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PERSONAL TECH

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How to beat the queues at your local Apple Store

This year, there are a few ways to beat waiting in a long line. It just takes a little planning ahead.

How to control multiple Macs in the home

Modern parenting means keeping your kids safe online as well as off. Here's how to do that with Macs.

How to get started with Google Music

Get access to your songs in the cloud

How to return a lost iPhone

Return a stranger's pride and joy

How to gain new knowledge with iTunes U

Take advantage of the free learning resource

How to email like a pro

With the right tools, services, and knowledge, you can master your inbox and message handling

How to make your wireless router faster

Here are some tips and tricks to get a little extra oomph out of the least sexy piece of tech you own

How to stop Facebook from sharing your location when you update your status

Can't understand why Facebook now tells all your friends where you were when you posted? We can help

How to recover a lost Android phone with Where's My Droid?

This free app can make a silent handset sing out, or even transmit its location

How to set up your office network for telecommuting

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are the best way to provide remote access for employees

How to hack your way into Facebook's new Timeline

Use this workaround to disguise yourself as a developer and gain early access to the newest version of Facebook

How to get rid of Google+ and multiple sign-ins

Learn how to cancel an unwanted Google+ account and to sign into multiple Google accounts at once.

10 social networking add-ons for Firefox

How to turn Mozilla Firefox into a social butterfly

How to speed up music uploads to iTunes Match

Uploading music to the cloud takes ages, but it could be because audiobook files are being uploaded

How to root your Kindle Fire

No Android device is really yours unless you have root access. Here's how to install the Android SDK

How to protect your smartphone from bad apps

McAfee have released a set of five tips to help ensure that your smartphone remains secure and free of potentially harmful mobile apps

How to convert web pages to PDF on an iPad

Need to print off booking confirmations in a hurry? Now you can

How to make your Google contacts sync to your iOS Device

A weird iTunes quirk may limit which contacts get synced. Here's how to work around it

How to optimise your Windows PC for free

Here's how to use Windows utilities and a few free programs to improve your PC's performance

How to configure iCloud if you share an Apple ID

Now you can have separate iCloud accounts while still sharing iTunes purchases with your family

How to mask soft, undefined edges in Adobe Photoshop

Get your masks right with this handy tutorial

How to move files from your Mac to your Kindle

Read ebooks from sources other than Amazon

How to recover a lost phone, tablet or laptop

These terrific tools and tips can rescue your wayward mobile devices and keep your personal data out of criminals' hands

How to rip CD box sets in iTunes

What's the best way to rip your limited edition 73-disc Grateful Dead collection?

How to emulate the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on your PC

Missing your old consoles or always wanted to play old platformers? Now you can


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