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  • 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 fix a working monitor that displays no picture

    My ViewSonic monitor refuses to display a picture. The LED blinks on and off for around 30 minutes, after which time the screen will often work following a restart. A local repair shop says there is nothing wrong with the hardware.

  • How-Tos: How to check other email accounts from Gmail

    If you've been using the web for more than a couple of years, you've probably got several webmail accounts.

  • How-Tos: How to insure an iPad

    One of the biggest benefits of tablet PCs, such as Apple's iPad, is that are lightweight enough to be taken on the go. But with prices around £400, it'll be a costly mistake if you misplace, accidentally damage or are even unlucky enough to have your tablet PC stolen. This applies to any gadget for that matter, whether it's your digital camera or your smartphone. So, do you need iPad insurance? There are a number of ways to insure your gadgets giving yourself an extra layer of protection should you run into trouble.

  • 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: How to tether an iPhone for free

    If you're internet goes down, then utilising your smartphone's 3G connection by connecting handset to your PC (a process known as tethering) is a great way to get back online.

  • How-Tos: How to get rid of error messages in Microsoft Outlook 2010

    Every time I launch Microsoft Outlook 2010 on my new Microsoft Windows 7 PC I get an error message reporting an invalid Office add-in. I've tried to accept the option to delete the add-in, but the error message still appears. The errors don't actually seem to affect the functionality of Outlook 2010, but it would be nice to get rid of them.

  • 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 view battery usage on an Apple iPhone

    Smartphones are known for zapping their battery power pretty quickly . However, most handsets, including Apple's iPhone, offer a battery usage option that displays which services or functions of the phone are using the most battery life. Here's how to view your battery usage statistics.

  • How-Tos: How to integrate with the cloud

    Without a solid cloud integration strategy, data quality quickly becomes a problem. Here's how to make the cloud work for your business.

  • How-Tos: How to view battery usage on a Google Android phone

    Smartphones are known for zapping their battery power pretty quickly . However, most handsets, including Google Android devices, offer a battery useage option that displays which services or functions of the phone are using the most battery life. Here’s how to view your battery usage statistics.

  • How-Tos: How to make Microsoft Word's Ribbon toolbar visible

    Microsoft Word’s main toolbar seems to have gone AWOL on my netbook. I can recover it by clicking on the Home tab, but it disappears as soon as I click on the document. I can’t find a setting to prevent this.

  • How-Tos: How to use mind maps to track your to-do list

    Got some a busy week ahead of you? If you're like me, you'll be depending on your favourite to-do app to get you through it. But task lists aren't the only way to track next actions, and in some cases they may not be the best. When you've got a short-term project to get through, a mind map can be a great way to track all of the tasks for a short-term project or a finite span of time--such as a trade show--on a single, visually intuitive page.

  • How-Tos: How to turn off 3G on a Google Android phone

    Smartphones, including those running Google's Android OS, can be prone to poor battery life. If you want to make sure your handset lasts longer between charges, then you can turn off the 3G data connection. Here we show you how.

  • How-Tos: Save Money and Trees With Green Printing Tools

    Companies and organizations come in virtually countless shapes and sizes, but one thing that tends to unite them all is at least some reliance on printing. Hand in hand with that fact, in turn, come the ubiquitous paper, toner and other various related items, all of which can add up both in the budget and in their toll on the planet.

  • How-Tos: How to connect to Wi-Fi on a Google Android tablet

    If your Google Android tablet is not connected to the internet then there are lots of things you will be unable to do. Without an internet connection your tablet is a static device, you can only use it as a self contained piece of equipment and it is limited by the applications and services which were on it at the time you bought it.

  • How-Tos: How to create a letterhead

    Setting up a business is pricey enough without forking out for additional software. With a copy of the free OpenOffice.org productivity suite, however, you can reduce some of the outlay. Here, we show you how to create your own business letterhead paper.

  • How-Tos: How to connect to a Wi-Fi network on an Apple iPhone

    Apple's iPhone lets users browse the web, check email and even view document on-the-go, although you'll need a net connection to do this. While data packages can be expensive, using a Wi-Fi connection, either you home network, the one in the office, or a free connection in a coffee shop, is a much more wallet-friendly option for using your handset's 'smart' features. Here's how to connect to a Wi-Fi network from your Apple iPhone.

  • How-Tos: How to set up and use email on an Android tablet

    One of the most useful things you can do with an Android tablet is mobile email. For those who say tablets are just big smartphones, the mobile email capability is one area where they can be proved wrong.

  • How-Tos: How to set up Microsoft Exchange email on an Apple iPhone

    Smartphones are so-called because they allow access to lots of different activities as well as texting and calling. These include the ability to surf the web from your handset and even sync your device with an email account to read and send messages from your mobile phone. Apple's iPhone is no exception. They can easily be configured to access your email account. We show you how.


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