<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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d05c18fd2ef2.jpg" />Have you ever struggled to get the formatting of a long document looking like you want in each section? Let’s explore the Breaks tool in Word and see how you can use breaks to get your documents formatted better.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc820a0da8d4.jpg" />Evernote 4 for Windows is finally here, bringing with it a much needed UI refresh and an amazing speed boost. Let’s look at how Evernote has improved and now makes it easier than ever to save all of your memories.
<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.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc128e8f3c9a.jpg" />Would you like to get your Hotmail email, calendar, and contacts on your iPhone or iPod touch? Here’s how you get Windows Live content synced and pushed to your iOS device for free via Exchange ActiveSync.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cbe8f18b0d36.png"> Are you confused by the barrage of video cables available today? Let’s take a look at the most important video cables today, HDMI and DVI, and see what’s the differences between the two.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb58d8f2e736.jpg" />OneNote is a great tool for saving and organizing your notes and information, but it can be drab looking at plain white notes all day. Here’s how you can customize your notebooks’ backgrounds in OneNote 2010.
<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.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb2c5a643178.jpg"> Ready to breathe new life into your netbook? Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 includes an innovative new look and feel and support for most netbooks without any extra configuration. Let’s take a look at the newest features.