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.


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.

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.

How to keep family videos private

Illlustration: Kerrie Leishman

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

How to upgrade your TV to the digital age


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 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.

Making mics really sing

Neil Gray

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

Stuck in a bad mode

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Terry Lane You know those scene mode settings on your digital camera? Do you ever use them? The portrait mode is supposed to give better separation between face and background.

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Nicole Manktelow I've lost the iTunes icon from the icon bar on my MacBook. How do I get it back?

A clear reception for digital TV

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Adam Turner The untold downside of upgrading to digital television is that a less-than-perfect signal can leave you with no picture at all.

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Black and white photo magic

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Terry Lane There are photographers around who still think the black and white image is the real deal while the colour picture is eye candy.

Macman: taking shortcuts


Garry Barker Some use technology to save themselves time, effort and perhaps nasty outbreaks of RSI. For them, it is all about shortcuts.

Q and A

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Nicole Manktelow Every time I plug my iPhone into my Macbook, it opens iPhoto as well as iTunes. I don't mind iTunes opening but how do I stop iPhoto?

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Nicole Manktelow I have just moved house and want to change my wireless internet for a fast broadband connection. It seems I need to have the phone on to get ADSL.

Macman: cloud cover

Apple iPhone showroom

Garry Barker On almost every cybercorner of the web these days, you are likely to find someone talking about cloud computing.

Let the internet come to you


George Skarbek I suggest that any reader who visits some sites on a regular basis should click on the orange RSS symbol and experiment with RSS.

Recharge purchase didn't go to plan


Nick Galvin It's often the little things that rankle when it comes to dealing with businesses such as mobile phone companies or internet service providers.

Q and A

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Nicole Manktelow Help! My computer is talking to me. I must have pressed some key combination and I can't turn it off. The grating computer “voice” states every move I make.

Macman: fingers the best cursor control


Garry Barker A little button on the tab-bar of Firefox's latest browser, version 3.5, has kindled a new flame in the hoary debate on whether it is quicker to use keyboard shortcuts rather than a mouse.

Beginners' guide to WiFi


Claire McEntee Wi-Fi allows computer users to surf the internet free of wires. It uses radio waves to transmit data and a wireless adapter on a computer translates data into a radio signal and transmits it via an...