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getting on facebook.

Before you can use Facebook, you're going to need an account.

check Facebook privacy settings.

New or old Facebook account, you need to check what information about you Facebook is making available.

delete or deactivate facebook account.

If you've had enough of Facebook, you can give it a rest by deactivating, or permanently delete your account.

facebook account security.

How to use 2 factor authentication on your Facebook account.

how to change your account name.

If you've made a typo when setting up your computer, all is not lost.

backup to google cloud.

Save your most precious pictures into the cloud for safekeeping. It's easy to do and a lot better than losing them.

popular on at home computer.

delete a user from computer.

Have you got old, unused user accounts on your computer. It's rather easy to delete them out of the way.

yahoo mail.

How to add pictures, links & attachments to Yahoo E-Mails.

clean up google chrome.

Spring clean Chrome for a better Internet experience. Clear cache, delete extensions and more.

subscribing to youtube.

If you've ever used YouTube, you've been asked to subscribe. But what is it?

What are you committing yourself to?

burn a music CD

Remember those music mix tapes we used to make?
Make your own compilation music CD's that'll play in your stereo.

at home computer email guides.

Email, where would we be without it? No computer guides would be complete without mentioning email. I've been looking at the 3 most popular email services, Yahoo, Gmail and Outlook.com (which includes all email addresses that end in either @live, @MSN, @hotmail)

Plus, there is so much more you can do with email than just sending howdy doody messages.

yahoo mail

How to add pictures, links & attachments to Yahoo E-Mails.

more yahoo mail.

How to print e-mails or save them into folders.
Add contacts and block spam.

gmail.

How to add pictures, links & attachments to Gmail E-Mails.

outlook.com

How to add pictures, links & attachments to Outlook.com E-Mails.

disposable email addresses.

If your not sure you want to hand over your real Email address, use a temporary one.

email a folder.

Sometimes it's just better to send everything in a folder. But just how do you attach a folder to an email?

forward email to 1 address.

If you've got several email accounts, you can set up email forwarding to have them all delivered to just one inbox.

at home computer internet guides.

The Internet is a terrific resource. It's the reason most of us have computers and smart phones.
In these guides, I'll try to show you how to get stuff done over the 'net. How to make use of various websites.

do you need a VPN?

Do you need a virtual private network service? We'll look at the 3 main reasons that people are signing up.

create a google account.

Set up a Google account to get access to all of Google's free tools and apps.

how to send large files.

How to send large files and folders over the Internet to someone else.

browser password manager.

Chrome, Edge and Firefox all have built in password managers. Use them.

stop using internet explorer.

Stop using Internet Explorer & start using Google's Chrome web browser. Take your Favourites with you.

youtube.

Youtube is without doubt the biggest video platform in the world. It can be both brilliant and entertaining. There's much more to it than just "cat videos".

how to use youtube.

Beginner's guide to getting the most out of the Internet's favourite video website.

subscribing on youtube.

If you've ever used YouTube, you've been asked to subscribe. But what is it?
What are you committing yourself to?

facebook.

I'm looking at Facebook. How to create an account, and then obviously, how to check your privacy settings. I'll shortly add a couple of guides for account security and actually using Facebook.

getting on facebook.

How to create an account on the world's largest social media website.

getting off facebook.

When you've just had enough.
How to deactivate or completely delete your Facebook account.

facebook privacy.

New or old Facebook account, you need to check what information about you Facebook is making available.

at home computer security guides.

Computers go wrong. They do, it's a fact. Like any other machine a PC will break down. Unlike other machines, when our computers go pear shaped, they take our stuff with them. All our pictures, documents etc. In these security guides, we're looking at how you can protect yourself from losing everything.

scan for malware.

Use the free version of the powerful malware scanner to check your computer for viruses, trojans, hijackers etc.

why you need strong passwords.

They're looking for you. They're after your accounts. It's personal.

how to install avast free AV.

Good antivirus protection doesn't have to cost. Complete guide to installing & setting up Avast Free Antivirus.

at home computer guides to backing up your computer.

