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How to Use Widgets on an iPhone or iPad With iOS 8

iPhones and iPads can now use widgets thanks to iOS 8. In fact, you probably already have some widgets installed — they’re all just disabled by default. Here’s how to enable and use those widgets you already have.

HOW-TO GEEK SCHOOL

This How-To Geek School series will teach you how to use SysInternals tools like a pro, and even the most hard-core geeks will probably learn something new. Join us as we take a deep dive into SysInternals.


  1. What Are the SysInternals Tools and How Do You Use Them?
  2. Understanding Process Explorer
  3. Using Process Explorer to Troubleshoot and Diagnose
  4. Understanding Process Monitor
  5. Using Process Monitor to Troubleshoot and Find Registry Hacks
  6. Using Autoruns to Deal with Startup Processes and Malware
  7. Using BgInfo to Display System Information on the Desktop
  8. Using PsTools to Control Other PCs from the Command Line
  9. Analyzing and Managing Your Files, Folders, and Drives
  10. Wrapping Up and Using the Tools Together

LATEST GEEK NEWS

HOW-TO

How to Hide Recent Contacts from the iPhone App Switcher

iOS8 adds a new quick contacts feature to the app switcher (you know, the view when you double-press the Home button) but not everybody is thrilled with it. If you want to hide your frequent contacts from this view, you can do it easily in the settings.

by about 23 hours ago

HOW-TO

How to Add a Timeout or Pause in a Batch File

If you are writing a batch file and you don’t want to continue until somebody presses a key, you can do it really easy with the timeout command.

by about 7 days ago

VIDEOS

Are All Those Spooky Coincidences Really Coincidence?

We love looking for connections between people who lived in different time periods, hidden meanings in words that are spoken backward, and much more, but are all these spooky coincidences really coincidences? YouTube channel Vsauce discusses the topic and provides plenty of awesome examples in today’s video!

by about 20 days ago

HOW-TO

How To Personalize the Windows Command Prompt

Command line interfaces can be downright boring and always seem to miss out on the fresh coats of paint liberally applied to the rest of Windows.  Here’s how to add a splash of color to Command Prompt and make it unique.

by about 20 days ago

VIDEOS

5 Crazy Ways Social Media is Changing Your Brain Right Now

There is no doubt that social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others are used by a lot of people, but is a high level of social media use having an effect on our brains? You might be surprised by the answers in today’s video from YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE!

by about 21 days ago

VIDEOS

The History of the Barometer and How it Works

The barometer may seem like a simple instrument, but it is very useful for helping us predict changes in the weather, especially when it comes to severe storms. What is the story behind the invention of this awesome weather forecasting tool and how does it actually work? Learn the answers in today’s terrific video!

by about 22 days ago

HOW-TO

How to Set and Clear a Default App on an Android Device

In Android, you can set a type of file or action to open a certain app, just like in Windows. For example, when you click a link to a webpage in any app, you can choose to open a certain browser automatically every time.

by about 22 days ago

HOW-TO

How to Make All Your OneDrive Files Available Offline (or Online-only)

One of the best features of OneDrive in Windows 8.1 is that even if you have a terabyte of files up there in the cloud, it isn’t going to automatically try to download them to every device that you use. The files only download on-demand… but what if you want to make them download all at once?

by about 24 days ago

WALLPAPER

Desktop Fun: Assassin’s Creed Wallpaper Collection Series 1

Assassin’s Creed has been a truly popular video game series over the years and the goodness continues to grow with each new release. Relive the assassins’ adventures across the centuries on your desktop with the first in our series of Assassin’s Creed Wallpaper collections.

by about 24 days ago

DIY PROJECTS

Hide a Wireless Router in Plain Sight with This Quick DIY Trick

Do you need to keep your wireless router in a place that makes it stand out like an eyesore just to maintain a good signal in your home? Then make it ‘disappear’ and restore balance to your décor with this quick and easy DIY trick!

by about 25 days ago
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