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.
April has been chock-full of great articles covering topics like removing spyware, getting started with Minecraft, awesome computer pranks, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles from this past month.
It’s time to delve into the tips box and share this week’s top reader tips. Today we’re looking at an easy and built-in way to record problems in Windows, squeezing life out of your batteries, and supercharging CCleaner.
The folks over at Hunch Blog conducted a survey exploring differences in personality, aesthetic tastes, media preferences, and more between people who use Macs and PCs. Curious about how you compare with those who took the su...
Every so often, you may need to record multiple things simultaneously for your audio projects. Without the right equipment, this can be a daunting task, but with the right software tricks, you can get back on track quickly.
Each year Japan’s cherry trees are a beautiful sight to behold when in bloom. Now you can add this wonderful and unique touch of Spring to your desktop with the Cherry Blossoms Theme for Windows 7.
No prior version of Windows has supported multiple monitors so well and offered so many options. Read on as we show you how to set things up, use the native and third party tools, and get the kind of eye candy only multiple monitors can support.
Do you dream of driving an exotic sports car instead of your current vehicle? Then rev up those dreams and your day by adding some gas-fueled adrenaline to your desktop with our Exotic Cars Customization set.
Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re taking a look at halting Internet Explorer from updating to version 9, customizing folder backgrounds in Windows 7, and customizing the Ubuntu bootloader.
Here’s a little-known fact: There are applications that let you annotate and modify PDF files for free, with no watermarks. This way you can review a document and make your comments without wasting any paper in the process.
This week we learned how to set Firefox up to use Google Apps for opening everything, use Virtual PC to install Windows 7 into a virtual machine, what an equalizer is and how it works, had fun adding an artist’s touch to our desktops with a special customization set, where to score sweet geeky deals on laptops, HDTVs, & free apps, and more.
Sometimes beauty can be found in the most unexpected of places such as water drops on the petals of a flower. If you love the look of peaceful, beautiful backgrounds then you will definitely want to give this theme a try. The...
Are you looking for a free supplemental scanner to work with your current Windows anti-virus software? Then the Microsoft Safety Scanner is the right app for the job.
It’s time to dig into the tips box and share this week’s reader tips. Today we’re looking at the iPad as a digital picture frame, recycling media spindles as cable caddies, and CTRL+Click to open links in MS applications.
If you’re rocking an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad–alas not iPad 2 yet–a new release from Redsn0w makes it dead simple to perform an untethered jailbreak.