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  • How-Tos: How to Get Started With CSS

    I've already discussed how you can learn to code for free using languages such as Ruby and JavaScript, but this time we'll explore an even more basic language that can help to make your websites pop. Cascading Style Sheets is like HTML's cooler, more artistic sibling: While HTML handles the structure and content of your website, CSS allows you to add cutting-edge design to it. This guide tells you everything you need to know to get started making better-looking websites fast.

  • How-Tos: How to Get Started With Music on Google Play

    When Google launched Google Play (originally called Google Music) last year, a lot of hype surrounded the service, since it represented the search giant's entry into the world of music streaming. But now the hype has largely died down, and many Google users remain confused about what the service allows them to do, and how Google’s music locker works. We have the info you need to start uploading and streaming your music with Google Play as efficiently as possible.

  • How-Tos: Enable Image Preview in Craigslist Ads

    Like Craigslist? Me, too. I've scored many a great deal on the classified-ad site.

  • How-Tos: Two More Alternatives to Your iGoogle Home Page

    Last week I told you about the impending demise of iGoogle -- and suggested three iGoogle alternatives. The response was great, with many readers sharing my dismay over Google's decision and others offering their own recommendations for replacements.

  • How-Tos: Turn PowerPoint Presentations Into Polished Videos With PPT2DVD Pro

    If you'd like to free your PowerPoint presentations from the confines of Microsoft PowerPoint, say hello to Wondershare's PPT2DVD Pro. This application greatly simplifies the task of converting your PowerPoint content into a video file that you can burn to DVD, share on the Web, or view on numerous portable devices.

  • How-Tos: Create a Secure Chat Room in a Flash with ChatStep

    When you have more than a couple people involved in a project, the worst thing you can do is get them all on the phone together. It's not only potentially costly, but also a poor method for communication.

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: From iOS app crashes to email problems

    Today’s round-up ranges from late-breaking news of iOS apps that crash on launch to long-standing problems with email.

  • How-Tos: How to Analyze Your Website's Performance

    Building a website--whether you're selling products or creating a blog or another information-based site--has always presented a challenge. You have complete control over your content, but virtually no control over who's consuming it. Analytics tools have been part of the Web world for years, but many site owners haven't fully explored them out of fear that they're too difficult to use.

  • How-Tos: How to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games online

    The London 2012 Olympic Games is under way, running until 12 August. As the home broadcaster of the sporting action in the UK, the BBC has pledged to broadcast a staggering 5,000 hours of coverage, utilising all its digital channels. With all that content on offer, you won't want to miss out. Here's how to catch up on-demand or watch live online the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • How-Tos: How to Use Google Docs Offline

    The Day 2 keynote at Google I/O was no match for yesterday's Android keynote (though it did have people skydiving again), but Google delivered when it came to Google Docs: At long last, Google Docs has offline editing. The update has been added to Google Docs as of today, but you'll need to take a few steps to enable it.

  • How-Tos: A Hands-On Guide to Advanced FreeNAS Server Configurations

    So you've taken my earlier advice and used the free and open-source FreeNAS operating system to convert an old desktop PC into a server, instead of consigning it to the e-waste heap. (If you haven't, grab an old and otherwise useless computer, and start building. Go ahead, I'll wait.)

  • How-Tos: How to Fix Facebook's Email Switcheroo

    One of the reasons there's so much animosity toward Facebook is that the service frequently makes changes without notifying users -- and not always for the better.

  • How-Tos: How to Manage Your Business's Online Reputation

    As a small-business owner, you're no doubt aware that virtually everyone turns to the Internet to conduct research before buying goods or services. And on the Web, your business is only as good as everyone says it is. In 2011, Inc. magazine reported that 97 percent of consumers used online searches to find local businesses. The information about your business that's available on the Web is absolutely critical. If you're not keeping a close eye on your company's online reputation, you might as well hang up a "Sorry, We're Closed" sign.

  • How-Tos: How to sell products with Google Checkout

    You'll attract more customers if they can pay in ways other than PayPal. Here's how to set up a Google merchant account and use the Google Checkout store to sell products online

  • How-Tos: Store and sync files online with Microsoft SkyDrive

    Microsoft has revamped its SkyDrive online storage service. Now you get 7GB of free space, plus compatibility with Macs, iOS devices and Windows Phones. With free access to the Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote web apps and real-time collaboration on documents, there's no reason not to sign up. We show you how to get started.

  • How-Tos: Earn money online with your own tech shop

    Fancy earning some rewards from your product recommendations and tech advice? We explain how to set up shop for free with Morefrom.me

  • How-Tos: Use SugarSync to Keep Any Two Folders in Sync

    I'm a big fan of cloud-storage services like Dropbox and Windows Live SkyDrive, which make it a snap to sync and share your files.

  • How-Tos: Edit photos for free

    Now there's no excuse for subpar photo: you can edit your images online for free with Pixlr. We show you how.

  • How-Tos: Build a website in 30 minutes

    Getting a web presence is easier than ever. We explain everything you need to know to get your website up and running with Jimdo in no time.

  • How-Tos: Make Google+ Hangouts your new meeting room

    Google+ may not have taken the social networking world by storm the way Google hoped, but it does offer useful tools for the workplace and project-oriented groups. Hangouts, the company’s online video chat technology, offers a simple way for people to get together and meet, no external software required. The video service also integrates with Google's other free tools, so that you can talk while working together on a Google Doc or share your screen to troubleshoot a problem.


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