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The Best How-To Geek Articles for November 2011

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It has been a busy month here at HTG where we covered topics such as how to see which websites your computer is secretly connecting to, reviewed the new Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, learned how to improve your Google search skills, 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.

Beyond Barrel Roll: 10 Hidden Google Tricks

If Google’s recent Easter Egg–query “do a barrel roll” if you haven’t tried it already–has you curious about other search tricks, this collection of Easter Eggs will keep you busy for awhile.

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HTG Explains: Do You Really Need to Defrag Your PC?

Ask any PC tech person how to make your computer faster, and almost every one of them will tell you to defrag your PC. But do you really need to manually trigger a defrag these days?

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A Long Day for Tech Support [Funny Comic]

Working in Tech Support can really try your patience at times…

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Amazon’s New Kindle Fire Tablet: the How-To Geek Review

We got our Kindle Fire a few days ago, and since then we’ve been poking, prodding, and generally trying to figure out how to break it. Before you go out and buy your own, check out our in-depth review.

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How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way

Forgetting your password is never any fun, but luckily there’s a really easy way to reset the password. All you need is a copy of the Windows installation disk and one simple command line trick.

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The Future According to Films [Infographic]

Curious what the future will look like? According to movie directors, casting their lens towards the future of humanity, it’s quite a mixed bag. Check out this infographic timeline to check out the next 300,000 years of human evolution.

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20 of the Best Stupid Geek Tricks to Impress Your Friends

Have you ever surprised and impressed a non-geek friend when you were doing something on your computer that you thought was simple? If so, you performed a Stupid Geek Trick. These are simple, sometimes not very useful, computer tasks.

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20 of the Best of Shortcut and Hotkey Tips for Your Windows PC

For those of you who like to use the quickest methods of getting things done on your computer, we have shown you many Windows shortcuts and hotkeys for performing useful tasks in the past.

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How to See What Web Sites Your Computer is Secretly Connecting To

Has your internet connection become slower than it should be? There may be a chance that you have some malware, spyware, or adware that is using your internet connection in the background without your knowledge. Here’s how to see what’s going on under the hood.

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Improve Your Google Search Skills [Infographic]

Don’t limit yourself to just plugging in simple search terms to Google; check out this infographic and learn a search string search or two.

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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 12/1/11

Comments (1)

  1. Easy Tech Tips

    Since I travel quite a bit and due to my work, I use the Internet 24/7 (I only take breaks for eating and sleeping). I enjoy using free Wi-Fi where ever I can get it. Places like hotel lobbies, libraries, Greyhound stations in Canada, 24 hour Dine-In McDonalds & Tim Hortons, Burger King, Star Bucks and other kinds of coffee shops.

    But the thing is, finding an outlet to recharge my laptop can be a bit of a challenge. When I’m traveling and depending on what I need to get done, sometimes I feel like screaming when the establishments that offer free Wi-Fi, closes between the hours 8:00 and 9:00 pm.

    Argh!

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