The problem with many home automation hacks is that they are extremely complex and often (for fun) include extra features. This garage door hack keeps it simple: press button, open door.
If you’re looking for a free and quick way to check out which best selling Kindle books are currently available as free downloads, Zero Dollars Books presents them with a clean and uncluttered layout.
Once a week we round up some of the responses we’ve fired off to How-To Geek readers and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at how to move the default location for documents in Windows 7, backing up Android, and multi-monitor taskbars in Windows 7.
Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at syncing folders from Android to Dropbox, GPS tagging your photos, and using your Android or iOS device as a clinometer.
Backing up your text messages from your Android phone to your Gmail account is so simple there’s no reason to not back them up and make them search-friendly in the process. Read on to see how you can turn your Gmail account into an SMS vault.
Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone; this week we’re looking at DIY Wi-Fi boosters, indefinitely extending your Kindle library loans, and easy keyword-based wallpaper updates.
Why guess at the performance of your device when you can run some tests and get detailed statistics? These apps test your device’s CPU, GPU, and other hardware components – in addition to your browser.
Thousands of libraries across the United States offer digital lending for Kindle devices. Read on to see how you can enjoy the benefits of free library books on your Kindle.
Once a week we round up some reader tips and share them with the greater How-To Geek audience. This week we’re looking at speedy file renaming in Windows 7, fast access to bookmarks in Android, and a neat GPS-based todo list.
Wouldn’t it be great to use your Android lock screen to turn on your flashlight, jump to your camera, and otherwise make accessing your phone and information on it lightening fast? Read on as we show you how.
Send to Kindle for PC makes it easy to put content on your Kindle, whether it’s a free ebook or a Word document. You can also email files to @Kindle.com or transfer them over USB, the old-fashioned way.
Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at using your iPhone as a sleep monitor that wakes you at an optimum time, how to test your remote with a digital camera, and a clever way to craft glowing Easter eggs.
It’s that Ask HTG time of week again; this week we’re helping readers install XBMC add-ons, shrinking video for their mobile devices, and automatically changing default printers for their new location.
Android’s default browser, named “Internet,” is a very simple browser that’s tied to your Android OS version. Other, third-party browsers offer more powerful interfaces, greater configurability, and more frequent updates.
XBMC, the wildly popular, free, and robust open-source media center suite, has a new version. XBMC 11 Eden is bursting with new features, improvements, and is even available as a stand-alone XBMC-centric OS.
If you’re looking to pick up a Kindle Fire on the cheap, Amazon is offering them–refurbished with a 1-year warranty–for $139.
Computers today are used for much more than generating documents, writing and receiving email, and surfing the web. We also use them to listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, and to transfer media to and from mobile devices.
Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone; this week we’re looking at telescope laser sights, syncing your desktop with Dropbox, and converting your Kindle Clippings file.
Ads in free Android apps might be annoying but you probably never imagined they were radically draining your battery. New research from Purdue University and Microsoft highlight just how much ad-driven apps tank your battery life.
Those old iPads can still be useful!
Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share them with everyone; this week we’re taking a look at setting up file transfer drop zones, installing XBMC on the iPad, and setting up a console emulator.
Whether you live somewhere without 4G coverage, you live in a bad coverage zone, or you just want to conserve some battery life, it’s extremely simple to disable 4G / LTE on the new 3rd generation iPad and switch to 3G instead, which uses less battery life.
Android: If you’re always on the lookout for new–and free!–cloud storage solutions, security company BitDefender has a new cloud service for Android uers. Safebox accounts come with a free 2GB storage to get you started.
Android: Hi Launcher is an alternative app launcher for Android that features easy customization, automatic application sorting, and a distinct widget in one area, apps in another layout.