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  • How-Tos: How to set up a VPN

    You can use a VPN to stay safe, secure and anonymous online as well as to pretend you're in a different country - useful if you want to access otherwise blocked websites and services. Here we show you how set up a VPN to stop people snooping on you online

  • How-Tos: How to watch Game of Thrones Season 5 online

    The Game of Thrones Season 5 release date in the UK is fast approaching so here's how to watch the TV show online with Sky Atlantic. On air tonight at 9pm.

  • How-Tos: What happens to Facebook, Twitter, Google accounts and data when you die?

    What happens to Facebook, Twitter, Google and other online accounts and data when you die? What the law says and the policies of the major players. How to access Google, Facebook and Twitter accounts of a dead friend or relative.

  • How-Tos: 3 fast, easy ways to find the perfect animated GIF

    Sometimes words aren't enough when you want to express yourself online. You need an image that will simultaneously display your encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and wit.

  • How-Tos: How to move your website to a new host

    If you run a website--whether it's a small, personal site dedicated to a hobby or interest, or a larger site that you use to promote your work or sell a product--there may come a time when you want to move it. Your site may have outgrown your current hosting plan, you may be disappointed in the service or support of your hosting provider, or you may simply want to change because you've found a better price.

  • How-Tos: How to watch US Netflix in the UK

    Netflix is one of the best streaming services around but those in America get way more content than us in Blighty. Here's how to get US Netflix in the UK on almost any device including Xbox, PlayStation, iPad and Apple TV.

  • How-Tos: How to get texts on a tablet: Sync your phone and tablet SMS

    A phone is all most people need to send and receive text messages, but sync your inbox to your Android tablet and you can more easily manage your SMS- and multimedia messages. You get a bigger screen and larger keypad for texting, too. Here's how to get text messages on a tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to change the font in Google Chrome

    Are you bored of seeing the same fonts all the time? Well if you’ve got Google Chrome, we have a way of changing the font on almost any website to a custom one of your own choosing.

  • How-Tos: How to get broadband without a landline: Save money on line rental

    You want broadband, but you don't need a phone line. Sound familiar? Fortunately, there are ways to get your internet fix without paying BT's monthly fee. Here's how to get broadband without a phone line.

  • How-Tos: How to figure out if a website is down...or if it's just you

    Internet access is a glorious thing--except for when it isn't. Sometimes it's an easy fix if you know how to solve Wi-Fi router problems, and other times the issue isn't so obvious, especially if it looks like your favorite site went down and took half the web with it.

  • How-Tos: 5 secret Chrome app launcher tips and tricks that speed up everyday tasks

    The Chrome app launcher is more than a glorified version of the Windows start menu. It packs a surprising amount of Google-y power that can speed up a wide variety of tasks on a Chromebook--and Windows, if you install the Chrome launcher.

  • How-Tos: How to turn off GPU hardware acceleration in Google Chrome

    If you're having performance issues with Google Chrome, hardware acceleration could be to blame. Here's how to turn off GPU hardware acceleration in Chrome.

  • How-Tos: How to get Amazon Prime for £16 per year

    Amazon Prime costs £79 per year, but you can share it (and the cost) with four others to make it just £16 per year.

  • How-Tos: 3 tips for easier migration to a new browser

    Recently, I switched to Firefox after Chrome became unresponsive and buggy one too many times. Switching between browsers never used to be a big deal, but that's just not the case anymore. We customize these programs with extensions, sync open tabs to our mobile devices, and, if you're using Chrome, run apps like they're native to the desktop.

  • How-Tos: How to stream NCAA March Madness to your favorite devices, mobile or otherwise

    Just because you've cut the cord doesn't mean you want to be disconnected from one of the wildest events in sport: The NCAA men's basketball tournament.

  • How-Tos: 3 reasons to be wary of the Internet of Things

    According to a 2014 HP report, titled "Internet of Things Research Study," 70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) devices contain vulnerabilities involving password security, permissions and encryption.

  • How-Tos: How to unsubscribe from Deezer

    It's easy to cancel your Deezer Premium+ or Elite subscription and go back to using the music streaming service for free. Here's how to unsubscribe from Deezer Premium+ or Elite.

  • How-Tos: How to watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 online - Cricket World Cup live stream

    Where to watch the Cricket World Cup online, and how to listen to the Cricket World Cup online. Plus: the 2015 Cricket World Cup schedule, and who is broadcasting in each country.

  • How-Tos: How to deactivate or delete your Facebook account

    If you're fed up with Facebook, you might decide that you want to delete your account. You can choose to temporarily delete your Facebook account or permanently delete your Facebook account, depending on your reasons for leaving. Here, we guide you through both options, and show you how to unsubscribe from Facebook.

  • How-Tos: How to keep your email private with PGP encryption on your Mac

    In our last episode of Private I, I explained the basics of public-key (PK) cryptography, a way to scramble messages in a way that only someone possessing a particular key can decrypt, without that key ever having to be publicly disclosed or shared. It's an effective system that has no known theoretical exploits, and currently deployed implementations are considered robust.

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