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Increasing Storage Space on Boot/System SSDs for Mobile Devices
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 18, 2014
Kim Lindros and Ed Tittel show you how to use the graphical disk analyzers WinDirStat and SpaceSniffer to free up space on disks, especially on SSDs where disk space is usually at a premium.
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Reducing the Amount of Storage Space Required for Windows Driver Store
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 11, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
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Using an Older iPhone (4/4S or 5) with a Prepaid Cellular Service
By Jason Rich
Feb 4, 2014
Jason R. Rich explains why you might want to sign up for a prepaid, month-to-month cellular service plan with no long-term contract if you have an unlocked iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5.
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What to Do with Your Old iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or iPad Once You Upgrade
By Jason Rich
Feb 3, 2014
Jason R. Rich explores what you can do with your used iPhone or iPad after you upgrade to a newer model.
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Using an iPhone to Configure and Control an Apple TV
By Paul Sihvonen-Binder
Jan 28, 2014
This article explains how you can use your iPhone (or other iDevice) to easily configure your Apple TV. You also learn two different ways you can control your Apple TV without using the remote that ships with it.
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Before the PC: Remembering Kaypro and Osborne Computers
By Michael Miller
Jan 27, 2014
In this article, old-timer Michael Miller steps into the Way Back Machine to take a look at the CP/M operating system, the Osborne 1, and the Kaypro II. It was a different world back then!
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Discover How the New iPhone 5S Technologies Can Impact How You Use Your Smartphone
By Jason Rich
Jan 27, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a look at what new technologies have been incorporated into the iPhone 5S and explores how the new features and functions can impact how you use your smartphone.
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Five Reasons to Upgrade to the New iPad Air
By Jason Rich
Jan 24, 2014
Jason R. Rich offers five compelling reasons why you should consider upgrading to the iPad Air, and offers an overview of this tablet's new features and functions.
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Setting Up Wireless Connections on Your Arduino
By John Baichtal
Jan 20, 2014
This chapter explores the wireless networking tools that enable two or more Arduinos to talk together.
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Customizing Your HTC One
By Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
Jan 14, 2014
This chapter shows how to customize your HTC One to suit your needs and lifestyle.
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Home Automation Made Easy: Introduction to Control Protocols and Automation Process
By Dennis C Brewer
Dec 23, 2013
This chapter explains why devices must talk to each other in home automation systems. It also covers how they communicate (the protocols) and what triggers events that lead to actions.
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Comparing Notebook PCs: A 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide
By Michael Miller
Dec 16, 2013
In this holiday shopping guide, author Michael Miller walks you through the different types of notebooks available, and helps you choose the best for your own personal needs.
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Comparing Tablet PCs: A 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide
By Michael Miller
Dec 16, 2013
In this holiday shopping guide, author Michael Miller explores all the latest tablets — from the new iPad Air to the appealing Nexus 7 to Microsoft's latest Surface 2 to the Kindle Fire HDX — and makes some recommendations for which you should put on your Christmas lists.
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Raspberry Pi: I'm Ready to Get Started. Now What?
By Timothy L. Warner
Dec 4, 2013
Learn exactly what you need in order to become productive with your Raspberry Pi single-board computer.
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Take Better Photos on Your iPhone Using the olloclip Photography Accessories
By Jason Rich
Nov 15, 2013
Jason R. Rich explains how to use the optional olloclip 3-in-1 lens, as well as the olloclip Telephoto & Circular Polarizing Filter Lens, in order to take better photos with your iPhone.
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Five Ways iPhone and iPad Users Should Definitely Be Using iCloud
By Jason Rich
Nov 14, 2013
Jason R. Rich focuses on five useful ways every iPhone or iPad user should be utilizing iCloud, including to sync and share app-specific data with other iOS mobile devices that are linked to the same iCloud account.
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Step-By-Step Guide to Upgrading to iOS 7
By Jason Rich
Nov 13, 2013
Jason R. Rich explains how to download iOS 7 onto your iPhone or iPad for free, and install the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system onto your iOS mobile device.
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New Ways to Secure Your iPhone
By Jason Rich
Nov 8, 2013
Jason R. Rich explains some of the features of iOS 7 that allow you to back up and secure the content stored on your iPhone. Plus, he offers details about the latest features added to Find My iPhone that can be used if your smartphone gets lost or stolen.
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Five Ways to Personalize Your iPhone or iPad with iOS 7
By Jason Rich
Nov 7, 2013
Jason R. Rich explains some of the ways you can personalize your iPhone or iPad, and make iOS 7 function in a way that caters to your needs and showcases your personality.
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A Tour of Raspberry Pi Peripheral Devices
By Timothy L. Warner
Nov 6, 2013
This chapter shares most popular peripheral devices - electronic equipment that is connected to the Pi by means of a cable instead of soldered directly to the board - that are available for the Raspberry Pi today.

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