Week in Geek: Make Sure Your Email Password is Secure Edition

By Akemi Iwaya on September 19th, 2010

This week we learned how to tweak ClearType in Windows 7 for better screen readability, free up disk space on Ubuntu by deleting cached package files, install iTunes without extra bloatware, cut down on clutter by using minimalist wallpapers for iPhones, iPads, Androids, & Desktops, tell what is listening on a TCP/IP Port in Windows, and more.


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Weekly Feature

The Naruto-Akatsuki Windows 7 theme has 30+ HD Akatsuki wallpapers, custom icons, and select Anime music for a complete Akatsuki experience on your desktop.


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Naruto-Akatsuki Theme For Windows 7

Random Geek Links


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Geek Video of the Week

Watch what happens when Luigi finally decides that he has had enough of Mario always getting all the attention. Goodbye Nintendo, hello SEGA?


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Luigi Finally Snaps

Random TinyHacker Links


Super User Questions

See the answers to some of this week’s hottest questions at Super User.

Latest Reviews at How-To Geek

Enjoy looking through our newest software reviews.


  • Camtasia Studio 7
    Camtasia Studio 7 makes it easy to create high-definition screencasts that show exactly what you’re seeing on the screen.
  • MediaMonkey Gold 3.2.2
    MediaMonkey Gold is a great desktop music app that can be used as an alternative to the bloated iTunes and contains many more features. It also allows a lot of control for organizing and playing your music.
  • TouchCopy 09
    TouchCopy is a neat lightweight app that runs on PC & Mac which allows you to copy and access any content on your iPod or iOS device such as SMS, Calendars, Contacts, voice memos, and more.

How-To Geek Weekly Article Recap

Look through our hottest articles from this past week.


One Year Ago on How-To Geek

Here is our latest round-up of great articles from one year ago.


The Geek Note

That has everything wrapped up for this edition, so take some time to get outside and have some fun if you can! Remember to keep those great tips coming to us at tips@howtogeek.com.


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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 09/19/10
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