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April’s Most Popular Posts: Pranks, Spyware, and Security

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April has been chock-full of great articles covering topics like removing spyware, getting started with Minecraft, awesome computer pranks, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles from this past month.

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

How To Get Started With Minecraft, a Game Geeks Love

Minecraft is favorite game of many geeks, but not everyone has heard of it. Here’s what it is, why geeks love it so much, and how to get started for yourself.

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How to Enable Flashblock in Chrome (And Make it 5000% More Secure)

Most people don’t realize this, but when your PC gets infected from browsing a web site, it’s not usually because of your browser—it’s because of your plugins, like Flash, Java, and others. They are sadly insecure, but Google Chrome has a built-in option to make your PC much safer.

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Desktop Fun: Cloud Chaser Wallpaper Collection

Whether they are lazily drifting across the sky or warning of an approaching storm, clouds can evoke our emotions, thoughts, and daydreams. Add some beautiful cloud cover to your desktop with our Cloud Chaser Wallpaper collection.

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What You Said: What’s In Your Flash Drive Toolkit

Earlier this week we asked you to share the contents of your flash drive toolkit. You shared your software lists and tricks; now we’re back to highlight the trends in reader toolkits.

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Jailbreak Your Kindle for Dead Simple Screensaver Customization

If you’re less than delighted with the default screensaver pack on the Kindle relief is just a simple hack and a reboot away. Read on to learn how to apply a painless jailbreak to your Kindle and create custom screensavers.

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How to Find Thousands of Free Ebooks Online

You’ve got an ebook reader (or a laptop or netbook with ebook reading software) now you just need some free books to put it to good use. Read on as we show you the best places to score free books online.

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Ask How-To Geek: Why You Should Never Vacuum Your PC, Converting Books for the Kindle, and Controlling Multiple Computers with One Keyboard

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we take a look at why you should never vacuum your dusty PC, how covert books to read on the Kindle, and how to control multiple computers with one keyboard and mouse.

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Important Warning: Be Careful Downloading Open Source Apps via Search

We’ve always been big proponents of open source software, but lately we’ve noticed a disturbing trend: open source software is being wrapped in crapware-laden installers and Google / Bing / Yahoo ads designed to trick people. Here’s the details.

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How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 (Fake Anti-Virus Infections)

If your PC is infected with the Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 malware or something similar, you’ve come to the right place, because we’re going to show you how to get rid of it, and free your PC from the awful clutches of this insidious malware (and many others).

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The 10 Most Ridiculously Awesome Geeky Computer Pranks

Everybody loves a good prank… unless you are the one on the receiving end of the fun. It’s time to hone your pranking skills, not just to make sure you are the best, but so you can avoid being pranked by others.

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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 05/1/11

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