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How to Back Up Your Firefox Profile Folder
Your browser settings for Firefox and the bookmark file are stored on your desktop computer in a folder called “Profile.”  So what would happen to your settings if your hard drive crashes or the disk becomes corrupted?  Well, if that does happen, then your files may be overwritten or... Read more
How To Clear Your Private Browsing Data in Firefox
Email services which are Web-based, take great precautions to ensure that only you can see your messages. They do this by many means; you may have to enter your password every time you check your mail or you may be forced to log off automatically after a period of... Read more
How To Customize The Toolbar in Firefox
We all like things done in a specific way, right?  We take our coffee a certain way, we season our food just the way we like it and we work to a certain routine.  So what’s the difference with how we use our technology?  Nothing.  There is no difference... Read more
How To Use Snapshot in VirtualBox
If you have ever need to have another OS running besides the one you usually use, then there is lots of available software on the market to allow you do this.  There is bundled kit in OS X called Bootcamp which is pretty good if you need to run... Read more
How To Save Offline Maps in Google Maps For iOS
Mapping software is great isn’t it?  You can plan journeys with multiple stops and  find the quickest, shortest and most fuel economical route to your destination with the variety of Map software available.  You can do it the old fashioned way, with a map and some maths skills, but... Read more
How To Access Your Router If You Forget Your Login Details
If you have ever been in the position of needing to access your router, and you cannot remember your password or your username, then you will understand just how frustrating that situation can be. You might need to access your router for a number of different reasons, from port... Read more
How To Erase Data From A Hard Drive
Data is important to everyone.  The last thing you need is someone you don’t know getting hold of your information.  It is important then, to know how to erase your data from your computer. You may need to do this because your computer is being sold or given away... Read more
Build Your Own Chromecast For Free!
Chromecast has been available for some time now but did you know that if you have an Android tablet or phone lying around then you can turn it into your very own DIY Chromecast for free? If you relish the idea of saving yourself $35 then the first you’ll... Read more
How To Shorten a URL
Have you ever needed to share a link, but the URL is so long that it looks more like a version of ‘War and Peace’?  There is no need to worry, as there are very clever services available online called URL Shorteners.  These services that will create a new... Read more
How to Set Up A Passcode On iPad
Security is a big thing these days isn’t it?  It is a wise move to lock down all of your devices in one way or another.  Take your tablet for instance.  By setting a passcode on your Apple iPad, you can protect your data in case it is lost... Read more
How To Manage A Friend/Relative’s PC
If you are asked to help out on occasion to ‘fix’ a friend’s PC, chances are that you really could do the job simply in a few minutes.  In such a case it is irritating to have to organise both your time and your friends time to sort out... Read more
How to Turn Your Smartphone into A WiFi Hotspot
If you are like me and use the Internet on a daily basis, then you need a good strong reliable connection.  But what if you are out and about with your laptop/tablet and there is no WiFi connection?  How do you get online?   Don’t panic, as no doubt you... Read more
How to Watch The FIFA World Cup 2014 Across Multiple Devices
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has arrived!  Whether you like it or loathe it, for the next month it will be the subject on most peoples’ lips.  There are more ways than ever to watch the World Cup, you don’t just have to watch it at the bar! Here... Read more
How To Keep Your Children Safe Online
The Internet is a place filled with so much knowledge and entertainment, that you would not be able to come close to seeing even half of it in your lifetime.  Everybody should have access to this wonderful tool of information, from young ones to older ones alike.  A massive... Read more
Get The Perfect Selfie Every Time With This Guide!
When it comes to selfies, TechBeat has it covered – we’ve shown you the best and worst celebrity selfies, the best timed ones and how people will go to extreme lengths to capture that crazy selfie. But is there a secret to snapping your good side? With the numerous... Read more
Tips On Buying Used Smartphones
If you don’t want to be tied in to a long-term phone contract but don’t want to pay full price for a new smartphone, then buying a used handset is one option. The online marketplace is full of second hand smartphones but choosing the right phone from the right... Read more
How To Prepare A Smartphone, Tablet or PC For Selling
If you decide that it’s time to get rid of your old smartphone, tablet or PC, then it’s important to prepare the device before handing it over to its new owner. Making a few small preparations will prevent anyone from gaining access to your personal data and save you... Read more
Summer Holiday Essentials: Using Your Smartphone Abroad
Nowadays when planning a trip abroad, packing your smartphone is as essential as remembering sun cream and swimwear, yet there are some things to consider before you jet off. Here are a few pointers to make sure you don’t get caught out on your trip. Roaming Charges Before you... Read more