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How to open (non-DRM) iBooks without an iPad or iPhone


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iTunes can do a lot of things. You can buy media (like music or movies) and play them. But when it comes to books, you’ll find you can buy them, but can’t open them with iTunes. If you believe Apple’s own documentation, you can apparently only open iBooks on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch [...]
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How to add high res photos to Tumblr


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It’s time once again, to explore the deepest and darkest corners of Tumblr. This time around, I’ve got a question from rajvir92, who asks: I am an amateur photographer and i use tumblr to upload my photos. however whenever i post my photos tumblr shows it in small size not in its orginal size. how [...]
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How to Borrow Kindle eBooks from the Library


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Up until this week, library users who checked out ebooks did not have the option of reading those books on any of Amazon’s Kindle devices or apps. That’s all changed, thanks to a nationwide roll-out by Amazon to over 11,000 libraries in the US. Unlike checking out a book with Adobe Digital Editions, the process [...]
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Turn a Webcam into a Motion Sensing Security Camera


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Thanks to the cheapness and ubiquity of the webcam, it’s now both easy and affordable to roll your own surveillance system. In this video tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating how to turn a cheap webcam into a motion-sensing surveillance camera. 0
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What’s New in Tumblr


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In June of 2011, Tumblr went through a major redesign that simplified it’s user interface and eliminated some of its features entirely. In this video tutorial, I’ll be going through some of these changes. 0
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Move Your Time Machine Backup to a New Drive


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One thing that’s been a constant in personal computing has been that hard drives will continually get bigger and cheaper. So it’s inevitable that you’ll one day want to relocate your Time Machine backups to a newer, roomier drive. In this video tutorial, I’ll be going through the process for prepping and transferring these files. [...]
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Your Tumblr Questions Answered


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Since I first put up my How to use Tumblr video in September, there’s been an amazing response, and I wanted to give a big thanks to everyone who watched and commented. I hope it’s been useful to you. That said, a couple people have asked some questions that I felt deserved a bit more [...]
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Reading an e-book? Turn on the wifi!


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In my last video tutorial, I did a demo on loading e-books with Adobe DRM onto an iOS device with the Bluefire Reader app. I’ve been extremely pleased with the app in the month or so that I’ve been using it (aside from its shockingly slow load times), so I was happy to recommend it. [...]
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How to get and read eBooks from the library


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Just like with paper books, your local public library is a great source for free ebooks and other digital content. Unfortunately, thanks to strong digital rights management by the publishers of these books, the process for obtaining and reading ebooks can be difficult and confusing. In this video, I’ll go over the specifics of how [...]
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Hulu on Boxee


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The news has been active in recent weeks in the streaming set-top box market, with the release of both the Google TV enabled Logitech Revue and the Boxee Box. Unfortunately, the fanfare that should be accompanying these products has been overshadowed by news that the major networks have managed to block nearly all of their [...]
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