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The 'Awww' factor: Turning old photos into new calendars

It's the gift that fits everyone, especially sentimental types. We take you step-by-step, from digging out the albums to scanning and uploading the images.

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How to find free books in the iBooks Store

The winter holidays are upon us. Here's our guide to picking up some great free reading before you hop a plane, train, or automobile.

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How to make an ugly, tech-centric holiday sweater

Because your usual design of Santa and kittens isn't enough to turn heads anymore.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

Create your own iOS ringtone

With a copy of GarageBand on your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone running iOS 7, you can make your very own ringtone.

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Giving the gift of digital downloads

Whether it's a last-minute gift or something you've been planning to give for a while, online stores are a great source for digital presents during the holidays -- if you know where to look.

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Smartphone photo tips for the holidays

'Tis the season for photos of holiday feasts, opening presents, and lots and lots of lights. Here's how to snap great-looking holiday shots with a cell phone.

Say No to Selfies

Selfies aren't going away. But that doesn't mean you have to consign yourself to a future of horrible photos. Here are the selfies you'll want to avoid.

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How to digitize holiday photos and videos

Move precious memories online (and create digital backups) with help from a scanner, a video converter, and better-than-basic editing software.

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Troubleshoot Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader

Having problems getting your iPhone 5s to recognize your fingerprint and unlock your phone? Here are some common scanning problems and our solutions.

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Have yourself a filtered little Christmas: Instagram tips for the holidays

Make your holiday photos look appropriately nostalgic with a few favorite filters.

Clean up your public Internet profile

Maggs2378 found personal information "on one of those 'people search' web sites" and wants to know how to get it removed

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Short on holiday music? Slip into the stream

If your tree isn't trimmed or egg fully nogged until it's accompanied by oceans of holiday music, we can help you find the stuff by the stockingful.

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How to find the right DSLR camera

If you’re serious about digital photography, a DSLR or interchangeable lens camera is the way to go. How to pick the right one?

How and why to use Google+, the surprising champ of photo sharing

Google’s much-maligned social network is leagues above the rest when it comes to photo-sharing tools and privacy controls.