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How to Set Up Your Kindle Fire

When you turn Kindle Fire on for the first time, you see a series of screens that help you set up and register the device. The first screen is titled Welcome to Kindle Fire. This is the point in the setup process at which you connect to a Wi-Fi network. You need this connection to register your device. [more…]

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How to Use Siri

Siri is a personal assistant built into the iPhone 4S, so you don't need to download anything to start using it. When you turn on the iPhone 4S for the first time, you're prompted to set up a few things, such as enabling location information and using Siri, so be sure to choose Yes to these options. [more…]

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Adding Album Cover Art or Images in iTunes

Scan or download album cover artwork from CDs that you rip into iTunes in a graphics format that iTunes understands and link those graphics to the songs and albums you play on iTunes. [more…]

iTunes, iPod & iPhone Content

Modifying Songs in iTunes

Although iTunes was never meant to be a song editing application, it offers a simple control over the starting and stopping points for playing back a song. You can use this feature to cut out unwanted [more…]

BlackBerry, PDAs & Other Devices

Load an Application onto Your BlackBerry

To load applications onto your BlackBerry, you need to work closely with your PC. On your PC, you use an application called BlackBerry Desktop Manager [more…]

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Install iTunes on a Windows PC

It’s easy to install iTunes on a Windows PC. You can download iTunes for Windows for free at the Apple Web site.

To install iTunes for Windows, follow these steps: [more…]

Home Theater

Considering Surround-Sound for Your HDTV System

The profusion of surround-sound standards is a confusing area in the audio arena. Surround sound is multichannel audio designed to produce spatial audio cues [more…]