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    Any Android smartphone or tablet can be used as a PC speakers so here's how to do it easily for free and without wires.

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    How to get rid of the annoying Google Search bar that sits in your Android home screen. Here's how to remove the Google Search bar from Android, by disabling Google Now, using a custom launcher, or rooting your Android and using a custom ROM.

  • How-Tos: How to turn on phone without power button

    A broken power button is really annoying but you don't necessarily need a new smartphone or tablet. Here's how to turn on a phone without a power button.

  • How-Tos: How to identify a font, any font, anywhere you find it

    With tens of thousands of fonts in circulation, it's tough to identify a specific font from memory, when you see it. Fortunately, you don't have to--there are free websites, and an iOS app, that can identify font samples for you on the fly. The process is easy and a whole lot of fun.

  • How-Tos: Restore a Windows 8 or Windows 7 image backup to an unbootable PC

    Sam McCurry wisely created an image backup of his internal drive. Now he wants to know how that backup can help him should Windows fail to boot.

  • How-Tos: How to block a number on an iPhone

    How to block a number from calling you on your iPhone. Stop calls from an iPhone contact. Here's how to stop your ex calling you on your iPhone.

  • How-Tos: 7 time-saving tips and tricks for Office for iPad

    Not too long ago using Microsoft's Office apps on any iOS device was nothing more than a far-fetched dream. Then the team in Redmond rocked the iOS world by releasing its Office suite for the iPad. There was a glaring issue with it, however, in the fact you could only view documents for free. To edit existing documents or create new ones, you needed to shell out for an Office 365 account.

  • How-Tos: How to share your location with iOS 8 (without creeping yourself out)

    I don't consider myself an excessively private person nor think I'm a superspy in civilian clothes. But there's something about sharing my location with other people that gives me the heebie-jeebies. I absolutely don't want to do it all the time, but I love the ability to choose when, where, and to whom I do.

  • How-Tos: How to find old Gmail emails

    Find old emails in Gmail with ease: here are our top search tips for finding the email you're looking for.

  • How-Tos: How to install Windows 10 on your phone

    As promised the Technical Preview of Windows 10 for phone is now available. We show you how to install Windows 10 on your phone if you have a compatible Lumia.

  • How-Tos: 20 keyboard shortcuts that can make you a more powerful Mac user

    If you've used a Mac longer than the span of a typical Hollywood awards show, you probably know that Command-P means print, Command-C means copy, and Command-V means paste. That great--it shows you already have a taste for how keyboard shortcuts can save you time. There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts for just about anything you can do with a mouse. But shortcuts can be intimidating. They're not always intuitive and they can take a lot of time and practice to commit to "finger memory."

  • How-Tos: Creaticity: Place photos inside text using Photoshop

    One of the many advantages of an image editor that supports the concept of layers--Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Pixelmator, to name a few--is that you can push a picture through the content of other layers. In this column, you'll learn how to push a different picture through each letter in the word LOVE. Not only is this technique a fun project, but it also makes a super sweet Valentine's gift. If you go the extra step of printing it, you could frame it or the lucky recipient can tack it onto their fridge, and then use it as a bookmark later on. The following steps are for Photoshop, but you can easily adapt them for use in Photoshop Elements or Pixelmator.

  • How-Tos: Even more Photos for OS X questions, answered

    It seems that even after you offer a first look at Photos, suggestions for ways to prepare your iPhoto library for Photos, yap about Photos in a podcast, and field a number of Photos questions, people have more on their minds. Let's get to it.

  • How-Tos: Unlock Windows 10's hidden, powerful GodMode tool

    GodMode. The mere mention of the omnipotence-granting tweak should bring a smile to the face of veteran Windows tinkerers, and yes, the legendary hidden feature still works in the Windows 10 Preview.

  • How-Tos: How to delete cookies and web browsing history

    How to delete cookies and browsing history in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Everything you need to know about web cookies, and how to stay private online.

  • How-Tos: How to use torrent sites in UK: how to access The Pirate Bay, blocked torrents

    How to use a VPN to access blocked torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay. How to access The Pirate Bay in the UK. How to use a torrent site.

  • How-Tos: Better open source hygiene would have spooked GHOST

  • How-Tos: How to encrypt your Mac with FileVault 2, and why you absolutely should

    Apple's first pass at built-in encryption was, frankly, terrible. The original FileVault, introduced with 10.3 Panther in 2003, only encrypted a user's home directory, and had a number of functional and implementation problems. FileVault 2 appeared in 2011 with 10.7 Lion, and had almost nothing to do with the original except the name.

  • How-Tos: 5 ways to spring clean your PC or laptop

    We show you five simple ways to make any PC or laptop faster and more responsive. Here's how to use Windows' built-in tools to de-clutter your desktop and hard drive and make it go faster, and it won't cost you a thing.

  • How-Tos: How to send group emails to the best address

    Here's the setup: You have a group of people who you routinely send email messages to--your bowling team, for example. The problem is that some of the team members have more than one email address and, apparently, some folks you've been sending messages to are a little upset because you've sent very casual messages to their business address. How can you avoid making this mistake again?

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