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The Beginner’s Guide to iTunes. For those new to the world of iTunes, the task of getting media content loaded onto your iPod, iPhone or iPad can be a daunting one.

The Beginner’s Guide to iTunes

Even if you have a lot of experience in other media applications, the way in which Apple has approached media management in the world of the iPod and iTunes may differ significantly from what you’ve become accustomed to. This tutorial will provide the information that both the novice and experienced computer user may find useful as they take their first trepidatious foray into the world of iTunes and Apple’s media devices, including where to get music and video content from, how to get it onto your device, and how to manage and organize it once it’s there. iTunes and Apple’s Philosophy of Media Management Content on an iPod or iOS device is managed via Apple’s iTunes software application, which is a free download from Apple’s web site. However, iTunes is more than just a means of loading your device.

Postbox — Awesome Email. CopyTrans Manager Frees Your iPod or iPhone from iTunes. If you love your iPhone or iPod Touch but simply hate iTunes, you do have some options that let you manage your device without having to use it.

CopyTrans Manager Frees Your iPod or iPhone from iTunes

Most of those apps tend to skimp a little on features, and are often broken as soon as there's an iPod or iPhone software update. CopyTrans Manager is a new jukebox application for Windows that's fast, lightweight, does just about everything iTunes can do including access the iTunes Music Store, and does it all for free. CopyTrans Manager still requires iTunes to be installed unfortunately, because iTunes also installs the drivers needed to operate your iPod or iPhone. Top 10 Secret Agent Security Tips and Tricks. When dealing with computer security, an often overlooked security risk is so-called "deleted files".

Top 10 Secret Agent Security Tips and Tricks

When files are deleted, nothing is actually done to them aside from marking them as "free-space". The OS may get around to overwriting them sometime when it needs the space, but a deleted file could sit on a drive completely intact for weeks of usage (the bigger it is the bigger the chance it will be at least partially overwrited).

Encryption applications that do not involve real-time decoding (a special driver decrypting files on-the-go vs an application decrypting and re-encrypting files), often do not have secure methods of wiping files (or the user is unaware of them), and hence the files are left in an unencrypted state on the drive when deleted. Most Popular Fitness Tracking Web Site: Fitocracy. The Best PDF Viewer/Editor for Windows. What to Do With a New PC. Everyone has their own I-just-bought-a-new-PC ritual.

What to Do With a New PC

Some folks start by loading their pristine PC down with all their utilities and apps. Others immediately jump into the new games their old machine couldn't handle. A few others install Linux. Five Best Fitness Tracking Web Sites and Services. Hive Five: Five Best Mind Mapping Applications. About - nomad.en. Nomad.NET is the successor of Nomad, a powerful file manager written by me a couple of years ago.

About - nomad.en

It is completely rewritten (no single line of code was taken from previous Nomad) using best ideas and algorithms and implementing everything in a completely new way. Several years ago I changed my employer and moved to Microsoft new technology called ".Net". For better understanding of many hidden areas, techniques and classes from new framework I started to write small simple applications that did what I knew the best - how to work with OS in file manager way. When I had dozens of such simple applications an idea to completely rewrite old Nomad on new framework had come.

So in 2008 the work began. New Nomad was developed with multi-threading in mind, so almost all long operations can take advantage of multi-core cpu (comparing, copying, searching, detecting archive format and so on - too many to list all of them here). Features Overview Full Unicode support. Screenshot License Special Thanks. Make your world even more notable. Skitch Communicate with fewer words using annotations, shapes and stamps, so that your ideas become reality faster.

Make your world even more notable

Learn more about Skitch ▶ Premium feature PDF Annotation Give fast, friendly feedback on PDFs by adding arrows, text and shapes. Penultimate The original and easiest-to-use handwriting app for iPad, combines the natural experience of pen and paper with the flexibility and syncing of Evernote. Learn more about Penultimate ▶ Unlimited Paper Shop access Access to all seven collections of paper styles is included with your Premium subscription. How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows. F.lux: software to make your life better.

Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer's Boot Time. How to Get Mac OS X's Best Features on Windows - Lifehacker. Top 10 Awesome Things You Can Do With Text. I appreciate what you're saying here, but I tend to disagree with most of it.

Top 10 Awesome Things You Can Do With Text

I think things like text expansion actually offer an alternative to the shorthand writing conventions that have been ushered in with the era of SMS and Twitter. Text expansion is able to yield identical results in fewer keystrokes. This promotes efficiency, not laziness. In fact, I would argue that text expansion actually serves to mitigate some of the adverse effects of laziness. Top 10 Secret Agent Security Tips and Tricks. How to Stay Secure Online. @Rose Tyler: Not sure if you meant "you" as in myself specifically, or a more general "you" so I'll answer both.

How to Stay Secure Online

Personally, I use Linux as my primary OS, and I browse with FlashBlock plus NoScript with strict settings. I do almost no browsing in Windows, and my NoScript settings are even tighter there. How to Turn Your Computer into a Retro Game Arcade. While I've never heard the term "freezes" for save states, they are a very useful feature.

How to Turn Your Computer into a Retro Game Arcade

However, a word of caution — be careful to not overuse them. They can really cheapen a game if you use them too much. You start out just using them to make saving and loading a little bit faster, but before you know it, you're saving in times you have no business saving, like in the middle of a long RPG battle, just redoing any mistake you make. It's really tempting, believe me, but try not to use them to the point of basically cheating in a game. How to Calibrate Your HDTV and Boost Your Video Quality in 30 Minutes or Less. Don't know about you... but TVs I've owned have Store and Home modes, Store is horribly bright, high contrast, Home is sensibly done.

How to Calibrate Your HDTV and Boost Your Video Quality in 30 Minutes or Less

Last time this article came around it only needed a DVD player. Now you've made it even harder to do. You *can* use a DVD player, but considering no DVD player is capable of 1080p/i display, it wouldn't make much sense. You can use an Xbox 360 if you download and burn the mp4 version of the calibration disc, but frankly, if you're calibrating your HDTV so you can actually, you know, enjoy the HD part of that, you should make sure the video you're calibrating to is actually displayed in true HD, not upconverted or 720p. That said, "Store" or "Cinema" or "Vivid" is the mode warned against in the open. 10 Social Networking Add-Ons for Firefox - Page 2. Move over, RockMelt. You don't need a dedicated social networking browser to stay überconnected. Here are 10 Firefox add-ons (all compatible with the latest version of Firefox) that will turn your browser into a social butterfly.

Facebook Toolbar The world's largest social network wouldn't be complete without a direct-access toolbar. The Facebook Toolbar Firefox add-on features a Facebook search bar, a Quick Links menu (for directly accessing your Profile, Friends, Inbox, Photos, Notes, and the like), a link to Facebook's home page, a Share button, and a photo-upload button. On the leftmost end of the Facebook Toolbar is a button for toggling the "Friends Sidebar" on and off.

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