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  • How-Tos: Protect yourself against the Poodle bug

    We explain the Poodle SSLv3 flaw. What you need to do about Poodle, how to avoid Poodle, and why you should care.

  • How-Tos: How to fix iOS 8 by upgrading to iOS 8.1

    How to get rid of iOS 8: how to upgrade to iOS 8.1 and how to downgrade to iOS 7. How to fix iOS 8.

  • How-Tos: How to catalogue your digital music collection

    We explain how to create a catalogue of your digital music collection using Windows Media Player.

  • How-Tos: Three easy ways to create a collaborative photo album

    Special events like holidays, weddings, and school reunions just beg to be captured in pictures--but organizing photos from friends and family after the event can be a pain.

  • How-Tos: How to restart your browser without losing your open tabs

    Sometimes your browser crashes or you need to restart it, but you don't want to lose the pages you've got open. Here's how to restart Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer without losing your open tabs.

  • How-Tos: How to run Windows XP programs in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

    Microsoft has killed support for Windows XP, but that doesn't mean you have to get rid of all your old software. Here we show you how to run Windows XP programs in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

  • How-Tos: How to use new Snapchat

    Snapchat has new features including filters, front facing flash, special text, replays and video chat. Here's how to make video calls in Snapchat and use the new Snapchat app.

  • How-Tos: 5 ways to take charge of your smartphone's home screen

    If the only change you've made to your iPhone or Android phone's home screen is to swap out the wallpaper and rearrange a few icons, you've barely scratched the surface of what's possible.

  • How-Tos: How to remove the Windows shortcut arrow from desktop icons

    William Beaver asked for "a simple, safe" way to remove the arrows from the shortcuts on his desktop.

  • How-Tos: Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

    On the surface, the critical "Shellshock" bug revealed this week sounds devastating. By exploiting a bug in the Bash shell command line tool found in Unix-based systems, attackers can run code on your system--essentially giving them access to your system. Bad guys are already developing exploits that use Shellshock to crack your passwords and install DDoS bots on computers. And since Bash shell is borderline ubiquitous, a vast swath of devices are vulnerable to Shellshock: Macs, Linux systems, routers, web servers, "Internet of Things" gizmos, you name it.

  • How-Tos: How to make a GIF

    How to make a GIF without using Photoshop or any other image editor. How to make a GIF from a video using Photoshop, and how to make a GIF from still images using Photoshop.

  • How-Tos: How to choose the right Linux distro

  • How-Tos: How to use Street View on Android

    How to see your destination before you leave with Street View on Android.

  • How-Tos: 10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

    Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no single method is foolproof or ironclad. But even if there is no right answer to tuning every query, there are plenty of proven do's and don'ts to help light the way. While some are RDBMS-specific, most of these tips apply to any relational database.

  • 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.

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