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The Best How-To Geek Articles for March 2012


March was a busy month here at HTG where we covered topics such as properly scanning photos (and getting better images), the best tips for securing your data, identifying network abuse with Wireshark, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles from this past month.

The Best Articles of March

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

The Best Articles for Backing Up and Syncing Your Data

World Backup Day is March 31st and we decided to provide you with some useful information to make backing up your data easier. We’ve published articles about backing up various types of data and settings both offline and online.


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The Top 10 Tips for Securing Your Data

With the use of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and netbooks, most of us do everyday tasks online, such as purchasing goods and banking. However, if we don’t secure our personal data on our computers and online, we could be asking for serious trouble.


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What’s the Difference Between Sleep and Hibernate in Windows?

Windows 7 provides several options for conserving power when you are not using your PC. These options include Sleep, Hibernate, and Hybrid Sleep and are very useful if you are using a laptop. Here’s the difference between them.


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The How-To Geek Guide to Measuring Your Energy Use

How much energy does your computer use? Your media center? Your charging station? If you have no idea, you’re not alone. Read on as we show you how you can easily measure the amount of energy your appliances-geeky and otherwise—are sucking down.


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HTG Explains: What Can You Find in an Email Header?

Whenever you receive an email, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. While you typically only pay attention to the from address, subject line and body of the message, there is lots more information available “under the hood” of each email which can provide you a wealth of additional information.


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HTG Explains: Everything You Know About Resolution Is Probably Wrong

“Resolution” is a term people often throw around—sometimes incorrectly—when talking about images. This concept is not as black and white as “the number of pixels in an image.” Keep reading to find out what you don’t know.


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How to Identify Network Abuse with Wireshark

Wireshark is the Swiss army knife of network analysis tools. Whether you’re looking for peer-to-peer traffic on your network or just want to see what websites a specific IP address is accessing, Wireshark can work for you.


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How To Properly Scan a Photograph (And Get An Even Better Image)

Somewhere in your home, there’s a box of old analog photographs you probably want digital copies of. Unless you know how to use your scanner correctly, the image quality can turn out poor. Here’s how to get the best results.


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The Best Tips for Speeding Up Your Windows PC

If your computer has started to slow down, there are many options for speeding it up. Below, we show you some of the best tips for speeding up your PC, some from previous HTG articles and some described here.


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What You Should not Do with That Shiny new iPad [Funny Video]

That is definitely going to be an awkward conversation explaining why that was a bad idea…


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Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 04/1/12

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