Three little-known ways to use a USB flash drive with your PS3

There’s a good chance that the USB ports in your PlayStation 3 mostly, if not exclusively, get used to power and connect your gaming accessories. What’s not obvious, however, is that those USB ports can also be used to read and write data to a standard thumbdrive. What kind of data, you ask? Dust off your thumbdrive and check out these three useful ways to pair it with your PS3.  Load up music, movies, and photos There are a few ways to get music, video, and photos from your computer to your PS3: wirelessly stream it; burn a CD with
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Making old games work on new PCs: Beyond Good and Evil

The usual caveat folks: make sure your graphics and sound card drivers are up to date, and that you’ve installed the latest compatibility updates for Windows. These fixes have been tested onWindows 7 64-bit only, but may also work for other systems. Ubisoft has a reputation of of being hostile towards PC gamers — but it is far from the only publisher to put a broken version of an old game on Steam or GOG, in order to make a quick buck. Sadly, Beyond Good and Evil falls into this pile. Thankfully, you can get it into a playable state,
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How to back-up PlayStation 3 save games

You’ve likely amassed a whole heap of unlocked game modes, vehicles, weapons and more in your games; but what happens if your hard drive dies? The PlayStation 3 offers three different ways to backup your games. Backing up to the cloud You must be a PlayStation Plus member to use this feature. Firstly, sign in to your PSN account. On the Cross Media Bar (XMB), move the selection to Game and then move down to Saved Data Utility (PS3). Select it, then move down to the game you want to backup the saves for. Press triangle on your controller, then
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How to back-up Xbox 360 save games

The Xbox 360 offers two alternatives for saving your games somewhere other than the console. Backing up to the cloud The first is cloud, where your games are saved online and can be downloaded to any console you log in to. Sadly, you need to be a Xbox Live Gold member to use this; that is, you’ll need to set up a paid subscription. You’ll also need half a gigabyte of storage on your hard drive to act as a local cache. If you have these things, you can enable cloud storage by signing into your gamer profile, then going
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10 steps to get your Xbox online

Editor’s note This article refers to the original Xbox console and Xbox Live. For help with Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, please read our article here . If you’re not playing your Xbox online on Xbox Live, then you’re missing out on the best the console has to offer. Sure there’s plenty of offline gaming to be had, but with more and more games coming out with extensive on-line capabilities, there’s a whole new world of gaming to explore. Games like Halo 2 andForza Motorsport come alive on Xbox Live, and you’ll never be wanting for some multiplayer action from
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Create app-specific passwords for iCloud

Apple has long offered two-step verification for iCloud accounts, but extra barrier for gaining access to your account was limited. The change was prompted after the recent celebrity photo leak. An unfortunate incident spurred Apple to secure users iCloud accounts using both two-step verification and app-specific passwords. The change requiring app-specific passwords was put into place on October 1. For those unfamiliar, app-specific passwords are used when an app or service you’re attempting to sign into doesn’t support two-step verification. Instead of forcing you to enter your account password, you create a single-use app-specific password, eliminating any potential for your
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How to use Facebook’s new News Feed controls

Prior to today, the process for removing Facebook posts from a friend or page was a chore. You had to tap or click around the often confusing settings found on Facebook, until you wound up at the right spot. And that only covered a single account. Today Facebook announced it was making the process easier by creating a setting specifically to manage your News Feed. For on-the-fly unfollowing, you can now click or tap (this works on both the website and mobile apps) the small arrow in the top-right corner of a post. According to Facebook’s announcement, the drop-down will
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How to add music to your Android Wear watch

As reported  Google’s plans to release an update to Android Wear, making it possible to store music on your smart watch. Last week, that report became a reality as Android Wear received an update adding music capabilities, along with bug fixes and GPS-tracking capabilities (a hardware-dependent feature, I might add). The process for adding music to your watch is simple, once you figure out where the setting is. First you’ll need to ensure your watch is updated to the latest version of the Android Wear OS. The current version number is 4.4W.2. Learn how to check your current OS version or
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How to edit captions on Instagram

Nothing is worse than taking the time to craft and compose the perfect caption for an Instagram post only to hit Share btton and see a glaring typo. At that point you have two options – embrace the mistake, or delete the post and try again. Neither is ideal, especially if you put a lot of work into tweaking and applying a filter. On Monday Instagram announced it was releasing an update to both the iOS and Android version of its app, making it possible to edit captions for the first time. Huzzah! Editing a caption after submission is incredibly
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Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Tips and Tricks

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has become increasingly popular, and is difficult for retailers to keep on their shelves. With the addition of such a large display, as well as many of the features that have been added through iOS 8 and iOS 8.1, this device is shaping up to be a beast. Some of these features tend to be either a bit tricky to use, or entirely hidden, so today, we have a list of iPhone 6 Plus tips and tricks to help you embrace the power within your device. One-Handed Use The jump from the 4-inch display of the
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