The Best How-To Geek Articles for December 2011

By Akemi Iwaya on January 1st, 2012


December has been a busy holiday month here at HTG where we covered topics such as disabling your phone carrier’s ability to track you, tips for better Christmas photos, the best Windows 7 articles of 2011, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles from this past month.

The Best Articles of December

Note: Articles are listed as #10 through #1.

How To Install Additional Software On Your Home Router (DD-WRT)

Have you ever wanted to have additional functionality like Email, Bit-torrent or even MySQL directly on your router? Well maybe now you can. How-To Geek dives into how-to install Opkg software on DD-WRT.


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The Best How-To Geek Guides of 2011

How-To Geek teaches you all kinds of useful and interesting things. Sometimes we publish special How-To Guides, which are detailed articles about how to do something. Here are the best ones that we published in 2011.


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The How-To Geek Guide to Buying an HDTV

The HDTV market is loaded with high prices, jargon, and more than a few pitfalls for the uneducated consumer. Save your money, spare yourself a headache, and get the best bang for your buck with our detailed HDTV buying guide.


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20 of the Best Windows 7 Articles of 2011

How-To Geek has provided all kinds of tips and tricks to help you get the most from your Windows 7 system. The following are 20 of the best articles we’ve published about Windows 7 in 2011.


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Email: What’s the Difference Between POP3, IMAP, and Exchange?

We send a lot of email these days – at work, at home, on our phones… But do you know what all the email jargon means? Keep reading to find out more about the difference between the various ways to receive email.


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Photography With HTG: 10 Tips for Better Christmas Photos

Christmas and holiday parties mean getting lots of family and friends together. And getting the family together usually means lots and lots of pictures! Here’s some of HTG’s favorite tips for better photos this holiday.


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The How-To Geek Guide to Scoring Free Wi-Fi

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.


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Your Phone Carrier Is Tracking You; Here’s How to Disable It

There’s a good chance that your smart phone is loaded with root-level spyware installed – not by a malicious internet source, but by your phone provider. Find out how to detect and remove it to increase performance and privacy.


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20 of the Best Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most out of the Windows Command Line

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.


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Desktop Fun: New Year’s 2012 Wallpaper Collection [Bonus Edition]

The changing of one year to the next can fill one with a sense of excitement and hope for the possibilities that await in the new year. Ring in the new year on your desktop with our New Year’s 2012 Wallpaper collection.


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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/1/12
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