How-to Tech

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How to Download YouTube Videos

We get it. You want to watch your favorite videos even when you're not connected to the internet. We'll walk you through the YouTube-sanctioned way to do it.

Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

The internet has made it possible to have a side job — or a full-time one — within your four walls, or just beyond them. We look at 10 great gigs.

How to Find the Right Laptop

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.

How to Improve the Sound on a TV

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.

How to Keep Your Apple Laptop from Overheating

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.

How to Turn Your PC into a TV

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.

How to Clean a Laptop

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.

How to Connect a Turntable to a Laptop

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.

How to Change the Battery of a Barnes and Noble Nook eReader

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.

How to Surf the Web Anonymously

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.

How To Recover Lost Data from Your Hard Drive

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?

How to Streamline Your Life

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.

How to Upgrade Your DVR's Hard Drive

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?

How to Upgrade Your PC's RAM

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.

How to Avoid Facebook Scams

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?

How to Build a DVR

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?

How to Know if Your Computer is Infected with a Virus

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

How to Donate Your Computer to Charity

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?

Top 5 Ways to Troubleshoot Your Broadband Internet Connection

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?

How to Detect if Someone's Stealing Your WiFi

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?

How to Avoid Spyware

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.

How to Scan for and Remove Spyware

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?

How to Secure Your Home Network

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?

How to Use Your iPhone as a Security Camera

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.

How to Jailbreak an iPhone

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?