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Over at the Windows Phone blog, they’ve just announced that one of the top requests from developers was using Visual Basic to write apps for the phone. Visual Basic? Seriously?

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Since IE 9 beta was released to the public, there has been a lot of discussion about it feeling strange without the Menu and other Toolbars. You can bring them back easily enough, and here we’ll look at a couple ways of doing it.

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Yesterday we introduced you to McAfee’s new URL shortening service. Today we have an extension for Chrome that lets you create mcaf.ee shortened URLs with a single click.

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Would you like your computer to automatically lock and require you to enter your password when you exit the screensaver?  Here’s how to quickly change your screensaver settings to keep your computer secure when you’re away.

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If you’ve been trying out the public beta of Internet Explorer 9, you might want to revert back to IE 8 for some reason. Here we look at how to uninstall IE 9 and get IE 8 back.

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Ready to add some “battitude” to your Windows 7 system? Then you should definitely take a look at this Batman theme. The theme consists of 25+ hi-res wallpapers, custom Batman icons, and select sounds from the movie.

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Connecting to file servers is something most people do on a daily basis even without thinking about it. In Linux, it may not be intuitive how to quickly connect to a samba or ftp server without a separate program. Here are a few different ways to connect to a remote file server without needing to touch a terminal.

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Now that IE 9 Beta has been out for a while, and you’ve had time to explore it, you might want to import bookmarks from other browsers. Here take a look at how to get it done in IE 9 Beta.

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Add a wonderful bit of eye candy to your Windows desktop with this HTC phone UI styled gadget. The gadget is animated, easy to configure, and can be set up with weather based wallpapers to match the current conditions.

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Would you like to tweak your title bar and menu fonts in Windows 7?  Here’s how you can change those little settings you may have enjoyed tweaking in older versions of Windows.

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Are you one of the many Vista users who want to get in the Internet Explorer 9 Beta fun?  Although Microsoft mostly focused on Windows 7 specific features in it’s information, IE 9 still has a lot of great features for Vista.  Let’s see how you can use the best new features from IE 9 including pinning sites and site specific browsers in Windows Vista.

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Are you wasting time switching back and forth between your mouse and keyboard while browsing or using webapps?  Let’s look at how gleeBox can streamline your browsing experience with innovative keyboard shortcuts and prompts.

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You’re using the 64-bit version of IE 9 Beta and attempt to watch flash videos, and realize they won’t play. Here we look at fixing the problem by installing the new 64-bit version of Adobe Flash.

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Sometimes screen shots just aren’t enough to explain how to do something or to show the steps you took to reproduce an error. There are a few tools available that will let you record your desktop but none are as easy, free, or cross platform as Screen Toaster.

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Are you tired of shuffling between windows when browsing or copying files between different folders?  Here’s how you can make Explorer more usable with integrated tab navigation.

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The other day Microsoft released the IE 9 Beta to the public and it’s very nice. You can search directly in the address bar like in Chrome but the default provider is Bing. Here’s how to change it to Google.

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Windows 7 Media Center include an Optimization feature that will optimize media to work with WMC. The process can take a long time if you have a large library and here we look at how to schedule it to occur while you’re sleeping.

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Why bother with complicated webapps when you just want to make a simple list? With a few handy Unicode characters, you can make a visually appealing and easy-to-skim list with plain text!

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As you know Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 Beta to the public yesterday. One of the interesting features is using Aero Snap with Tabs in Windows 7, and we’ll take a quick look at it.

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Were you one of the people who eagerly waited for the release of Halo Reach this week? If you were then we have another bit of Halo goodness for your enjoyment (and your Chrome Browser).

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Would you like to make your fonts look nicer in Windows 7?  Windows 7 lets you easily turn ClearType on or off and tweak it to work best for your monitor, so let’s see how to make ClearType render fonts the way you want.

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Have you ever opened the Control Panel in Windows 7 and thought there is no reason to have some of the icons listed? Today we take a look at how to remove unwanted or unneeded items from Control Panel in Windows 7.

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Are you envious of Windows 7 getting all of the wallpaper love with the new themes? Set your envy aside because you can download many of the wallpapers individually.

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If you aren’t a fan of scrolling your pointer over to the lower right corner of your monitor to Show the Desktop, we have a cool tweak that will let you create a Show Desktop icon in the Quick Launch or anywhere on your Taskbar.

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Would you like to change out the icons on your taskbar with a beautiful set of icons that all go together?  Here’s how you can change out the random candy-colored icons for a stylish icon set of your choice.

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