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The Best How-To Geek Articles for April 2012

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This past month we covered topics such as how to use a 64-bit web browser on Windows, the best tips and tweaks for getting the most out of Firefox, how to check out library books on your Kindle for free, and more. Join us as we look back at the best articles for April.

The Best Articles of April

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

Here’s 6 Great Tricks for Windows 8 that You Probably Don’t Know

We’ve covered a lot of tips, tricks, and tweaks for Windows 8, but there are still a few more. From bypassing the lock screen to instantly taking and saving screenshots, here are a few more hidden options and keyboard shortcuts.

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The Best Tips and Tweaks for Getting the Most Out of Firefox

Firefox is one of the more popular web browsers that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Firefox has a lot of built-in, useful features and you can install many extensions to expand its functionality.

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What’s The Most Popular Screen Resolution Among Internet Browsers?

Make your guess and click through to see the answer!

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Which Browser is the Best to Use When Running Your Laptop on Battery Power?

Squeezing the maximum amount of usage time out of your laptop battery can be challenging at times…it all depends on the software you are using. One software we are all likely to be using is a browser to keep up with our online lives…

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How to Use a 64-bit Web Browser on Windows

64-bit version of Windows don’t use 64-bit browsers by default – they’re still in their infancy, although even Adobe Flash now supports 64-bit browsers. Using a 64-bit browser can offer significant performance benefits, according to some benchmarks.

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How to Sync Your Media Across Your Entire House with XBMC

XBMC is an awesome media center solution but when you’re using it all over your house your library updates and watched-media lists get out of sync. Read on as we show how to keep all your media centers on the same page.

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How to Stress Test the Hard Drives in Your PC or Server

You have the latest drives for your server.  You stacked the top-of-the line RAM in the system.  You run effective code for your system.  However, what throughput is your system capable of handling, and can you really trust the capabilities listed by hardware companies?

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How To Check Out Library Books on Your Kindle for Free

Thousands of libraries across the United States offer digital lending for Kindle devices. Read on to see how you can enjoy the benefits of free library books on your Kindle.

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How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7

Windows 7 makes it possible to change the welcome screen that appears when you start your computer without any third-party software, but this setting is well hidden. You can set any image you like as your background.

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The Best Free Portable Apps for Your Flash Drive Toolkit

Large capacity, small-sized, affordable USB flash drives provide us with the ability to easily carry around gigs of data in our pockets. Why not take our favorite programs with us as well so we can work on any computer?

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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 05/1/12

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