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    If your laptop has a blurry screen there is a very good change that you can fix it within a matter of minutes. Here's how to fix a laptop with a blurry screen.

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    Our Helproom Editor explains how to publish an eBook, and how to make sure your digital book's content is not pirated.

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    If you're running Windows 8 and you went with the recommended settings automatic updates will be switched on. This can be annoying so here's our guide to stopping Windows 8 installing updates automatically.

  • How-Tos: Prevent WinRAR automatically taking control of ISO files

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  • How-Tos: How to monitor and manage your PC from any smartphone or tablet

    It's 2013, and computing has entered a new age of mobility. If you're still wasting time trudging over to your PCs to perform routine maintenance, check for software updates, and power down every night, you haven't gotten with the program.

  • How-Tos: Play TV recordings from USB stick via HDMI

    How you can play via your TV's HDMI port TV programmes recorded on to a USB flash drive.

  • How-Tos: How to record YouView TV shows from your smartphone or tablet

    Disaster! You've run out of the house forgetting to set your YouView box to record EastEnders. Fortunately, you can still record it using the free YouView app for your iPhone.

  • How-Tos: Control your TV with your smartphone, tablet

    Using your smartphone or tablet to control your Tivo box is easy and offers a lot of flexibility in recording shows and channel surfing.

  • How-Tos: Remains of the Day: The boys of summer

    It may be the summer of the iPhone 5S; Apple's considering dropping into China; and an old friend of Apple's has some advice for Tim Cook. The remainders for Tuesday, January 15, 2013 love for you will still be strong.

  • How-Tos: Is it legal to download YouTube videos?

    Is it illegal to download YouTube video for personal use? Many people would answer that question by suggesting it's something of a 'grey' area. Actually it's pretty black and white.

  • How-Tos: How to activate and set up Sky On Demand Catch Up TV

    What Sky forgets to tell you about activating Sky On Demand Catch Up TV.

  • How-Tos: How to make your own wrist-rest

    If you spend a lot of time at your computer, and I know you do, a wrist-rest is a must.

  • How-Tos: How to claim a refund through a credit card company

    What to do if your paid-for online or store order is not completed when a company goes into administration, such as Jessops. Credit card refunds are your best option.

  • How-Tos: How to rip a DVD on a Mac

    Ripping a DVD on a Mac isn't too different to ripping a DVD on a Windows PC, the only real difference is the software you use. Here's how to rip a DVD on a Mac.

  • How-Tos: DVD-less Snow Leopard installation on older Mac

    Reader Steven Harris is trying to do the right thing by his family, but technical barriers prevent it. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to use Sky Go for Android

    Sky Go makes Sky TV available live and on demand to Android phones and Android tablets. Here's our guide to using Sky Go on Android.

  • How-Tos: How to return your gadget gifts without any runaround

    December may be the season of giving, but January is the season of returning. Unfortunately, returning that not-quite-right gift can be tricky. With so much shopping happening online these days, it isn't always clear where to turn--plus, you have to deal with packing, shipping, and other details. And if you don't have a receipt, sending back electronics and tech gear can be particularly complicated, as it's often burdened with restocking fees and other annoying restrictions. Here are a few tips to ease the hassle of returning tech products.

  • How-Tos: How do I connect my TV to the Internet?

    How do I connect my TV to the Internet? We show you the easiest ways to connect your television to the Internet, your router and your computer.

  • How-Tos: Black borders on external monitor

    If you are seeing a black border around your PC content, it is likely that your graphics card thinks the screen is a TV. It's easy to solve: our Helproom Editor explains how. Updated 17 December 2012.

  • How-Tos: Make DVDs as holiday gifts

    Apple has almost entirely abandoned DVDs—remember, those shiny discs that no longer fit into many modern Macs? But despite the shift to online photo and video services, not everyone is capable of streaming media over the Internet. A DVD (and increasingly, a high-definition Blu-ray disc) is still a near-universal way to share the photos and videos as a holiday gift. Besides, friends and family members can’t unwrap a pipeline of bits and bytes.


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