Tutorials

  • Access your Twitter account on the run

    Over the last couple days you've learned how to set up a Twitter account and make fun and practical use of the service. Now let's look at ways you can access Twitter without being tied to your PC.

    09 April 10 05:33 Written by Rick Broida
  • Three ways to make good use of Twitter

    When it comes to Twitter, I prefer to be a consumer, not a producer. In other words, I know no one cares what I had for breakfast, so I don't bother to tweet about it.

    08 April 10 06:02 Written by Rick Broida
  • Get started with Twitter in three easy steps

    Twitter may have become a household name, but it remains a mystery to many people. Perhaps even most people. For the next few days, I'm going to put on my teacher's cap and show you how to set up a Twitter account, how to put that account to good use, and how to read your incoming "tweets" (i.e. messages) from just about anywhere.

    08 April 10 02:59 Written by Rick Broida
  • Getting Facebook users to 'like' your brand

    Facebook is rolling out some changes to its popular social networking site. One, in particular, will impact the way social networking-friendly organizations engage customers using Facebook. Now, your customers can just "Like" your company rather than having to "Become a Fan" of it.

    31 March 10 09:26 Written by Tony Bradley
  • Hack lets you control a DSLR camera from a Nintendo DS

    The folks at the Open Camera Controller (OCC), a system that uses an older Nintendo DS handheld to provide more options to photographers seeking to get the most out of their DSLR cameras.

    16 March 10 11:26 Written by Alessondra Springmann
  • Learn everything you need to know about Twitter

    Still not sure what the heck Twitter is or why you'd want to use it? I understand completely: Friends and family members are constantly asking me, "What the heck is Twitter, and why would I want to use it?"

    12 March 10 14:33 Written by Rick Broida
  • 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
  • 7 Habits of the Effective Network Manager

    Years of observing hundreds of network managers has revealed 7 habits that differentiate the effective network manager from the others. In this white paper, we will identify those 7 habits and discuss how these habits contribute to providing a well performing and reliable network. When problems do occur, these problems can be resolved in a timely manner, reducing the impact on the business, while at the same time, maintaining the credibility of the networking department.

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