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Why You Shouldn’t Automatically Log Into Your Windows PC

Automatically logging into your Windows PC opens a security hole. When you enable automatic logins, your Windows account password is stored on your PC where any program with administrator access can access it.

by about 5 hours ago

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12 of the Biggest PC Myths That Just Won’t Die

Computers are like anything else. Myths and urban legends have built up over time, passed from person to person. Some myths once had a grain of truth, but are no longer true thanks to technological progress.

by about 15 days ago

Windows 10 Is Almost Here: Here’s What You Need to Know

Windows 10 will be released on July 29, 2015. Microsoft is already advertising it to WIndows 7 and 8.1 users using a system tray pop-up. This is a free upgrade, and will probably be a good one for Windows 7 and 8 users alike.

by about 23 days ago

Warning: Don’t Download Software From SourceForge If You Can Help It

Don’t download software from SourceForge if you can help it. Many open-source projects now host their installers elsewhere, and the versions on SourceForge may include junkware. If you absolutely have to download something from SourceForge, be extra careful.

by about 24 days ago

What is the “Get Windows 10″ Tray Item and How Do You Remove It?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 users might have noticed a new Windows icon in their system trays that when clicked, will open a dialog that introduces Windows 10 and determines if you’re eligible for a free upgrade. Here is how to remove that icon and dialog permanently.

by about 29 days ago

Why I’m Excited About Windows 10 (And You Should Be Too)

Windows 10 is shaping up to be really, really good. I’ve been running it as my primary OS on my Surface Pro 3 since early April (release 10041), and I’m getting really excited for the final product.

by about 1 month ago

The HTG Guide to (Probably) Everything You Can Show on OS X’s Menu Bar

Apple’s operating system’s menu bar is truly old school; it’s been around for as long as there have been Macintoshes. The menu bar is extensible, though some users may not realize just how much, so we’ll show you the many ways you can add functionality to it.

by about 1 month ago

Bloatware Banished: Windows 10 Eliminates the Need to Ever Reinstall Windows on New PCs

Geeks often immediately reinstall Windows on their new PCs to get a completely clean system. Thanks to a change in Windows 10, you can get a fresh copy of Windows on any PC without downloading an ISO file and reinstalling Windows.

by about 2 months ago

What Bias Lighting Is and Why You Should Be Using It

There’s a good chance you’ve been watching television and working at your computer for years in a way that fatigues your eyes, increases your chance of headaches, and overall decreases your enjoyment and comfort. Read on as we show you how to create a comfortable and high contrast viewing experience with bias lighting.

by about 3 months ago

USB Type-C Explained: What It Is and Why You’ll Want it

Apple’s new MacBook has a single USB Type-C port, but this isn’t an Apple-only standard. This is a new USB standard, and — given time — it’ll spread to everything that currently uses an older, larger USB connector.

by about 4 months ago
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