Once a week we round up and share excellent reader tips with you. This week we’re looking at removing the restriction on Windows 8’s “Secure Boot”, an open source solution for launching apps from Windows Media Center, and a simple trick to speed up Windows installations.
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Tired of the same old theme on your desktop? Then why not add a double-dose of goodness with these two great themes from photographer Andrei Niculescu! The first theme focuses on panoramic views of outdoor settings in Romania...
If you need to share your screen with a friend or peek in on their’s and you don’t want to deal with installing software, QuickScreenShare is a nearly instant and dead simple solution.
You want to send a file but it’s too big for email, your recipient doesn’t know how to FTP, and they’re behind a restrictive firewall. JustBeamIt can help–drag and drop the file and then send them the ...
Ever wanted to restore a file from the past, but don’t have a good way to do it? With System Restore Explore you can mount a System Restore snapshot, and browse a past copy of your entire drive.
We’ve all been there; a friend, colleague, or relative calls us with a computer problem and there’s simply no good way to diagnose it by their haphazard description alone. When you’re in that situation, how do you help? What tools do you use?
How many of the ideas in the first Matrix movie are original versus influences from earlier movies? Rob Wilson and friends present their view along with side-by-side comparison footage from other movies. Whether you agree or ...
For video chat, mounting your web cam over your monitor makes sense. For capturing your DIY projects and other filming, however, a boom arm is in order. This clever DIY hack turns a $9 IKEA lamp into a functional camera boom.
Last week the PlayStation network was breached again–over 93,000 US and European accounts were accessed illegally. It’s yet another reminder that we should all be using strong and varied passwords. Read on for a refresher.
Whether you’re trying to dodge an angry government, a connection throttling ISP, or the watchful gaze of media conglomerates, anonymizing and encrypting your BitTorrent traffic can help. Read on to learn how.