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By Akemi Iwaya on November 14th, 2010

This week we learned how to recover specific files from a Windows system image, create custom charts for better Excel spreadsheets, become familiar with the basic menus in Photoshop, refresh the thumbnails on Google Chrome’s new tab page, get started with beginning photo editing in Photoshop, and more.


Photo by Regonold.

Weekly Feature

If you are looking for the ultimate in classic Google themes then your search is over. This mockup of an old “antique-style” paper search form from Google will add the perfect bit of old school charm to your Chromium-based browser.


Photo by my-chrome.ru.

Google Classic Theme

Random Geek Links


Photo by seanaes.

Geek Video of the Week

Video game bosses go undercover to examine the inner workings of their organizations. Will things change after they have walked a mile in someone else’s turtle shell? Watch to find out!


Photo by CollegeHumor.

Undercover Videogame Boss

Random TinyHacker Links


Super User Questions

See the great answers to these hot questions from Super User.


Latest Reviews at How-To Geek

See what is new in our reviews section this week.


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    Do you need to do more with Office files than just view them with the built-in viewer on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite is a popular mobile app for all the major mobile OSes, including Symbian, Android, Blackberry, and HP webOS.
  • MobileNoter | OneNote on iPhone
    Do you use OneNote as your primary note-taking tool on your PC? If so, you’ve likely wanted to take your notes on the go with your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. MobileNoter is an app that lets you do just that.
  • Documents To Go Premium for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
    Are you looking for the perfect Office app for your iOS device? Documents To Go apps have been popular on mobile devices for years, even before the iPhone came out.

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The Geek Note

That finishes things up for this week, so take some time to work on a fun project if you can before weekend is over! Remember to keep those great tips coming in to us at tips@howtogeek.com.


Photo by airgap.

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 11/14/10
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