Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your tech questions. This week we take a look at how you can avoid frequent reboots, moving MS Office, and how to share your laptop’s internet connection.
Cloud storage is a must have for any geek, and Dropbox is leading the way with its simplicity and affordable prices. With SecretSync you can take full advantage of Dropbox without giving up your privacy by encrypting sensitive documents easily.
If you use the password manager built into your browser for remembering all your web logins, or are considering it in light of the recent events with LastPass, you have (or will) inevitably come across certain sites which simply will not allow you to save your password. However, with a simple click or two of your mouse, you can work around this limitation and force your browser to remember the password on these uncooperative sites.
This week we learned how to optimize Manga and Comic collections for Kindles, make use of more tools & techniques to remove image backgrounds in Photoshop, asked and found out what your geek hobbies are, made out like bandits with this week’s Geek Deals, and more.
Are you into rare and exotic sports cars? Then get ready to park a classy set of cars on your desktop with the Bugatti Veyron Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 28 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom icons, and car sounds for your system.
You can use Audacity to recreate a few really common and popular effects, such as “rewinding” and that creepy ghostly pre-echo. All you need to do is start with reversed tracks.
If you have images or PDF files with text in them that can’t be selected, you can use the OneNote printer and the built-in OCR functionality to extract the text from them. Here’s how to do it.
Every week we take a moment to dip into the reader mailbag and pull out some tasty tips. This week we’re taking a look at Kindle shortcuts, snappy ways to search in Explorer folders, and easy Android ringtone organization.
Do you have a wildlife themed desktop that needs some great icons to go with it? Then we may have just what you are looking for. The icons in these two packs have a stylish wire-frame look to them that will add a unique, arti...
The Galapagos Islands are well known for being geologically young and the large number of endemic species that can be found there. Now you can do some exploring of your own and bring the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands to y...
Motherboards are the most complex component in your computer. Fitted with hundreds of components and dozens of options it can be difficult to choose. Let’s look at the most important factors to help you decide before building your next computer.
Our first collection gave you the opportunity to add a bit of hand-written fun to your documents, personal letters, invitations, image captions, and more. Based on your many requests we are back with the second edition of our Handwriting Style Fonts collections.
Every week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing questions. This week we’re extending Wi-Fi networks, resetting the access permissions on an external HDD, and training Windows to recall folder locations.
A few weeks ago we covered installing Tomato, an open-source router firmware, on your Linksys WRT54GL. Today we’ll be going over how to install OpenVPN alongside Tomato, and setting it up to access your home network from anywhere in the world!
This week we learned how to make use of even more tools & techniques to remove image backgrounds in Photoshop, “add a PDF printer, hide Windows logins, & share a USB HDD”, network boot (PXE) an Ubuntu live CD, found out what your fellow readers felt about running an open Wi-Fi Network, enjoy the great geek deals available this week, and more.
Are you a fan of abstract style themes? Then you will definitely want to give the Diffusion Theme for Windows 7 a try. This unique theme comes with thirteen wallpapers showcasing the effects of ink injected into water to crea...
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to bridge the gap between the files stored on your computer and those in your Google Docs account? Then you need SyncDocs. SyncDocs synchronizes the files on your computer and those in...
Are you looking for a fun tile-based puzzle game to play on your computer? Then you should take a good look at Hex-a-hop. Hex-a-hop comes with 100 levels of tile-puzzle solving goodness to keep you busy (and thinking)!
Do you want to keep up with the latest features included in Opera Browser automatically? Then all it takes is a few minutes of your time to set up Opera’s new snapshot dev channel on your computer.
Every week we dip into the reader mail bag and pull out tips and tricks to share. This week we’re looking at a super simple shortcut for resizing windows, how to contain your mouse in a multi-monitor setup, and how to check your battery configuration.
There’s no need to go mucking about in your power settings to temporarily keep your machine awake, let Coffee perk it up and keep everything active until your downloads are finished.
Have you been enjoying the latest release in the Mortal Kombat game series and want to bring the action to your desktop? Then get ready for a flawless victory on your desktop with the Mortal Kombat Theme for Windows 7.
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Each week we dip into the Ask How-To Geek mailbox and answer your pressing questions. This week we’re looking at installing PDF printers, hiding accounts at the Windows Login Screen, and sharing a USB HDD between computers.
This week we learned how to use over 50 tools & techniques to remove image backgrounds in Photoshop, save paper by highlighting and commenting on PDFs, “halt automatic IE updates, change the background image on Windows 7 folders, & customize the Ubuntu bootloader screen”, upgrade an Ubuntu ISO without re-downloading, found out how you keep track of your passwords, and more.