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How to Edit Your Hosts File on Windows, Mac, or Linux

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-31-[23-19-00].jpg" />On occasion you will need to edit the hosts file on your machine. Sometimes because of an attack or prank, and others so that you can simply and freely control access to websites and network traffic.

How to Reset Your Forgotten Mac OS X Password

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4caaf412e1ec5.jpg" />It happens to everyone at some point—you create a new password and don’t remember to save it somewhere, and then before you know it you’ve forgotten what it was. Here’s how to reset the password on your Mac OS X computer.

How to Create a Drop-Down Terminal in OS X

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-17-1-00-22-07.jpg" />Depending on what you use your Mac for, you might spend a lot of time in the Terminal, so today we're going to show you a way to create a terminal that drops down from the top of the screen like the old Quake console did.

Why You Should Jailbreak Your iOS Device

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-19-[16-52-25].png" />Recently it was announced it’s legal to hack your phone/devices. Today we look at why you would want to Jailbreak your iOS device. This will be a general overview of some of the capabilities and options available after a jailbreak.

Desktop Customization: Introduction to GeekTool for OS X

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-30-[02-09-41].png" />Something we like to do as geeks is add customizations to our desktops, whether with themes or wallpapers. Today we take a look at GeekTool for OS X that will let you add different types of data to your desktop.

Import Email From Outlook to Apple Mail.app Using Thunderbird

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-18-[16-12-34].png" />One issue to consider when switching from Windows to OS X is email, as Windows users are often rooted in Outlook. Today, we show how to move from Outlook to Apple's Mail.app using Mozilla's Thunderbird as a bridge to cross the gap.

Beginner: How To Set Up A Static IP in Mac OS X

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-14-[20-04-58].png" />When organizing your home or small office network sometimes it can be easier to assign each computer it’s own IP address rather than using DHCP. Today we take a look at how to do it in OS X.