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  • Router hacking you off? Hack it back with DD-WRT
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    Router hacking you off? Hack it back with DD-WRT

    By 30 September 2011

    When Virgin installed my 50Mb broadband, it also brought along a D-Link 615 router. This is necessary because with the 50Mb modem (at the time) there was only a single Ethernet socket included, and no wireless. The D-Link ups your Ethernet ports to four,...

  • Cool tips for Lomo users
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    Cool tips for Lomo users

    By 13 June 2011

    Fancy dousing your film in bleach? Or maybe sticking sweet wrappers across your lens? Then go right ahead. Lomo photography is all about being creative and the good news is that if you mess it up and your shots don't turn out how you intended you can...

  • VIDEO: Vodafone offers N97 moviemaking tips
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    VIDEO: Vodafone offers N97 moviemaking tips

    By 17 July 2009

    Vodafone is offering some tips for getting the most out of your Nokia N97, that may also be of interest to those thinking of getting the new touchscreen phone to see how it looks in action. The "masterclass" takes you through the interface with tips and...

  • Using images on your website? What you need to know
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    Using images on your website? What you need to know

    By 14 July 2009

    With Google changing its image search parameters to allow you to search for Commercial Use photographs, we sat down with Kelly Thompson, COO of iStockphoto the market leader in royalty free images, to see whether photos on the web really have just become...

  • Five things to know about Facebook usernames
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    Five things to know about Facebook usernames

    By 12 June 2009

    Facebook has announced it is to join other social networking sites like MySpace and Twitter to offer personalised URLs they've dubbed Facebook "usernames", or, as they are also known, "vanity URLs", but what do you need to do to get yours secured? Until...

  • How to shoot urban landscapes
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    How to shoot urban landscapes

    By 3 June 2009

    Jon Smith, a finalist in last year’s Photography.Book.Now with his book “The Bridge Project” talks to Pocket-lint about his career taking photography in urban areas and shares some tips on how to take photos at night. What’s your approach to urban...

  • Five tips for buying a digital SLR camera
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    Five tips for buying a digital SLR camera

    By 25 May 2009

    Thinking about upgrading or investing in a digital SLR camera? Then check out these helpful tips below: Are you trading up from a compact? In that case, remember you'll need Live View if you want to frame your shots using the LCD screen. While most compacts...

  • How do you capture that perfect photograph?
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    How do you capture that perfect photograph?

    By 20 May 2009

    Knowing what to take can be harder than taking the picture with today's latest feature-filled digital cameras, so we sat down with the current grand prize winner of the Photography.Book.Now competition, Beth Dow, to find out what she does when she's thinking...

  • Five ways to preserve your pictures
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    Five ways to preserve your pictures

    By 18 May 2009

    As Corbis announces the launch of a multi-million pound facility to protect and archive its 50 million photo Sygma collection in France, what can you and I do to protect our pictures at home if we haven't got a spare couple of million kicking around?...

  • VIDEO: Spotify on a Mac how-to
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    VIDEO: Spotify on a Mac how-to

    By 20 March 2009

    Spotify has released a super-quick vid going through the sign-up and install process for Mac OS X users. If you're an Apple PC owner interested in the free music streaming service then hit play for a how-to...

  • Five ways to follow news and reviews on Pocket-lint
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    Five ways to follow news and reviews on Pocket-lint

    By 20 January 2009

    There are plenty of ways to track Pocket-lint. You can do it online, on your mobile, via email, RSS readers, Twitter, it's almost endless. Here are the ways to stay in touch with the site: Company or subject pages You can track all news stories and reviews...

  • Seven Twitter tips for beginners
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    Seven Twitter tips for beginners

    By 19 January 2009

    Twitter is the next big way of communicating with your friends, but what are the best ways to get the most out of the micro-blogging service? Here we list seven tips (one for each day of the week) that should get you started in the world of Twitter. 1....

  • Five New Year tech resolutions
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    Five New Year tech resolutions

    By 2 January 2009

    It's that time again, yep that's right, time to kick some bad habits now that 2009 has arrived. While you might have drinking and eating less, or going for more runs on your list, don't forget your computer. Here are five things you should be doing more...

  • Seven Android applications you can't do without
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    Seven Android applications you can't do without

    By 24 December 2008

    All the programs available at launch on Android were free, so if you've got a G1, make the most of this – here's our guide to some choice cuts. 1 Google Maps Of course we know Google Maps from other mobiles, but this is the program at its purest. Sure,...

  • Seven ways to get the best out of your satnav
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    Seven ways to get the best out of your satnav

    By 17 December 2008

    Satellite navigation is a real boon - but there are ways to make the most of it, and things to avoid. Here are seven tips on what to do - and what not to do. 1 Be discreet Satnavs have memories with easily accessible data. Don't be tempted to specify...

  • Seven ways to make mobile typing easier
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    Seven ways to make mobile typing easier

    By 11 December 2008

    Whether you're sending texts or composing complicated emails, we'll show you how to get the best out of typing on the move. 1 Make the most of shortcuts Oh the joy of pressing space space on a BlackBerry or iPhone and watching as the system magically...

  • Seven ways to keep your life in sync
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    Seven ways to keep your life in sync

    By 4 December 2008

    Get through the week ahead with our daily tips for tech happiness: 1 MobileMe Apple’s MobileMe (£59.99 a year) is a simple but impressive example of cloud computing, where your data is not only on your computer but on a remote server, too. Of course,...