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CNET How To (HD)

Summary: See all the steps for solving tech problems or just getting more out of What you're using. Whether it's a computer tip, tweaks and tricks for your DVR, or ways to get more out of your smartphone, you'll find it in CNET How to. Each video is helpfully rated easy, medium, difficult or supergeek.

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 How to: Best Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 166

New users may have trouble navigating their way through the Windows 8 interface, especially without using a touch screen. Sharon Vaknin shows you how to find your way around with the keyboard instead.

 How to: Run Windows 8 desktop on a second monitor | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 117

Not sure if you prefer Windows 8 in Desktop or Metro view? With an external monitor you can use both at the same time. CNET's Donald Bell shows you how.

 How to: iPhone panorama tips and tricks | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 170

When Apple updated the camera app in iOS 6, it included a fun panoramic photo feature. Sharon Vaknin shows you how to get started and offers some techniques for some creative results.

 How to: Before you buy a cell phone | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 122

Before you sign the dotted line on a new cell phone, here are some questions to ask before it's too late. What's the warranty on your phone? Is there a grace period for returns? What accessories will you need? Donald Bell runs you though a useful checklist.

 How to: Key phone features to consider | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 138

Today's cell phones are packed with features, but which ones matter most to you? Donald Bell covers everything from cell phone camera quality to app selection.

 How to: Select the right phone design | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 123

There's more to a great phone than just a pretty screen. Learn about the three basic types of cell phones and their relative advantages and drawbacks.

 How to: Pick a cell phone plan | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 147

If you want to avoid excess charges and penalty fees, it's essential to understand your cell phone bill. Donald Bell shares a breakdown of your bill along with some helpful tips on paying for only what you need.

 How to: Choose a wireless carrier | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 110

Not all cell phone carriers are created equal. Donald Bell shares some advice for sifting through your options if you're shopping for a new cell phone service provider.

 How to get back to the Windows 8 Start screen | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 66

Feeling lost in Windows 8's Desktop mode? Not sure how to return to the Start screen? Here's three ways to get back to Metro.

 How to: Apply a screen protector, bubble-free | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 278

When you buy a new smartphone, it's a good idea to preserve your investment with a screen protector. Sharon Vaknin shows you how to apply a screen protector cleanly, without those pesky bubbles.

 How to: Make your own screen-cleaning spray | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 117

Stop wasting money on expensive products that you can easily make yourself at home. Find out Sharon Vaknin's recipe for a multipurpose cleaning solution.

 How to: Animate scary props for Halloween | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 353

Make your Halloween decorations come to life using a programmable relay switcher.

 How to: Turn your Android phone into a Webcam | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 168

If your PC doesn't have a Webcam built in, or you just want a little more flexibility, here's how you can use the camera(s) in your Android phone or tablet instead.

 How to: Fix an unresponsive iPhone home button | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 218

If your iPhone button is not responding and you're out of warranty, here are four things you can do to fix it.

 How to: Four most-useful new settings in iOS 6 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 175

Whether you're setting up your new iPhone 5 or updating an older model, iOS 6 boasts more than 200 new features. Sharon Vaknin highlights four new settings you should be using right now.

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