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Your Android Phone Can Get Your Laptop Online
Learn how to share your Android phone's data connection wirelessly with up to 5 other devices at the same time by turning your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
How to Take a Screenshot on Android
There are a few ways to take a screenshot (or screen capture) on your Android device. Here's how to do it, from built-in methods to special apps.
Speed Master: Boost Your Android Phone or...
Want faster internet access on your Android phone or tablet? This small utility is designed to do the trick--on both rooted and non-rooted devices.
How to Change APN Settings on Your Mobile Device
Edit the APN and carrier settings on your iPhone, iPad or Android device for troubleshooting or to avoid data charges.
Can a Simple Change Double Your Internet Speed?
For a 50% to over 100% improvement in your internet connection speed, all you need to do is modify one setting on your router or computer. In five minutes you can have much faster internet access.
How To Use Your Cell Phone To Get Your Laptop...
If you have a cell phone or smartphone with a data plan, you may be able to use it as a modem for your laptop computer. Find out how to tether your cell phone to your computer so you can access the Internet anywhere you go.
What is Tethering and How Does It Work?
Tethering gives you internet access on your laptop or tablet using your cell phone as a modem. Find out more about the pros and cons of tethering and how to tether your cell phone to your computer.
Use Your Laptop's Internet Connection to Get...
Turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot or share its internet connection with your phone or tablet.
How Much Data Will I Need for My Cell Phone?
Find out which mobile data plan is best for you, based on how much you can download on 2GB, 5GB, and other tiered plans.
How To Use Your Cell Phone As A Wi-Fi Hotspot
Use the data plan on your Android smartphone or iPhone for internet access on your laptop. Both the iPhone and Android smartphones have a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot feature so you can share your data connection with multiple devices.
No Wi-Fi? Turn Your Bluetooth-Enabled Cell...
Get internet access on your laptop by pairing it with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone.
How to Easily Pair Your Laptop to a Mobile Device
Learn how to pair a Bluetooth-enabled laptop with other Bluetooth devices.
How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network
Join a wireless network for internet access or to share files from your computer in five easy steps.
7 Ways to Make Extra Money in Your Spare Time...
These apps will pay you for quick tasks using your smartphone. They're easy but legitimate ways to earn extra money just by being on the go.
8 Steps to Turn Your Windows 7 Computer into a...
Learn how to share a single Internet connection on Windows 7 with multiple computers over wi-fi or your wired network.
Is Your WiFi Network an Easy Target for Hackers?
FAQ about wireless network encryption: WEP vs. WPA
4 Ways to Access High-Speed Wireless Internet...
Learn how to get high speed wireless internet access on your laptop or notebook - an overview of 4G and 3G mobile solutions.
Create a Wi-Fi Hotspot with Your Windows Laptop...
Use this free tool to turn your Windows 7 laptop into a wi-fi hotspot to share your Internet connection over wi-fi with other devices.
How to Stop Unwanted Calls on Your Cell Phone...
At the very least,spammy texts and unwanted phone calls are annoying, but on the more disconcerting end, they could also make you lose money. Here are a few ways you can block them.
What Is a Mobile Hotspot?
Learn more about mobile hotspots, wireless devices or smartphone features that give you 3G or 4G wireless Internet access on multiple devices.
Is Your Laptop Too Hot? How to Test Your...
Most laptops are hot, so how do you know if your laptop's temperature is too high or if your hot laptop is normal? Here's how to test your laptop's temperature.
8 Steps to Avoiding Data Roaming Charges
Using a data-enabled cell phone abroad--or even domestically sometimes--can be very expensive. Avoid the surprise of a hefty phone bill when you get home with these suggestions.
What Is Wi-Fi?
Here is the definition and examples of wi-fi wireless technology and how it is used.
How to Choose the Right Laptop for Your Lifestyle
Before you decide on which tablet to buy, consider the pros and cons of the iPad versus Android tablets versus Windows 7 and upcoming Windows 8 tablets. Here's a topline comparison of these tablet operating systems.
How to Find Your Phone's Unique IMEI or MEID...
Need to find your phone or cellular tablet's unique IMEI or MEID number? Here's how to do so
Top Apps for Tethering Your Android Phone
Use your Android phone as a modem with one of these tethering apps you can download from Android Market.
A Simple Guide to Creating a Wi-Fi Network
Wi-Fi tutorial to connect in a hotspot or other wireless network.
How to Encrypt Your Android Phone or iPhone to...
Protect the information on your smartphone from prying eyes and hackers with these simple steps.
WiFi Stopped Working? Here Are 5 Ways to Fix It
Troubleshooting tips for when you can't connect to a wireless network.
