(Credit: Matt Elliott/CNET) My friend and old boss Ben Patterson answered a reader question on his blog about the various ways in which one can right-click on a Mac trackpad. I read the post and was surprised that my preferred method of right-clicking was not covered. Although my method is a derivative of one of …

Wouldn’t you love to have this option in your Windows 8 Start screen? Last October I explained to how to shut down Windows 8—a subject you wouldn’t think would require its own how-to guide. And yet. At the end of that post (which generated quite the conversation), I promised to return with a shortcut that …

Create a power-line connection with Actiontec 500Mbps kit Editors’ note: This post is part of an ongoing series. For the other parts, check out the related stories section below. Power line networking basically turns a building’s existing electrical wiring — the wires that carry electricity to different outlets in the house — into network cables, …

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First, T-Mobile didn’t even offer the iPhone. Then, last month, it started offering the phone for $100—and it sold half-a-million phones in three weeks. But now, the carrier has boosted the upfront price on that iPhone 5 to $150. As first reported by TmoNews, an unofficial T-Mobile blog, the $100 iPhone 5 price tag lasted …

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Reader Fred Hendricks wishes to be respectful of others’ privacy but isn’t quite sure how to go about it. He writes: I’m working on a just-for-fun movie in iMovie ’11 that I’m going to put on YouTube. In one scene you can see a car’s license plate in the background. Is there some way I …

Your solid-state drive sits there in silence. It’s sleek. Elegant. More than a little mysterious. The hard drive it replaced was easy to understand: A soft hum assured you that its platters were spinning. A quiet mechanical click informed you of its read/write operations. You’d groom it with the occasional defrag. Times were good. Now? Everything …

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If you like to find new ways to tweak OS X, you sometimes need to look in unexpected places. For example, the Accessibility pane of System Preferences, which houses a number of features to help users who have limited seeing, hearing, and mobility, contains some nifty features that all users should know about. Here are …

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The Hazard (iPad mini; $45) is a lightweight-but-durable hardshell case with a slim profile. Compatible with Apple’s Smart Cover, the case provides access to all ports, buttons, and cameras. The Hazard is available in sheet metal or jet black. … Related posts: No related posts.

Are typos slowing down you and your Web-surfing ways? If you are typo king or queen, give Nbar a whirl. It uses fuzzy string matching to guess the meaning behind incorrectly entered URLs in Firefox. For example, if you enter “hugg” in Firefox’s URL bar (aka the Awesomebar), the extension will suggest The Huffington Post, …