The Edge

How to get things done

Illustration: Rocco Fazzari.

Charles Wright   We should have been the last to become fascinated with something called personal kanban.

How-to

Q&A: How can a family use Facetime with one Apple ID?

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J.D. Biersdorfer   The trick is setting up your ID with additional email addresses. Here's how to do it.

Email

How to get the old Gmail compose screen back

Gmail

Ben Grubb   Gmail forced 425 million users onto a new compose interface, but you can get the old one back.

Imaging

How to enlarge images without pixelation

Flashback: Photographer Lewis Morley in his darkroom.

Terry Lane   Enlarging digital images is a different kettle of pixels to using a darkroom.

How to upgrade your TV to the digital age

Aerial.

Adam Turner   With the digital switch-over looming, it's time to learn how to upgrade your television viewing to the digital age.

How to keep family videos private

Illlustration: Kerrie Leishman

Terry Lane   Not everything you film need be shared online with the entire world.

Where do I click, again? A guide to Windows 8

A US Microsoft store employee displays Microsoft's new Surface tablet.

PETER SVENSSON   With the launch of Windows 8, people are about to discover a computing experience unlike anything they've seen before. Here's a guide to getting past some of the hurdles.

Put your mind to manual labour

Illustration: Mitch Walder. Generic computer learning IT.

Adam Turner   Technophobes, fear not, help is out there.

Put your mind to manual labour

Illustration: Mitch Walder. Generic computer learning IT.

Adam Turner   Technophobes, fear not, help is out there.

How to deal with email overload

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Ari Meisel   People spend a lot of time on email — way too much for their own good and productivity. Email is a disruptive technology that can take you on a tangent you never intended, and eat up time faster than most other voluntary activities.

New Facebook: how to take control of your privacy

Facebook.

Facebook took a huge step toward ubiquitous sharing with its new timeline and sharing features. And it rightfully creeps some people out.

How to avoid a Facebook faux pas

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Katie Cincotta   The unique conditions created by Web 2.0 have prompted the need for an etiquette reboot, writes Katie Cincotta.

9 steps to getting some privacy on Facebook

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Over the past week, Facebook has been nudging its users - first gently, then firmly - to review and update their privacy settings.

Review:

A gadget for the car that's music to my ears

parrot mki 9200

Stephen Hutcheon   Here's a hands-free mobile car kit with a very uncatchy name and an excellent pedigree.

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Troubleshooter

Eleven calls to Telstra but still no bills

bigpond bill

Nick Galvin   Here at Troubleshooter Towers, there is no greater source of irritation than the bills that pour daily through the letterbox like malignant confetti.

Making mics really sing

Neil Gray

Jane Rocca   Mastering the skill of capturing sound requires gentle precision, writes Jane Rocca.

Apple advances further in our living rooms

Garry Barker   APPLE'S invasion of our living rooms by converging computing and televisions has advanced a country mile. A new iMac line has faster processors, better graphics cards and 16:9 screens (such as actual widescreen plasma jobs) that are sharper and, by previous standards, huge.

Macs a growing target for malware: Sophos

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With more Macs installed globally, laying traps for Mac users is now more worth their while.

Compare: instant messaging

Google Talk

Adam Turner   If you're looking for a simple way to swap messages with friends quickly, it doesn't get much easier than instant messaging.

Crashing waves you won't hear

speaker wires

Rod Easdown   Wiring speakers incorrectly can lead to all sorts of strange happenings in the audible range. Sometimes, if you stand in a certain position, some frequencies go missing entirely.