How to Send an iPhone or iPad App as a Gift
Giving an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad app is easy and convenient. Apps are affordable, quick to send, and customizable to the recipient.
Hack Your Netbook's Screen Resolution in 5 Easy...
Need to increase your netbook's screen resolution (needed for some apps to work correctly or just to see more on scren)? All that may be needed is this quick registry hack.
How to Pick the Right Mobile Data Plan for Your...
Find the best mobile data plan for you among the many wireless carriers, based on whether you want the cheapest data service, unlimited data, or more.
5 Ways to Access Your Files from Anywhere
Never forget a file again with these ways to connect to your home computer or data while working on the road.
What Is Data Roaming?
What is roaming and how do data roaming fees work? Find out in this quick overview.
3 Clever Ways Your Tablet or Smartphone Can...
Your tablet or smartphone can do more than just check your email or show YouTube videos. Here's how to use your mobile devices more productively at your desk.
Replacing Your Hard Drive? Transfer Your Data...
If you're upgrading your laptop's hard drive to a bigger or faster one (perhaps an SSD?), follow these steps to transfer all your data and applications from the old hard drive to the new one.
How to Use OneNote as the Ultimate Task...
Turn OneNote into a powerful organization tool for managing your tasks, schedule, notes, and more with this free template and system.
What Is a Wi-Fi Hotspot?
Definition and description of wireless (or wi-fi) hotspots (or hot spot).
What Is an Access Point Name (APN)?
Your cellphone's APN setting determines how your phone connects to your wireless carrier for data. Learn more about the Access Point Name and why you might want to change it.
Top Mobile Printers
A selection of the best mobile printers, by feature, for mobile professionals.
No Wi-Fi? Use Your iPhone to Get Your Computer...
Learn how to share your iPhone's data connection wirelessly with your computer and other devices at the same time by turning your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot using Personal Hotspot.
Step by Step Instructions for Tethering Your...
Detailed, step-by-step instructions for using the free PdaNet app to tether your Android phone and use it as a modem for your computer.
How to Optimize Your Home WiFi Network in 1...
Get better performance from your Wi-Fi router by avoiding the most crowded channels. Here's how.
All About Rooting or Jailbreaking Your Phone or...
Jailbreaking and rooting allow you to do things with your smartphone and tablet that you normally can't do. Learn about the differences and benefits of each process here.
What to Do When You Have a Wireless Signal but...
Troubleshooting tips for when you have a wireless connection but no Internet access.
Set Up Your Wireless Network in Just 20 Minutes
Learn how to set up and configure a wireless network at home.
A Guide to Windows 8 Tablet Computers
Windows 8 touchscreen laptops and hybrid tablet PCs promise the sweet touch interaction of tablets with the productivity-enhancing laptop keyboards. Here's a roundup of some of the most interesting Windows 8 laptops you can touch or type on.
5 Stylish Laptop Bags for Women
These 5 laptop bag manufacturers have a great selection of stylish laptop bags and notebook cases for women.
How to Test and Increase Your Internet Speed
How to get more out of your home Internet access by testing and tweaking Internet connection settings.
How to Sync Your Data Across Multiple Devices
Keep your information up-to-date across all of your computers and mobile devices with these email and file syncing tools.
What Is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing services deliver applications entirely online. Learn more about cloud computing and how it enables mobile work.
How to Find Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
Find free wireless Internet access at a bookstore, coffee shop, or restaurant near you.
Is Your Laptop Hot? 5 Tips for Cooling it Down
If your laptop is running very hot, take these steps to cool it down so it doesn't die from overheating.
How to Select the Right Laptop for Your Needs
Information you need to know to select the correct laptop for your mobile computing needs.
The Best Wireless Data Plans for Frugal Families
Find the best mobile data plan for families, based on whether you want the cheapest data service, unlimited data, or more.
What Is General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)?
Do you know what GPRS means? Learn more about it here.
Print Wirelessly with These 5 Bluetooth Printer...
Make it easy to print from any location and any Bluetooth-enabled device that you are working with. You can use laptops and cell phones to send documents to a printer with one of these Bluetooth printer adapters.
8 Tips for Solving Common VPN Problems
If you're having trouble connecting to the company VPN, here are some settings you can check and quick tips for solving VPN issues at home.
How to Choose the Best Smartphone for Your...
Use this guide to help select the best smartphone for your work needs.
5 Tips for Troubleshooting Spotty Wireless...
Troubleshooting tips for when your wireless connection keeps dropping out.
How to Avoid Paying Your Cell Phone Contract's...
