August has been a busy month here at HTG where we covered topics such as setting up a posthumous password contingency plan, when you should properly eject a thumb drive, got a first look at the UI for Windows 8, 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.
Set Up a Posthumous Password Contingency Plan
If you dropped dead today, how big of a pain would it be for your family/estate to access your computer and virtual accounts? Make a plan to ensure your digital life isn’t a headache for them.
Windows 8 UI: Here’s Your First Look at Windows Explorer
If you were making a list of the features you want most in Windows Explorer, what would be at the top? Here’s a look at what Windows 8 has to offer for your file management tasks.
Windows 8 UI: Here’s the New File Copy / Replace Dialogs
There’s loads of information suddenly pouring out of Microsoft about how Windows 8 really works, and today they explained how they are handling when you copy files over top of other files with the same name.
When Should You Properly “Eject” Your Thumb Drive?
When do you safely remove a device? Some users put caution to the wind and yank out any device, while others perform religious rituals every time. Here are some tips and guidelines for practicing safe drive removal.
Week in Geek: Fake Firefox Update Contains Trojan
This week we learned how to set up remote access for your Android device, “set up one-way file syncing, fix missing boot managers, & sync iTunes to an Android phone”, learned what Wake-on-LAN is and how to enable it, found out what your favorite brainstorming tools are, had fun customizing our desktops with a Steampunk theme, and more.
The How-To Geek Guide to Getting Started with Usenet
What would BitTorrent look like if it was lightening fast, always available, completely private, and secure? It’d look a lot like Usenet. Read on to learn how to ditch Torrenting and enjoy super speeds and selection on Usenet.
The Wrong Way to Get a Legal Copy of Microsoft Office [Humorous Image]
There is a right way and a wrong way to get a copy of Microsoft Office.
How To Fix the Dark Shadows that Ruin Great Photos
Ever take one of those photos that’s great, except for a bunch of shadows that ruin the image? Here’s how to salvage that shot and bring the detail back out of those shadows in a few quick seconds.
How to Convert PDF Files for Easy Ebook Reading
Many ebook readers natively support PDF documents but, unfortunately, not all PDF documents are easy to read on a small ebook reader screen. Let’s take a look at two simple and free ways to convert PDF files for enjoyable reading.
Awesome Wi-Fi Network Names [Humorous Image]
What are the best, funniest, or oddest Wi-Fi networks names that you have seen?