The Best How-To Geek Articles for January 2012

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By Akemi Iwaya on February 1st, 2012


This past month we covered topics such as how to extend your wireless network using Tomato-powered routers, shared the best password tips to keep your accounts secure, how to fix Shockwave Flash crashes in Google Chrome, and more. Join us as we look back at the best articles for January.

The Best Articles of January

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

HTG Explains: Are Mirrorless Cameras the Future of Digital Photography?

Recently, popular photographer Trey Ratcliff said he’s done buying DSLR cameras because mirrorless cameras are the future. Let’s take a look at what these cameras are, and see if Trey is onto something, or just full of hot air.


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Desktop Fun: Views of Earth Wallpaper Collection [Bonus Size]

Our planet is a beautiful sight to behold from orbit or further out in the solar system…a tranquil blue jewel resting among the stars. Bring the majestic beauty of our home world to your desktop with our Views of Earth Wallpaper collection.


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The How-To Geek Guide to Buying the Right Printer

Even though computer printers are relatively ubiquitous, you can’t just go pull one off the shelf and be guaranteed a good fit for your needs. Read on as we detail the ins and outs of buying a home printer.


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How to Use Your Android Phone as a Modem; No Rooting Required, Redux

Last year we showed you how to tether your Android phone to your computer, no rooting required. The only catch was that it cost $16–now we’re back with a just as simple but free-as-in-beer solution.


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Which Computer is the Best Selling Personal Computer of All Time?

Think you know the answer? Then browse on over to see if you got the right answer for this fun trivia question.

Image courtesy of Chainsaw72.


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How to Optimize Mozilla Firefox for Maximum Privacy

Firefox includes powerful features to prevent you from being tracked online, but they aren’t on by default. We’ll show you how to take control of your privacy online with Firefox’s options.


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How To Fix Shockwave Flash Crashes in Google Chrome

If your copy of Google Chrome has taken on a sudden and inexplicable hatred for Shockwave Flash, we’re here to help. Read on as we show you how to tame Chrome and get it to play nice with Flash.


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How To Extend Your Wireless Network with Tomato-Powered Routers

If you’re underwhelmed by the reach of your wireless signal, follow along as we show you how to extend your wireless network using routers powered with Tomato firmware.


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The Best Password Tips to Keep Your Accounts Secure

With all of the online accounts we all have, it’s easy to get lazy and start using the same password for multiple websites, services, and accounts, for fear of forgetting an important password. However, this can compromise your private information.


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Stupid Geek Tricks: Change Your IP Address From the Command Prompt

Most everybody can figure out how to change their IP address using Control Panel, but did you know you can set your network card’s IP address using a simple command from the command prompt?


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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 02/1/12
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