Want to get out of your contract? Avoid the hefty eary termination fee (ETF) with these 5 tips.
Top 3 Prepaid Mobile Phone Services
Save a ton of money on your cell phone bill by signing up with an inexpensive (or even free) wireless provider--while still getting all the voice, text, and data you need.
7 Tips for Improving Your Phone's Battery Life
Improve your cell phone's battery life and keep your phone from dying on you when you need it most with these basic settings and top tips.
The Best Alternatives to Skype
This article will show you the top five Skype alternatives currently in the market. The tools below are not identical to Skype in functionality, however, they also give users a high-quality web conferencing experience. Learn more about which tools compare to Skype, and find out about how you can get them.
How to Avoid Data Charges on a Prepaid Cell...
Save your mobile minutes with this trick, which will make sure your apps will only connect over Wi-Fi rather than use your prepaid minutes.
10 Tips for Protecting Your Laptop from Cold...
Use these cold weather tips for laptops to ensure that you are using your laptop properly and not causing it any damage.
How to Share Your Computer's Internet Connection
Learn how to share a single Internet connection with multiple computers over wi-fi or your wired network.
7 Apps to Help You Set Goals and Keep Resolutions
These online and mobile apps will help you set your goals, keep your resolutions, and maintain your productivity overall.
Clever Ways to Monitor Your Mobile Data Usage
Monitor your data usage on your mobile phone or device with these apps and tools
How to Access Files on Your Phone Without...
Make sure you can access your files stored on Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, or SkyDrive--from your mobile device even when you don't have internet access. Here's how these services compare on mobile offline access and how to enable it on them.
Why You Should Be Cautious of Overheating Laptops
Find out the signs of overheating laptops, what causes laptops to overheat, and why you need to prevent overheating.
How to Unlock Your Cell Phone or Smartphone
Learn how to unlock your mobile phone so you can use it on more wireless carriers.
10 Stylish Yet Functional Laptop Backpacks
Here are some of the most unusual and stylish laptop backpacks around. Carry your laptop safely for work or school in a backpack designed for your computer.
16 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should...
Learn how to use Windows keyboard shortcuts with your laptop. They'll come in handy when you can't use a mouse when working or just to work with your computer faster.
5 Things You Need To Do To Set Up Your New Laptop
How to set up a new laptop, from getting rid of bloatware to backing up your new system.
What's Your Best Internet-on-the-Go Option?
Which Internet on-the-go option is best for you? Compare the pros and cons of using mobile broadband Internet service, wi-fi hotspots, cell phone tethering, and cybercafes.
How to Turn Your Smartphone into a Modem with...
Profile of PdaNet, a tethering app that lets you use your smartphone's data access on your computer.
How to Get Wireless Internet Access in a Hotel
Learn how to setup your laptop to connect to a wireless network in a hotel. Many hotels now provide free wireless Internet through a service provider and you can find out how to connect wirelessly quickly and easily.
Need WiFi on the Road? Here Are 7 Portable...
Selection of top wireless travel routers, which are ideal for mobile professionals to take advantage of hotel Internet access or share Internet access while traveling.
5 Steps for Setting Up an Ad Hoc Wireless Network
Learn how to set up an ad hoc, or computer-to-computer, wireless network with these simple steps.
These 5 Services Let You Send and Receive Faxes...
You don't need a fax machine to send or receive faxes. These free services let you send a document from your computer to a fax machine or receive faxes by email.
If Your Laptop is Plugged In, Should You Remove...
When using your laptop as a desktop replacement and plugged into an electrical power source, battery care is important to remember. Find out whether you should remove the battery when your laptop is plugged in and how to prolong your laptop's battery life.
Install or Enable Remote Wipe on Your...
The ability to remotely erase your phone data if it gets lost or stolen is a critical security feature to set up. Here's a look at the remote wipe capabilities on various smartphones.
Rooting
Definition and examples of rooting for Android devices
What Is Internet Connection Sharing?
Definition and examples of internet connection sharing or ICS on Windows computers.
What Is Mobile Broadband?
Learn more about mobile broadband, 3G or 4G wireless Internet access on laptops and other mobile devices.
How to Keep Your Gadgets Cool in Hot Weather
When temperatures climb, make sure your laptop, tablet, and smartphone don't overheat or get damaged from summer activities (like visits to the beach)
How to Send Huge Files for Free
Have a large file you need to send someone or make available for others to download, but not sure which of the many options to use? Here's a look at the different types of file sharing solutions and which might be best for you.
10 Features That All the Best Rolling Bags Have
Learn how to identify the best rolling bag or rolling luggage with these 10 features found in high quality cases.
