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We look to the Internet for news, socializing, shopping, research and more. From HTML code to instant messaging, we'll break down what's really going on whenever you log on, send an e-mail, visit a popular Web site or post to a blog.

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How Facebook Photo Tags Work

It's fun to point out the faces of people you know in real albums, and you can do the same thing with Facebook phototagging. What are photo tags, and is there a faster way to identify your friends?

How Twitpic Works

These days, all sorts of people -- from celebrities to average Joes -- post pictures on Twitter. How do they do it? Find out in How Twitpic Works.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of iTunes

iTunes is like most other complex tools. It works well right out of the box, but it can become a powerful, personalized media manager with a few simple modifications and adjustments. So, what can you do to get the most out of iTunes?

How to Use Google Earth to Show and Share GPS Routes and Tracks

Do you want to know how to use Google Earth to show and share GPS routes and tracks from your travels? Learn how to how to use Google Earth to show and share GPS routes and tracks in this article.

How to Put a Photo Album on a Web Page

You'd like to learn how to put a photo album on a Web page and share it with others. Learn in this article how to put a photo album on a Web page.

How to E-mail Pictures

You'd like to know how to e-mail some old pictures and new digital ones your family and friends. Learn how to e-mail pictures in this article.

How to Organize Emails by Utilizing the Files Function

You can organize e-mails by assigning mail to specific files for later retrieval. Learn about how to organize e-mails in this article.

How Mobile Web Pages Work

Often, the Web site you see on your smartphone is quite different from the version you see on your computer screen. How do Web servers know you're using a mobile device, and how are pared-down mobile pages designed?

How to Get Wi-Fi Connection With Windows Vista

If you know how to get a Wi-Fi connection, you can connect all your computers to the Internet at once. Learn about how to get Wi-Fi connection with Windows Vista.

How Do You Get Rid of Ads on Facebook?

Facebook is more than just a social network; it is also an advertising platform. Learn how to get rid of the ads on Facebook in this article.

How do you go offline when using Facebook?

Facebook is a great way to network and contact people instantly when they are online, but sometimes you may want to remain invisible. Learn how to go offline when using Facebook in this article.

How do you hide friends on Facebook?

Privacy settings on Facebook can be customized to hide certain friends. Learn how to hide friends on Facebook in this article.

How do you hide your IP address?

Proxy servers and proxy server software can help you hide your IP address. Learn how to hide an IP address from this article.

How do you find your temporary Internet files?

If you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you'll find your temporary Internet files on your C drive. Learn how to find temporary Internet files from this article.

What does SSID stand for?

Your wireless network can’t function without an SSID. Learn what SSID stands for in this article.

What is a blogroll?

A blogroll is a listing of other blogs that you either subscribe to or that you recommend. Learn what a blogroll is in this article.

How do you add a blog to your Facebook page?

Use the Facebook application, Notes, to add a blog to your Facebook page. Learn how to add a blog to your Facebook page from this article.

How do you unhide friends on Facebook?

You can change default Facebook settings to enable or block friends from sharing specific content, such as posts or pictures. Learn how to unhide friends in this article.

How Paywalls Work

Many print publications are turning to paywalls -- online systems charging visitors to access Web content -- to bridge revenue gaps. But are people who have gotten used to accessing such information gratis ready to pony up?

How the Amazon Cloud Player Works

Amazon's new streaming music app offers customers a new level of flexibility in purchasing, storing and accessing tunes. Does the Amazon Cloud Player have the strength to muscle out its competitors in the online music market?

Expert Stuff: Google's Mike Cohen

As powerful as computers are, they have difficulty listening and understanding the people who use them every day. How does Google attempt to enable accurate speech recognition within its product line?

How Information Architecture Works

Building architects design spaces for us to live and work in, but what exactly do information architects do? Learn more about IA -- and how it saves us all from information overload.

What are the parental issues with Facebook?

Think you can keep your teen safe on Facebook by simply avoiding the topic? Good luck. Get ready to talk with your child about balancing the fun of social networking with the dangers of bullies, predators and an everlasting digital footprint.

Are kids getting addicted to Facebook?

There are long-running jokes about addiction to the computer. Crackberry, anyone? But it's a very real and, possibly, very dangerous thing that shouldn't be taken lightly. Especially when children are involved. Here's how you can stay on top of it.

Can a parent see private chats on Facebook?

It's easy to see why parents would want to keep tabs on their kids' private chats, but it's not such an easy task to accomplish. How can you stay up to date on what your child's doing on Facebook?

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