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How to get and read eBooks from the library

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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A guide to free antivirus applications on the Mac

A lot has been written arguing for or against the need for an antivirus application on the Mac. Due to their small numbers, Mac users have been lucky to go about their business with almost no fear of being targeted by malware and viruses. It’s called security through obscurity, and it’s a sort of security [...]
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A comparison of digital video boxes

With the recent news about Google TV and the revision of the Apple TV, there’s been quite a bit of interest in set top boxes that provide you with a way of playing digital video on your television. Though Apple and Google are set to be the two big players in this market, there’s a [...]
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How to watch blacked out football games

Here in Tampa, one of the biggest local stories of the football season has been the local TV blackout of Bucs games. Thanks to the magic of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) broadcasting, however, it’s now possible to sidestep these restrictions and watch just about any sporting event anywhere in the world (most of the time) on your [...]
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How to tell if your antivirus is really malware

Viruses are scary. Unfortunately, a lot of malicious sites are designed to take advantage of this fear, by tricking unsuspecting people into thinking their computer has been hijacked in order extract money for “protection.” In the past, this type of attack has been limited to annoying pop up ads that blink and flash messages like [...]
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All about iOS 4.1

Hot on the heels of Apple’s Fall announcements is the release of iOS 4.1. For most users, there’s mainly incremental changes that fold in the new Ping and TV show rental features of iTunes 10. The biggest change (only for owners of the iPhone 4 and the newest iPod Touch) is the addition of the [...]
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When to buy Apple gadgets

Yesterday was Apple’s big annual iPod event, and like many other current iPod owners, I watched with a certain degree of envy as Steve Jobs announced new iPods Shuffle, Nano, and Touch. It’s the all-too familiar gadget buyer’s dilemma – when is the right time for me to buy into a product? Am I going [...]
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Boxee adds a Movie Library

When I was planning out the Boxee tutorial video that I put out earlier this month, one of things that really bugged me was the inconsistent menus – how come there’s a “Library” option in the TV and Apps section, but nothing like it in the Movies section? If I wanted to do any browsing, [...]
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How to Turn Off Facebook Places

As it has been much rumored to do, Facebook has just introduced a new feature called Facebook Places. Based on my reading of their blog post, it works pretty much just like their competitors at Gowalla and Foursquare – when you go somewhere you can “check in” so people in your network will know where [...]
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The piece of Africa in your pocket

Since 1998, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been embroiled in Civil War and the number of people who have died numbers more than 5 million. In the Eastern part of the country, sexual violence has spiraled out of control, and has earned the region the dubious honor of being the rape capital of the [...]
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