Articles about DIY
If you manage or build WordPress sites, you know just how time-consuming the chore can be. David Gewirtz shares eight tools that will help you get the job done effectively, reliably -- and quickly.
People with a variety of backgrounds have made it as software entrepreneurs. Can you? David Gewirtz's Software Business Crash Course offers some guidance.
I'm trying out the new RaspberryPi NOOBS 1.3.12 software release - and itching to get my hands on the new RaspberryPi 2 hardware that I just ordered!
Amazon's voice-reactive Echo device is in limited availability, and David Gewirtz wants to tinker with it. Here is his list of things he would like to see the Echo do, if he ever gets his hands on one.
There is a lot coming up in 2015. In this article, we share with you some of the projects we'll be working on beginning next year.
We've done a bunch of projects in 2014. In this article, we'll take a look at the big ones, along with pointers for how you can get started in any of them you wish.
Shortly after upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite, David Gewirtz' maxed-out iMac became unusable. This article details the not-so-uncommon problem he encountered and the steps taken to restore his machine.
Keep is not a substitute solution for Evernote. It's a different thing altogether. In this article, I'll show you how to best make use of both tools.
We've reached a point where we can have a fully functional Windows machine for cheap, with fast connections to peripherals and networks. That opens up a world of inexpensive, flexible, creative possibilities.
Back in the days of wooden ships and iron programmers, there was an operating system called CP/M. Now, after 30 years, you can finally download its source code. Plus, Gewirtz goes ancient geek and talks about language design in 1980.
This is where the rubber meets the road with Windows Phone. We take a selection of regularly-used apps and see whether Windows Phone can provide similar functions. The results may surprise you!
A reader with no tech skills and little money has a great idea for an app. He thinks Apple and Android will both want to make it a standard feature. You know this isn't going to end well.
We got a ton of reader comments and questions when David Gewirtz told us he was moving from Outlook to Gmail. In this article, he tries to answer most of them.
We've gotten a number of reader questions about WordPress, and in particular, about the very different variations that are available to bloggers and developers. In this article, we help clear up the confusion.
No web site can be stuck in time, even if the content is. The server software and security systems supporting a web site must be constantly updated to prevent incursion and corruption.
In this article, we'll take you step-by-step through the process of creating a new Thanksgiving theme for your phone. What follows is a quick and easy way to give your phone a modern, yet traditional look.
From the deepest reaches of our innermost existence to the farthest reaches of space, we bring you twisted projects, incredibly productions, and glass that goes "choo choo".
The question isn't: "What can you do with a Raspberry Pi?" The question is: "What can't you do with a Raspberry Pi?"
Want more speed? These performance tips will work for any PC running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Welcome to the official 2013 edition of our ZDNet DIY-IT Gift Guide. This year, in honor of 2013, we present to you 14 interesting and useful products that the DIY-ITer in your life will find particularly useful, fun, or cool.
Twitter surprised users by forcing an update that automatically shows photos and videos in timelines, and for some users this is a serious problem. Here's how to hide those images with AdBlock.
Take a look at some amazing hand-crafted PC cases, all done by one extremely talented hobbyist.
Sometimes you just want a cheap and cheerful PC to handle some simple tasks. This build – excluding Windows, a display, and peripherals, comes in at under $300.
Dream up new ways to use technology with these quirky and futuristic ideas.
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- 4 Google Voice: Just because you can port your number, should you?
- 5 Google Voice: The ultimate how-to guide