Once a week we dump out the tips box mailbag and share some of the reader-submitted tips with you. This week we’re looking at creating mind maps on Android devices, desktop Pandora notifications, and easy to use to-do lists.
If you’ve forgotten your Windows password and you don’t have an install CD laying around, there’s no need to worry. Not only are there half a dozen complicated ways to reset the password, you can do it easily with the Offline Windows Password editor.
Google Cloud Sync will sync a lot of things, unfortunately the one thing it doesn’t yet sync is your open tabs, lets take a look at how to change this using a custom flag and get your tabs syncing across machines in no time.
Now that Internet Explorer has officially dropped below 50% market share, it’s high time that we rename it to a more fitting title: Google Chrome Downloader, or if you prefer, Firefox Downloader.
Do you use the Run dialog box often in Windows? If so, we offer some helpful tips for tweaking the dialog’s history, or the most recently used (MRU) list.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is an amazing time saver when it works well and a huge time sink when it malfunctions. Check out this comparison of 10 OCR tools to find one best suited for your project.
Have you ever seen those weird desktop.ini files that seem to pop-up everywhere? The truth is that they do serve a purpose and Windows uses them to identify how a folder should be displayed, much like the .DS_Store files used in OS X.
Windows keeps track of documents you have recently opened in a Recent Items list on the Start menu. The Run dialog box also stores a most recently used (MRU) list of commands you have run.
October has been full of geeky goodness here at HTG where we covered topics such as anonymizing and encrypting your BitTorrent traffic, installing Android on your HP Touchpad, reinstalling Windows without having to reactivate it, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles from this past month.
Once a week we share some of the reader emails we’ve answered with the greater HTG readership. This week we’re looking at how to batch resize photos, exporting Outlook Express messages from XP to Windows 7, and cleaning a filthy keyboard.
We all know about QR codes. Some black and white boxes, containing encoded data. Boring, isn’t it? Let’s decorate and make your QR code more stylish and customized!
Windows XP just isn’t secure anymore! If the expense of the new Windows operating systems is too great, here’s an easy and painless way to get a completely free Linux, keep your old Windows XP installation, and start surfing securely.
The concept of a drive in PowerShell is not about physical drives, but about representing any data store as a consistent interface. Using the right provider you can even access the registry as if it was a file structure.
Previously, we published a list of useful tips and tricks for getting the most out of Windows 7 Explorer. Here are some additional tips to help improve your productivity when using Explorer.
Fog machines add a nice spooky-vibe to a Halloween celebration but they aren’t exactly cheap. This $5 hack will help you send fog spilling across your table without breaking the bank.
Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite alternatives to Window’s native file explorer. Now we’re back to highlight your suggestions, tips, and tricks.
Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition is a free, ad-supported version of Office 2010 meant to be included on new PCs. It only includes Word and Excel with a subset of features—but it does let you make a portable version. Here’s how to do it.
Once a week we delve into the tips box and share some of our favorite reader tips. This week we’re looking at voice control for Android (similar to Apple’s Siri), DIY flash diffusers for digital photography, and sending text messages to groups.
If you’ve tried the Windows 8 Developer Preview and found you don’t like the new Start menu, Windows Explorer, and Task Manager, there is a way to make those items look and act like Windows 7.
Have secret plans to take over the world that you don’t want anyone to be able to read? Encrypt those precious bytes with a custom password before disguising them as an ordinary picture that could fool anyone.