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    Six years since its birth, Facebook has extended beyond socially connecting users around the world to providing a tool for businesses to engage customers. As Facebook has recently surpassed Google as the destination where users spend the majority of their time online (in the US at least), businesses should definitely establish a presence on the social network. Read on to find out how.

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    I access my Yahoo Mail account via a dialup internet connection on my Windows XP computer. When I try to log into the webmail interface, IE reports script errors '871' and '865' on the page. These errors started to appear after I upgraded from IE 7.0 to Internet Explorer 8.0. I have since reverted to the earlier browser, but the error messages still appear. Is IE 8.0 safe to use??

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  • How-Tos: How to disregard an IE 'false positive'

    QUESTION You've previously recommended Unlocker, but Internet Explorer (IE) 8.0 won't let me download it. I managed to obtain the file using Google Chrome, but Security Essentials then blocked it and said it was a Trojan.

  • How-Tos: How to get 150,000 Twitter followers

    Despite sharing every banal aspect of my life in mind-numbing detail, I remain some way short of 150,000 Twitter followers. Even the mighty PC Advisor's informative feed remains a little shy. But UK design magazine Creative Review's Twitter feed has hit the magic number, off the back of a print circulation of 20,000 and a website that delivers around 1 million page impressions a month (compare that with PC Advisor's 4 million or so views, and you'll see just how impressive a stat that is).

  • How-Tos: How to choose who sees your photos on Facebook

    I signed up for a Facebook account and uploaded some photos to my profile. I was soon contacted out of the blue by someone I didn’t want to hear from and who I didn’t know could see my photos and profile. I’ve been told that I should stop using Facebook, but will I still be able to see my photos if I cancel my account, and how can I make sure no one else can see them?

  • How-Tos: How to set your PC's default search engine & web browser

    I recently installed the free email client Incredimail. It works fine but, on downloading an update, it has taken over Google Chrome, Firefox and my other internet browsers. When I try to open them via their desktop shortcut icons or the Programs menu, up pops the My Start by Incredimail page and a message stating that what I’ve tried to open isn’t my default browser. Clicking on ‘Make this my default browser’ doesn’t change things.

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    Adobe Flash is used by the vast majority of websites as a single, consistent way to watch internet-delivered video on your PC. However, with Flash comes a whole host security and stability issues.

  • How-Tos: How to set the correct time and date on Outlook emails

    Sent messages from my Outlook Express account are being dated four days prior to their actual date of sending and filed in the Sent Items with the faulty date on them. The recipients then overlook the messages as they don’t appear at the top of their email pile.

  • How-Tos: How to use a 64-bit web browser

    My Windows 7 laptop has icons for both 32bit and 64bit Internet Explorer. I have no problems using the 32bit version, but the 64bit software wants to install Adobe Flash Player every time I visit a news site. If I click on the yellow bar at the top of the window and accept the installation, nothing happens. I’m confused about 64bit and its benefits if it won’t work with some websites.


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