Distribution lists allow you to treat a bunch of contacts as if they are a single entity. In other words, the next time you want to email everyone in your “Computer Club”, you can send an email to the Computer Club distributi…
We have advised you not mess with your drivers if they are not broken in the past, but from time to time issues arise and later versions of a driver may fix an issue that you are experiencing. Here is how to see which version…
VLC for iPhone has been released back onto the App store and has some nice new features, one of which is a small webserver you can use to send files directly to your iPhone through a web browser.
We recently showed you that you could use Microsoft Word as a blog post editor and the feature was really well received. We are back with this byte size tip to show you how you can quickly add screenshots to your posts….
Microsoft Word has been able to publish content to blog platforms since Office 2007. The feature is still available and has matured to a point where it gives Windows Live Writer a run for its money. Here is how to get set up….
Windows 8.1 bought some of the more common folders to the top of the “This PC” window. Having used Windows since its inception, we find this looks odd and sought to fix it.
If your main language is not English, you may have set your PC’s input setting to something else. On Windows 7, this was a per application setting, however that changed on Windows 8.
Windows 8.1 brings us Internet Explorer 11. To maximize screen real estate, they decided to hide your open tabs and address bar by default. Here is how to get them showing.
Domain users are not allowed to sign in with a Pin by default. However, using a little bit of GPO, we can change that.
Windows 8.1 includes online search results from Bing whenever you search for something on your system. Since many people aren’t going to want this, here is how to get rid of this behavior.
Your local internet service provider probably doesn’t have the fastest DNS servers. That can slow you down, since your browser needs to look up the IP address of every web site you try to view. Here is how to switch to either…
Did you have someone else set up the wireless network in your house, and can’t for the life of you remember the password? If so read on to see how you may still be able to recover it.
The Modern UI apps bought along quite some change in Windows 8, and figuring out how to print a PDF file requires getting your robe and wizard hat. Here is how to do it.
Have you ever wondered how those third party tweaking programs allow you to add custom shortcuts to the Computer dialog? It’s actually really easy.
Booting into safe mode became non-trivial in Windows 8, especially if you were accustomed to the old F8 shortcut. Here is how to get F8 working again.
Microsoft recently rolled out two-factor authentication for Windows Live accounts, and here’s how to enable it.
Snapshots are a massive time saver when you are testing settings and configuration for your Geek School testing. Read on to see how you can take advantage of them while following along with our articles….
Our Geek School articles can get pretty complicated, and there’s no reason to do a ton of crazy stuff on your own desktop PC. Instead, you can just VirtualBox like we do to create virtual machines for all of your testing. Her…
By default, when you use the save as… option to save e-mail messages and attachments in Outlook the items are saved in your My Documents folder. Here’s how to change that.
Sure, anybody can end a process from the Task Manager, but did you know you can also do it from the command line?
A few weeks ago, The Geek showed you how you can use the command prompt to find when your computer was started up last. In this last installation of Geek School for PowerShell, we are going to write a reusable PowerShell comm…
As we move away from simply running commands and move into writing full blown scripts, you will need a temporary place to store data. This is where variables come in.
PowerShell offers two ways for you to extend the shell. You can either use snapins, which are binary only and developed in a fully-fledged programming language like C#, or you can use modules, which can be binary as well as s…
PowerShell has four types of jobs – Background Jobs, Remote Jobs,WMI Jobs and Scheduled Jobs. Join us as we find out what they are and how we can use them.
The Windows Task Scheduler can automatically send email at a specific time or in response to a specific event, but its integrated email feature won’t work very well for most users.