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Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share the solutions with everyone. Today we’re looking at laptop visibility in sunny areas, resizing Windows partitions, and a dependable way to download YouTube videos.

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The Task Manager in Windows has always been a useful place to view and manage running applications and services. It’s been redesigned for Windows 8 and now displays much more information and also allows you to perform basic administrative tasks.

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Illustrator Jed Henry pays homage to old school video game characters with a very old school method–Japanese woodblock printing.

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Today, May 21, YouTube celebrates its seven-year anniversary with, what else, a video retrospective covering the moments and milestones in the history of YouTube.

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Although bootlegMIC was designed as a way for concert goers to cheaply and cleanly capture bootleg music, it’s a great build for any project that needs an inexpensive but effective microphone.

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When you’re shooting portraits, the soft background look keeps distracting backgrounds from ruining a shot. If you’ve not shot correctly, here’s a quick, simple tip to pop out your foreground and keep the most important parts the most visible.

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Each major web browser shares a large number of keyboard shortcuts in common. Whether you’re using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, or Opera – these keyboard shortcuts will work in your browser.

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Whether you want to shrink your Ubuntu partition, enlarge it, or split it up into several partitions, you can’t do this while it’s in use. You’ll need a Ubuntu live CD or USB drive to edit your partitions.

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This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news links covering topics such as a startup funded by Microsoft aims to kill BitTorrent traffic, a reset feature has been added to Firefox 13 beta, Windows 8 upgrades for new PC buyers will cost $14.99, and more.

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All browsers support keywords, which you can type into your address bar to quickly search or visit websites. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer all have their own methods of setting keywords, some more hidden than others.

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Email has become a standard method of communication and we all use it often. We’ve gathered some tips and tricks for using email programs and tools and for learning more about email terms and how email works.

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Last year we shared a beautiful collection of Starry Skies wallpapers with you and today we are back with more star-powered goodness. Gaze upon the stars from the comfort of your desktop with the second in our series of Starry Skies Wallpaper collections.

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Charms are an important new feature in Windows 8. Some of the charms are context-sensitive, while some aren’t. Some are important on the desktop, while some only work in Metro apps.

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Liking Pinterest is one thing, but things get way out of hand when one woman takes her love of the website far too literally (and too far)!

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