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If you've ever found yourself watching a long Youtube video and finding a particular bit of it, perhaps minutes in, that you'd like to link to directly to other people but don't know how, this is the HowTo for you! This process is pretty simple, but not necessarily obvious if you don't know the feature is there.

Most of us are now used to joining online meetings after the events of the last couple of years. Few of us have likely escaped the embarrasment of being the one with technical problems, whether that's missing video, or something wrong with your audio. This month's HowTo explains how to use a feature in Teams to check everything's working before joining a call.

For anyone that has already made the switch to Windows 11, the most obvious change you'll notice is that the taskbar is now aligned centrally, along with a few other tweaks. This month's HowTo explores the new settings to customise what you see here, including moving everything back to the left, should you so wish.

Have you ever needed to look at a website or check something else online from a location other than your own? Maybe you need to check how your website looks outside of the UK. Maybe you want to check the results Google returns when it isn't factoring in all the things it knows about you. Opera's free browser VPN can help with this.

A couple of months ago, we blogged that WhatsApp will be rolling out a new feature that allows you to access your account on multiple devices that will continue to work regardless of whether the "primary" phone is in range / switched on. This is now being rolled out, so our HowTo this month explains how to do this.

Quick! It's on sale! Buy it fast! But wait... Is this deal as good as it seems? It's easy to get caught up in the moment and jump on a limited time offer, but it often pays to check whether the price really is better than it has been in the past (and therefore may well be again in the future). This month's HowTo shows you where to look to find out.

As you may or may not be aware, most internet connections in the UK use a system called Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) at the moment. In an increasing number of areas, a faster and more reliable option is now available - fibre to the premises (FTTP). However, finding out if this is available where you are can be quite confusing. Let's see if we can help with that.

Microsoft have just announced that a TPM 2.0 chip is a requirement to be able install the forthcoming Windows 11 operating system. This security feature isn't something most people are aware of and almost certainly won't be something they sought out when they bought their PC. So how do you find out if you have one?

Did you know that a recent WhatsApp update opted everyone into being able to be added into a WhatsApp group by anyone by default - even if you don't know them? Have you ever reviewed your WhatsApp privacy settings? If the answer to either of these is no, this month's HowTo is for you.

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