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HOW TO: Internet, Online & Web

HOW TO: Internet, Online & Web

Internet, Online & Web

These Internet, Online & Web section will teach you how to use browsers such as Firefox, IE and Chrome, as well as giving you tips on FTP clients, messing applications and webware.

  • Delete and Disable your Google web search history. more
  • Thanks to cable and fiber optics Internet speeds are even faster than DSL. However, these options are not always available to everyone due to there location or budget. You can still make the most of your DSL connection by taking a few practical steps to improve the speed. more
  • It happens to the best of us. You're surfing away and up pops the dreaded "Page Not Found" error. Often the problem is that your computer's IP (Internet Protocol) Address needs to be renewed. This is not as daunting a task as it sounds, read on to find out how to do it. more
  • All machines connected to the internet are assigned an individual number called an Internet Protocol address. These unique numbers are usually four period-separated digits, e.g. 192.0.0.1. If you need to find out what your IP address is, read on. more
  • Firefox, as with all browsers, keeps a record of all the URLs you have visited, for the purposes of improved usability and convenience. There are times, however, when you will not want this information recorded. If you want to learn how to delete this information in Firefox, read on. more
  • In 2008, the internet giant Google entered the browser war, with its release of Chrome - a worthy competitor to the popular Mozilla browser Firefox, and Microsoft’s firmly established Internet Explorer. As with all browsers, sometimes history needs to be deleted for privacy reasons, particularly if you are using a public computer. If you are a new Chrome user and are not sure how to achieve this, read on. more
  • If you want to watch your favourite YouTube clips on a portable device that is not internet-capable, or in offline situations, it is also possible to download the Flash video files to your PC or Mac, convert them to the correct format, and then synchronise with your portable media player (such as an iPod or iPhone).Read on to learn how to do it. more
  • By default, Skype keeps a record of all messages, calls and file transfers, which, for many users, is not always a desirable feature. It is relatively easy to erase this history, if you know how – but the Delete History is not very easy to find within the maze of various Skype functionality menus, especially for those new to the application. Follow the steps in our guide to learn how to erase your Skype past. more
  • Skype's Screen Sharing feature allows you to share all or part of your computer desktop with a contact, so that they can see exactly what you are seeing – and you can continue talking to them during the process, too. Read on to learn how to master this simple, useful feature. more
  • For those with multiple browsers, it can be a real problem reverting back to your preferred browser of choice, after a period of experimentation with one of its competitors. If Mozilla Firefox is your favourite method of surfing the web, and you want to ensure it, and not Internet Explorer, launches by default, read on to learn how to achieve it. more

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