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What Is Encryption, and How Does It Work?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd35cb45249b.jpg" />Encryption has a long history dating back to when the ancient Greeks and Romans sent secret messages by substituting letters only decipherable with a secret key. Join us for a quick history lesson and learn more about how encryption works.

How to Back up and Recover Firefox Profiles with FEBE

<img src="http://productivegeek.com/public/thumbnails/sshot-2010-10-15-1-06-04-12.jpg" />Recovering the content of your computer after a hardware failure can be a nightmare especially when you do not have a good back up system, but you can make the job a lot easier by properly backing up your Firefox profile.

How to Get AirVideo Features in Android for Free

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/header5.png" />AirVideo makes it possible for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch users to stream any video format on their devices. If you’re an Android user, then you are in luck, because you can get AirVideo's features for free with VLC-Share.

How to Get MacBook-Style Finger Gestures on Ubuntu Linux

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/header4.png" />Apple users have been swiping, pinching, and rotating Mac’s user interfaces to their fingers’ content. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to do groovy things like expanding and reducing windows, and changing desktops using finger gestures with TouchEgg.

How to Stream Media Files From any PC to Your PlayStation 3

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/image42.png" />Have you ever wished that you could stream video files from your computer over to your TV without actually hooking the two directly together? If you've got a PlayStation 3, you're in luck, because that's today's geek lesson.

How to Create Geo-Reminders in Android with GeoNote

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/thumbnail.png" />Unlike most reminders that remind you to do a certain action at a desired time, GeoNote gives you reminders when you enter a location. If you're a big fan of location-based services, then GeoNote is the perfect reminder for you.

How to Organize Your Android Home Screen for Optimal Productivity

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/image41.png" /> It’s nice to have plenty of applications in our Android phone, until we realize that these applications clutter up our phone by consuming our limited screen space. These are some tips to organize your screen for optimal productivity.

The Beginner’s Guide to Pidgin, the Universal Messaging Client

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/image168.png" />If you find chatting with multiple chat clients troublesome, then Pidgin is the tool for you. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to connect to popular chat networks, encrypt your conversations, and render mathematical formula in Pidgin.

The Beginner’s Guide to Linux Disk Utilities

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/header_img1.png" />Knowing how to check the condition of your hard disk is useful to determine when to replace your hard disk. In today's article, we will show you some Linux disk utilities to diagnose the health of your hard disk