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How to: Back up your iPhone and iPad before installing iOS 8

How to: Back up your iPhone and iPad before installing iOS 8

Apple’s new mobile OS is upon us. Make sure you secure your data before upgrading, in case of disaster.
By Craig Grannell Sep 17 2014, 10:24AM
Photography 101: What is bokeh, and how do I achieve it?

Photography 101: What is bokeh, and how do I achieve it?

Add atmosphere to your photos by becoming a master of beautifully blurred backgrounds.
By Sam Kieldsen Jun 11 2014, 1:00PM
How to fix the most common Windows 8.1 update problems

How to fix the most common Windows 8.1 update problems

We round up the reported bugs with Windows 8.1 and offer solutions for them.
By Barry Collins Oct 22 2013, 10:16AM
How to: Earn, spend and mine bitcoins

How to: Earn, spend and mine bitcoins

Darien Graham-Smith explains how to start using the world’s biggest virtual currency – and how to mine them yourself.
By Darien Graham-Smith Oct 17 2013, 11:46AM
How to make a Hollywood-scale movie with your DSLR

How to make a Hollywood-scale movie with your DSLR

The best camera kit plus expert tips from Gareth Thomas, director of next year’s Godzilla reboot.
By Sam Kieldsen Jul 10 2013, 4:35PM
How to: Can I delete it? How to save disk space

How to: Can I delete it? How to save disk space

Darien Graham-Smith helps you squeeze more from your storage by finding and removing unneeded files
By Darien Graham-Smith Jul 1 2013, 2:22PM
How to: Start scripting with Windows PowerShell

How to: Start scripting with Windows PowerShell

PowerShell is a versatile scripting language for administering Windows. Mark Newton demonstrates what it can do for you.
By Mark Newton Apr 18 2013, 11:09AM
How to: Get started with Hyper-V virtualisation

How to: Get started with Hyper-V virtualisation

Microsoft’s virtualisation host is now available to all users of Windows 8 Professional. Darien Graham-Smith shows you how to get started.
By Darien Graham-Smith Jan 8 2013, 10:06AM
How to: Digitise your analogue media

How to: Digitise your analogue media

If you want to share old photos online, or enjoy your LPs on your iPod, digitisation is the way forward. Dave Stevenson shows you how it’s done.
By Dave Stevenson Dec 13 2012, 10:20AM
How to find new music online

How to find new music online

Treat your bored ears to some fresh beats, hidden gems and rare finds in the vast – and frequently unmined – vaults of the internet’s record collection.
By Paddy Smith Apr 30 2012, 9:12AM
How secure are passwords?

How secure are passwords?

Why there's no such thing password as an uncrackable password and how to keep yours as secure as possible.
By Davey Winder Apr 3 2012, 12:40PM
How to configure your router

How to configure your router

An introduction to important setup options on your router for getting the best performance and security. If you're not across modulation types, NAT and port forwarding, QoS and IPv6 then read on.
By Darien Graham-Smith Mar 26 2012, 10:03AM
NBN Satellite: what it costs, and who can get it

NBN Satellite: what it costs, and who can get it

It's the only option for thousands of Australians who can't get decent broadband any other way. So what exactly do you get with a satellite connection?
By William Maher Mar 1 2012, 4:02PM
Free server "boot camp", now online

Free server "boot camp", now online

Know how to backup and restore an Exchange 2010 server? This free online training aims to fill a basic gap in the skills of IT pros.
By William Maher Feb 27 2012, 2:04PM
Tutorial: Imaging your hard disk to protect your data

Tutorial: Imaging your hard disk to protect your data

Disk images can help you make complete computer backups, move an OS and more. Here is a walkthrough.
By Darien Graham-Smith Feb 22 2012, 3:52PM
Tutorial: How to make an Android app in App Inventor

Tutorial: How to make an Android app in App Inventor

Create your own Android app for free using App Inventor; we show you how.
Jan 19 2012, 12:29PM
How To: Benchmark your PC

How To: Benchmark your PC

We explain the principles of benchmarking and show you how to test your own PC's performance.
By Darien Graham-Smith Dec 9 2011, 10:27AM
How To: Recover and restore deleted or damaged files

How To: Recover and restore deleted or damaged files

If you've accidentally deleted a file or you have an office full of corrupted hard disks, there's no need to panic. It may still be possible to recover your lost data using a freeware utility. Just follow these steps. [Words: Jim Martin]
Dec 2 2011, 5:12PM
Google reveals how to opt out of Wi-Fi sniffing

Google reveals how to opt out of Wi-Fi sniffing

Simple name change will keep your router off Google's database.
By Nicole Kobie Nov 16 2011, 9:21AM
How to build your own PC Part 2: Graphics, Case and Power Supply

How to build your own PC Part 2: Graphics, Case and Power Supply

Don't waste your money on an overpriced pre-built PC. We show you how to it yourself.
By Darien Graham-Smith Nov 10 2011, 10:02AM