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  • How-Tos: How to boost your website's search engine ranking

    Search Engine Optimisation is the key to a website ranking high in search engine results. But as it's not an exact science, how do you go about ensuring your website is optimised to get the most visitors? We spoke to three experts to get a number of top tips to ensure your website ranks highly.

  • How-Tos: How to set up a secure home network

    A wireless connection isn’t just handy when you’re out and about. There are more options for going wireless at home, whether it’s so you can enjoy catch-up TV you’ve downloaded on your actual telly (rather than the PC screen) or so you can work in a peaceful corner of the house.

  • How-Tos: How to create a Flickr photostream

    Tagging is the way the web works these days and, used properly, it can help you climb to the top of an image search results list and get noticed. Here, we show you how to make the most out of your Flickr photostream with tags.

  • How-Tos: How to get the internet your way

    Websites should be usable by all, yet only a select few achieve this. If only it were possible to tailor the look and function of all your favourite websites to your own needs...

  • How-Tos: How to geo-tag images with Panoramio

    Digital cameras and mobile phones are increasingly able to geo-reference information and pinpoint our location. It's now possible to ‘geo-tag' photos before uploading them to the web, allowing Google Maps, Google Earth and similar mapping applications to display the exact location that an image was taken.

  • Video: Make your web connection faster

    Get Internet Explorer or Firefox firing faster. If your web browser seems to be acting up and surfing the internet seems to take forever, this tutorial is for you.

  • Video: How to find other PCs and printers on your network

    Get your PC and printer network working. Here's a set of simple but effective tips and tricks that'll get your network back running smoothly in no time at all.

  • How-Tos: How to boost Firefox 3.0 security

    Firefox 3.0 has gone down in history, with a Guinness World Record Certificate for ‘the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours’. One of the chief reasons for such interest in the browser is its security credentials.

  • How-Tos: How to locate the source of an email

    There are many aspects to web security. You can hardly move for apps that automate online protection and safeguard your identity, for instance. But one area that gets less attention is IP-address tracing.

  • How-Tos: How to set up an Office Live account

    Many of us dream of breaking free of the nine-to-five grind and setting up our own businesses, but few of us actually get round to doing so.

  • How-Tos: How to improve your web-browsing experience

    It’s hard to imagine a world before the advent of the internet - but that doesn't mean it's perfect.

  • How-Tos: How to avoid viruses, phishing and email scams

    Follow PC Advisor's simple advice to beat even the most cunning cybercriminals.

  • How-Tos: How to avoid the BitTorrent blockade

    More and more internet service providers are blocking traffic to P2P file-sharing services. Find out whether you've been targeted, and learn how to get around the restrictions.

  • How-Tos: How to make simple edits in Photoshop Express

    It offers 17 of Photoshop CS3's best tools, plus 2GB of online storage, all for free. Here, we look at getting started with Adobe's Photoshop Express.

  • How-Tos: How to install and configure NetTrooper

    The widespread use of wireless to connect multiple home PCs to the internet is a blessing for convenience, but can be a nightmare in terms of security. Here, we look at how to auto secure your home network.

  • How-Tos: How to create a blog using Windows Live Writer

    Bloggers range from experts in their chosen field to loonies benefiting from the free mouthpiece a blog provides. While we can't turn you into a professional journalist, we can offer you a truly simple way to create a rich blog in the form of Windows Live Writer.

  • How-Tos: How to spot, and stop a spy stealing your data

    Corporate espionage is a bigger concern than most of us think. In the US alone, as much as £150bn a year is lost to hacking, cracking, physical security breaches and other criminal activity. Here's our round-up of steps you can take to make sure its much harder for spies to do any damage.

  • How-Tos: How to build a web forum in minutes

    Being able to voice an opinion and discuss issues with others is one of the most liberating and popular aspects of the web. A forum is one of the simplest ways to make your website interactive.

  • How-Tos: How to add a Google map to your web page

    As Google continues its steady progress towards domination of all things internet-based, a clutch of useful tools is filtering down to web designers. One such service is a beta version of Google Maps’ programming interface.

  • How-Tos: How to modify your Google Map

    Once you've put your business on the map with Google Maps, customising that map to suit your customers' needs is a piece of cake.


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