Readily available internet access is the lifeblood for laptops, netbooks, tablets, and other portable devices. Whether your travels take you to the local coffee house or across the country, never be without free Wi-Fi again.
Do you love the unique shapes of snowflakes and the designs that form in frost? Then bring this chilly beauty to your favorite computer with the Snowflakes and Frost Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with eight wallpapers ...
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Once a week we share three of the questions we’ve answered from the Ask HTG inbox with the greater readership; this week we’re looking at white noise screen savers, efficient file naming systems, and recovering from a password compromise.
Many of us rely on Windows Search to find files and launch programs, but searching for text within files is limited to specific filetypes by default. Here’s how you can expand your search to include other text based files.
Another week, another post full of news link goodness such as Facebook’s agreement to FTC security audits, the EC’s upcoming 400+ page finding against Google, Carrier IQ’s impending lawsuits, Microsoft’s posting about Java being the largest malware target, and more.
Do you use the command line in Windows to get things done? If you are more comfortable typing commands to accomplish tasks than using the mouse, we have compiled 20 of the best Windows command line tips and tricks to help you become a command line guru.
Are you tired of constantly switching between the Most Visited Webpages and Web Apps sections in Google Chrome’s new tab page? Then you will definitely love this quick hack that lets you add your favorite websites to th...
Windows: If you’re not a fan of the new set of games in Windows 7 and long for the simple days of Windows XP pinball, this simple tutorial will show you how to bring back the classic Windows XP games.
It has been a busy month here at HTG where we covered topics such as how to see which websites your computer is secretly connecting to, reviewed the new Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, learned how to improve your Google search skills, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles from this past month.
Service Pack Error Message Fail… [via Reddit]
Prepare your desktop for the journey to the world of Tamriel and the epic quest to defeat Alduin with the Elder Scrolls – Skyrim Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 16 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom icons, and system s...
Are you a frequent user of TinEye and would like to integrate it into your favorite Windows system? Then get ready to enjoy Context Menu and App Window goodness with the TinEye Client for Windows.
The problem with storing all your files on a file server or networked machine is that when you leave the network, how are you going to access your files? Instead of using a VPN or Dropbox, you can use the Offline Files feature built into Windows.
Once a week we roundup some of the answers we’ve sent out to reader questions and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at inter-LAN messaging with Windows 7, multi-monitor full screen video, and alternative Windows file copiers.
This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link goodness such as Google’s work on strengthening encryption for its services, Mozilla’s progress on silent updates, AT&T’s thwarting of a hacking attack on mobile accounts, a giveaway contest for LastPass Pro subscriptions, and more.
mountain stream [DesktopNexus]
Hopefully you aren’t reading this after a long night of sitting in the cold, fighting with other people to acquire a device that will be out of date in a month. Instead of shopping, it’s time to give the gift of less sucktacular browsers.
Do you love battling zombie hordes? Then welcome to Banoi Island where a Zombie outbreak has just occurred and you must race against time to save the other survivors and yourself! The theme comes with eight wallpapers full of...
Windows to a Nighttime City [Desktop Wallpaper HD]
Talk to any tech person, read any forum, and at some point you’re sure to be told to update your drivers… but what does that really mean? And is it necessary to compulsively update your drivers? Here’s our take.
Once a week we select a few questions from the pile of emails we answer and share the solutions with the greater readership; this week we’re looking at the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, scheduling computer startups, and how to diagnose an overheating laptop.
This week we learned how to safely eject your USB devices from the desktop context menu, make the Kindle Fire Silk Browser *actually* fast, “disable Windows startup programs, use DNS names on your home network, & restore a vintage keyboard”, print or save a directory listing to a file, make your computer press a key every X seconds, and more.
Have you ever had a file on a flash drive that you needed to use on a machine that is situated in another building or even halfway across the world? You can do that by plugging it into your local machine and then forwarding the drive through your remote session to that machine. Here’s how to do it.
Firefox has encountered an unexpected problem with Windows [via Reddit]