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?

Facetime icon

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

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

facebook page

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

Q and A


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

Digital TV

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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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.

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.

Q and A

Luscious lips

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.

An Apple a day

Students at Coburg Senior High School.

Garry Barker There is one school in Melbourne, Coburg Senior High School, where computers — in this case, all of them are Macs — are integral to an educational project that is rare in the world, maybe even unique.

Q and A


Nicole Manktelow I recently changed the password on my iTunes account but cannot access iTunes on my iPhone. Can you help me?

Q and A


Nicole Manktelow I have been creating slideshows using a Microsoft program. To create a DVD after completing the project, you need to use a plug-in.

Making the right noises

Yamaha MCR-E810G.

Rod Easdown Surely the most important thing about a sound system is its sound, so it's confusing that so many of them sound so crook.

Macman: Some privacy, please

Firefox browser.

Garry Barker Last week there came to light an improved private browsing feature in Mozilla's Firefox 3.5, the latest, substantially upgraded version of the popular web browser.

Apple techno babble

Apple CEO Steve Jobs uses Apple software to great effect in his presentations.

Garry Barker Because Windows has always dominated the business world, PowerPoint ruled the presentation firmament, a fact that has settled a pall of boredom over millions of people all over the globe.

Safari hunting we will go


Garry Barker When Snow Leopard arrives in September, Safari 4.0 will run as a 64-bit application, considerably improving web performance.