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    Public Wi-Fi hotspots are brilliant for ensuring you can check your email and surf the web while on the go. However, using public wireless internet can also leave you wide open to attack. We show you the proper precautions you'll need to take to ensure you're not inviting your coffee colleagues to partake in confidential information.

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    Believe it or not, Facebook's more than just a bit of fun. Sure, it's a way to stay in touch with friends, laugh at drunken photos and maybe waste some time playing games. However, there are other applications can add a hint of professionalism to your profile. Here's our four favourite.

  • How-Tos: How to limit the effects of the Errorfix malware

    I have a problem with Errorfix, a malicious program that was attached to a perfectly respectable download. BullGuard eradicated one virus and later scans have given the all-clear. However, when I try to install programs such as Adobe Flash, I get a warning that there’s either a malicious add-on or a malfunction, and in order to protect the PC the program has been closed.

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  • How-Tos: How to: Protect your Facebook privacy

    Whether you’re a committed telly addict, a tabloid aficionado or a web surfer extraordinaire, every couple of days seems to bring another security scare. Here, we show you how to protect your privacy in Facebook.

  • How-Tos: How to survive the five worst technology disasters

    From banks to hospitals to the systems that keep the juice flowing to our homes, we are almost entirely dependent on technology. We look at the effect of the five worst 'tech doomsday' scenarios, such as the entire net collapsing, would have on our lives.

  • How-Tos: How to use Facebook safely

    Online data thieves will jump at the chance to harvest even the most innocuous personal information. PC Advisor demonstrates how to tighten up Facebook security.

  • How-Tos: How to: Enjoy online video offline

    It’s not all clips of burping babies and snoozing grannies: YouTube offers some real gems, too. Using RealPlayer, you can download your favourite clips for offline viewing and even convert them to a format compatible with your portable player.

  • How-Tos: How to utilise user reviews and grab a bargain

    User reviews can offer valuable insight into a product's real value after the sale. But many review sites also contain write-ups by fanboys, axe-grinders, and even a few shills. How do you know which reviews to trust?

  • How-Tos: How to: Get fit and financially sorted

    Online services can help you budget your money better and keep a check on your fitness plan. We show you how to get fit and financially sorted.

  • How-Tos: How to find love online this Valentine's

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  • How-Tos: How to get Google Buzz now

    Like most web users, you probably want join Google's social network, Buzz, as soon as possible.

  • How-Tos: How to get great technical support

    No one likes talking to tech support. Use our tips to help get your problem fixed - and maybe receive a little something extra, as well.

  • How-Tos: How to stream your social life on a smartphone

    Even a social-networking addict can get tired of Twitter or fed up with Facebook on a smartphone. Tie your networks together with these aggregator apps.

  • How-Tos: How to use Internet Explorer safely

    It won't take more than a few minutes to close a security hole in Internet Explorer that allowed attacks against Google. We show you how.

  • How-Tos: How to: Set up a website

    The economic woes of the past 18 months have been cruel to many people, but the making of others. With the recession coming to an end and a bright new decade ahead, there's no better time to set up a professional-looking website and rake in the cash.

  • How-Tos: How to: Create waves with Google

    Not content with cleaning up in the search engine arena, becoming the first name in digital maps and making its Gmail client synonymous with webmail, Google wants you to organise and share your social and business events and conflabs using its tools, too. The result is Google Wave, and we'll explain how to use it in the following workshop.

  • How-Tos: How to: Run a portable web server

    A huge variety of web services and providers are available, ranging from free online site builders to fully configurable virtual servers hosted by an ISP. For a large number of these, you'll be able to log in and create your website fairly easily, so why would you need web server software?

  • How-Tos: How to secure your PC for free

    Although you can never eradicate the threat of malware when probing the web's dark recesses, slapping on as many layers of security as possible will make you less of a target. Here, we show you how to pile on the protection for free.

  • How-Tos: How to: Explaining 8 stupid IT buzzwords

    The computer industry is fond of little more than making up baffling technology buzzwords. So you can tell your paradigm shift from your cloud, and succinctly define Web 3.0, we explain eight of the best/worst.


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