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  • How-Tos: How to stop a Facebook app posting to your wall

    Third-party apps for Facebook can give the social network plenty of extra functionality. However, many apps insist of posting content, such as gaming updates , on your wall, which can get a little annoying. However, you can remove the app's right to post on your wall.

  • How-Tos: The complete guide to backing up your PC

    Backing up isn't hard to do, but it's definitely a chore. PC Advisor explains the methods most suited to various computing scenarios, and review a range of backup services that make the whole process run like clockwork.

  • How-Tos: How to erase data from an Android phone or tablet

    We show you how to wipe an Android phone or Android tablet so that you can pass on the hardware without giving away your details.

  • How-Tos: How to secure a Google Android phone or tablet

    Whether you paid a small fortune for the hottest Android device or got it for ‘free’ with a modest contract, it’s a good bet that the data stored on your mobile is at least as valuable as the hardware itself. If your phone or tablet is ever lost or stolen, you’ll either be glad you took precautions to protect all your content, or you’ll sorely wish you had. In this article, we’ll walk you through setting up Android’s built-in security tools and suggest a few third-party extras that can add valuable safeguards for your personal information.

  • How-Tos: How to block someone on Facebook

    With more than 500 million members, there's no doubt Facebook is one of the web's most popular social networks. But what happens if someone starts harassing you or causing problems from you on the site. Rather than remove yourself completely, you can in fact block the specific offender, so they are unable to contact you through the social network. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: Remove Windows Defender

    Windows Defender isn't in Control Panel's list of uninstallers. Spiritchaser asked the Answer Line forum how to remove it.

  • How-Tos: How to turn off location services on an Apple iPhone

    Scared that Apple is tracking your iPhone? Here's how to switch off location services.

  • How-Tos: How to access Facebook using a secure connection

    Facebook has improved user account security by providing the option to access the social network through a secure HTTPS connection. With more and more of us using Wi-Fi hotspots to access social networks, this secure mode is a useful means to protect our information.

  • How-Tos: How to limit access to your Facebook profile

    We all know the dangers of giving away too much information about our personal lives on social-networking sites such as Facebook, so it's important to accept friend requests only from people you know and trust, locking down your profile from strangers. But sometimes this isn't enough, and we want to keep certain details from particular groups of friends - that our boss or our mum might see dubious holiday snaps or messages written on our Facebook Wall is a daunting thought.

  • How-Tos: How to deal with the PlayStation Network hack

    Sony has warned that hackers may have obtained PSN users' personal details, potentially including credit card information. How can you tell if you've been affected, and what should you do now?

  • How-Tos: How to beat latest security threats from Avast, Apple and Microsoft

    We're only halfway through April and there are already too many vulnerabilities to count. This month avast! released a false-positive virus definition that affected a number of innocent websites. Then, for their monthly Tuesday patch, Microsoft released 17 new security bulletins which addressed 64 vulnerabilities. Also, two days later, Apple released four security updates which cover software updates for iOS 3.0 through 4.3.1, Safari 5.0.5, and a security update to the Certificate Trust Policy for iOS.

  • How-Tos: How to avoid backup disasters

    Don't get caught out and lose all your emails and digital music. Here are some essential tips to keep your well-planned backup from going astray.

  • How-Tos: How to stop your boss spying on you

    If you use a company-supplied PC on a corporate network and carry around a company smartphone, you're almost certainly being watched. But with a bit of forethought and these tips, you can enjoy a little digital liberty in the workplace.

  • How-Tos: How to communicate your firm's security strategy

    Security professionals often lament the way they are perceived. But there's a reason for that. Here are seven communication failures that are common among security experts, and how you can effectively communicate your security strategy within a business.

  • How-Tos: How to tell if you have a freeloader on your Wi-Fi network

    If a stranger successfully gets onto your Wi-Fi network, they may be stealing more than bandwidth. After all, they have access to your computers. Your home network should be more secure than the café's down the street. But how you can tell if you have a freeloader on your home network?

  • How-Tos: How to monitor your employees' PCs

    Do you know what your employees are doing on the web? At a minimum, they're probably goofing off watching YouTube videos. At worst, they could be steering your company toward financial ruin. In this quick guide, I'll show you how to keep an eye on employee internet use and monitor just about everything else they do with their PCs.

  • How-Tos: How to set up parental controls in Windows Media Center

    Age ratings on films and games exist to prevent children viewing unsuitable content, but they don't prevent a child from watching the content on the family PC. Here, we guide you through how to set up parental controls in Windows Media Player.

  • How-Tos: How to use Windows Live Family Safety

    We demonstrate parental controls with Windows Live Family Safety, free software that helps keep your children safe from the dangers of the web.

  • How-Tos: How to protect your data when registering online

    I’d like to play computer games such as Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter 5, but many require you to set up an online account with the vendor, rather than key in a licence code. I’m reluctant to hand over my details, and I have no interest in being able to download games or play in multiplayer mode online. Can I get around this?

  • How-Tos: How to successfully uninstall security software

    QUESTION My computer runs Windows Vista 64bit SP2. I uninstalled McAfee Security Centre following the instructions provided on its site. After a reboot, the boxes for my Gadgets still appear onscreen but there’s no information shown within. How can I reinstate them? David Rodgers


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