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How to set up a replacement iPhone

Your old high-capacity iPhone is about to take a trip to the shop. In the meantime, you're given a much lower-capacity loaner. Here's how to set up the replacement.

How to rip a Blu-ray disc

Not content with the Ultraviolet digital copy bundled with the Blu-ray disc you just purchased? Rip the movie for greater iOS compatibility.

How to rip a Blu-ray disc

Not content with the Ultraviolet digital copy bundled with the Blu-ray disc you just purchased? Rip the movie for greater iOS compatibility.

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Mavericks and the ancient AirPort base station

What do you do when you have an old AirPort base station and the version of AirPort Utility that ships with Mavericks doesn't support it? Chris Breen has the answer.

How to troubleshoot a frozen menu bar

Sometimes items on your menu bar, or even the entire bar itself, can freeze up and become unresponsive. When that happens, here's what to do to get things unstuck.

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How to stream the 2014 World Cup

Thirty-two countries are headed to Brazil to find out who is soccer's world champion. We'll show you how to not miss a minute of the action this summer.

on techhive.com

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Four ways to control iTunes

If you think iTunes can be controlled only from its toolbar, you have another think coming, says iTunes maven Kirk McElhearn.

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Revealing Mavericks' hidden screensaver images

Mavericks' screen savers have some beautiful images and some are available as Desktop backgrounds--but not all. Here's how to find and use the remainders.

How Steam in-home streaming can turn your old laptop or Windows tablet into a PC gaming force

If your gaming rig and home network are up to snuff, you can stream Steam games to another PC (including Macs and Linux machines) or Windows tablet and play in other parts of your abode. Here's how to set it up.

on pcworld.com

Create a test partition for the OS X Yosemite beta

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Whether you're a curious developer or a user waiting to get their hands on the Yosemite public beta, check out Ars Technica's guide on creating a hard drive partition. Keep your main computer usable and test all the things.

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How to share iTunes content with your family right now

The recently announced Family Sharing feature looks great, but if you don't want to wait until autumn to share your purchased media, follow Chris Breen's advice today.

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How to access iCloud files from your Mac

iCloud is a black-box when it comes to document files: Normally, the only way access them is via the apps that made them. But there are ways to open that box.

How to identify VPN protocols in OS X

At first glance it can be difficult to determine exactly which VPN protocol was created in OS X's Network system preference. Ah, but with a second look...

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Four reasons to get a remote control for your iPhone

There are times when it'd be really handy to have a remote control for your iPhone (or iPad). Joe Kissell runs down the scenarios and the best solutions.