One of the quickest ways that malware can spread is by tricking people through ads in the web browser, or trying to exploit security holes in Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and other plugins.
This week we learned how to record screen activity in Ubuntu, sync any folder to Dropbox with SyncToy, jailbreak an iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 4, find the 3G or Wi-Fi speeds on Android phones, get rid of the annoying YouTube bottom bar, and more. Now you can get comfortable and relax while looking through our latest batch of geeky goodness.
We’ve long been fans of system cleaning application CCleaner, even if you do have to uncheck the Yahoo toolbar during the installation process. And now, there’s a way to add 270 more applications to the supported list.
Microsoft Research created a new site that lets you apply your coding skills by creating programming puzzles that you can then give to other people to try and solve.
If you’ve ever wanted to keep a journal but had a hard time remembering to do so, web app OhLife can help—if you are willing to trust a third-party web site with your personal thoughts and feelings and such.
Last year, Microsoft stopped making new versions of Microsoft Money, their personal money management software package—and now they’ve made it available for everybody for free… well, sorta.
Long Zheng figures out what Microsoft Hardware has been tweeting about—a new touch mouse.
Microsoft’s new Zoom.it web app takes large images on the web and converts them into an easily scrollable, zoomable format—and it can also take a screenshot of a web page and share either one with a shortened URL.
Do you have a cork board in your office? You probably don’t have a Pac-man one, though. Here’s how to make your own easily.
The Trillian 5 multi-protocol instant messenger client is really looking amazing… it’s got just about everything you can imagine built right in, and it looks great too.
Why repeat a bunch of words? Click the link.
Search engines are something that all of use to find information, images, and more while online. This week we want to know which search engine you use.
The geeks over at Tom’s Hardware decided to find out whether they could get enough gold from motherboard connectors to actually make the process worthwhile, and posted up a picture guide to the process.
Today’s games are way too centered around amazing graphics to focus on the core gameplay elements… like shooting stuff.
If you’re using Google Chrome, you’ve been able to drag attachments from your desktop into Gmail for a while now, and now you can drag them the other way too.
Have you noticed those “Our Family” window stickers… the ones that have a stick figure for each person in the family… popping up on every minivan everywhere? Instead of conforming, you can use fun Super Mario stickers instead.
Does everything have to be really useful? Here’s a Google Chrome extension that tells you how much time you wasted today on the social networking site.
For the 30th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, they’ve decided to officially take it digital, with a new iPhone app that lets you play on the phone, or even use the camera to solve your real cube.
There’s lots of icon packs out there, many of them great, and many of them lousy, so when we run across one with nice icons, it’s worth a mention.
You can waste your time arguing whether Twitter is useful for anybody, but one things for sure… there’s a lot of people tweeting, and it’s mostly nonsense.
The new Windows Phone 7 interface is simple, clean, and attractive… and now you can have the same style for your Firefox browser right now.
Do you remember how those retro video games used to have backgrounds with animated water or fire? They used a technique called color cycling, which is now possible on the web thanks to HTML 5.
This week we learned how to watch Netflix instant streaming content through Zinc TV, test drive webOS without buying a phone, make iTunes for Windows run faster, import OneNote 2010 notebooks into Evernote, get started with GeekTool for OS X, and more. Time to pull up your favorite comfy chair and enjoy this week’s batch of geeky goodness.
It has been a busy month here at How-To Geek and now it is time to take a look back at the ten hottest articles for July.