Over the years, we’ve written loads of articles about how to create shortcuts to system functions that aren’t easily accessible otherwise—and we’ve got a list of the best ones here.
Pretty much all of these shortcuts work in Windows 7 or Vista, but some of them also work in XP.
TinyHacker Random Geekery
This was a shorter week for our publishing schedule, so here’s a shorter list of fun stuff we found.
|Find What You Are Looking for Fast using Windows Grep|
|Create Your Own Animated Movies Online using MeMoov|
|Download New McAfee Avert Stinger|
|3 Free Amazon MP3 Downloads|
|Scan your Hard Disk for Errors using Windows Surface Scanner|
Super User QnA
Ever wondered if there’s an alternative Skype client out there? Well, there’s not really, but there are other interfaces you can use instead. Read on.
- Erase just the free space on my hard drive
- Which Linux edtion is more stable and reliable?
- Is there an alternative Skype client out there?
- Does HDMI cable “quality” actually affect transmission?
- What to do with spare USB thumb drive?
- Cheap < 150 dollar Computer for my dad that lives cross country
- In computer networks, when is a MAC address used and when is an IP Address used?
- How much more RAM does Windows 7 use than Windows XP?
- Lightweight GUI Linux distribution for really old computer
- I need to password protect the entire computer…
The How-To Geek’s Lifehacker Features
Over on Lifehacker, I’ve written quite a few lengthy articles in the last month covering keeping your system safe and secure, and making sure that you’ve properly backed up your data. Definitely worth a read.
|Protect Yourself from Drive-By Browser Malware Attacks|
|You’re Backing Up Your Data the Wrong Way|
|Stop Paying for Windows Security; Microsoft’s Security Tools Are Good Enough|
|How to Really Browse Without Leaving a Trace|
The Geek Note
Hopefully all of you had a happy Thanksgiving and found a great Black Friday deal on a Nintendo Wii Fit to burn off the calories or gather dust.