Turn Your Cell Phone into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Use your cell phone's data plan for internet access on your laptop and devices over Wi-Fi. Here are instructions for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.
Google Hangouts Review - Google+'s Video...
Learn more about Google Hangouts, the new video chatting service available on Google+. Find out more about how you can start a video chat, invite other users in your circle, share YouTube videos and chat. See how it compares to Skype and other video chatting services.
What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Protected...
Definition and examples of WPS, Wi-Fi Protected Setup - for automatically configuring your wireless network.
How to Setup a New Android in Just 4 Steps
Got a new Android phone or Android tablet? Here are the first steps you should take to set it up.
Learn How to Protect Yourself on Open Wireless...
Protect yourself before you log on to a public wi-fi hotspot with these important mobile security tips.
Laptop Bag Buyer's Guide
This laptop bag buyer's guide can help you select the right laptop bag to suit your needs.
How to share your Wi-Fi on Android with others
Often you might have wireless internet access on your Android device but your friends or co-workers don't. Maybe you have paid Wi-Fi access at a hotel and they
How To Find the Best iPhone or Android Apps
Tips and resources for finding the best or personally recommended iphone or android apps.
7 Excellent Free Productivity Apps for the iPad
You just got a new iPad, congratulations! There are a ton of free iPad apps that can make you more productive and help you in your work, from to-do apps to office suites. Here are some of the best ones you can download right now.
The Best Laptops on the Market for Under \$500
Want to know what are the best laptops you can buy without spending a lot of money? Here's a selection of cheap but reliable laptops that are great for work and play that you can buy for under $500 and even as low as around $300.
What Is a VPN?
Definition of VPN, virtual private networking, particularly from a mobile worker or telecommuter's point of view.
What Are the System Requirements for Windows 8?
Is your old laptop capable of running Windows 8? Will your devices and programs still work with the new operating system? Here's what you need to know.
Prepaid International Mobile Broadband Services
Get high speed wireless Internet access on your laptop in countries around the world by using one of these international mobile broadband rental companies.
The 9 Best Mobile Apps for Shopping and Saving...
These hand-picked mobile apps can save you time and money by automatically delivering coupons, notifying you of the best deals, and helping you comparison shop from your smartphone.
Understanding Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking
Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking allows you to use your Bluetooth cell phone as a modem for your laptop.
What Is a Wi-Fi Direct Device?
Wi-Fi Direct devices can be directly connected to each other without a traditional network. Learn more about Wi-Fi Direct.
Can I Use My Smartphone When Traveling to...
Find out if you can use your smartphone in another country.
What Is Wireless?
Definition and examples of wireless technology.
How To Share Your Internet Connection on a Mac...
Learn how to share a single Internet connection on a Mac with multiple devices over wi-fi.
10 Great Apps for Organizing Your To-Do List
These online, mobile, and desktop apps will help you make and maintain a To-Do list.
Mobile Broadband Plans and Services
Mobile broadband service plans for laptops can be monthly subscription plans or prepaid/pay-as-you-go. Find out what the cell phone services are charging and how much data is included.
These VPN Services Keep Your Data Anonymous and...
You should be using a VPN. Here are three of the best ones available.
Best Companies for Telecommuting Jobs...
Find out which companies and types of organizations allow employees to telecommute or work from home.
How Can I Make International Calls While...
Find the best way for you to make international calls while traveling: pros and cons of using your cell phone overseas, renting a mobile phone, renting a sim card for your phone, and more.
OtterBox Cases
OtterBox offers serious mobile device protection. Learn mroe about OtterBox cases and which one is best for you.
How to Become a Telecommuter or Find a...
Learn how to find and apply for a work-from-job or turn your current job into a telecommuting position.
There's an Alternative to the App Store?
Learn more about Cydia, an apps manager replacement for iPhone and iPod touch.
Is it safe to use an open wireless network?
There's an open wireless network near you. Is it safe to connect to it? Before you connect, find out the risks and how to protect your information.
Add a Second Monitor (One Monitor Just Isn't...
Adding a second monitor is seriously life-changing -- once you experience that extended display area you'll find yourself more productive than ever and agree that one monitor just isn't enough.
All the Stylus-Enabled Windows 8 and RT Tablet...
All the Stylus-Enabled Windows 8 and RT Tablet PCs Compared Side-by-Side in One Handy Chart
Learn How to Change the Date and Time Zone on...
Learn how to quickly and easily change the date and time zone for your laptop so you will always know the correct date and time zone where you are working.
