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The Best How-To Geek Articles for February 2012


Last month we covered topics such as how to make a super hidden folder in Windows without extra software, simple ways to improve low resolution images and typography, tricks to help you search Google like a pro, and more. Join us as we look back at the best articles for February.

The Best Articles of February

Note: Articles are listed as #10 through #1.

How to Send Self-Destructing Sensitive Information to Someone via Email

Have you ever sent private information to someone, maybe a family member needed your credit card number, and then regretted that you had ever done it. This can all be solved with a self-destructing link.


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How to Create a Password Protected Folder without any Extra Software

There are a lot of methods that you can use to create a password protected folder, most of which require the use of some third party software. Using this neat method you can hide your folders with a quick batch script.


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How To Combine All Your Email Addresses into One Gmail Inbox

Gmail isn’t just a typical webmail system – it’s a full-fledged email client that can consolidate all your email addresses in one place. Get all your emails in a single Gmail inbox and send emails from any address.


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Desktop Fun: Valentine’s Day 2012 Wallpaper Collection [Bonus Edition]

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we have just what you need to add the perfect romantic touch to your desktop with our Valentine’s Day 2012 Wallpaper collection.


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3 Simple Ways to Improve Low Resolution Images (and Typography)

It’s not a miracle, but these helpful tips can improve the quality of an image when enlarging from a low-resolution sample. It’s surprisingly simple and quite easy. Fire up Photoshop and check it out for yourself!


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Make a Super Hidden Folder in Windows Without any Extra Software

Almost anyone knows how to make a “hidden” folder in Windows, but then again almost anyone knows how to make explorer show hidden folders. Let’s take a look at how to make a folder so hidden, only you will know its there.


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100+ Wallpaper Collections to Spice Up Your Desktop

Are you bored with the wallpaper on your desktop PC? In the past we have posted links to over 100 different collections of wallpaper images. Download your favorites and switch them out from time to time to provide some variety.


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10 Amazing Uses for Wolfram Alpha

You may have heard of Wolfram Alpha, which is a “computational knowledge engine.” That makes it sound a bit scary, but it’s a great tool once you can wrap your head around it.


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The Best Articles for Tweaking and Customizing Windows 7

Do you love to tweak your Windows 7 system, customizing it to fit your personality and the way you work? We have shown you many ways to customize the Taskbar, Start Menu, Desktop, Windows Explorer, and other parts of Windows.


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How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know

Google is a powerful tool, but you’re missing out on a lot of that power if you just type words into it. Master Google and find the best results faster with these search tricks.


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  • Published 03/1/12

Comments (1)

  1. kenedy123

    Good to know the 10 Amazing Uses for Wolfram Alpha

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