Week in Geek: Java Becomes New No. 1 Attack Target Edition

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By Akemi Iwaya on October 31st, 2010

This week we learned how to secure a Linux PC by encrypting the hard drive, become familiar with the toolbox in Photoshop, improve battery life in Windows 7 with the built-in power troubleshooter, become familiar with the panels in Photoshop, print files from anywhere via any device with Dropbox, and more.


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Geek Video of the Week

How do Computer, Keyboard, Monitor, and Mouse manage to put up with Printer being such a brat all day? If you have ever had a printer that acted like this one, then you will definitely be satisfied with the results!


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Your Printer is a Brat

Productive Geek Tips


Random TinyHacker Links


Super User Questions

Enjoy reading through our newest group of questions and answers from Super User.


Latest Reviews at How-To Geek

Settle back for some great reading with this week’s software reviews.


  • CopyTrans Suite
    CopyTrans Suite is a collection of utilities that allows you to manage your iPod / iPhone without the horribly bloated iTunes.
  • ESET Smart Security 4
    ESET Smart Security is a complete suite of security solutions for the PC that integrates Antispyware, Antivirus, Antispam, and a personal firewall.
  • Nero Multimedia Suite Platinum 10 HD
    The Nero Multimedia Suite is one of the most popular commercial programs for creating movies, burning discs, backing up data, support for Blu-ray and more.

How-To Geek Weekly Article Recap

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One Year Ago on How-To Geek

Here is our latest batch of retro geeky goodness from one year ago.


The Geek Note

That is all the treats that we have for you this week. Happy Halloween everyone! Remember to keep those great tips coming in 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 10/31/10
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