The Top 10 Wireless USB Adapters
Wireless USB Wi-Fi adapters are compact and can help you stay connected no matter where you are. Find the top wireless USB adapters here.
How to Set Up a Projector and Laptop in 6 Easy...
How to Set Up a Projector and Laptop for Presentations. How to Set Up a Projector and Laptop for Presentations
5 Ways Flash Drives Can Make Life Easier
USB flash drives are handy for recovering accidentally-deleted files, troubleshooting computer issues, and more.
Find the Right Web Conferencing Tool for You
Find out how the GoToMeeting and WebEx web conferencing tools compare in terms of features, reliability and security, usability and price.
10 Stylish Laptop Bags for Men
View a hand-picked selection of stylish and functional laptop bags for men, from briefcases to backpacks and messenger bags.
What Is an AirCard?
Find out more about aircard Internet access devices.
Top 5 Business Apps for Almost All Smartphones
Discover the top apps to help you accomplish common business tasks on your cell phone or handheld device -- whether it runs on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, or other mobile operating systems.
What Exactly Does Your Laptop's Warranty Cover?
Understand laptop warranties and know what coverage you will have with your new laptop.
Surf the Web Anywhere with These 7 Tablets and...
A selection of ground-breaking mini computers and internet tablets for mobile computing (September 2010)
Bluetooth Basics
An updated look at what bluetooth technology is and can do.
How to Clean Your Laptop in Six Steps
Get your laptop computer sparkling clean in no time.
FreedomPop's Free 4G Wireless Internet Service
This service offers the best price for mobile internet service: Free. FreedomPop's 4G modems, mobile broadband hotspots, and iPhone and iPod touch cases give you 4G internet access where you go, with no contracts or monthly fees. Here's how it works.
How to Apply a Screen Protector on Your Phone...
Using a screen protector will prevent scratches and extend the life of your expensive smartphone or tablet, plus some screen protectors actually enhance the screen. Here's how to apply these tricky accessories.
Where to Sell Your Old Laptop or Smartphone for...
Got an old laptop, smartphone, or tablet lying around? Don't let it go to waste: Sell it at one of these five places and get as much money back as you can.
How To Share Your Internet Connection on...
Learn how to share a single Internet connection on Windows Vista with multiple computers over wi-fi or your wired network.
Top 7 Rolling Laptop Bags
Rolling laptop cases make traveling and commuting with your computer much easier, especially when you frequent airports and railway stations. Here, a selection of the best rolling laptop cases.
How Fast Are 4G and 3G Internet Speeds?
Faster is always better when it comes to internet access. It's hard enough, however, getting super-fast internet access at home, let alone top speeds on our
If I overcharge my laptop battery, will the...
Should you overcharge your laptop battery to improve it's life span? What happens when you overcharge a laptop battery. Find out if this is good practice for your laptop.
Top 8 Airline Travel Tips When Traveling with...
Make sure your next trip to the airport isn't a hassle and doesn't result in losing your laptop. Use these tips to make your trip more enjoyable and safe.
Before You Buy a Computer: Should You Get a...
Though they may look alike, there are several significant differences between consumer and business grade computers. Before buying a home computer for work purposes, find out if you need to buy a business class PC or if a consumer model will do.
Is It Safe to Use a Cell Phone While It's...
Do you run the risk of being seriously hurt by your cell phone exploding while it is connected to a power outlet to be charged?
Comparison of International Wi-Fi Internet...
Get wi-fi hotspot Internet access just about anywhere in the world when traveling or just on the go with these international wireless Intenret service providers.
How To Pair a Bluetooth Headset & Motorola...
Learn how to pair your Bluetooth enabled headset and cell phone so that you can safely work handsfree.
The Top 5 Free Web Conferencing Tools
Learn more about the best free web conferencing software available today.
How to Negotiate Your Own Remote Work Arrangement
5 steps to convincing your employer to let you telecommute.
Jailbreaking
Definition and examples of jailbreaking for iPhones, iPods, Android devices, and other mobile phones
The 5 Best Online Meeting Tools
Learn more about the best online meeting and web conferencing tools for your business. Learn about GoToMeeting, WebEx, Adobe Connect Pro, DimDim and Microsoft Office Live Meeting.
How to Automatically Backup the Photos and...
Never lose a photo or video from your phone or tablet. These free tools automatically save your photos and videos to your computer and the cloud.
Recover a Stolen Laptop with Anti-Theft Software
Stop computer theft with these free and inexpensive laptop tracking applications -- install *before* your laptop gets stolen.
How to protect your files with TrueCrypt
Easy step-by-step directions on how to protect your files and folders with the free, open-source encryption program TrueCrypt.
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