Once a week we share some of the reader questions we answer in the Ask HTG roundup; today we’re looking at accessing USB drives in Virtual Machines, how to automatically straighten and crop scanned photos, and how to recover product keys off an old computer.
If you’re a fan of photography, Star Wars, LEGO, or all of the above, this gallery of images showcases the extremely clever and technically interesting photography of Star Wars fan and photographer Avanaut.
iOS: If you’re looking for some free cloud storage (and who wouldn’t like a little extra space to sync and backup their files?) Box.net is running a promotion wherein iOS users can download and install their mobile app for a 50GB bonus.
Firefox: MultiCopy is a simple Firefox add-on that allows you to copy multiple chunks of text sequentially, thanks to a now extended clipboard memory, and then paste that text in the order you copied it.
You spend all of the time you’re on the PC staring at that monitor—shouldn’t it be a good one? Today, we’ll decode the specs and monitor jargon to help you find the best possible LCD screen for your needs.
Windows 8 and 10 includes Hyper-V as a virtualization platform, but since not everybody will use this feature, it’s not enabled by default. Here’s how to enable it on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC.
Sometimes you want to be able to quickly access a website, without the big clunky desktop optimized interface. Treb allows you to do this by pinning mobile websites to the system tray for easy access. Here’s how to use it.
This week we learned how to mount a System Restore Point to restore a single file, install Android on an HP Touchpad, “remove the shortcut arrow in Windows 7, remap the Caps Lock Key, & disable Google Instant”, found out how you offer computer help from afar, had fun getting Halloween stationary ready with a great set of fonts, and more.
Hacking the registry allows you to tweak many things in Windows, such as the adding and removing items from the context menu, enabling and disabling Windows features, customizing the Control Panel, and many other items.
Seashells come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, each having a unique story behind its journey to the shore. Now you can bring these treasures from the depths to your desktop with the first in our series of Seashells Wallpaper collections.
If you have installed the Developer Preview of Windows 8, you probably have discovered the rather obscure method of shutting down the system. There is an easier way of shutting down, restarting, sleeping, and hibernating your computer. You can add tiles to the Windows 8 Metro Start screen that allow you to perform these tasks with one click.
Ring lighting is a very flattering light but rings lights are usually expensive, bulky, or both. In this tutorial we see how to craft a ring light for under $25 that is lightweight, inexpensive, and less bulky than other DIY ...
Earlier this week we asked you to share your tips and tricks for helping friends and family when you can’t sit right down at the terminal with them. Read on to check out how your fellow readers help from afar.
Over the last 30 years cellphones have gone from monstrous multi-watt consuming bricks to power sipping computers you slip in your pocket. Check out this infographic for a rundown of notable moments in cell phone history.
Another long work week is almost over, so why not have a bit of fun while waiting to go home? In this week’s game your mission is to successfully create energy bridges between two points on an isometric grid before running out of energy.