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Spring cleaning for your PC: How to tame the monstrosity under your desk

Modern computers are ridiculously capable, yet most are still bound by cords that can clutter your workspace. This annoyance can be conquered, however, by going wireless with peripherals, choosing an adjustable monitor stand, and organizing the few cables you…

Computing

Two foolproof ways to remove the background from a photo

Check out this guide to learn how to remove the background from an image - regardless of whether or not you have a copy of Photoshop or not. In this tutorial, we show you how to get the job done with either Photoshop or a free browser-based webapp.

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How to convert MP4 files to AVI in Windows and Mac OS X

Whether you're using a Windows-based PC, or a Mac OS X-based system, this guide will teach you how to convert your MP4 files into AVI format. You can learn more here.

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Home Printer Buying Guide: How to choose the best printer

Inkjet or laser? Do I need an all-in-one? What is PictBridge? Do I need a network capable printer? We answer these common questions and help you decide which type of printer suits you best in our home printer buying guide.

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How to calibrate your monitor for the best viewing experience possible

Want to see images the way they're intended to be seen? Here’s our how-to guide to calibrating your computer monitor so what you see is what you get.

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How to use FaceTime

Streamlined face-to-face video calling is no longer stuck in the realm of science fiction courtesy of Apple's video conferencing software. Learn how to use FaceTime whether you're on iOS, an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod.

Mobile

How to make a contact group on iPhone

Learn how to set up contact groups in your iPhone to separate groups of people into lists for simpler and quicker communication.

Mobile

17 tips to help you get ahead of curve with the LG G Flex

Have you snagged yourself a curvy smartphone from LG? We’ve got some ideas for you. Come on in and check out our roundup of LG G Flex tips and tricks.

Mobile

Crank Spotify beyond simple streaming with these pro tips for music maestros

These Spotify tips will help you to find the music you love, discover new tunes, organize your collection, and share playlists with friends. We’ve got all kinds of ideas to save you time and help you squeeze more out of Spotify.

Music

How to convert and play FLAC music files on your iPhone or iPad

The HD audio revolution is upon us, and open source FLAC files are a popular way to store high resolution sound. But what if you’re an iOS user? Check out our article to find out more about FLAC files, and how to use them in the iOS world.

Music

How to make to your own Minecraft server

Whether you're hosting a server for a few friends or launching a massive effort to recreate your favorite show's world, you've got options for hosting your own Minecraft Server.

Gaming

How to install and run Internet Explorer on Mac OS X using Oracle VM VirtualBox

Microsoft may have stopped supporting Internet Explorer for Macs back in 2003, but there's a workaround for that. Check out our guide on how to install and run IE on a Mac for free using Oracle's VirtualBox software.

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How to type symbols and letters with accent marks

Ever wonder how you would go about typing out that ™ symbol? What about characters in different languages, like Cyrillic? Typing symbols on your PC or Mac is easy with this guide. Learn more here.

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