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How to find the best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

Government hacking or Heartbleed won't be held up by deploying a password manager but your life will be improved

What Apple can do to improve the iPhone 6 display

It isn't just a bigger ascreen

How to make your Surface RT touchscreen respond faster

Bet you didn't know you could tweak a Surface's Registry. You can, and this hack helps reduce touchscreen lag time

How to make your own (cheaper) Fusion Drive

Can't afford Apple's version? Well if you are able and have the parts, why not make your own

How to make sure Facebook Page posts you want to see aren't hidden

Now you need to manually change your settings in order to show brands' Pages

How to lie successfully online

A new class of software tells fibs on your behalf. Are these apps unethical?

How to speed up your laptop by upgrading the hard disk to an SSD

Flash memory is much faster and can offer faster boot times and application loading times

How to download and install Microsoft Windows 8 Final Release preview

The latest fine-tuned beta version of Window 8 is now available for your testing pleasure. It's free.

How to protect your artistic work with a Creative Commons license

These alternative licenses improve on existing copyright law by enabling content owners to promote the sharing of their work

How to make your video go viral like 'Kony2012'

It's possible to go viral - do you have what it takes?

How to partition your hard drive and optimise performance

We explain how to speed up your PC with an advanced technique known as "short stroking"

How to increase your Klout score and get freebies

Learn what a Klout score is, how it works, and how you can make it work for you

Learn how to code for free

Looking to learn a new skill? We have a few tips to help amateur coders get started on writing their own sites and web apps

Adopting wearables: How to avoid the common legal pitfalls

The opportunities the new technology can bring to businesses far outweigh the risks

Tech Tip: How to change the default font in Microsoft Word

Set a new default font so that every document you start in Word uses the font settings that you want.

How to shut down your MMO's servers for good: Farewell Glitch

If you have to close an MNO down, there is a 'right' way to do it

How to build a killer Windows 8 gaming PC for under $1,000

How we assembled an inexpensive gaming rig that delivers solid frame rates and is poised for future upgrades.

How to optimise Windows 8 with new hardware

If you need to get new hardware, you should ensure that it not only works with Windows 8, but performs optimally with Microsoft's new baby

How to encrypt your Apple or Android tablet

Thinking about encrypting your Apple or Android tablet? The process can be daunting, but here's how to do it.

The best way to benchmark your PC for free

You can do it for free, but you'll need to use multiple tools and utilities specifically designed to tax each major component

How to create advanced spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel

Learn how to control Excel worksheets with spin buttons, scrollbars, option buttons, and checkboxes.

Interested in Pinterest? Here's how to make it work for your business

A free e-book explains how the hot new social network works, why you should be using it to drive leads and traffic, and how to get started.

How to make your Android more productive, more secure and faster than iPhone

Android allows for more customisation and has cheaper apps - there's so much you can do

How to get admitted Into the new Facebook Developers App Center

Check out four top tips on getting your app approved

How to use FTP with an iPad

Can FTP clients be used with an iPad? Turns out, they can


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