How to Set Up Gmail Over IMAP with Apple Mail

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Google rolled out free IMAP support on October 24th, 2007, allowing even more GMail fans to check their e-mail with desktop e-mail clients. If you are interested in finding out exactly what this IMAP stuff is, I suggest you read our e-mail primer on IMAP vs. POP.
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E-mail Explained: The Difference Between IMAP and POP

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While IMAP and POP are both methods of checking e-mail, they are very different from each other. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and your decision between the two will have a drastic effect on how you check your e-mail.
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How to Open .docx and .pptx Files

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Microsoft has released free Word & PowerPoint viewers to enable users who have a non-compatible version of Office to view .docx and .pptx files.
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Laptop Displays Numbers When I Type Letters

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The space-saving design of some laptop keyboards can cause confusion when little-known options are accidentally enabled.
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How to Password-Protect a Wireless Network with the Linksys WRT-54G

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Instructions for setting up password protection on your WRT-54G-powered WiFi network.
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How to Install Software from DMG Files on a Mac

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A .DMG file is a container file commonly used to distribute applications for Mac OS X. Installing software from one of these requires you to mount the image and move its contents to your computer’s “Applications” directory.
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How to Make a DVD Photo Slideshow with Your Mac

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I find that a DVD slideshow is one of the best ways to distribute digital photos among friends and family who aren’t keen on using computers. Why force these people to sit down at a computer when they can kick back and watch a DVD instead? With Mac OS X and iLife, making a DVD slideshow of your digital photos is simpler than you could possibly imagine.
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How to Get Rid of Desktop.ini

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Desktop.ini is a Windows XP system file that stores information about customized folders. If you have customized the display of a folder in any way, such as changing its icon or manner of display, Windows has saved those settings in a desktop.ini file.
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Fix a Mac That Boots to a Blue Screen (OS X 10.4)

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A Mac that shows you a blank blue screen instead of logging you in may be afflicted by a malfunctioning startup item. Most people have a number of programs that start up whenever you log into your computer, and it’s likely that one of these programs is causing issues.
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Import Photos from Your Canon Digital Rebel

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If you are a proud new owner of Canon’s popular entry-level DSLR, the Digital Rebel, you may be confused as to why the camera does not appear among your drives or on your desktop when it’s connected to your computer via USB cable. Your camera is not defective, nor is there anything wrong with your computer. Canon has disabled this feature of the camera.
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Fix Your Internet Connection by Cloning Your Mac Address

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If your ISP claims your router is the cause of an outage, you may be able to get around the problem by cloning your computer's MAC address.
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