July has been a month filled with geeky goodness where we covered topics such as setting up a VPN, diagnosing & fixing overheating laptops, making photos look like pencil drawings, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles from this past month.
This week we learned how to make free Android or iPhone ringtones from any YouTube video, “halt Windows automatic rebooting, enable Unity Menus in Chrome, & set up tabbed PuTTY windows”, enjoyed a great new set of Geek Deals, “fix phantom HDMI sound problems, change HTC keyboards to the default Android keyboard, & log every URL visited on your network”, had fun customizing our desktops with a seaside vacation theme, and more.
The Convenant’s obsession with Forerunner technology and their subsequent attempt to exterminate humanity created a war that has raged across the Milky Way galaxy and beyond. Now you can bring the battle with the Covenant straight to your desktop with our Halo Wallpaper collection.
Evoke a world of masquerades, fancy ladies, and fanciful beasts on your desktop with this mysterious feeling Windows 7 theme by artist Cheng Ling.
A tad paranoid when it comes to installing software on a laptop? [via Reddit]
If you frequently use mind maps in your office, classroom, or as part of your personal brainstorming and organization workflow, Blumind is a powerful and free mind mapping tool.
Late last year Gmail for Android adopted Priority Inbox support. The most recent update allows you to sync only your priority inbox for faster and more efficient syncing as well as other battery/bandwidth saving tricks.
After another long week at work you need something to take your mind off of things and help you unwind a little bit. In this week’s game your mission is to build igloos that can withstand the avalanches you must survive in order to become King of the Eskimos, so grab your ice picks and get ready to head north!
You’ve learned how to create scripts, use arguments, and build for loops. Now, let’s take a look at some more basic commands, text file manipulation, and redirecting input and output to files and other commands.
Once a week we open up the tips box and share some helpful reader tips. This week we’re looking at easily halting Windows automatic reboot on update, enabling Unity menus in Chrome, and putting tabs in your PuTTY interface.
Don’t update your Facebook page while driving [9GAG]
What do you get when you combine two awesome retro sci-fi series? Battlestar 1999! This video mashup combines footage from the original Battlestar Galactica and Space 1999 series for forty-four minutes of extremely well edited mini movie goodness.
If you’ve been thinking about shooting RAW with your digital camera but put off by the extra work required this codec pack brings native Windows support of RAW files.
If you like the idea of Dropbox but you’re not a big fan of entrusting your data security to a third party rolling your own Dropbox-style backup system powered by SSH and rsync is a viable alternative.
Earlier this year Microsoft rolled out an iOS app for popular note-taking application OneNote. The updated release brings a slew of new features including search, sharing, and customization capabilities.