Alex WawroAssociate Editor, PCWorld

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How to Use Wireless Sync in iOS 5

The new wireless sync feature of iOS 5 unshackles your iPhone and iPad from your PC, allowing you to wirelessly sync your devices via Wi-Fi. Here's how to set it up.

How to Use Shortcuts in iOS 5

The new Shortcuts feature of iOS 5 makes it easy to compose complex messages quickly on your iPhone or iPad. You can even teach your device new words with just a few simple steps.

How to Use Custom Vibrations in iOS 5

Custom vibrations are among the best-kept secrets of iOS 5. Here's how to customize the vibration pattern of your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.

FAQ: Will Your ISP Protect Your Privacy?

Can law enforcement shut off your Internet access? Does your ISP have a data retention policy, and who is it sharing that with? Stay informed with our handy guide to tech activism.

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Hackers Crack Internet Encryption: Should You Be Worried?

BEAST is an exploit developed by security researchers to break the TLS 1.0 encryption used by most major browsers and websites. Here’s how it works, and how you can protect yourself.