Tutorials

  • Build a social network for your business

    Upgrade from the break-room bulletin board and one-way customer e-mail lists--your business can take advantage of its own Facebook-like social network.

    08 Oct. 09 09:19 Written by Zack Stern
  • Are your developers unit testing?

    Recurring bugs in software development are normally a sign of a problem in the development process. Unit testing is one method used by development teams to solve this problem. At its core, unit testing is about writing a series of independent small tests to check that individual functions within the code base are doing the right thing.

    21 Sept. 09 17:22 Written by Pascal Hakim
  • Play music from an external hard drive

    Daniel Shaughnessy wants iTunes and Windows Media Player to see the music on his external USB hard drive.

    18 Sept. 09 02:53 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • Pimp my browser: How to get the most out of Firefox

    Thanks to online video, Web apps, social networking, and so on, the humble Web browser is being pushed to do more and to do it faster. With a few simple tweaks and tools, you can improve your browsing experience and save yourself some time in the process.

    04 Sept. 09 09:04 Written by Chris Brandrick
  • How to: safely get rid of your hard drive

    After reading "Remove sensitive data before you sell an old PC," Joel Edillon wants to know if it's a good idea to physically destroy a hard drive instead of wiping it with special software.

    27 Aug. 09 03:35 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • How-To: Run applications from a flash drive

    Joseph Mott wants to know if he can put applications, specifically Microsoft Office applications like Word and Excel, onto a flash drive.

    13 Aug. 09 02:00 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • E-mail etiquette: Tips for home and work

    The rules for handling e-mail messages properly and considerately may be old hat to you, but it doesn't hurt to examine some of the newer and lesser-known tenets of polite e-mailing.

    12 Aug. 09 14:26 Written by Christopher Null
  • Introduction to Clojure

    It's relatively simple to get up and running with Clojure - the latest Lisp dialect. We show you how.

    10 Aug. 09 17:27 Written by Pascal Hakim
  • Choosing the perfect notebook for Windows 7

    Picking a laptop can be a complicated ordeal that amounts to balancing features against portability against price -- and with Windows 7 on the way, the choice gets tricker. Here are some tips for purchasing a notebook computer that will work well with Windows 7.

    06 Aug. 09 20:10 Written by Frank J. Ohlhorst
  • Is your Linksys or Netgear router open to attack?

    If you have a Linksys model WRT160N or Netgear RP614v4 router, it may be time to worry a little. At least according to a report out of Defcon from The Register. The vulnerability is based on CSRF, or cross-site request forgery, an issue with the cPanel web-based control software used to administrate the devices.

    04 Aug. 09 04:06 Written by Jason Cross
  • Switch to full-screen view in your favorite apps

    Monitor space is a terrible thing to waste. Yet most of us sacrifice valuable screen estate to omnipresent toolbars, which appear in our Web browsers, our word processors, and other apps.

    01 Aug. 09 04:11 Written by Rick Broida
  • Avoid TwitViewer phishing: use OAuth-friendly apps

    It came across my Twitter feed in the early morning, a sea of users all sending the same message: "Want to know whos stalking you on twitter!?: http://TwitViewer.net."

    29 July 09 06:06 Written by David Murphy
  • Be more productive in Microsoft Outlook

    Do you depend on Microsoft Outlook for your e-mail and scheduling needs? Are you annoyed with the e-mail client? Well, join the club--thousands of Outlook users are lobbying Microsoft for improvements in the next version. But this week let's not just complain about Outlook; I'm here to tell you how to make it better.

    29 July 09 00:01 Written by Rick Broida
  • Wikipedia expert tips: How to keep the facts close

    Wikipedia is a great idea, and increasingly it is establishing itself as a credible source of information on an astonishingly wide array of topics. Most people use it as a quick reference tool, and it's great for that. But if you want to go deeper and become a Wikipedia power user, the following tips and tools will get you started.

    22 July 09 01:11 Written by Adam Pash
  • Gmail expert tips: How to tame your inbox

    Gmail ushered in a whole new way of accessing and managing e-mail. Many people think that it's a major improvement over the old desktop-app approach.

    22 July 09 00:38 Written by Adam Pash
  • Seven ways to improve your e-mail messages

    You are judged by the writing style, tone, language, and mistakes in your e-mails every single day. We're all so optimistic we believe people will overlook our e-mail typos and mistakes, while at the same time we privately label those who send us sloppy e-mails as careless, confused, or ineffective.

    15 July 09 07:51 Written by James E. Gaskin
  • Mobile social networking tips

    In the past few months, I've reconnected with friends from kindergarten through college and beyond. I've discovered thought-provoking online articles and videos I probably wouldn't have found on my own. I've also read meaningless updates from friends, such as "I'm getting in the hot tub," or "just received a special gift from a special friend."

    08 July 09 15:21 Written by James A. Martin
  • 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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