Archive for the ‘how to sites’ Category

Finding and making Facebook Timeline cover images

March 4, 2012

Here is a list of sites to find and/or make your own new Facebook Timeline cover images.

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Create a Professionally Designed Facebook Timeline Banner the Easy Way A how-to using a template and Photoshop or Gimp.

2 Cool Tools To Design Amazing Facebook Cover Photos Here are two of the best online tools that will help you to design amazing cover images for your Facebook profile.

Find Cool Facebook Timeline Cover Images at which talks about using the site

Customize your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo Timeline Cover Banner is one of the easiest and most powerful free graphic tools for creating a cool and custom new Facebook Timeline cover/banner.

7 Sites to Look for Awesome Facebook Timeline Cover Images

Or you can do this Google Image Search which will search for “timeline cover photo” images that are 850 px x 315 px.


How To Rip and Clean Your Analog Audio Collection

June 23, 2010

We’ve discussed a number of steps to digitize your audio, but if you’re looking to delve a bit deeper into ripping all that analog media, technology weblog Tested takes you through the process start to finish.

Whether you want to get the highest quality sound possible, or you just can’t find that old, rare, live cut anywhere else, sometimes you have no other choice but to break out the old LP collection. Of course, ripping an LP to your computer isn’t as easy as ripping a CD, especially if you want it to sound like it did the first day you bought it. Lots of your records are probably pretty old and have some wear and tear on them, causing them to click, pop, and hiss—so you’ll need to do a bit of work before they’re ready to put on your iPod.

Tested takes you through the entire process using previously mentioned open source audio editor Audacity, from hooking up the hardware to dialing down the noise to equalizing it all out. They use a few tracks that they ripped themselves as examples, so you can hear what your files should sound like before and after each step in the process. Hit the link for the full walkthrough, and be sure to share your analog audio-ripping tips in the comments.

Read How to Rip and Clean Your Analog Audio Collection at Tested

5 Great Tutorial Websites To Learn How To Do Something

April 25, 2010


The internet can be a very powerful tool to learn how to do things that you might need to do but don’t really know how to do it. Finding how to do something is much easier now then it was 20 years ago. The internet is full of useful resources and you don’t even have to leave your own home to get access to it.

No more driving to the library to find a book that’s not even there. No more reading the entire book only to find it doesn’t help you at all. Finding how to do something on the internet is as simple as typing what you want into a search engine and the results are right at your fingertips.
But where do we find all this information? Although search engines such as Google and Bing are good, you may want to narrow your search and have a look at these great “How To” tutorial websites.

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Top 10 Resources For Computer Troubleshooting Advice & Remote Help

December 14, 2009

In the past, we here at MakeUseOf have covered sites that you can learn how to repair your own computer, but what happens when you need that one on one computer advice as you have no idea why your computer does not work?

The first thing most people go and do is to Google it, but when you can’t find a solution, the next thing to do is ask someone to help you.

That is why I present to you a list of websites and forums where people are willing to help you get your computer fixed.

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HOW TO GUIDE: 60+ Great How To Sites and Resources

March 20, 2009

Ever had one of those moments when you really wished you knew how to do something specific? If only there were someone you could ask…

Thanks to the social web, particularly niche blogs and expert-driven communities, it’s easy to find knowledge, insights and guidance direct from the pros, no matter what the topic area. In fact, online tutorials and how-to sites have been around almost as long as the web itself.

Here’s a run-down of more than 60 great how-to sites and guides covering everything from building a mashup to being more productive, creating a website and more.

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5 Cool How-To Videos Sites That Don’t Suck

February 15, 2009

Let’s face it – not all of us are born geniuses. Not everyone can know how to do everything in this world (although I think maybe Chuck Norris can!) and we have to learn how to do something before we can be confident enough to do it flawlessly.

We have been learning since childhood and life will keep teaching us something for as long as we live. Ahem – but there is a problem – life doesn’t always teach things when we require them the most. The solution? Hail the mighty Internet and power of the crowds!

Want to learn to how to tie a tie? You will not only find ‘how to’ do it but which style do you require. Want to learn to use a multimeter? Sure why not? You name the task, most probably you will find a ‘how to’ for it on the Internet. There are some very good sites dedicated to such how to’s and present the information in text as well as in the form of how to videos.

Here we will have a look at some of the best cool “how to” videos sites (in random order): …

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