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    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.

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    Provided that you have a good idea, the web can help you quickly make a splash. An online presence is a must, whether your company is a one-man band or employs dozens of staff. Here, we’ll look at how to set up an online shop using 1&1 MyBusiness Site.

  • How-Tos: How to recover photos and contacts from a mobile phone

    I purchased Data Doctor SIM Recovery software to retrieve some messages and photos I accidently deleted from my smartphone. I have bought two different card readers so far and neither of them has worked.

  • How-Tos: How to set the time, date and password on an Android tablet

    Whatever else you do with your Android tablet, and there are plenty of options, you are going to want it to know the current time and date. That information is very important. It is used by a range of applications. For example when you open the calendar on your tablet it automatically goes to what it thinks is today.

  • How-Tos: Archive and Access Old Tweets with TweetBackup

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    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: Pull Excel data into Word 2011 docs

    One of the handiest things you can do with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Office 2011 is to share data between two different Office apps. For example, let's say you want to embed data from Excel in a sales report you're writing in Word. VBA is the tool you'll want to use to make that happen.

  • How-Tos: How to customise an Android tablet's home page

    One of the great things about tablets is that they can be personalised to your own tastes and needs. If you think about your mobile phone, perhaps you have used a favourite photo as the wallpaper and put links to important people or information on the home page. The same concept applies to a tablet, except that with a much bigger screen and a wider potential array of uses, the possibilities for personalisation are that much greater.

  • How-Tos: How to clean up the temp folder in Windows

    To keep your PC in good working order, it's important to ensure that any clutter and unused files are removed on a regular basis. This includes files in the temporary folder, as they were once necessary but are now not being used. You can either use a tool in Windows or do it manually. We show you how to do both.

  • How-Tos: How to uninstall apps from an iPhone or iPad

    With literally thousands of apps in the iTunes app store, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch users, might find themselves a bit download-happy when it comes to installing third-party software on their smartphone.

  • How-Tos: How to uninstall apps from a Google Android device

    If you've got a Google Android smartphone, then you've probably already made use of one of it's greatest features – the ability to install third-party software from Google's app store – the Android Market.

  • How-Tos: How to use Facebook on a Google Android device

    Millions of people have discovered how useful being signed up to a social network can be and Facebook is now the tool of choice for countless users on the internet. Thanks to the increasing popularity of mobile devices, Facebook isn’t just something that you dip into at home or during a lunch break at work either. Tablets, smartphones and regular mobile handsets are all able to run variations on the Facebook theme thanks to software apps that have been developed specifically to suit the confines of these gadgets and gizmos. Right now, there are numerous ways of accessing Facebook on a variety of operating systems, with many methods being ideal for people who are constantly on the move and who don’t have the time or inclination to sit in front of a desktop computer to see what family, friends or work colleagues are up to.

  • How-Tos: Clean Your PC, Inside and Out

    Disclaimer: we're not responsible if you turn your computer into a massive paperweight after trying one of the tips you're about to read. Cleaning a computer isn't rocket science, but certain techniques do carry more risk than others.

  • How-Tos: Windows Task Manager: A Troubleshooting Tool

    Hold on. Don't just reboot your Windows 7 PC. I realize that rebooting is the go-to solution when a program won't shut down, or the system starts dragging or acting wonky, but there is another way. The Task Manager is a powerful tool for troubleshooting and resolving issues in Windows 7.

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  • How-Tos: How to test Windows Thin PC

    Windows Thin PC (TPC) is now available for testing. Here we explain how to download the pre-release beta version of WinTPC and test it for yourself.

  • How-Tos: How to use Windows 7s advanced networking to work from anywhere

    No matter if you’re at home, on the move or in the office, Windows 7 lets you connect and get things done. The trend these days is towards remote and mobile computing. So Microsoft has incorporated a variety of new networking features in Windows 7 that simplify connectivity and help users access resources.

  • How-Tos: How to install Windows 7 on a new hard drive with three partitions

    I upgraded to Windows 7 on a new hard drive with three partitions. It unexpectedly installed itself on a reserved portion, but worked perfectly. However, on startup I am now offered a choice of loading Linux or Windows. How do I set up the PC so that I don’t have to go through this extra step every time?


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