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    Whether you need to let friends know where to meet, or you want to embed a map of your shop's location on your website, it's easy to create custom Google maps. We show you how.

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    The cord-cutting movement isn't limited to consumer cable and Netflix. As Voice over Internet Protocol communication matures and as high-speed Internet becomes cheap and ubiquitous, an increasing number of businesses are ditching conventional landlines and jumping to VoIP.

  • How-Tos: Add AOL's 'You've Got Mail' Announcement to Gmail

    So you finally made the move from AOL to Gmail, but you're missing one beloved feature from the former: The "You've got mail" announcement that heralds the arrival of a new message.

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    I'm increasingly of the opinion that Mozilla's Thunderbird is the best email client for Windows. It's fast, free, versatile, and reasonably easy to use.

  • How-Tos: How to Get Started With Google Reader

    You may already be using Google Reader, Google's Web-based RSS reader, but you probably haven't figured out every advanced trick for getting the most out of this free RSS syndication service. RSS (aka "RDF Site Summary" or "Really Simply Syndication"), a feed-based communication system that most websites support, makes it easy to stay abreast of your favorite websites from a single page. Though some third-party programs and even some browsers can help you curate your favorite RSS feeds in one place, Google Reader's Web-based structure means you can set it up on one computer and then open it anywhere by logging in to your Google account and heading to reader.google.com.

  • How-Tos: Plan a cycle route

    With free websites and apps at your disposal, it's easy to plan a great bike ride. We explore the options on offer and show you how to plot and then be directed along a quiet, safe cycle route with GPSies.

  • How-Tos: Turn Chrome's New Tab Into a Stylish Clock and Weather Station

    When you open a new tab in Google's Chrome browser, you typically see thumbnails of your most-visited sites or a collection of Chrome apps.

  • How-Tos: Read Old Outlook Express Messages When You No Longer Have Outlook Express

    Now that he's moved on to Windows 7, Doug asked how he can access his older messages, originally saved in XP's Outlook Express.

  • How-Tos: 5 LinkedIn Tips to Prepare for Your New Job

    You may have landed a new job, but your work on LinkedIn isn't done. Here are five things you need to do before day one.

  • How-Tos: 6 Easy Ecommerce Shopping Carts for Small Business Websites

    Looking to add an ecommerce shopping cart to your existing business website? Here are six fully-featured carts that will meet the needs of most SMBs.

  • How-Tos: Bookmark Any Web Page with a Single Keystroke

    How do you bookmark a Web site? Most users venture into the Bookmarks menu, click Add to Favorites (or something similar), and so on. It can add up to a lot of clicking.

  • 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.


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