How-to Tech

This How-to Tech section is full of great articles explaining how to handle the increasing amount of technological objects in your life. Visit the How-to Tech guide and learn how to become the tech expert in your household.


You need buy a new laptop, but you're not sure how to find the right one. Learn about how to find the right laptop in this article.

If you know how to improve the sound on a TV you can experience your home theater as was intended. Learn about how to improve the sound on a TV in this article.

You're experiencing overheating problems with your Apple laptop, and you're wondering how to keep your Apple laptop from overheating. Learn how to keep your Apple laptop from overheating in this article.

When you know how to turn your PC into a TV, you can enjoy live TV on your computer screen. Learn about how to turn your PC into a TV in this article.

When doing your spring cleaning, don't forget to clean your laptop. Here's how to clean a laptop so it's as spic and span as the rest of your house.

You want learn how to connect a turntable to your laptop so that you can record songs from your turntable onto your laptop. This article will explain how to connect a turntable to a laptop.

You need to change the battery of your Barnes and Noble Nook eReader, but you're not sure how to do this. This article will tell you how to change the battery of a Barnes and Noble Nook eReader.

It's easy to assume that no one knows who you really are online, but that's never been the case. However, surfing the Web anonymously has become so simple that anyone can conceal his or her identity with little trouble.

That old hard drive's been clicking for some time, and now your computer won't boot. Is there any way to restore that project you've been working on?

With all the things you have to get done, your life can get pretty hectic. The trick is to find a better way to keep track of everything so you can reduce your stress level.

Your DVR only holds so much TV. So what if you want to store more programs? Or worse, what happens if the drive crashes and you have to replace it?

Upgrading your computer's memory may sound like a lot of trouble and something you should pay a specialist for. But you can do it yourself.

Digital video recorders (DVRs) let you stay up-to-date on your favorite TV shows, but they can be expensive. They're essentially computers -- could you build one yourself for less?

Facebook applications are usually great ways to interact with your friends and have a good time. How have some developers used them to scam Facebook users?

Your computer is running more slowly than usual. Could it be infected with some kind of malware, or does it just need a reboot?

You just bought a brand-new computer. But what'll you do with the old machine? Is there something else it could be doing, instead of sitting in your closet?

Broadband Internet access is great -- high-speed connections let us watch video, listen to music and more. But what happens when you can't get a signal?

Your wireless network's running slow again. It's time to get to the bottom of things. But why does it always happen when that same car parks in front of your house?

Spyware can track what you do on your computer and can even steal your passwords. But you can avoid it -- the trick is knowing how spyware programmers think.

Spyware may follow your every move on the Internet. Or it may record your passwords as you type them in to steal your identity. So how do you stop it?

Leaving your home network unsecure is like leaving your front door unlocked. How long will it be before someone finds that it's open and walks right in?

Finding your parking spot, playing your music and calling your buddies isn't enough? There's another use for your precious iPhone, but don't blame us when it's stolen.

So you have a shiny new iPhone and loads of applications available through Apple. But the apps you really want aren't there. Can you jailbreak your phone?

The thought of having your identity stolen and your credit ruined can be terrifying. So what can you do to keep your personal information safe?

Your computer's hard drive has all your stored music, pictures and everything you've worked on for the past few years. What would you do if your hard drive crashed?