We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Windows Security Apple Android Smartphones Tablets Software Laptops Broadband Gadgets Games
Digital Home Audio Photo & Video Printing Components Desktop PCs Peripherals PC Upgrades Linux SMB Tech Enterprise
Social Networks Tech Industry Internet 3D Storage
2,862 Tutorials

More How-To

  • How-Tos: Lion and the Rosetta dead-end

    Reader Donald Kaye is in the same boat as many old-time Mac users and recent switchers. He writes:

  • How-Tos: Help! Is my Homeplug Powerline adaptor out of range?

    I have a pair of Homeplug 200 megabits per second (Mbps) Powerline adaptors, broadband web access and a Speedtouch ST585 v6 router. The PC is located upstairs and connected to the router via a wireless access point. I've connected a Homeplug to the router. I installed the software to connect one device to the Speedtouch, but the computer doesn't detect the Homeplug. According to the instructions, it should be simple and straightforward. I have no idea where to go from here – can you help?

  • How-Tos: How to activate automatic send/receive in Foxmail

    I'm using Foxmail and can't seem to activate the auto send/receive function that's supposed to take place when I launch the application. To download new email messages I have to click the send/receive icon. There is a setting in the Tools menu, but for some reason it fails to work.

  • How-Tos: PC Upgrades Almost Everyone Does Wrong

    Whether you're an experienced hand or a technophobic novice, chances are good that your last PC upgrade didn't exactly follow the industry's best practices. Many newbs flub upgrades through inexperience, but it's just as common to see a hardcore system builder throw caution to the wind while swapping out a CPU, snapping in some RAM, or swapping out a hard drive or graphics card. Whichever camp you fall into, cutting corners as you work on your computer puts it at risk of sustaining damage to sensitive components. In the worst case, you might even destroy the entire machine.

  • How-Tos: How to tune a TV tuner to pick up digital TV

    A reader is having trouble changing his TV tuner from terrestrial to digital TV. Here's our advice.

  • How-Tos: What to do if your printer starts printing in bands

    A reader wrote in complaining that a faithful old printer had started printing in bands, leaving gaps all over the page. Our expert diagnoses a blocked printhead, and explains how to fix it.

  • How-Tos: Check Transit Schedules With Google Maps

    Google unveiled today a new feature for Maps, which adds a layer for transit systems. So now you can use Google Maps to manage your public transit commute in much the same way you might check for traffic conditions.

  • How-Tos: Print multiple images on a single page

    When it comes to printing images at home—whether they be drawings, graphic art, or photos—the cost of paper and ink add up quickly. That’s why it’s handy to know how to print several images on the same page.

  • How-Tos: How to upload images to Twitter

    Micro-blogging service Twitter isn't just about 140 character updates, you can also share images on the site. There are a number of third-party services, including Twitpic and yFrog that allow you to do this

  • How-Tos: What to do if you receive a suspect email

    A reader received an email that he thought might be a phishing attack. But how to respond?

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade the hard drive on a PC with a SATA 1 motherboard

    A reader wanted to know why the 1TB SATA 2 hard drive he was attempting to install in his PC wasn't being recognised. Unfortunately his PC's motherboard is SATA 1: but that doesn't mean you can't upgrade the hard drive on an old PC - here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to stop automatic photo-tagging on Facebook

    Facebook has recently come under fire for rolling out Tag Suggestions, an automatic photo-tagging tool, to its users without alerting them first.

  • How-Tos: How to remove bloatware from a new PC

    Lots of new PCs come crammed with software trials and freebies that are more bloatware than useful. But should you wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows to get rid of them? Probably not, and here's why.

  • How-Tos: Four ways to make the Dock more powerful

    Right now, the Dock is probably sitting at the bottom of your screen, showing you applications, a couple of folders, and your Mac's trusty Trash. (Then again, it may be hidden, or stretch along the side of your screen; see this article to learn how to customize the Dock.) Most Mac users know the basics of using this OS X tool, but what you may not realize is that the Dock offers powerful and convenient ways to access the files and folders you work with most often.

  • How-Tos: Five Simple Tips for Better Fireworks Photos

    This time of year, photographers dust off their cameras while dogs hide under the bed: It's fireworks season. Trance and Topher (my dogs) notwithstanding, I love fireworks displays--especially on the Fourth of July--and I'm always eager to capture some of the magic on film. In years past, I've given you detailed advice for shooting fireworks, but this year I've decided to distill it all down to five simple tips. Follow these, and you should have some nifty fireworks photos this year.

  • How-Tos: Five Excel Nightmares (and How to Fix Them)

    Have you ever wondered if Microsoft Excel was invented by a sadist?

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade your PC to an SSD for video work

    Why installing an SSD is a good idea if you use your PC for video editing, and how to check for compatibility issues.

  • How-Tos: How to change your default search engine in Safari

    If you're using Apple's Safari browser, you don't have to use the browser's default search engine, when searching via the bar in the top right-hand corner of the browser. Instead you can change the default search engine to suit you. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to change your default search engine in Google Chrome

    Web browser's have a default search engine that allows users to search the web without navigating to a search engine. However, if you search of preference isn't the default, don't panic. It is possible to change it.

  • How-Tos: Avoiding Embarrassing Photo Sharing on Twitter

    In light of Rep. Anthony Weiner's embarrassing announcement Monday that he had sent inappropriate pictures of himself to six different women on Twitter it seems that now is the ideal time to discuss how you can avoid suffering a similar fate. After all, posts to social networking services are becoming ever more scrutinized by employers and, in the case of public figures, the press. So we're proud to present PCWorld's 4 step plan to avoid embarrassing photo sharing on Twitter.


IDG UK Sites

Apple promises developers better stability, performance for Swift

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple is/isn’t building a car: statement of facts

IDG UK Sites

How to tell what colour 'that' dress actually is using Photoshop (it’s blue)

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch release date & UK price rumours: Watch event announced for 9 March