How-To

How to Burn an OS X Lion Boot Disc

When Apple’s OS X Lion debuts in July, it’ll only be available through Apple’s Mac App Store. No retail copies, no white-edged Apple-gray install DVDs—just an install file you’ll purchase and pull down by conjuring the App Store from your Mac’s dock and perusing “New and Noteworthy” for a picture of Apple’s new tawny-maned kitty. Oh, …

How to Roll Your Own Music Streaming Service

Google’s doing it, Amazon’s doing it, Apple will be doing it very soon now. Everyone’s putting their music in the cloud. Clouds are, it would seem, where it’s at. Indeed clouds are so happening that perhaps you might prefer to roll your own rather than use someone else’s.

Here’s one way of doing that.

Milwaukee developer John Mills …

Send the Right Message: How to Avoid an E-mail Catastrophe

We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt the nausea inducing, gut twisting, computer monitor chucking sensations that result from a mistakenly sent message. Then arrives the infuriatingly merry sounding “whoosh” indicating your e-mail or text has sent successfully. You soon curse the inexistence of an emergency e-mail ABORT button (unless …

How to Make Facebook Stop Recognizing Your Face in Photos

I know the future is upon us, but there’s still something about facial recognition that creeps me out. Especially when it suggests those not-so-flattering photos of me accurately…

Soon, Facebook will be able to scan all photos posted to Facebook and suggest people to tag based on their facial features.

And though Facebook’s …

Two Minute Video: The Ultimate iPad Twitter Trick

Here’s how to use a Twitter bookmarklet with the iPad’s Safari web browser. It’s a cool trick that’ll let you quickly and easily tweet an interesting web page out to your followers directly from the browser—no need to try to hunt down a “Tweet This” button or mess around with copying and pasting the page’s link from the address …

How to Turn Your iPad into an Extra Computer Screen

Congratulations! You’re the owner of one of those new iPad things. You may have even heard of them here on Techland.

Now if you happen to work in an ultra productive, never-not-working office like we do at TIME Magazine, it’d probably be in your career’s best interest to get a leg up on your coworkers wherever you can.

“But how?” …

How to Sign Your Name Inside a Word Document

I review many, many products. And of those many, many products, many (though not many, many) require that I sign some sort of document saying that I won’t steal, damage or forget to return the product in question.

When I get one of these forms from a PR person, it’s almost always a Word document and I’m almost always asked to print it …

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