Most Popular How-To Guides Of 2011

We handle a lot of different topics each year and our how-to guides cover a wide range of sizes and subjects, but the common goal is to make things easier for you. Here's a look back at our most popular how-to features of 2011.

Facebook Is Tracking Your Every Move On The Web; Here's How To Stop It

Facebook tracks what you're doing when you're online, but it doesn't have to be that way, here are the tips and tricks you need to stop if from happening. More »

The Complete Guide To Rooting Any Android Phone

With all the different devices out there running different versions of Android, the rooting process can be a little different for every phone. Here's a one-stop guide that should get you up and running with root access, no matter what device you have. More »

How To Build A Hackintosh Mini For A Less Expensive, Faster Mac

We've shown you how to build a Hackintosh with enough power to rival a Mac Pro, but for those of you who want a still powerful Mac on a budget you can build a Hack Mini. More »

Learn To Code: The Full Beginner's Guide

If you've been looking to learn how to code, we can help you get started. Here are 4.5 lessons on the basics and extra resources to keep you going. Check out our complete compendium of guides to get you started in programming. More »

The Cheapskate's Guide To Getting Free Dropbox Space

Dropbox is one of the best file synchronisation tools around, but you start out with only 2 GB of space, which isn't always enough to sync music or collaborate with your co-workers. More »

How To Make Your To-Do List Doable

There's no better feeling than checking something off your to-do list. Done! Finished! Mission accomplished! Yet it's so easy to let a whole day or week go by without knocking one task off your list. More »

Turn An Old Computer Into A Networked Backup, Streaming Or Torrenting Machine With FreeNAS

At its most basic, network attached storage, or NAS, is a great way to share files on your local network. But it's also a perfect solution for backing up your computers, streaming media across your home network, or even torrenting files to a central server. More »

How to Make Your iPhone (Or Other iOS Device) More Like Android

If you own an iPhone, chances are you genuinely prefer the feature set of iOS to Android, but that doesn't mean you wouldn't appreciate having access to some of Android's best features. More »

How To Completely Anonymise Your BitTorrent Traffic With BTGuard

If you're using BitTorrent without taking measures to hide your activity, it's just a matter of time before your ISP throttles your connection, sends you an ominous letter, or your ISP gets a subpoena from a lawyer asking for your identity for a file-sharing law suit. More »

How To Build a Computer from Scratch: The Complete Guide

The complete guide for building a computer from scratch, from ordering the parts to installing your OS, along with a printable PDF version that you can use as a reference. More »

How To Get iOS 5's Biggest Features In Android Right Now

iOS 5, Apple's latest update to its mobile OS, was released this week, and with it came a ton of great new features for iPhone and iPad owners. If you own an Android phone and wish some of those new features can be yours, they're closer than you think. More »

How To Make A Good First Impression Every Time

In a perfect world, friendships, relationships and business contacts would all develop naturally and blossom exactly how you'd like, but that's not the world we live in. Rather than leave it all to chance, here are a few things that can help you leave a great first impression, and form that into a lasting relationship.More »

What Is UPnP And How Do I Use It To Stream Media To My TV?

If you're tired of transferring movies and TV shows to a PlayStation 3's hard drive whenever you want to watch them, you can stream media from your computer via UPnP. Here's how you do it. More »

How to Deal With Deadbeats By Using Clever Tricks And Blackmail

People sometimes make you promises they can't -- or won't -- keep, leaving you with the short end of the stick. We've all made this error once or twice, but we reserve a special name for the people who don't follow through as a matter of habit: deadbeats. More »


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