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  • How-Tos: 10 Secrets for Creating Awesome Excel Tables

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  • How-Tos: Bookmark Any Web Page with a Single Keystroke

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  • How-Tos: How to Make Your Own Network Cables

    Although it's easy to head to the electronics store to buy network cables, making do with cables of predetermined lengths can be a problem. More often than not, premade cables are either too short (and require coupling) or too long (in which case, you have to tie up excess cabling and tuck it away somewhere). The end result is usually a mess of extra network cable, wrapped and bundled up alongside your devices and network switches. It works, but it isn't ideal, and it looks horrible.

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  • How-Tos: How to upgrade your PC for real 3D

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  • How-Tos: Move iTunes media files to other locations with TuneSpan

    Over the years, my iTunes library has grown in size from “manageable” to “humongous.” As I continue to add more content—music files, videos, podcasts, and more—my iTunes library sure isn’t getting any smaller.

  • How-Tos: How to Get Started With CSS

    I've already discussed how you can learn to code for free using languages such as Ruby and JavaScript, but this time we'll explore an even more basic language that can help to make your websites pop. Cascading Style Sheets is like HTML's cooler, more artistic sibling: While HTML handles the structure and content of your website, CSS allows you to add cutting-edge design to it. This guide tells you everything you need to know to get started making better-looking websites fast.

  • How-Tos: How to change the colour of a folder in Windows 7

    We show you how to install and use the free Folderico utility to change the colour of Windows 7 folders. Have any colour you like: green, red, pink, orange, purple, even black.

  • How-Tos: How to Turn Your Laptop Into a Typewriter

    Writing requires focus: You need to sit down with your thoughts and just plow through your work. Regrettably, a modern computer isn't that great for focusing on something as mundane as text. A word processor surrounds your text with so many flashy buttons and toolbars that you might sometimes feel as if the words you're trying to write belong in the backseat. Then there's the matter of chat pop-ups, email dings, Twitter chirps, and the entire panoply of modern distractions that conspire to steal your focus.

  • How-Tos: How to factory reset Nokia Lumia 800 and 900

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  • How-Tos: How to Get Started With Music on Google Play

    When Google launched Google Play (originally called Google Music) last year, a lot of hype surrounded the service, since it represented the search giant's entry into the world of music streaming. But now the hype has largely died down, and many Google users remain confused about what the service allows them to do, and how Google’s music locker works. We have the info you need to start uploading and streaming your music with Google Play as efficiently as possible.

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