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The Best How-To Geek Articles for May 2012

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This past month we covered topics such as alternative search engines that respect your privacy, tips and tweaks for getting the most out of Chrome, using camera Raw tools to develop digital photographs, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles for May.

The Best Articles of May

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

How To Use Camera Raw Tools to Develop Digital Photographs

If you think Photoshop is the most powerful tool in a photographer’s toolbox, think again. Whether you’re using freeware, Adobe Camera Raw, or Lightroom, Raw developing tools are the best way to turn good pictures into great ones.

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The 10 Best Free Tools to Analyze Hard Drive Space on Your Windows PC

So, you bought yourself a new 2 TB hard drive thinking, “I’ll never use this much space.” Well, think again. It’s amazing how fast photos, videos, music, and other files start to use up any hard drive space we have.

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5 Cool Things You Can Do With an SSH Server

SSH offers more than just a secure, remote terminal environment. You can use SSH to tunnel your traffic, transfer files, mount remote file systems, and more. These tips and tricks will help you take advantage of your SSH server.

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HTG Explains: Why Linux Doesn’t Need Defragmenting

If you’re a Linux user, you’ve probably heard that you don’t need to defragment your Linux file systems. You’ll also notice that Linux distributions don’t come with disk-defragmenting utilities. But why is that?

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5 Alternative Search Engines That Respect Your Privacy

Google, Bing, Yahoo – all the major search engines track your search history and build profiles on you, serving different results based on your search history. Try one of these alternative search engines if you’re tired of being tracked.

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The Best Tips and Tweaks for Getting the Most Out of Google Chrome

Recently, we gathered the best tips and tweaks for Firefox. Google Chrome is another very popular browser, and we have collected some very useful tips and tricks for Google Chrome here. You’ll learn about built-in features and extensions for expanding Chrome’s functionality.

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Spoiler: Dealing with the Aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse [Video]

Zombie apocalypse movies generally deal with outbreaks, fighting to survive, and finding safety but what about afterwards? Spoiler is a short independent movie that answers the question of what could happen once humanity has survived the apocalypse and achieved a fleeting victory over the zombie menace.

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How to Use CCleaner Like a Pro: 9 Tips & Tricks

There’s more to CCleaner than clicking a single button. This popular application for wiping temporary files and clearing private data hides a variety of features, from fine-grained options for tweaking the cleaning process to full drive-wiping tools.

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How To Hide Passwords in an Encrypted Drive Even the FBI Can’t Get Into

Encryption tools exist to protect your privacy… and also to make you feel like you’re an awesome spy. Today we’ll use a portable USB drive to hold all of your passwords encrypted in a virtual disk hidden inside a file.

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47 Keyboard Shortcuts That Work in All Web Browsers

Each major web browser shares a large number of keyboard shortcuts in common. Whether you’re using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, or Opera – these keyboard shortcuts will work in your browser.

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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 06/1/12

Comments (1)

  1. NEOPHYTERAJAN

    Awesome Collection :)

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