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How to: 10 key technology tutorials from 2010

PC Advisor's most read walk-throughs of 2010

PC Advisor publishes hundreds of walk-throughs and tutorials every year, and 2010 was no different. Here are the Top 10 most popular technology tutorials we wrote and published in 2010.

Number 5: How to get 100Mb broadband

If printing is a big deal to PC Advisor readers, broadband is in a different league. Faster, more stable and less expensive internet connectivity is something of a Holy Grail for PCA readers and editors alike, and our recent expose on how to negotiate Broadband Britain proved popular.

Superfast broadband is nearly here, but will it be available to everyone, and will subscription costs create a nation of web haves and have-nots? This How to has all the answers.

See also: Broadband Advisor

Number 4: How to create an iPhone app

Smartphones and Tablet PCs are the technology form factors of the year, and in a Web 2.0 world we all want to contribute as well consume from our handheld devices. Creating an app for Apple iPhone and Apple iPad is a lot more straightforward than you might imagine - we did it, and with this simple and popular walk-through, you can too.

See also: Mobile Advisor

Number 3: How to clean up your Windows PC

Your Windows PC is slowing down. Maybe it takes longer to boot up or shut down. Perhaps the hard drive grinds in the background constantly. Or maybe launching an application takes much longer than it once did. And although Windows 7 is speedier than previous versions, it can still become sluggish, particularly if you install and uninstall a lot of applications.

We showed you what it takes to clean the junk from your system and how to get rid of the detritus that has built up over time to speed up boot times and make your PC zippy once more.

See also: Microsoft Windows 7 review

Number 2: 11 hidden security threats and how to stop them

Antivirus software and a firewall alone can't guarantee your safety when you roam the wilds of the web. So we show you how to foil the latest crop of sneaky attacks and nefarious attempts to steal your data. This should be essential reading for all web users.

See also: Security Advisor

Number 1: How to fix Windows - troubleshooting apps compared

No other category of software download is as popular in our Downloads section as the small apps that, in principle at least, fix issues in your PC's Windows install, and generally speed things up. But although the PC Advisor Downloads directory is carefully curated, shop slightly further afield and you can find all manner of Windows 'troubleshooting apps'. Some are greater than others, and we showed you how to compare them so that you get the tool that will truly improve your PC.

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