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By Akemi Iwaya on August 8th, 2010

This week we learned how to record screen activity in Ubuntu, sync any folder to Dropbox with SyncToy, jailbreak an iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 4, find the 3G or Wi-Fi speeds on Android phones, get rid of the annoying YouTube bottom bar, and more. Now you can get comfortable and relax while looking through our latest batch of geeky goodness.


Photo by bucklava.

Weekly Feature

Are looking for a pleasant dark grey theme with a touch of color for your GNOME desktop? Then the Azenis Theme may be just what you are looking for. There are two packages required to set up the entire theme: one for the main theme itself & the second for the icons and other items that go with it.

Note: Wallpaper can be downloaded here.


Photo by Asian Angel.

Azenis Green Modified Theme  Azenis Icons Green Modified

Random Geek Links


Photo by Kelly Sims.

Geek Video of the Week

Tom and Harry really needed a roommate, but got a lot more than they bargained for. Watch what happens when Google moves in with them!


Photo by thebighonkin.

Note: Third video contains some inappropriate language.

Episode #1  Episode #2  Episode #3

Productive Geek Tips


Sysadmin Geek Tips


The Geek on Lifehacker

Firefox 4 Beta is out with a revamped UI, Google Chrome continues to gain popularity, and Opera has a slick new version. Let’s take a look at which browser uses your screen the best without wasting space.


Browser Comparison: What’s the Most Pixel-Friendly Browser?

Random TinyHacker Links


Super User Questions

Here are the latest terrific questions from Super User this week.

Latest Reviews at How-To Geek

We have another great review for you to look through this week.


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One Year Ago on How-To Geek

More geeky goodness from last year for you to enjoy.


The Geek Note

That finishes up another week here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and if you have a great tip, send it to us at tips@howtogeek.com!


Wallpaper photo by pisumic81 (DesktopNexus).

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 08/8/10
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