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How to set up surround sound speakers to TV

Dolby says that audio accounts for 50 percent of the cinema experience so you’ll want to get a nice surround sound system set up in your home to get the most out of all the films and TVs you’re watching. Here’s how to set up surround sound in your living room. Assuming that you’ve bought a surround sound system or you’re thinking of buying one and want to know how it fits into your room, our guide will give you…

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How to Sell Online – Tech Advisor

It’s the modern scourge: the fast-paced upgrade cycle for tech products means we all tend to get a new phone well before we really need one, and it’s the same for tablets and plenty of other gadgets. They’re still worth money, so there’s no point in stuffing them at the back of a drawer: post them online and sell them quick. There are various apps and websites you can use to get rid of your unwanted kit (it doesn’t have to…

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How To Set Up An Xbox One: Quickly Set Up Your One S Or One X

Hurrah! You have an Xbox One, Xbox One S or 4K-enabled Xbox One X. You have a great games console and entertainment centre, and you are about to enter a world of great digital entertainment. Now you need to set up your Xbox One. It is a pretty simple process, but our Xbox One setup guide is here to make it even simpler.  If you’re new to the world of Xbox, be sure to take a look at our Xbox…

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How to make Personalised Christmas videos for free

Christmas is nearly here, so why not think about sending a festive video to your loved ones. There are various websites that let you create brilliant personalised videos online that you can share with friends and family, including the Portable North Pole, Elf Yourself and more. See also: How to make personalised Christmas cards Got some last minute Christmas shopping to do? Our round-up of the best tech gifts for Christmas will help, but also check out the Best Christmas tech…

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How to allow remote access to your Mac

Computers are ubiquitous, and you’ve probably had an instance where you are using a computer in one place and you need to access a computer in another location. For example, you’re at a coffee shop with a laptop, and you need something from the desktop computer in your home office. You might even want to give people you know the ability to access a computer when they are away. This ability is called remote access. Macworld reader Sandy has three…

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How to use Word to create holiday cards and other projects

Microsoft Word may not be a full-fledged graphics program, but you can use its layout, font, text box, and other features to make, surprisingly, exceptional custom holiday cards with a little clever manipulation and some creativity. You can use images or clipart from your own collection, download royalty-free images from the web, or use Shapes and Special Effects in Word to draw your own custom images.    Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 Note: If you’re planning to use envelopes…

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What is Bitcoin? What Are Bitcoin Futures? How to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin is wildly confusing. And here’s the bad news: the fact you’re reading this now means you’re late to the game, and it’s going to be tough to turn a profit in Bitcoin mining. Nevertheless, if you want to try your hand at mining bitcoins, here we present the beginner’s guide to generating bitcoins. Following a dodgy patch in 2016, Bitcoin’s value has recovered and actually surpassed the value of gold. Right now it’s at £8,392.04, but yesterday hit an…

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Which iPhone model do you have? Here’s where to look

You probably have a general idea of which iPhone you have—iPhone 6, SE, 4s, X, and so on. But behind the marketing names, each iPhone configuration has its own model number. You normally won’t need to know this number, but it could come in handy if you ever need to get more technical details about your device. Here’s where you can find your iPhone’s model number—and what that number means. Which number is which? Apple uses two numbering schemes for…

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How to watch Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus: The Movie is more than 30 years old, released back in 1985 and starring Dudley Moore, John Lithgow and David Huddleston. It was a flop at launch, but is now one of our favourite films for the festive season. Santa Claus: The Movie chronicles the origins of Santa Claus and his wife Anya, and explains the mysteries of Father Christmas – such as how reindeer fly – to curious kids. It also sees Santa Claus take on one…

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How to Watch Jingle All The Way for Free

We totally feel Arnie’s pain: your kid wants that one present more than anything in the world and it’s sold out everywhere. Jingle All The Way sees Arnold Schwarzenegger and a rival dad played by Sinbad desperate to get their hands on a Turbo-Man action figure in time for Christmas, and hilarity ensues. Here’s how to watch Jingle All The Way online or on any mobile device. Also see: Best Christmas movies ever – the ultimate list of the best…

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How to Watch The Polar Express for Free

The Polar Express is a 2004 film starring Tom Hanks, based on the 1985 children’s book. It sees a young boy embark on an adventure to the North Pole onboard The Polar Express train, which concludes in the restoration of his faith in Santa Claus. There are several ways you can watch The Polar Express today, and on any mobile device. Also see: Best Christmas movies ever – the ultimate list of the best Christmas films Buy The Polar Express on…

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How to watch A Christmas Carol (Disney) for Free

There are many versions of the classic tale A Christmas Carol (including the excellent Muppet Christmas Carol) but here we’re talking about the animated Disney version, voiced by Jim Carrey, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Bob Hoskins. The story, of course, is unchanged: three ghosts appear to Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve to teach him the error of his ways and he must put things right with Bob Scratchett. Here we explain how to watch A Christmas Carol online, on…

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How to Watch The Grinch for Free

What better way to celebrate our love of Christmas with a green and hairy bad guy who hates it? Based in Whoville, the Grinch plans to ruin Christmas by stealing all the presents and decorations – but watching Jim Carrey’s hilarious representation of him certainly won’t ruin ours. Here’s how to watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas online or on any device. Also see: Best Christmas movies ever – the ultimate list of the best Christmas films Buy The Grinch on…

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How to Watch Love Actually for Free

The ultimate Christmas romcom, 2003 film Love Actually has a star-studded cast that includes Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and Rowan Atkinson. It follows the lives of eight loved-up wannabe couples in London in the last few weeks before Christmas, bringing you multiple happy endings. Here’s how to watch Love Actually online or on any mobile device. Also see: Best Christmas movies ever – the ultimate list of the best Christmas films Buy Love…

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How to set up Medical ID on your iPhone

There are plenty of iPhone features that feel like you just can’t live without them. But there is one that can literally save your life: Medical ID. If you get into an accident or otherwise become unconscious or unresponsive, a first responder can pick up your phone and place an emergency call. But they can also tap the Medical ID button to be taken to a screen that shows important information about you: Age, blood type, allergies, medical conditions…whatever information you…

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How to Watch Elf for Free

The 2003 Christmas movie Elf starring Will Ferrell is a great choice for getting into that festive spirit. Raised as an elf but actually human, Buddy leaves the North Pole to go to the US in search of his true identity. There are several ways you can watch Elf today, and on any mobile device. Also see: Best Christmas movies ever – the ultimate list of the best Christmas films Buy Elf on DVD You can buy Elf on DVD from Amazon…

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