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  • How-Tos: How to: Organise your music with Mp3tag

    Digital audio files loves to store themselves in disparate locations unless you instruct it otherwise. We use free software to show you how to organise your music collection and take the hassle out of tagging digital audio.

  • How-Tos: How to: Convert video file formats

    Depending on what you plan to do with your videos, you may need to convert them into different formats. We use free software to show you how it's done.

  • How-Tos: How to: Stream photos to a digital frame

    We demonstrate how to stream your favourite snaps from a camera, your Facebook profile or an online photo-sharing site to a compatible digital photo frame.

  • How-Tos: How to update firmware on PCs and peripherals

    Firmware revisions can make your old equipment run faster and crash less often. Find out how to give your hardware software enhancements and new features

  • How-Tos: How to back up a PC

    PC Advisor takes an in-depth look at backups, a vital tool when preparing a laptop or PC for a major repair job or upgrade. Here's how to back up your PC.

  • How-Tos: How to disregard an IE 'false positive'

    QUESTION You've previously recommended Unlocker, but Internet Explorer (IE) 8.0 won't let me download it. I managed to obtain the file using Google Chrome, but Security Essentials then blocked it and said it was a Trojan.

  • How-Tos: How to find lost iTunes files

    When I got my PC back after being repaired, everything that was on it before was still there, except iTunes. I'm worried I'll lose the playlists on my 30GB Apple iPod classic if I plug it into my PC after reinstalling iTunes.

  • How-Tos: How to troubleshoot a laptop with failed audio

    I'm unable to get sound from my Windows 7 HP laptop. I've checked everything I can think of and have now run out of ideas.

  • How-Tos: How to take HD video on the iPod touch

    We show you how to make and take HD video on the iPod touch.

  • How-Tos: How to use Game Center on the iPod touch

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  • How-Tos: How to use Facetime on the new iPod touch

    We get our hands on the new iPod touch and find out just what it's capable of

  • How-Tos: How to get 150,000 Twitter followers

    Despite sharing every banal aspect of my life in mind-numbing detail, I remain some way short of 150,000 Twitter followers. Even the mighty PC Advisor's informative feed remains a little shy. But UK design magazine Creative Review's Twitter feed has hit the magic number, off the back of a print circulation of 20,000 and a website that delivers around 1 million page impressions a month (compare that with PC Advisor's 4 million or so views, and you'll see just how impressive a stat that is).

  • How-Tos: How to run multiple security software products

    I've been told that I shouldn't have more than one antivirus program running on my PC. Can I use both McAfee and Microsoft Antispyware (or another spyware application), for example? I want to be extra safe online, and I know that security suites are often good in some areas but not in all. Is there a list that will tell me what I can and can't use together?

  • How-Tos: How to choose who sees your photos on Facebook

    I signed up for a Facebook account and uploaded some photos to my profile. I was soon contacted out of the blue by someone I didn’t want to hear from and who I didn’t know could see my photos and profile. I’ve been told that I should stop using Facebook, but will I still be able to see my photos if I cancel my account, and how can I make sure no one else can see them?

  • How-Tos: How to use touch to control your Windows 7 PC

    I want to use touch to control my Windows 7 Home Premium PC. Is it as simple as plugging in a touchscreen display? I’d also like to view a 3D image – will I need a new graphics card?

  • How-Tos: How to roll back your PC's audio drivers

    My Asus Eee 1008HA netbook runs Windows 7 and uses a Realtek HD Audio sound chip. It has shortcut buttons above the keyboard that are intended to control audio functions such as volume and mute. Following a recent driver update for the sound card, as advised by Driver Detective, they no longer function correctly.

  • How-Tos: How to install Microsoft Fix it Center

    I get an error message when trying to install Microsoft Fix it Center on my Windows XP Service Pack 3 PC. It reads: 'Detail: The remote name could not be resolved: go.microsoft.com'.

  • How-Tos: How to use your TV as a monitor

    I often use my TV as a second monitor for giving presentations. My Windows 7 laptop normally operates at a 1920x1080 resolution, but changes to 1360x768 when I connect the TV. The image on the TV is displayed full-screen, but it isn’t on my laptop. Adjusting the resolution doesn’t solve the problem.

  • How-Tos: How to reverse Registry Cleaner problems

    I believe my overzealous use of Registry Mechanic and Hard Drive Washer 3.0 may have caused problems on my PC. When I plug a device into a USB port the Autoplay dialog contains no options. Also, URLs in my email are no longer clickable.

  • How-Tos: How to print your Outlook 2007 calendar

    I’m having trouble printing a copy of my calendar (month view) in Outlook 2007. Outlook 2003 automatically wraps text for appointments that span across more than one line, letting you see all the information in the printout; Outlook 2007 does not. I can’t find a formatting option to correct this.


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