Here's how: A dozen technology tips, tricks and tweaks
The best how-to articles on ZDNet
Trying to figure out how to do something? The odds are, we have a detailed answer here on ZDNet. In this gallery, we spotlight 12 of our best and most popular how-to articles by our top contributors.
A dozen helpful Amazon Echo how-to tips and tricks
Want some very cool tricks (and helpful tips) for getting the most out of your Amazon Echo? You're in the right place. David Gewirtz has updated his original 2015 article with a dozen handy how-tos you're sure to use right away.
FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates
Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade
Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but other upgrade tools still work, and the end result is an apparently valid digital license. But those offers could end soon.
How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)
Got a pile of old drives that you need to wipe before sending them to Silicon Heaven? Or do you want to wipe a drive in a computer that you are selling or giving away? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the job done.
How to set up a new Windows 10 PC perfectly in one hour or less
Doing a clean install of Windows used to be a tedious process that could take the better part of a day. With Windows 10 and cloud-based software and services, you can get the entire job done in an hour or less.
How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing
Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29. But will having this done speed up your device? We'll tell you in this helpful article.
How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacy
How to: Disk partitioning for Linux and Windows dual-booting
One of the most confusing, intimidating parts of installing Linux for dual-booting with Windows is the disk partitioning required. We take you through the process, step-by-step.
Make Google Chrome faster, reduce how much RAM it uses, and be more productive
Google Chrome is the browser of choice for many ZDNet readers, but it does have a habit of consuming a lot of system RAM. And sometimes it feels a bit sluggish. Fortunately, these problems are easy to fix. We show you how.