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  • How-Tos: How to upgrade Windows XP netbook

    We explain how to keep your Windows XP netbook running once XP is no longer supported.

  • How-Tos: How to live large on every battery charge

    While it's easier to find outlets for charging your mobile device in vehicles and public places these days, there will always be the occasion when you need to nurse the battery in your laptop, smartphone, or tablet because you can't charge it. Whether you forgot bring your charger, are stuck in the woods, or you simply want to revel in the un-tethered-ness of it all, here are some tricks for achieving longer run time.

  • How-Tos: How to zip a file or folder

    Here's our step by step guide on how to zip a file or a folder.

  • How-Tos: How to optimise battery life on a MacBook

    Here's where we show you how you can optimise battery life on a MacBook though, to get the longest unplugged runtime.

  • How-Tos: How to check your CPU temperature

    We explain how to use the free SpeedFan utility to check your CPU temperature, as well as other temperatures in your PC and monitor fan speeds.

  • How-Tos: Should I boost my PC's memory?

    Will more RAM speed up your PC? We explain how to boost your PC's speed by increasing the installed memory.

  • How-Tos: Use a netbook as a server

    We explain how to use a netbook as a server, as well as some of the down sides of a netbook/server. Here's what you need to know about using a netbook as a server in your home or office.

  • How-Tos: How to buy a laptop for college

    School is right around the corner, and you'll need a solid laptop to get you through those long study hours. Well, that and a lot of coffee. Whether you're a first-time buyer or you're ready to cut your old boat anchor loose, I'm here to help you separate your nice-to-have wants from your essential needs, so you can get the most bang for your back-to-school buck.

  • How-Tos: Factory reset a laptop

    If your laptop is running slowly or has a virus, you can reinstall Windows automatically from a recovery partition. Here we explain how to factory reset a laptop.

  • How-Tos: How to speed up a computer

    We show you how to speed up a PC or speed up a laptop. Free software tweaks to speed up Windows, and the best hardware upgrades to boost your PC or laptop.

  • How-Tos: Roll back to Windows 7 from Windows 8

    We explain how to install Windows 7 on to a PC or laptop that comes with Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: Extend Gmail with labs

    Tools are available from Google that allow you to add new features to Gmail. Try them out for free

  • How-Tos: 3D printing from your laptop or PC

    3D printing is coming to the desktop - courtesy of Windows 8.1 - allowing you to make the design and creation of custom 3D objects as easy as printing out a photo

  • How-Tos: How to find a lost or stolen laptop

    Laptops are easily stolen or lost, so you should consider some form of protection. Tracking services can tell you where it is and even who is using it. We compare popular tracking software including LoJack, Norton Anti-theft and Apple's Find My iPhone

  • How-Tos: Turn your PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

    In big houses and offices, where the Wi-Fi may have dead zones - an extra hotspot gives access to devices that wouldn’t normally be able to connect

  • How-Tos: Use your laptop as a second monitor

    With AirDisplay you can use your laptop as a second monitor over your computer network

  • How-Tos: How to create and edit music on your laptop

    Taking advantage of the new range of touchscreen laptops are a host of music making apps that allow you to record your own tunes using on-screen instruments

  • How-Tos: Windows 8 video app of the week: 4oD

    4oD allows you to watch not only current shows, but also TV programmes from Channel 4's vast archive

  • How-Tos: Customise your Windows 8 laptop

    Customise Windows 8 to add your personal touch to your laptop

  • How-Tos: Become an internet sensation by making a vlog

    There’s no need for a fancy studio or expensive lighting and audio equipment either, it’s possible to become an internet sensation using just your laptop or tablet


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