Tutorials

  • DVD upscaling: does it really work?

    Question of the week: Do upscaling DVD players improve the picture on HDTVs? Answer: Probably, but there's no guarantee.

    08 March 10 11:11 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • Lose the Trojan

    A reader asked the Answer Line forum how she can remove a Trojan from an infected .dll file called infamiqayoq.dll. Her security software quarantined the file, but now she gets an error message every time she boots.

    06 March 10 04:16 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • Six hidden iPhone shortcuts

    Last week, a new iPhone app called Tiger Text hit the App Store. The app lets users send text messages to a server that could be read by the recipient via an app reader. The text message would then be wiped from the face of the earth (i.e. both the texter and recipient's iPhones, and the server) after a pre-determined amount of time.

    03 March 10 10:54 Written by Tom Kaneshige
  • Streamline the move to Windows 7 with Easy Transfer

    Upgrading users to a new operating system always seems to have its pitfalls, and Windows 7 is no exception. If you're migrating multiple users, you'll definitely need some tools to help automate the task.

    24 Feb. 10 07:40 Written by Michael Scalisi
  • How to use Google Buzz

    If you're buzzing about Buzz, we have the tips you need to make it work for you. And if you're wishing it would buzz off, we'll show you how to remove it from your Gmail account.

    23 Feb. 10 16:01 Written by Patrick Miller
  • Hack to get Android 2.1 on 4 Windows Mobile phones

    As a long-time Windows Mobile user who finally gave up on it and switched to an Android phone, I've been thrilled with the new operating system. Now, it looks like others who are fed up with WinMo might be able to switch a little more easily.

    23 Feb. 10 08:46 Written by David Pierce
  • 9 Gmail tips that will let you take a long lunch

    I've used practically every Web-based e-mail program, from Hotmail to Yahoo to Chick Mail (seriously), and I have to say Gmail is awesome. But it could be better.

    22 Feb. 10 14:46 Written by Sarah Jacobsson
  • How to win prizes on Twitter

    New contests surface every day on Twitter, with a large variety of prizes up for grabs. Recent contests have given away everything from netbooks to gas cards to $25,000 for a new car. Twitter giveaways are like the lottery, only your odds of winning are dramatically higher, and you can enter as many contests as you want without spending a dime. With some strategy and a little patience, you'll soon discover how addictive Twitter contests can be--especially when you start winning cool prizes.

    20 Feb. 10 03:13 Written by Lauren Barnard
  • Protect your e-book reader

    As more people turn to e-readers, which are particularly handy for travel, a variety of screen guards and cases have hit the market, as have accessories such as clip-on lights and decorative decals. We looked at a variety of them this month.

    18 Feb. 10 07:09 Written by Agam Shah
  • When XP is discontinued

    A reader wants to know if XP will still be safe after Microsoft ends support in 2014

    18 Feb. 10 04:42 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • Troubleshoot Windows remotely over the Net

    Whether you're an IT pro or the go-to geek in your social circle, often the biggest hassle in fixing a computer problem is simply getting to the PC that needs help.

    15 Feb. 10 16:40 Written by Tony Bradley
  • How to use Google Buzz

    On Tuesday, Google announced Buzz, a new social networking service integrated with Gmail. On Wednesday, you probably mashed your F5 key waiting for it to arrive in your Gmail account--and maybe you even tried to cut in line. By Thursday, you were likely worried about the privacy issues. Well, if you're buzzing about Buzz, we have the tips you need to make it work for you. And if you're wishing it would buzz off, we'll show you how to remove it from your Gmail account.

    13 Feb. 10 12:21 Written by Patrick Miller
  • Google Buzz: A privacy checklist

    If you've heard of Google Buzz, chances are you've also heard about some of the privacy concerns that surround it. The social media service offers some cool ways to share photos, links, status messages, and more with fellow Google Buzz users. But if you're not careful, you may end up sharing more than you expect.

    12 Feb. 10 05:48 Written by Ian Paul
  • Make your new PC hassle-free

    There are steps you should take to make a new PC as hassle-free as possible.

    08 Feb. 10 10:03 Written by Rick Broida
  • USB interferes with boot

    Richard Purdy's PC won't boot when he has a flash drive plugged into it.

    05 Feb. 10 04:23 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • Facebook tips and tweaks

    I like using Facebook to keep tabs on my friends, but I don't like the endless stream of "so-and-so took this quiz" and "Joe became friends with Jane" messages.

    03 Feb. 10 08:19 Written by Rick Broida
  • The Internet of Things in the Real World

    The future of healthcare is a goldmine for IoT that will have an immediate impact on wellbeing.

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