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    For those that live in Greater London, the contactless revolution has truly arrived, with TFL offering contactless payment since Tuesday. Utilising Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, this system makes life quicker, easier and even cheaper for anyone using public transport in the capital.

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    Not all interaction on the internet can be positive and sometimes people can leave comments on your posts that you’d rather they didn’t. We explain how to delete any negative or abusive comments you might receive on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.

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    What's the best blogging platfom for you? We bring you advice and tips about how to start a blog.

  • How-Tos: 10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

    Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no single method is foolproof or ironclad. But even if there is no right answer to tuning every query, there are plenty of proven do's and don'ts to help light the way. While some are RDBMS-specific, most of these tips apply to any relational database.

  • How-Tos: How to fix Windows Update error 80072f8f

    When checking for an update to Windows Phone you may have seen the update error 80072f8f. Here's how to fix the problem.

  • How-Tos: Can I upgrade to Windows 9?

    Microsoft will unveil Windows 9, its replacement for Windows 8, on 30 September, but will your old PC or laptop be capable of running the new Windows OS? We find out.

  • How-Tos: 30 tips and tricks for selling on eBay

    Selling on eBay can be a fantastic way to get rid of unwanted junk. We've assembled some of the best handy hints from seasoned auction pros to make your selling experience both pleasant and profitable. Here are our 30 top tips and tricks for how to sell your stuff on eBay.

  • How-Tos: How to restore your screen resolution after a graphics driver update

    Sometimes updating your graphics driver can screw up your screen resolution. Here's how to get things back to the way they were and restore your screen resolution following a graphics driver update.

  • How-Tos: How to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod to iOS 8

    iOS 8 is almost here. Here's everything you need to know about updating your iPhone 4S, 5, iPad 2, iPad with Retina screen and fifth-generation iPod touch to the latest software.

  • How-Tos: 6 Tips for Replacing Your Windows Laptop With a Surface Pro 3

    It's no secret that Microsoft's Windows 8 launch marks the start of a hybrid device strategy. Though the initial batches of Windows 8 hybrid devices were far from successful, the push by Microsoft to meld touch with traditional computing is starting to look better with the release of the latest generation of such devices, led its own Surface Pro 3.

  • How-Tos: How to make webmail your default email in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera

    How many times have you clicked an email address on a webpage instead of copying it only to accidentally start Outlook or another desktop mail client?

  • How-Tos: How to build a great data science team

    Enterprises that want to launch big data initiatives -- or even more ambitiously, seek to create an "analytics culture" -- invariably should answer a handful of critical questions before spending money and allocating resources: What's the business case for analytics? Which big data tools should we use? Should we hire a data analytics vendor to handle everything? If we build an in-house team, where do we get the analytics talent?

  • How-Tos: How to send professional looking emails using Mailchimp

    Keeping your team, club or newsletter subscribers up to date can be a challenge when using traditional email. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up a professional looking message easily using the Mailchimp service.

  • How-Tos: How to Avoid Online Scams When Selling Your Old iPhone or iPad

    A lot of people right now are selling their old iPhones and iPad minis to trade up to the supersized iPhone 6 models. Unfortunately, I suspect some of them are being scammed out of their devices -- I nearly was.

  • How-Tos: How CIOs Can Learn to Be Better Presenters

    With their executive power under fire, CIOs need to step out from behind their desks and take a more prominent and visible role both inside and outside their companies.

  • How-Tos: Where to buy the (now discontinued) iPod classic in the UK

    Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod classic, which will disappoint those with huge music libraries. Here's how to buy an iPod classic in the UK.

  • How-Tos: How to make Facebook private

    Facebook recently released a Privacy Check-up tool that provides a simple way to ensure that no-one’s seeing your stuff unless you want them to. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to make your Facebook private, as well as how to unfriend people.

  • How-Tos: Automate image editing with GIMP

    For a project I was recently working on I needed to remove the white background from several hundred images in PNG format and replace it with transparency. I know you can automate Photoshop but that's like getting into a Sherman tank to go shopping at your local supermarket. Another constraint (other than my reluctance to wrangle Photoshop) was the need to be able to do this in the future as part of a process to be built into a virtual machine running Linux.

  • How-Tos: Design your own KPIs, like this bar manager did with limes

    In a previous life, Dane Atkinson, now the CEO of SumAll.com, ran a bar in New York City. While there he developed what he came to call the "lime equation" -- an alternative indicator of sorts that could pinpoint the bar's sales or revenues for the night and as it happened, also flag employee theft.

  • How-Tos: Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM, Lumia 735 and Lumia 830 launch as it happened

    This morning Nokia held a special webcast for its Lumia smartphone line-up. You can relive the Nokia webcast from this page - join us to see what smartphones Nokia launched at IFA 2014.


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