Tutorials

  • Saving YouTube videos for offline viewing

    Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.

  • Saving Google Maps destinations for easy navigation

    Saving a destination in Google Maps makes it easier to navigate to and also lessens the chance for error when entering or trying to remember an address.

  • Tech Tip: Advanced Google search functions

    Searching Google is a quick way to find information, but more advanced functions can help users find more helpful information faster.

  • Free Amazon Web Services -- and how to make the most of them

    If you avoid some gotchas and keep a close eye on resource usage, you can have a handy server in the Amazon cloud for free

  • Cyberstalking with LinkedIn

    You just left cocktail hour or a networking event and forgot to grab a business card from the person you'd been chatting with. Don't kick yourself. Instead, log on to LinkedIn to do some cyberstalking. It's a much better resource than Facebook, because with just bits and pieces of information, you're still likely to be able to find your target.

  • How-to: Get started with Amazon EC2

    Amazon cloud skills are in high demand. This easy, step-by-step guide will help start you on your path to cloud mastery

  • Should I protect my tweets?

    When I signed up for a Twitter account in the summer of 2009 I spent some time thinking about whether or not I should protect my tweets. As a novice Twitter user, I had to decide whether the benefits of protecting my tweets outweighed the drawbacks. Looking back, I do not regret my decision to protect my tweets, and I'll tell you why.

  • Stop Facebook from cluttering your inbox

    There's a fine line between awesome and annoying. Take Facebook: Most of the time, it's great, but a few things about the service drive me crazy.

  • Gmail Tips: Five great e-mail timesavers

    If you're one of Gmail's 193 million users worldwide, you probably rely on the service -- and its add-ons -- every day. Popular among users for its customization features, Google constantly adds to its arsenal of Labs and brings new features mainstream to simplify processes and save users time.

  • How Quora could help your business

    Question-and-answer sites like Yahoo Answers may offer a quick way to ask questions and get answers, but they tend to be plagued by wisecracks, poor spelling, and generally low quality. On the other hand, a new site targeting this niche, Quora, is going to great lengths to keep quality high.

  • How to clean up your online reputation

    If you own a small or medium business, a good reputation--online and offline--is clearly key to your success.

  • Facebook social inbox: What you need to know about messages

    Back in November 2010, Facebook announced plans for a "social inbox" -- a space that would serve as a hub for all communications that people use online or via mobile phones, ranging from text messages and chat messages to e-mail messages, too.

  • Top 5 free Google Apps add-ons for business

    Google launched its Apps Marketplace back in March, effectively inviting companies to create business software for the cloud that would sit alongside the standard set of Google Apps.

  • Get 5GB of free cloud-sync storage from SugarSync

    Wouldn't it be cool if you had a "magic" folder on your PC, one that automatically synced its contents with the Web, your other PCs, your cell phone, and other devices?

  • Facebook Ads secrets from an insider

    Many people log on to Facebook primarily for fun, but businesses are increasingly turning to the social networking site as an advertising gold mine. By placing ads on Facebook, you can zero in on a select portion of some half a billion users according to their interests and demographics.

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