ITworld Tips


How to selectively delete browsing history

Erasing your entire browsing history might be overkill if you just want to remove one or two sites or pages. In Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer you can selectively delete your browsing history. Here's how.

Augmented reality helps you find Instagram areas of interest

Say you find yourself in a new city and want to know where the most scenic spots are located, without dealing with a guidebook. Try this shortcut that uses the Instagram API in a different way.

How to hide updates, photos from your Facebook profile

If just untagging something on Facebook isn't enough, consider 'hiding' photos and updates that you don't want anyone to see.

How to disable Gmail's inbox sorting

Don't like how Gmail is putting your emails into categories like social, promotions or updates? It's an easy feature to disable and IDG News Service's Nick Barber will show you how.

Google search tips and tricks

Search smarter on Google using more than just basic keywords. In this TechTip we show you how to find more meaningful search results.

Make your passwords harder to crack

While there's nothing you can do if hackers get into a database with your password in it, you can still protect yourself for all the other worst-case scenarios involving hacking. This tech tip gives basics on how to do that.

How to not have your cell phone stolen

San Francisco Police Officer Dennis Toomer provides advice on how you can avoid becoming a victim of cell phone theft

Getting started with Google Slides

Learn some basic commands for Google Slides.

Using web forms in Google Drive

Instead of manually entering data, or copying and pasting from email replies, you can make a simple form or survey, post it on the Web and let other people do the work for you!

Turn your iOS devices into security cameras

The Presence app by People Power turns unused devices into surveillance cameras and can email you updates, as well as short video clips.

How to revert to an old version of a Google Drive file

Google Drive allows users to resurrect old versions of files. Here's how to do it.

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