Top 10 tutorials from 2012

Top 10 tutorials from 2012

Here at the OnSoftware blog, we strive to bring our reader helpful tutorials about how to deal with common computer problems. We’ve had a year of writing tutorials but which ones were the most popular? Below you’ll find the most popular tutorials of 2012 according to page views.

We hope that these tutorials have been helpful and as always, submit your ideas for other tutorials in the comments.

How to: Rotate a video with VLC

Video can be tough to deal with. Many people may have rotation lock on their devices, forcing their phones to record in portrait instead of landscape. Luckily it’s a pretty easy fix using VLC.

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Uninstall Windows Live Messenger with Revo Uninstaller

Some programs are stubborn and are difficult to completely uninstall. Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger is a prefect example of that. Our editor, Nick, shows you how to completely remove it with the Revo Uninstaller app.

How to delete your Google history before March 1st

Privacy on the internet is becoming more and more of a myth as companies like Google and Facebook attempt to continuously track you in order to serve targeted advertising. In this article we showed users how to delete their Google search history before the March 1st, 2012 deadline. Unfortunately the window to this has passed to delete your history but you can still turn your history off.

Virtual DJ: how to mix

Ever wanted to be a DJ? Jon shows you how to mix with the excellent Virtual DJ app.

How to use Skype: getting started

Skype is one of the most popular video chatting and instant messaging apps in the world. It can be a bit confusing to get started with such a powerful application. We’ll show you the basic in this helpful tutorial.

How to setup a VPN for Minecraft with Hamachi

Minecraft’s popularity exploded in 2012 and is still one of the most popular games on our site. In this tutorial, Chris shows players how to set up a VPN with Hamachi to create a private game with your friends.

How to download and install Slender

Slender came out of nowhere in 2012 and proved to be one of the most popular games of the year. It’s a mysterious and frightening game where you wander in the woods looking for clues about the Slender Man. Here’s how to download and install the game.

Windows 8 Guide: How to control Windows 8 with a mouse and keyboard

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Windows 8 is a radical departure from previous versions of Windows. New users will have a hard time learning the new operating system. In this guide, I show Windows 8 users how to use the new operating system if they don’t have a touch screen device or monitor.

Get YouTube back on your iPad running iOS 6 with Jasmine

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It has been a year of missteps for Apple. Its new Maps application has drawn tons of criticism for not including transit directions and more worryingly, inaccurate data and routing, which has taken users far from where they wanted to go. In addition to removing Google Maps from iOS 6, Apple also decided to remove the YouTube application, leaving many users angry. iPhone users were lucky enough to get a native YouTube app from Google but iPad users were left out. Jasmine proved to be a great replacement app for YouTube until Google released YouTube for the iPad last month.

How to use Skype: audio and video

This is the second Skype tutorial to make our list, proving how popular Skype is. Here Amber shows users how to properly set up audio and video to get a better video calling experience.

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