It really doesn't matter how careful you are on the 'net, you can always get caught by something nasty. And then there's always the possibility that your computer will just go completely wrong. So back it up. Save all the files that you need.

There are so many options when it comes to creating backups. From simply saving a few precious pictures to occasionally to a USB stick, to having on going backups of your entire computer.

backup your entire PC.

How to create a Windows system image. Backup everything on your computer.

windows file history.

You can use Windows own backup tool, File History, to create ongoing backups of your files.

google cloud backups.

Save your most precious pictures into the cloud for safekeeping. It's easy to do and a lot better than losing them.

restore files from backup.

Lost something? If you've been using Windows backup, you can restore it.

backup to a USB stick.

Protect yourself from losing your most precious stuff by backing it up to a USB stick.

at home computer audio guides.

If music be the food of love....... Yeah, we all love a good tune now and then. So why not make the most of your computer. There are some great ideas here.

convert WMA to MP3.

Got some old WMA audio files knocking around on your PC? I bet you have. Change them to MP3 format.

remove DRM from WMA audio.

This applies to music you ripped from CDs using Windows Media Player.
And now they simply won't play.

make a monster hits CD.

Remember those music mix tapes we used to make?
Make your own compilation music CD's that'll play in your stereo.

playing music on PC.

How to play your music on your computer.

Create playlists & more.

copy music to PC.

Copy your entire music collection onto your computer.

super long play CD.

MP3 CD's can hold up 100 tracks, maybe more. Create your own super audio CDs.

at home computer windows guides.

Windows is the operating system that powers our computers. It sits between us and the computer. It makes the computer do our bidding. Master it.

Tag Your Photos

Organise your pictures by adding tags to them. Tags work like keywords, letting you use Windows search features to find the pics you want quickly.

deleting an account.

Have you got old, unused user accounts on your computer. It's rather easy to delete them out of the way.

windows user accounts.

Create separate accounts for all the people that use your home computer.
Explaining Microsoft, Local, Administrator and Standard user accounts.

setting up a new PC.

All plugged in? What next? A guide to what to expect when turning on a new PC for the first.

file explorer is missing.

Houston we have a problem. File Explorer is missing from the Taskbar.
Easily replace it.

screenshot your PC.

Sometimes, grabbing an image of the computer's screen is just the best way of recording some information.

double click with ease.

If you find yourself having to have a couple of goes at opening a program or files, it could well be that you have the wrong mouse settings.

show image thumbnails.

When your computer shows your pictures as file names rather than thumbnails...

set the time.

Set your computer's time. If the clock is wrong on your PC, it could throw up lots of problems.

remove your password.

Fed up of having to log on to your computer every time you start it up.
You can remove the password easily.

how to update windows 10.

Keep your computer running smoothly by making sure you have the latest updates.

windows hello PIN.

Well Hello. What is it? Do you need it? How can you avoid it. Read now before it's too late.

change your account name.

We've all done it, a silly typo when creating a Windows  account. It's an easy fix.

networking guides.

Networking in the computer world simply means connecting computers together.
Sharing files between different machines in your home.

access all areas.

Network your home computers to view, edit, copy and delete files that are on one computer from another.

sync files between computers.

Need to keep your files up to date between computers automatically? It's called syncing.

at home computer tech guides.

A layman's guide to all the technology stuff and jargon that you'll need to know.

how do VPNs work?

Just how do VPNs (virtual private networks) keep your web browsing private?

what are megabytes & gigabytes?

Just what are Kilobytes, Megabytes, Gigabytes etc. A little bit interesting.

how a PC stores data.

How does a computer store all those documents and pictures anyway?

what's inside it?

Let's take a look inside a computer. Name some names.

blank CDs and DVDs

Blank recordable CD and DVD discs are still being used by many of us.

what are hard drive partitions?

You may have heard of them, but what are partitions? Why do we need them?

creating a new partition.

You can easily create a new partition from within Windows.

differential and incremental backups explained.

Easy to follow guide to the differences between Differential and Incremental backups.