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.

Learn More

Had enough of the Twitterverse? Here's how to delete your account.

By Jeremy Glass

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.

By Andrew Silver

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.

By John Fuller & Nathan Chandler

Advertisement

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Advertisement

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By Dave Roos

Advertisement

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?

By Ed Grabianowski

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.

By Jonathan Strickland

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?

By Jonathan Strickland

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.

By Jonathan Strickland

Advertisement

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?

By Jonathan Strickland

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?

By Ed Grabianowski

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

By Jonathan Strickland

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?

By Peter May

Advertisement

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?

By Ed Grabianowski

Your wireless network's running slow again. It's time to get to the bottom of things. Yes, stealing WiFi still goes on. How can you tell if it's happening to you?

By Nathan Chandler & Wesley Fenlon

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.

By Peter May

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?

By Jonathan Strickland

Advertisement

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?

By Jonathan Strickland

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.

By Robert Lamb