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5 essential tools that every iTunes user should have

If you use iTunes regularly, you probably have a litany of frustrations with the software, as well as a list of “I wish it did this” items. I know I …

Five iCloud email tricks you probably missed

If you have an Apple ID, then you have an iCloud email account. This free account gives you up to 5GB storage for your emails, minus what you use for …

Operating Systems

Solving Apple ID frustrations

If you use the iTunes Store, or any other Apple online service such as iCloud, you have an Apple ID. This is the email address associated with your …

Getting started with iPhoto

After some 42 lessons, we’ve tackled most of the parts of OS X that are relevant to new Mac users. But, as they say in the late-night-commercial …

Evernote for Android review: More than just a simple note-taker - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Evernote seamlessly syncs your notes, images and voice recordings via the cloud, giving you access from all your devices.<p><b>The Bad</b> Attractive features like PIN lock mode and offline support are only available with a $3-per-month subscription.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you're looking for a …

Apps

Is T-Mobile's new no-contract plan really a good deal?

T-Mobile shook up the wireless industry this week with the introduction of its new no-contract service plans. But is the service really a good value for consumers compared to what the other big guys are offering?<p>In this edition of Ask Maggie, I answer that very question. A reader wants to know if …

T-Mobile

How to pad a recording using the Xfinity TV Remote app

With opening day a mere three days away, and the second weekend of the NCAA tournament under way, there is much in the way of great sporting events to consume in the coming days and weeks.<p>If you find yourself at work or otherwise away from your Comcast, er, Xfinity cable box and realize you forgot …

Smart TV

Five things to consider before buying LED bulbs

As your incandescents burn out, it's a good time to consider switching to LED bulbs.<p>LEDs have an impressive lifespan (20-something years!) and are very cost-effective.<p>Now's the right time to switch to LEDs. These bulbs have made significant advances over the last few years, finally delivering the …

Home Automation

NASA JPL controls rover with Leap Motion, shows faith in consumer hardware (video)

If you think using the Leap Motion controller for playing air guitar and typing without a keyboard was cool, try using it to control a NASA rover. Victor Luo and Jeff Norris from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab got on stage at the Game Developers Conference here in San Francisco to do just that with the …

A Note on Formatting, Plus More on Bartleby of the Skies

Adding new signals to the new look. Also, reading and mis-reading the causes of "air rage."<p>As mentioned earlier this week, the Atlantic has introduced a new layout for its online "article pages." You get the new look if you click on any headline for a specific post or article, including the link in …