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How to Share Files Between Windows and Linux

We’ve previously covered various ways to share files between nearby computers, but sharing between Windows and Linux can be a little more complex. This article will show you how to map shares across both operating systems for…

What Is GitHub, and What Is It Used For?

GitHub is a website and service that we hear geeks rave about all the time, yet a lot of people don’t really understand what it does. Want to know what all the GitHub hubbub is about? Read on to find out….

9 Things to Do When You First Get an iPhone

You just got an iPhone, now what?  The amount of things to setup can be overwhelming for first-time users, but How-to Geek is here to guide you through the essential steps required to get your iPhone up and running….

How to Avoid Junkware Offers with Unchecky

You recommend a program to a family member, and they proceed to install it along with five other junkware programs that sneak their way on to their computer in the installation process.  Sound familiar?  Unchecky prevents t…

Learn How to Use Siri, the Handy iPhone Assistant

Siri is the incredibly handy assistant that comes with iOS devices.  Through voice commands, you can get Siri to do almost anything that you could normally do on your phone or tablet yourself.  In this article, we’ll show h…

How to Enable and Secure Remote Desktop on Windows

While there are many alternatives, Microsoft’s Remote Desktop is a perfectly viable option for accessing other computers, but it has to be properly secured.  After recommended security measures are in place, Remote Desktop i…

How to Backup iPhone Voicemails to MP3

There are plenty of reasons why someone would need to backup their voicemails; perhaps for legal purposes or to save the voice of a deceased loved one. Whatever your reasons are, this guide will show you two ways to backup th…

How to Prolong the Life of Your Hard Drive

In this guide we will show you how to get the most life possible out of your hard drive.  All hard drives will inevitably go bad; we have seen them last for 10+ years and we have seen them dead on arrival. So, what factors p…

How to Use rsync to Backup Your Data on Linux

rsync is a protocol built for Unix-like systems that provides unbelievable versatility for backing up and synchronizing data.  It can be used locally to back up files to different directories or can be configured to sync acr…
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