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The Best How-To Geek Articles for June 2012

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This past month we covered topics such as why you only have to wipe a disk once to erase it, what RSS is and how you can benefit from using it, how websites are tracking you online, and more. Join us as we look back at the best articles for June.

The Best Articles of June

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

How to Find Your Computer’s Private & Public IP Addresses

An IP address (or Internet Protocol address) identifies each networked computer and device on a network. When computers communicate with each other on the Internet or a local network, they send information to each other’s IP addresses.

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HTG Explains: What Is Windows RT and What Does It Mean To Me?

Windows RT is a special edition of Windows 8. It runs on ARM and you’ll find it alongside Intel x86 machines in stores, but you’ll be surprised just how much Windows RT differs from the Windows you know.

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What Happens When You Load a Web Page? [Video]

When you type in a URL and the web page loads, everything seems so simple. Peel back the layers, however, and you see a complex delivery system built around data packets. Watch this informative video to see how your web requests actually work.

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42+ Text-Editing Keyboard Shortcuts That Work Almost Everywhere

Whether you’re typing an email in your browser or writing in a word processor, there are convenient keyboard shortcuts usable in almost every application. You can copy, select, or delete entire words or paragraphs with just a few key presses.

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How to Make Your Laptop Choose a Wired Connection Instead of Wireless

Have you ever connected your Laptop to a wired network point in your house and continued to get wireless  network speeds ? Here’s how you can quickly fix that, the easy way.

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HTG Explains: What Is RSS and How Can I Benefit From Using It?

If you’re trying to keep up with news and content on multiple web sites, you’re faced with the never ending task of visiting those sites to check for new content. Read on to learn about RSS and how it can deliver the content right to your digital doorstep.

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HTG Explains: Learn How Websites Are Tracking You Online

Some forms of tracking are obvious – for example, websites know who you are if you’re logged in. But how do tracking networks build up profiles of your browsing activity across multiple websites over time?

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HTG Explains: The Linux Directory Structure Explained

If you’re coming from Windows, the Linux file system structure can seem particularly alien. The C:\ drive and drive letters are gone, replaced by a / and cryptic-sounding directories, most of which have three letter names.

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The 35 Best Tips and Tricks for Maintaining Your Windows PC

When working (or playing) on your computer, you probably don’t think much about how you are going to clean up your files, backup your data, keep your system virus free, etc. However, these are tasks that need attention.

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HTG Explains: Why You Only Have to Wipe a Disk Once to Erase It

You’ve probably heard that you need to overwrite a drive multiple times to make the data unrecoverable. Many disk-wiping utilities offer multiple-pass wipes. This is an urban legend – you only need to wipe a drive once.

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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 07/1/12

Comments (3)

  1. SMed79

    The best :)
    1. The Linux Directory Structure Explained
    2. Learn How Websites Are Tracking You
    3. 42+ Text-Editing Keyboard Shortcuts

  2. indianacarnie

    Liked the Disc Wipe information myself. Thanks!

  3. Ms Hanson

    My vote goes to Learn How Websites Track You Online.

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