How-to

SOFTWARE

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How to fix a limited connectivity problem on a Windows 7 PC

Does your Windows laptop work fine at home but show a ‘limited connectivity error’ at work? A few simple changes can resolve this problem.

COMPONENTS

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How to get rid of image burn-in on an LCD display

Annoying image burn-in on LCD displays can usually be minimized or eliminated.

SECURITY

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How to password protect a PDF before sending it by email

Here’s a quick way to do it, without spending a lot of money on expensive software. .

MOBILE

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How to remove a previous owner’s Apple ID from a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

If you buy a used iOS device, make sure the previous owner has deactivated Activation Lock.

MOBILE

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How to get a word count with Microsoft Office for iPad

Getting a word count with Office for the iPad is simple—but you have to know where to look.

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Why won’t my printer connect to my wireless router?

A networked printer is great—as long as it connects to the network. Here are some troubleshooting tips to get it back online.

MOBILE

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How to send incoming calls directly to voicemail on your iPhone

Can’t take phone calls right now? Zap incoming iPhone calls to voicemail.

MOBILE

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What happens when you send a text message to a landline telephone?

You accidentally sent a text to a landline. What does the recipient hear?

SECURITY

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How to recover an iCloud security code after you’ve been locked out

If you enter the wrong iCloud security code too many times, you'll get locked out. Here’s how to reset it.

SOFTWARE

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How to restore missing desktop icons in Windows

You’ve lost your Windows desktop icons and you want them back. Here’s how to do it.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.