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    Wikipedia may be one of the most popular sources of knowledge on the web, but it's by no means the best, nor is it the most reliable. Check these sites out for some superior searching:

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    Everyone knows you can save cash by shopping on the internet - but bricks-and-mortar firms are fighting back with unmissable deals of their own. PC Advisor weighs up your options. Here's how to save money today.

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    Sure, storage options vary in speed, price, security, and convenience, but nothing is more important than their ability to safeguard vital data.

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    It may sometimes seem as though the traditional short list of perils one cannot avoid ought to be expanded to: 'death, taxes, and spyware'. But all you need to get rid of spyware are the right free tools, some time, and a little know-how - which is where PC Advisor comes in, with our step-by-step guide to getting spyware and rootkits off your PC.

  • How-Tos: How to customise Firefox's appearance

    Don't follow the Internet Explorer herd! Get the most out of the web with Firefox, the thinking PC user's browser and a paragon of security and customisability.

  • How-Tos: How to enhance Firefox with extensions

    Our Firefox guide shows you where to go for the best upgrades for your web browser.

  • How-Tos: How to cloak your web activity in anonymity

    Browsing online can be a very public activity. But it needn't be. Follow these PC Advisor tips and you can present an invisible face to an enquiring world.

  • How-Tos: How to get broadband internet for free

    We show you which of the recent rash of 'free broadband' deals are worth signing on for, investigate the perils and pitfalls of such deals, and suss out what's in it for the ISPs.

  • How-Tos: How to create your own Facebook mashup with Popfly

    You can create a Facebook application from scratch, but it's easier to use a site such as Popfly. This allows you to create apps without coding. We're going to create an application that maps graphics on to a rotating sphere - either third-party graphics or users' own photos.

  • How-Tos: How to install your own Facebook application

    To begin working with applications in Facebook, you need to set up your account to work with the right tools. To do this, click Developers at the bottom of the screen, then Get Started. Next, click Add Facebook Developer Application to include the app in the list under your profile.

  • How-Tos: How to upload your podcast to the web

    Following yesterday's workshop on recording a podcast using Audacity, PC Advisor will guide you through uploading your podcast to the internet.

  • How-Tos: How to record a podcast using Audacity

    PC Advisor has a lot to say and, thanks to podcasting technology, the means to make people listen. Give the world a piece of your mind by following these simple steps.

  • How-Tos: How to maintain your privacy in Facebook

    Social-networking site Facebook is set to increase its sphere of influence by making people listed in its directory visible in search engines such as Google and Yahoo.

  • How-Tos: How to fix the 10 biggest PC disasters

    PC won't boot? Forgot your Windows password? Or just sent your boss a nasty email? PC Advisor leads you through the recovery process for some of the more common computing catastrophes.

  • How-Tos: How to battle the botnets

    Botnets - they're dangerous, deceptive, and very difficult to detect and deal with. What's more, according to recent surveys, the botnet threat is growing...rapidly.

  • How-Tos: How to switch ISPs the easy way

    With telcos accused of 'slamming' customers from one service to another, PC Advisor looked at smart ways to secure a better deal.

  • How-Tos: How to enjoy faster, safer networking

    Get help with real-world Wi-Fi hassles, from dead spots and security threats to media-streaming hiccups

  • How-Tos: How to manage business contacts online

    Following up sales leads effectively can be the difference between life and death for a small business. In competitive markets, it's generally the persistent bird that catches the worm. Managing online contacts efficiently is an essential skill to acquire.

  • How-Tos: How to set up a website using Microsoft Office Live

    We're going to put together a site using Microsoft's free Office Live program. To get started, go to OfficeLive.co.uk and enter a name for your website in the box at the top. Hit Go to see if your domain name is available - you may have to try a few.

  • How-Tos: How to optimise your wi-fi connection

    If you’re looking to improve the signal of your wireless network, try out some of the following tips that we’ve listed and with our help, you can extend your range and improve your network’s performance.


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