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Want to allow a standard user account to run an application as administrator without a UAC or password prompt? You can easily create a shortcut that uses the runas command with the /savecred switch, which saves the password.

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Internet Explorer has a secret mode called InPrivate which is pretty much the same as Chrome’s incognito mode. It can be accessed on the desktop by right-clicking on the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar, but how do you open an InPrivate tab in the Metro IE? Read on to find out.

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This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as Windows 8 Pro downgrades to Windows 7 and Vista will be possible, the Ubuntu Live CD is now dead, Guild Wars 2 is suffering an ongoing password attack, and more.

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Now that Windows 8 is available, you might have started playing around with Internet Explorer 10. It comes in two different versions: the minimalist Modern UI/Metro version accessed from the Start screen and the traditional, full-featured Desktop version accessed from the Taskbar.

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Last year we featured a wonderful flock of feathered friends wallpapers for your desktop and today we are back with more. Turn your desktop into a colorful nesting ground with the second in our series of Feathered Friends Wallpaper collections.

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Windows 8 includes a SmartScreen filter that prevents unknown and malicious programs from running. SmartScreen is part of Internet Explorer 8 and 9 – with Windows 8, it’s now integrated into the operating system.

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Are you looking for some majestic, quiet nature scenery for your desktop? Then you will definitely want a look at the Iceland Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with twelve images featuring gigantic arctic waterfalls, glaci...

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Are you ready for an awesome (and free) magazine that is all about GIMP? Then GIMP Magazine is the publication that you have been looking for! This free quarterly magazine focuses on photography, digital arts, tips and tricks...

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Earlier this week we asked you how you deal with Bacn—email you want, but not right now—and you responded. Read on to see the three principle ways HTG readers deal with Bacn.

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Envious of modern cars that have built-in iPhone chargers and the like? Be jealous no more; this simple DIY tutorial guides you through converting the ashtray in your older ride into a smartphone dock.

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Fixing Computers (Full-Size Version) [Ty Devries – Something of That Ilk Blog]

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Perhaps there are a few more steps between 49 semi-autonomous quadcopters doing a little aerial dancing and Skynet, but we’re awed and apprehensive at the same time. Check out the video to see them in action.

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This week’s game involves an ‘explosive’ combination of trains, bridges, and dynamite! Your mission is to stop these trains from crossing the various bridges using ingenuity and a limited supply of explosives. Can you destroy all the bridge designs and building materials you encounter or will your carefully thought out plans of destruction fail?

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Connect a USB stick to a Windows computer – even on Windows 8 – and Windows will ask if you want to speed up your system using ReadyBoost. But what exactly is ReadyBoost, and will it actually speed up your computer?

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