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  • How-Tos: How to make webmail your default email in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera

    How many times have you clicked an email address on a webpage instead of copying it only to accidentally start Outlook or another desktop mail client?

  • How-Tos: How to build a great data science team

    Enterprises that want to launch big data initiatives -- or even more ambitiously, seek to create an "analytics culture" -- invariably should answer a handful of critical questions before spending money and allocating resources: What's the business case for analytics? Which big data tools should we use? Should we hire a data analytics vendor to handle everything? If we build an in-house team, where do we get the analytics talent?

  • How-Tos: How to send professional looking emails using Mailchimp

    Keeping your team, club or newsletter subscribers up to date can be a challenge when using traditional email. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up a professional looking message easily using the Mailchimp service.

  • How-Tos: Automate image editing with GIMP

    For a project I was recently working on I needed to remove the white background from several hundred images in PNG format and replace it with transparency. I know you can automate Photoshop but that's like getting into a Sherman tank to go shopping at your local supermarket. Another constraint (other than my reluctance to wrangle Photoshop) was the need to be able to do this in the future as part of a process to be built into a virtual machine running Linux.

  • How-Tos: Design your own KPIs, like this bar manager did with limes

    In a previous life, Dane Atkinson, now the CEO of SumAll.com, ran a bar in New York City. While there he developed what he came to call the "lime equation" -- an alternative indicator of sorts that could pinpoint the bar's sales or revenues for the night and as it happened, also flag employee theft.

  • How-Tos: Beat the Hollywood Hacker: How to stop hackers stealing your photos and data

    Following news that hackers stole nude photos from the iCloud accounts of several female celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Rihanna, you might be wondering how you can lock down your own account from the Hollywood Hacker. Modern hackers target the weakest part of your digital defences: you. Here we explain how your data can be stolen, and what to do to stop it happening.

  • How-Tos: How to use OneDrive like a pro

    Microsoft’s OneDrive keeps on getting better and it does more than simply provide online storage space. We show you how to use OneDrive and get the most out of the free storage as well as sharing files and accessing other PCs

  • How-Tos: Three ways to use BitTorrent Sync to share your files without the cloud

    On Tuesday, BitTorrent (the company) launched Sync 1.4, a brand new version of its peer-to-peer file syncing app that makes sharing folders with others a breeze. We have an in-depth hands-on with Sync 1.4 that will teach you how to use the app if you're not familiar with it.

  • How-Tos: How to set up Raspberry Pi, the little computer you can cook into DIY tech projects

    You don't need an electrical engineering degree to build a robot army. With the $35 Raspberry Pi B+, you can create robots and connected devices on the cheap, with little more than an Internet connection and a bunch of spare time.

  • How-Tos: How to fix 'Could not create the Java virtual machine' error message

    Java can be such a troublemaker at times. We show you what to do when your PC reports 'Error: Could not create the Java virtual machine'.

  • How-Tos: How to use OpenPGP to encrypt your email messages and files in the cloud

    Putting sensitive data in email messages or cloud storage should give you the heebie-jeebies, but a good dose of cryptography can give you peace of mind. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) or its open-source implementation, OpenPGP, is the gold standard of encryption online, and when used properly, has the potential to thwart even the likes of the NSA.

  • How-Tos: How to take a screenshot on Android phones and tablets

    Here's where we show you how to take a screenshot on any Android phone, including the Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, HTC One, Xperia Z/Z1/Z2 and many more. Keep reading to find out how to take a screenshot on an Android smartphone.

  • How-Tos: Install Flash on Android KitKat smartphones and tablets

    Adobe may have cut support for Flash in Android Jelly Bean, but the great many sites and services that continue to make heavy use of the standard suggest it's far from dead. For those of us relying on an Android phone or tablet as our main computer, and who still want to access Flash content such as catch-up TV, online games and video, it's a real problem. Here's how to get around the issue and add Flash to Android. Updated 6/5/2014 to include instructions for adding Flash to Android KitKat.

  • How-Tos: How to update an Android smartphone or tablet

    To get the best performance and features from your Android smartphone or tablet you should make sure you're always running the very latest software available for it, not just in terms of apps but also the Android operating system. Here's how to update Android on your smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to Expedite Continuous Testing

    The prescription for continuous testing is deceptively simple: Automated unit tests, version control and a continuous integration server. We wanted to first get past the buzzwords and talk about how to actually do it, by getting started with Ruby and GitHub.

  • How-Tos: How to Install Git, Ruby and Jenkins on Windows

    This article provides supplemental instructions to the piece How to Expedite Continuous Testing. Specifically, it explains how to install Git, Ruby and Jenkins on Windows (as opposed to a Mac or Linux environment).

  • How-Tos: How to switch Chrome channels to test new features before they're cool

    Google Chrome's coolest new features are available only to those who want to live a little closer to the edge. Want a 64-bit version of Chrome? How about DRM support in HTML5? You're not going to find those in vanilla Chrome just yet.

  • How-Tos: Workarounds for deleted network aliases

    Reader Scott Coatsworth has an issue with disappearing shortcuts. He writes:

  • How-Tos: How to rip a DVD to a Mac or Windows PC

    Want to watch your DVD on your iPad or tablet? Want to copy your DVD collection to your hard drive? Here's how we recommend you go about doing it in five simple steps.

  • How-Tos: Call 0845, 0870 and 0800 numbers free from your mobile

    It's that annoying moment when you need to call a helpline or similar from your mobile but you'll be charged extortionate amounts for it. Here's how to call 0845, 0870 and 0800 numbers free from your mobile.

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