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    Here's where we show you how to hide old posts on your Facebook timeline and keep your content private.

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    Third-party apps are part of what keep us entertained on Facebook, but they're not so much fun once they start posting updates on your behalf. Here we reveal how to stop a Facebook app posting to your News Feed.

  • How-Tos: How to silence noisy Chrome tabs with one click

    If there's one feature I love about Chrome it's the volume indicator that lets you know which tab is pumping out auto-playing audio or video. Without it I'd never be able to track down which of my gazillion open tabs is screaming at me.

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    Ping is an essential part of an internet connection which tests the latency of the connection. The lower your ping is, the more responsive your internet connection will be, but what if you’ve got a high ping?

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  • How-Tos: How to stop people Direct Messaging you on Twitter: Keep Twitter private

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  • How-Tos: Tip: Pin web apps to your taskbar to make them behave like desktop software

    Web apps are an essential part of most people's workflow, whether it's writing an email in Gmail or editing a spreadsheet in Excel Online. It's handy to have all your stuff in the cloud, for sure, but it's kind of a hassle to have to open your browser and navigate to each website you use individually.

  • How-Tos: How to download your entire Google search history

    Google recently added another option to its Takeout service that lets you export data from your Google account, and the latest addition is one of the most important: Your Google search history.

  • 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

    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.

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