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  • How-Tos: Help! Is my Homeplug Powerline adaptor out of range?

    I have a pair of Homeplug 200 megabits per second (Mbps) Powerline adaptors, broadband web access and a Speedtouch ST585 v6 router. The PC is located upstairs and connected to the router via a wireless access point. I've connected a Homeplug to the router. I installed the software to connect one device to the Speedtouch, but the computer doesn't detect the Homeplug. According to the instructions, it should be simple and straightforward. I have no idea where to go from here – can you help?

  • How-Tos: How to upload images to Twitter

    Micro-blogging service Twitter isn't just about 140 character updates, you can also share images on the site. There are a number of third-party services, including Twitpic and yFrog that allow you to do this

  • How-Tos: What to do if you receive a suspect email

    A reader received an email that he thought might be a phishing attack. But how to respond?

  • How-Tos: How to stop automatic photo-tagging on Facebook

    Facebook has recently come under fire for rolling out Tag Suggestions, an automatic photo-tagging tool, to its users without alerting them first.

  • How-Tos: How to change your default search engine in Safari

    If you're using Apple's Safari browser, you don't have to use the browser's default search engine, when searching via the bar in the top right-hand corner of the browser. Instead you can change the default search engine to suit you. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to change your default search engine in Google Chrome

    Web browser's have a default search engine that allows users to search the web without navigating to a search engine. However, if you search of preference isn't the default, don't panic. It is possible to change it.

  • How-Tos: How to change your default search engine in Internet Explorer 9

    When it comes to Internet Explorer, Microsoft uses its own search engine, Bing, as the browser's default. However, in just a few clicks you can easily change it to a search engine that suits you. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to change your default search engine in Firefox

    Web browsers have a search bar that allows users to trawl the web without navigating to the search engine's dedicated web page. In the case of Firefox 4, Google is the default search engine. However, it's easy to change this to a search engine that suits you. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to upload a photo to Facebook

    Social networks such as Facebook are not only about keeping up-to-date with what your friends are up. They also let you post photos and videos. Here's how to upload pictures to Facebook.

  • How-Tos: How to change your name on Facebook

    When you sign up for social network's such as Facebook you're required to include your name on your profile.

  • How-Tos: Deal With Yelp Disasters

    Customers aren't always right, but their opinions almost always count. Glenn Reit discovered this the hard way when his New York dental practice got a single negative review from an anonymous user on Yelp. According to Reit's legal filings, his business dropped off drastically, from 10 to 15 new appointment calls per day to a mere 4 or 5. By any standard, the result of that one bad review nestled among ten good ones was disproportionately devastating.

  • How-Tos: How to set an out of office in Hotmail

    An Out of Office Assistant is a great email function. It automatically responds to any emails received with a pre-written message.

  • How-Tos: What to do when an online PC purchase goes wrong

    With the reports today that MESH Computers is in difficulties, many PC buyers will be concerned about making an online purchase, and what to do when it goes wrong. Here's how to protect yourself when an online purchase appears to have gone wrong.

  • How-Tos: How to shop safely online

    PC Advisor explains the selling regulations that exist to protect your purchase online, and what to do if you are unhappy with a product you have purchased over the web.

  • How-Tos: How to set an 'Out of Office' in Gmail

    There's nothing worse than sending an email to someone, but it goes unanswered. You can never be sure if they've overlooked it or they're away on holiday and without access to email.

  • How-Tos: Keep Your Data in Sync Across Platforms and Devices

    People are no longer tied to any specific location or device as they roam about getting work done on laptops, tablets, or even smartphones. The challenge is to keep everything synced so you can access the same data from each of those platforms.

  • How-Tos: How to create an email signature in Hotmail

    We've already shown you how to access the signature function, which allows the same piece of text to be automatically pasted that the end of every email created, in Google's Gmail. However, Microsoft's rival webmail service, Hotmail, also offer the same function. Here's how to add signatures to any emails you create in Hotmail.

  • How-Tos: How to create an email signature in Gmail

    Free webmail services, such as Google's Gmail, are just as good as using an email address from your ISP coupled with an email client such as Microsoft's Outlook. They ensure users can access the same functions, such as email forwarding and even the ability to add a signature to every message that's sent.

  • How-Tos: Boost Your Productivity By Blocking Distracting Sites

    When it comes to online distractions, we all have a childish streak. So why not borrow a strategy from the Net Nanny playbook and put yourself on a little Web restriction? By using a browser plug-in to block sites that you know you can hardly resist, you can reduce the threat of Facebook or Failblog sucking up half-hour chunks of your workday.

  • How-Tos: Add lyrics to your iTunes tracks

    Music and lyrics—there’s a reason you hear those two items discussed together, because they are equally important parts in the composition of a song. While you can tap your foot or strum along with a tune on your air guitar, you can’t sing along if you don’t know the words. And how frustrating is that?


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