windows 8
By Timothy L. Warner
May 25, 2012
By the conclusion of this article by Timothy Warner, you will understand how to create a Microsoft Account, how to customize your account settings, and how to use the Microsoft Account with a few key Microsoft services, most notably the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Microsoft's Unified Vision for Windows 8
By Brien Posey
Apr 18, 2012
Brien Posey gives details and a 50,000-foot view of what Microsoft has in store for desktops, tablets, phones, and the TV via the XBOX game console.
SkyDrive for Windows 8: Your Own Personal Cloud
By Timothy L. Warner
Apr 17, 2012
With the Consumer Preview release of Windows 8, Microsoft gives us a dedicated Metro-style app for accessing SkyDrive-hosted data. Tim Warner notes that we can also tap into SkyDrive from the Metro file browser or from any other Metro-style app.
Refresh and Reset Your Windows 8 Computer
By Katherine Murray
Mar 21, 2012
Katherine Murray introduces the new Refresh and Reset features in Windows 8.
Setting Parental Controls in Windows 7
By Katherine Murray
Mar 20, 2012
Katherine Murray shows you how to set up parental controls for kids of all ages on your Windows 7 PC.
Do You Really Need Windows 8?
By Michael Miller
Mar 19, 2012
Michael Miller provides a preview of what’s new in Windows 8, and asks if users really need or want this new version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system.
Hello Messages, Goodbye iChat: Send/Receive Free Text Messages From A Mac
By Jason Rich
Mar 5, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains how to download and use the new Messages app on a Mac, which replaces iChat for sending and receiving instant messages, as well as text messages, for free.
Get Ready For The Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Update
By Jason Rich
Feb 24, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains some of the new features being added to the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system, and explains why you’ll want to update your computer this summer.
Remote Control Software Solves "Friends and Family" Support Issues
By Ed Tittel
Jan 10, 2012
In this lively autobiographical article, Ed Tittel describes his long-distance quest to help his father diagnose and fix computer issues.

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