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    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.

  • How-Tos: How to watch Euro 2012 online

    The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, aka Euro 2012, kicks off on Friday 8 June and runs until 1 July. Hosted by Poland and Ukraine, UK football fans will be able to get their football fix free through the BBC and ITV. Here, we show you how to watch Euro 2012 online, live or on-demand.

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    Get ready for Euro 2012 by importing and syncing all of the tournament's fixtures to Gmail and your Android device.

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  • How-Tos: Import IE Favorites into Firefox

    Changing to a new web browser can offer benefits in terms of speed and customisation. And with our Helproom Editor's expert guidance you can import bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, options and other data from one browser to another. Here's how to import IE Favorites into Firefox.

  • How-Tos: Manage your browser's Auto-Complete to secure private data

    Auto-Complete records information you put into web forms, then fills in forms on the fly. As with so many online conveniences it creates security risks: if someone else gets on to your PC or laptop they can quickly see your personal details. Our Helproom Editor explains how to manage Auto-Complete.

  • How-Tos: Stack overflow error when sending webmail

    One reader found that every time they sent an email via a webmail client, they received the error message: ‘Stack overflow at line:158', although the email went through. Our Helproo, Error explained the issue, and how to fix it.

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  • How-Tos: How to test broadband speed

    Want to know exactly what download speed you are getting from your ISP? Then read this quick guide and you'll learn how to test your broadband speed whenever you want.

  • How-Tos: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Top 5 Clingiest Online Services

    Increasingly, online services act like roach motels: They make it easy to check in, but nearly impossible to check out. By hiding their opt-out pages deep within their settings menus, by using deliberately confusing graphic design, and by presenting emotional appeals that declare how much the site will "miss you," these services make the simple process of deactivating your account a complicated trial.

  • How-Tos: Fine-Tune Google Searches, Send Texts With Google Voice

    A couple weeks back I told you about getting started with Google Chrome and Google Voice--and that went over pretty well. So this week, more Google tips.

  • How-Tos: Create an RSS feed of a YouTube search

    There used to be an RSS button on YouTube that allowed users to create RSS feeds of YouTube searches with a single click. Even though that is no longer the case, creating an RSS feed of a YouTube search is straightforward. Our Helproom Expert explains how.

  • How-Tos: Sync Gmail contacts with Thunderbird automatically

    Need to know how to sync Gmail contacts with the Thunderbird email client? Let our Helproom Expert explain.

  • How-Tos: Manage your passwords with KeePass

    Everyone has to remember scores of usernames and passwords these days. We show you how a simple free utility - KeePass - can store and manage them safely for you.

  • How-Tos: Resources for Building Your Facebook Storefront

    As giant retailers such as Gamestop, JC Penney, and Nordstrom opened--and quickly shuttered--Facebook storefronts over the past six months, many analysts declared Facebook's e-commerce effort to be a failure. People come to Facebook to catch up with family and friends, they reasoned, not to shop for goods and services.

  • How-Tos: How to Control Your Facebook Privacy Settings

    Facebook's privacy settings are confusing by design, often hiding similar settings in totally different menus and defaulting to unnerving levels of public sharing. Ensuring that you share the right information with the right people can be difficult, and Facebook even has a few specialized settings that will override your other privacy settings if you aren't careful. Luckily you can take control of your privacy on Facebook fairly quickly once you know what you're looking for.

  • How-Tos: Speed Up Searches--And Reduce Typing--With Drag and Drop Search

    Drag and Drop Search is a free Chrome extension that offers an elegant solution to a common problem: Searching on the website that will give you the answers you need. Google is a great engine, but there is no reason to go through it for everything. If you're after quick facts and figures, you might be better off searching Wikipedia directly; if it's videos you're after, then a direct YouTube search might let you find them faster. If you'd like to get a sense for a place, searching for it on Flickr will show you what it's like. With Drag and Drop Search installed, you only need to select a term, then drag and drop it on the name of the search engine you'd like to use.

  • How-Tos: Use Google Voice to Send Text Messages From a Tablet

    Last week I offered up three things you should know about Google Voice, including its very cool option of sending and receiving text messages from within your browser.

  • How-Tos: How To Ignore Your Email Without Losing Your Job

    One of the simplest ways to be more productive during working hours is to reduce the time you spend on maintenance tasks like checking your e-mail. These tasks break your concentration on more important work, and a recent study from UC Irvine suggests that checking your e-mail less often can help reduce stress and raise your level of concentration at work.


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