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How To: Use Avast to remove viruses and speed up your computer

Ian Brown shows us how to use Avast to remove viruses from your computer. First, go to Avast.com and download their new and free edition of their virus protection. After you have installed this program, you will receive an email with your product key to access the program. Now, change the settings on the program so it scans your computer at least once a day for viruses. Now, reboot your computer to save settings and scan your computer automatically for viruses. When you see a blue screen with...

How To: Set a song as an alarm on an iPod Touch (1st/2nd gen)

If you own a jailbroken iPod Touch 1G or 2G and have ever wanted to know what it takes to setup your iPod's alarm clock to wake you up with music from your own music library, now you can. First you'll use WinSCP to get connect to your iPod Touch over SSH. Then you'll locate the MP3 file desired for use as your alarm, then you'll convert that file to an AAC-formatted M4A file. After that, you'll use WinSCP to transfer that file to the secret location revealed in the video as the location of au...

How To: Make a burglar alarm

Learn how to make a cheap burglar alarm/trip wire alarm with step by step instructions. This is pretty basic but effective. Cardboard, fishing line, batteries, soldering wire, soldering iron, hot melt glue gun, an empty soft drink can, electrical tape, buzzer are some of the necessary equipment. Follow along and make your own burglar alarm and keep your house safe.

How To: Make a five-alarm chili with Paula Deen

Paula Deen makes five-alarm chili and serves it in a biscuit bowl. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Party show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Join Food Network's queen of southern cuisine, Paula Deen, for Paula's Party. Expect the unexpected when you drop in on Paula: you never know what's going to happen! Follow along today and learn how to make a five alarm chili in biscuit bowls.

How To: Build a universal motion alarm to protect your home

This video shows us the method to make a universal motion alarm to protect your home. You will need a reed switch with an alternating contact, a 9V battery with a battery clip, a switch, a buzzer, a small plastic box and a magnet. When a magnet is brought near the reed switch, it switches to the other contact and the switch is open. If the magnet is removed, the switch is closed and the buzzer starts ringing. Make the circuit with correct polarity for battery and the buzzer. Make a hole in th...

How To: Watch Out for This Setting the Next Time You Set an Alarm on Your iPhone

When you set an alarm on your iPhone, you assume it'll go off at the set time. However, that's not always the case. There's one quirk in how iOS handles alarms that, if gone unchecked, will silence every alarm you set so that you won't wake up on time.

How To: Two Settings You Should Double-Check to Make Sure Your iPhone's Alarm Goes Off

It happens to almost everyone. You wake up one morning, check your phone, and realize your alarm never went off. Now you're late to start the day, and you spend every night onward paranoid it'll happen again. But if you have an iPhone, there are two things you can check to make sure the alarm always goes off on schedule.

How To: Train a horse not to kick you

Horses don't kick their owners and handlers unless they think it is okay, or unless they think there won't be any repercussions for their actions. The gentleman in this video shows you that being gentle with your horse can go a long way!

How To: Turn Off Your iPhone's Timer and Alarm Just by Waving Your Hand

Whether it's because you're too startled from a sudden awakening or you're elbow-deep in cake batter, turning an alarm or timer off on your phone can be annoying. So why not simplify the process by eliminating the need to even touch your phone? With these free apps by Augmented Minds, you can turn off your timer or alarm with just a wave of your hand. That means no more fumbling in the dark for the right button, and more importantly, no more worrying about getting food on your iPhone.

How To: Take a nap at work

Can you barely keep your eyes open at work? So bored you could sleep through the entire day? Seinfeld's George Costanza built a bed under his desk, but we'll tell you how to be a bit more subtle. Here's some tips on how to get a some quick shut-eye at work.

How To: Build a laser tripwire that can trigger anything out of a photoresistor

This video, incredibly short for it's massive content, will teach you how to make a laser tripwire that, combined with a photoresistor, can trigger just about any device. You can make traps, alarms, awesome party decorations, and all sorts of other awesome things with this easy-to-make device, provided you have a soldering iron and a local electronics store to buy some parts.