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  • How-Tos: Use Your Browser as a Productivity Tool

    If you spend time online as part of your daily routine, you know that staying productive while browsing the Web is a challenge. Fortunately some great websites and browser extensions are available to help transform your browser into one of the most powerful productivity tools in your arsenal. Elsewhere we've discussed how to avoid tech distractions in your daily life; in this article we'll discuss three of the most popular productivity and time management systems, along with some great browser modifications to help you stick to them.

  • How-Tos: Safe-Shopping Plug-In, YouTube Pause for Later

    It's time for another batch of Web tips. Last time I told you where to find user guides and compare camera sizes online; this week I'll tell you about a couple super-useful browser plug-ins.

  • How-Tos: How to create a personalised cookbook

    Whether you’re just discovering the pleasures of cooking or are an established domestic god or goddess, you’ve probably plenty of recipes scattered about your kitchen. Armed with Photobox's photobook service, we aim to organise your kitchen.

  • How-Tos: How to back up and restore with Crashplan

    No matter how often we bang on about it, there will always be some people who neglect to back up their valuable data. But it’s an important task, so we’ll repeat our advice: fail to back up, and you’ll risk losing everything stored on your PC. Here, we show you how with Crashplan.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Sky Go on a laptop or PC

    Sky Go is a service which allows you to watch live and on-demand TV while on the go on a number of different devices.

  • How-Tos: Get online with low-cost internet access

    If you are not online and you would like a cheap web connection, this guide is for you. We tell you how to get cheap mobile or fixed-line broadband, how to get an email address, and how to install a web browser.

  • How-Tos: Problems with Vodafone Mobile Broadband 3G dongle

    Advice for problem with Vodafone Mobile Broadband's 3G USB dongle. Although it can pull down data from the internet, you can't surf the web. Our Helproom Editor can help.

  • How-Tos: Publish an Ebook, Step by Step

    Want to publish a book? You can either kill a bunch of trees, or get with the 2010s and publish it as an ebook.

  • How-Tos: How To Make And Publish Movies For Free

    It's never been cheaper or easier to make movies, but many budding amateur filmmakers are still put off by the initial expense of purchasing a good camera and audio equipment. Thankfully, there's plenty of free content available for public use if you know where to look. You can turn that raw material into creative and inventive works of cinema with a few free video editing tools, some hard work and a place to share your movie with friends and family.

  • How-Tos: Use Codeacademy to learn Javascript

    Programming isn't as difficult as you might think. We show how to take your first steps with Javascript.

  • How-Tos: Change Your Facebook Profile Photo

    I've made no secret of my distaste for Facebook's interface, which is equal parts messy, confusing, and outright maddening.

  • How-Tos: How to connect a 3G phone to laptop

    Connecting or ‘tethering’ a smartphone with 3G connectivity can be an excellent way of getting internet access on your laptop when you’re out and about and there’s no WiFi available.

  • How-Tos: Changing your Apple ID's email address

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous would like help with his Apple ID. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to store smartphone data in the cloud

    The cloud isn't useful only for enabling access to our photos, documents, music and more wherever we are, it also presents an increasingly viable backup medium for our data. Provided that we have access to a Wi-Fi connection, the cloud can come to our smartphone as well as our PC.

  • How-Tos: How to protect your privacy on Google

    Under new privacy rules that Google is implementing on March 1, all of the data that Google collects based on your usage of YouTube, Gmail, Google+ and Google search will be aggregated into one user profile.

  • How-Tos: How to use Google 2-step verification

    It pays to be as security-conscious as possible with online accounts. Here we show you how to get started with new Google safety measures to protect your email and documents.

  • How-Tos: How to download your Facebook archive

    Facebook introduced the Dowload Your Information feature, which allows social networkers to make a copy of all the their data stored on the site, in 2010.

  • How-Tos: How to rotate a photo in Facebook

    Facebook made its new-look profile, which has been dubbed Timeline, available to all of the social network's members in December this year.

  • How-Tos: Use Facebook Timeline to Promote Your Business

    Facebook is beginning to push out its new Timeline layout to all 850 million user profiles this week. Business pages on Facebook aren’t affected (at least not yet), but your company can take advantage of this shift.

  • How-Tos: How to tag yourself in a picture on Faceboook

    Facebook made its new-look profile, which has been dubbed Timeline, available to all the social network's members in December this year. Initially, the function, which has plenty of fans and just as many critics, was optional.


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