Month in Geek: March 2011 Edition

By Akemi Iwaya on April 1st, 2011


March has flown by and it is time once again for our monthly round-up of the best articles from the great authors here at How-To Geek. So pull up a comfortable chair, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy the reading.

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

How to Enable Google Chrome’s Secret Gold Icon

You might not realize this, but there’s actually another icon hidden inside the Google Chrome executable file—and it’s a high-quality version of the same logo, but golden. Here’s how to use it.


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HTG Explains: Learn How UEFI Will Replace Your PC’s BIOS

While most people may be familiar with a PC’s BIOS, they may not know what it is or what it does. Since UEFI is poised to take its place, let’s take a geek retrospective on these two technologies.


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Macs Don’t Make You Creative! So Why Do Artists Really Love Apple?

Chances are you have at least one “creative” friend who’s a Mac advocate. Ever wondered how Apple got a reputation as the “creative company,” or why artists are so drawn to them? Surely, computers can’t make you creative, can they?


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Firefox 4 Finally Released, and it Looks Like Opera [Screenshot Tour]

Firefox 4 has finally been released, and while it looks an awful lot like Opera, there’s no question that it’s faster, better, and an all-around great upgrade from 3.6. Here’s a couple of highlights.


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How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Network Signal and Increase Range with DD-WRT

Wireless is really convenient until you drop your connection or get really low speeds. Thanks to DD-WRT, it’s easier than ever to extend your home networks range with a few simple tweaks and a spare router.


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HTG Explains: What’s the Difference Between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7?

Whether shopping for a new computer or upgrading an old one, you’ve likely come across the the “64-bit” designation and wondered what it meant. Read on as we explain what Windows 7 64-bit is and why you’d want a piece of that 64-bit pie.


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Turn Your Home Router Into a Super-Powered Router with DD-WRT

Wireless is everywhere and routers are the force that makes it happen, so why not supercharge yours to take proper advantage of it? DD-WRT will let you boost your router’s range, add features, and more.


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Internet Explorer 9 Released: Here’s What You Need To Know

Microsoft has released the final version of Internet Explorer 9, and there’s just one question you should be asking yourself: Should I bother installing it? Here’s everything you need to know about the latest release of Microsoft’s infamous browser.


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Hack Apart a Highlighter to Create UV-Reactive Flowers [Science]

College students have long been hacking apart highlighters to create glowing bottles of booze to line their dorm room walls. Far more interesting, however, is the application of the hack to flowers.


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How To Remove Vocals From Music Tracks Using Audacity

Ever get a sudden, inexplicably irresistible desire for karaoke? Maybe you like the music of a song but can’t stand the lead singer? Here’s how to use remove the vocals from most music tracks in a few simple steps.


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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 04/1/11
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