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Five Facebook Timeline changes you can't wait to make

Facebook's new Timeline feature gives you seven days to make changes to your profile before it's pushed live. Here's a look at five things you can do -- from aesthetics to removing content -- in those seven days to get your profile ready for primetime.

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When iCal no longer accepts reminders

Wondering why iCal no longer allows you to create reminders (To-dos)? Cock a keen eye at iCloud.

Four Facebook security tips to stay safe in 2012

Facebook users need to take extra precautions and exercise better judgment to ensure their accounts -- and their personal information -- stay safe. Here are four ways to do so.

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Using iCloud with iWork for iOS

iWork for iOS integrates fully with iCloud. Here's how to use it.

Share Reminders with iCloud, add them with Siri

You can create shared Reminders lists with iOS 5 and iCloud. Then, you and others can add to and review the shared list--using Siri on the iPhone 4S, if you wish.

Social media disaster recovery: A first responder's guide

With social media, it's now become possible to turn what was once a verbal gaffe behind closed doors into a public peccadillo -- and you're going to have to clean it up, fast. How you do that, and how you guard more vigilantly against future mistakes, is a process that should be made part and parcel of the way you and your company handle social media.

Automator workflow of the month: Back up contacts and archive calendar events

You know you should back up your data, but sometimes you just can't make the effort. Let Automator do it for you by archiving your calendar events and contacts once a month.

Bugs & Fixes: Losing iWork documents in iCloud

Using iCloud to sync your iWork documents across all your devices generally works well when syncing among iOS devices. Syncing to and from Macs is another story, as Ted Landau details.

Learning to work with Auto Save

For many of us, the Save and Save As commands were almost second nature, crucial pieces of the way we worked that allowed us to create new documents based on old ones, keep track of different versions, even copy files to new locations. Lion changes all that.

How to annotate PDFs

You don't need to buy an expensive program to add comments or notes to a PDF. Here's how to use Apple's built-in application, Preview, to do it all.

Three Twitter security tips

Protect your Twitter account from hackers with these three simple tips.

Facebook Timeline: Important privacy settings to adjust now

With Facebook's new Timeline feature, every status update, wall post and photo ever posted since the day you joined Facebook becomes easily searchable to you and your friends. But there are ways to tweak your settings to control who sees what.

Facebook tip: Restore your email notification settings

Lost amid the uproar over other recent changes to its social networking service, Facebook has started testing a new feature that overrides all your original email notification settings. Want your old email notifications back in place? Here's how to do it, according to CIO's Kristin Burnham.