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Our HowTo section this month takes a look at the Wayback Machine. This online tool allows you to view almost any website at various dates going back many years. While many probably use it just to see how their favourite websites have evolved, it can occasionally be a very useful tool if you need to find something from your old website.

This month's HowTo explains how to use a powerful and often underused tool in Microsoft's Outlook email application. Message Rules allow you to automatically apply all sorts of actions to your email. Always move an email from a certain address into a separate folder? Easy. Always mark an email with a certain phrase in the subject as important? Simple. Let's show you how...

When you're connected to another PC over remote desktop (perhaps in the office), you may well have a file either on your actual machine or the remote machine that you want to transfer from one to the other. This HowTo explains how to create a link between the two machines so you can move files between them freely.

Almost all of our HowTos to date have covered the software side of computing. This month, we're going to hopefully provide you with enough working knowledge to be able to decide which device best suits your requirements next time you need to buy a new PC.

Your machine is grinding to a halt. Excel has just taken 30 seconds to work out what 4+4 is. You try and open your browser to Google the problem only for that to take 2 minutes and the internet to crawl along slower than a dial-up modem. What is your PC doing? Here's how you find out.

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of nowhere with no access to mobile data wishing that there was some way to access the map on your phone? Or maybe you want to use your phone as a satnav, but don't want to chew through your data allowance. If so, our simple HowTo this month should explain how you can use Google Maps to achieve this.

WhatsApp is now one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. You may not be aware that it's also possible to connect to your account on your laptop / desktop to save getting your phone out of your pocket, or to make it easier when you need to write some longer messages. This quick guide will show you how to do this.

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