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  • How-Tos: How to enable Login notifications in Facebook

    Since Facebook launched, the social network has constantly been adding new function and features that ensure users can maintain their privacy and keep their accounts secure

  • How-Tos: How to change the notification settings on Facebook

    If you're not regularly checking Facebook, you may not realise if one of your friend's has posted content to your Timeline, sent you a message or simply commented on a photo or status you have updated.

  • How-Tos: How to change the Subscribe options on Facebook

    In December last year, Facebook introduced the Subscribe feature that allows you to see the public updates in your news feed even if you're not friends with them.

  • How-Tos: Take Great Product Photos for Your Online Store

    When you're selling items on shopping sites such as eBay and Etsy, presentation and marketing are just as important as producing a high-quality product. Customers are bombarded with images of goods of all shapes and sizes. Since they can’t try things on or test them out, it's important for you to provide a clear, accurate, and appealing representation. Even if the cashmere scarf you knitted is beautiful in person, no one will want it if it appears out of focus, looks poorly lit, or sits wrapped around your unshaven friend’s neck.

  • How-Tos: How to use Norton Identity Safe on a PC

    This week, Symantec made a free beta version on its Norton Identity Safe publicly available to all web users.

  • How-Tos: Get the Most From Your Netflix Streaming Subscription

    So you’ve decided to get Netflix. Smart move: Even with last year’s notorious price hikes, the company’s Unlimited Streaming service is a ridiculously good deal at $7.99 per month. You get commercial-free movies and TV shows, with no limits on viewing, streamed to just about any device you prefer--smartphone, tablet, game console, set-top box, and so on.

  • How-Tos: How to Manage Twitter Accounts That Have Multiple Users

    If multiple users staff your company's Twitter account, coordinating updates can s become complicated and confusing. Twitter thankfully allows you to stay logged in at more than one location so that multiple employees can manage your Twitter feed at the same time. Still, without tools to track what's being posted, employees may tweet the same news multiple times, or worse, respond to direct messages from Twitter followers or @replies with multiple answers that annoy your customers.

  • How-Tos: Retrieve Your Entire Music Library from Your Google Music Account

    For a while now I've been using Google Music as a kind of cloud-based backup for my music library. Except that it wasn't really a backup, because I couldn't easily retrieve all the songs I'd uploaded. In the event of a system failure, I'd have to download tunes in batches of 100. Bleh.

  • How-Tos: How to purchase an eBook from the Google eBookstore on your PC

    Google launched its eBookstore in the UK in October last year, in a bid to rival Apple and Amazon

  • How-Tos: How to Stream Super Bowl XLVI

    Super Bowl XLVI (46) kicks off on February 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, and no matter where you'll be that Sunday, you have plenty of ways to stream the big game to your PC, tablet, or smartphone so you can watch the Giants and the Patriots struggle for supremacy on your preferred device.

  • How-Tos: Should I Use the 32- or 64-bit Version of Internet Explorer?

    DimplesAkaKaren noticed that Windows came with two versions of Internet Explorer. She asked the Answer Line forum which she should use.

  • How-Tos: Get Online or In-Person Help With Your To-Do List

    Can't fit in a trip to the grocery store this week? Completely boneheaded when it comes to assembling Ikea furniture? Falling behind on the real work you need to complete because you're busy answering email? TaskRabbit offers help with the minutiae of daily life, without your having to hire long-term employees or take a risk on a complete stranger. The website in­­vites you to post a task such as "deliver groceries" or "help me with heavy lifting," and TaskRabbits--task runners who've been screened for hire by the site--will bid on your task by specifying the lowest price they'll accept as payment.

  • How-Tos: How to Prepare Your Business for Pinterest

    Pinterest is a site your business should have on its radar. It's like a virtual bulletin board, allowing users to curate a collection of things they like from around the Internet into various layouts, or boards. And its popularity is booming, with 11 million reported page visits during one busy week last December--a 40-fold traffic increase over six months.

  • How-Tos: How to add HTML 5 video to your website

    We explain how to add HTML 5 video to your website, and the exciting possibilities this holds.

  • How-Tos: How to bypass the Wikipedia blackout

    As you may well have experienced today, Wikipedia has blacked out its English language content in protest of a proposed change in copyright laws in the US. Here's how to get around it.

  • How-Tos: How to Embed Tweets on Your Website or Blog

    Twitter has had a busy past three months, launching a redesign, an open-source Android security tech, and Tweetdeck as a Web application. Now it's offering a way to make your website or blog more interactive with easy-to-embed tweets that require using just one line of code or a link to add.

  • How-Tos: Send Google Calendar Alerts to Any Cell Phone

    Jonah Langlieb asked how to send Google Calendar notifications to any cell phone.

  • How-Tos: How to download YouTube videos using Safari or Firefox

    If you've spent more than a couple of hours on the Web you understand that the thing is choked with videos--from YouTube to Vimeo to news and entertainment sites. There's so much, in fact, that it's hard to watch everything you want to when you're sitting down in front of your computer. And because there is, it's not uncommon to seek ways to capture that video for later viewing on other devices or when an Internet connection isn't available.

  • How-Tos: Make Your Web Site Popular

    Spiderowych has a new web site up. He asked the Answer Line forum how he could make it popular.

  • How-Tos: How to transfer your domain name between hosts

    GoDaddy has raised the ire of the Internet--again. The Web domain registry firm is one of many publishers, studios, and other copyright holders who signed on in support of the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), according to a list published by Gizmodo.


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