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How to Temporarily Lock Your PC if Someone Tries to Guess Your Password

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-26-1-21-32-11.jpg" />Have you ever worried that someone could figure out your password by trying different key combinations?  Here’s how you can prevent this by temporarily locking your computer when the password is entered incorrectly a couple of times.

How to Tweak ClearType in Windows for Better Screen Readability

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-13-1-23-32-54.jpg" />Would you like to make your fonts look nicer in Windows 7?  Windows 7 lets you easily turn ClearType on or off and tweak it to work best for your monitor, so let’s see how to make ClearType render fonts the way you want.

How to Use Windows 7’s Sticky Notes

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-26-[17-47-32].png" />Would you like an easy way to write down a quick note and keep it in front of you without wasting a piece of a dead tree? Let’s take a look at the Sticky Notes app in Windows 7 and how you can use it to its fullest potential.

How To Personalize the Windows Command Prompt

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-05-[14-59-34].png" />Command line interfaces can be downright boring, and always seem to miss out on the fresh coats of paint liberally applied to the rest of Windows. Here’s how to add a splash of color to Command Prompt and make it unique.

Dig Deeper in Windows Defrag via Command Prompt

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d00b22eea0ee.jpg"> Windows users have learned over the years that they need to keep their computers defragmented to keep running at top speed. While Windows Vista and 7 automatically defrag your disks, here's some ways you can dig deeper into Windows Defragmenter.

How to Upload Really Large Files to SkyDrive, Dropbox, or Email

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cf79d85544bc.png">Do you need to upload a very large file to store online or email to a friend? Unfortunately, whether you're emailing a file or using online storage sites like SkyDrive, there's a limit on the size of files you can use. Here's how to get around the limits.

Import Evernote Notes Into OneNote the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cf740f59e27e.jpg" />Want to switch to OneNote as your default notetaking app without losing your Evernote notes? OneNote doesn’t include a way to import notes from Evernote, but with the new free Ever2One Converter, you can move your notes to OneNote in seconds.

Breathe New Life Into Your Aging Windows Mobile 6.x Device

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cf4aca0702d8.jpg" />With all the buzz about Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7, there’s one group that may feel left in the cold: those with older Windows Mobile 6.x devices. Here’s some ways you can keep your now-obsolete device a little more viable and useful today.

What is the Best Office App for my iPhone or iPod Touch?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image96.png" />Want to see what all of the major Office apps for iPhone and iPod Touch offer without wasting money purchasing them all? Here’s our definitive guide to the best iOS Office apps, so you can learn before you buy.

How to Get Nero’s Best Features with Free Alternatives

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image94.png" />Tired of waiting for your bloated OEM copy of Nero to open and ask you to upgrade to the latest version just to burn a CD? You can get almost all of Nero’s features with free alternatives, and here’s how.

How to Refresh the Thumbnails on Google Chrome’s New Tab Page

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd83a013d8c6.jpg" /> Have you ever noticed that the thumbnails for your most visited sites in Chrome aren’t refreshing like they should? Here’s how you can flush your old icons and get the latest screenshots of your websites in your New Tab page.

Use Evernote Offline on Your iPhone or iPod Touch for Free

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce22482cfd0.jpg" /> Would you like to use Evernote anywhere without having to upgrade to a Premium account? Premium Evernote subscribers can sync whole notebooks offline on iPhone, but here’s how you can get your most important notes anytime on any Evernote account.

Restore the Windows Boot Loader After an Ubuntu Update

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cca74b07b256.png"> Will your computer not boot into Windows after installing an update on your dual-boot or Wubi Ubuntu install? Here’s how you can get your Windows boot loader back so you can easily get back to work in either OS.

Get Files Sent to Your Dropbox via Email or a Webpage

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc5ba5c77c88.png"> Have you ever wanted someone to send you a file that was too big to email? Here’s how you can turn your Dropbox into a way for others to send you files without any hassle.

Print Files From Anywhere via Any Device With Dropbox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc1d0d487bfc.jpg"> Have you ever wanted to print something from your iPhone, or needed to print something on your office printer from your netbook at home? Here’s how you can make Dropbox into a quasi virtual print server.

Make Microsoft Word Always Use Plain Text for Pasted Text

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cbf20c5731c5.png"> Are you tired of pasting text into Word, only to find that the pasted text included colors, formatting, links, and more from its original source? Here’s how you can keep pasted text from messing up your documents.

Sync Your Rainlendar Calendars For Free With Dropbox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cbc192e5db48.png"> Do you use Rainlendar Lite on multiple computers, or would you like to share your calendars with others? Here’s how you can keep your calendars synced and shared for free with Dropbox.

Customize Your Windows 7 Taskbar Icons the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb488232311b.jpg" /> Would you like to fully customize your Windows 7 icons without having to manually change out every icon? Here’s how you can switch to an entire new set of icons in only a couple clicks.

Upgrade to the Latest Ubuntu the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb2f5b25d108.jpg"> Ready to jump on the latest Ubuntu, but don’t want to mess up your current Ubuntu installation? Here’s how you can painlessly upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10, or any later normal release of Ubuntu, directly from the Update Manager.