You’re a geek on the go and it’s important to keep tabs on your torrents when you’re away from home. Today we take a peak at how you can monitor, manage, and even start your torrent downloads when you’re away from your computer.
That’s right! It’s the holiday season once again, which means we’re here to help you shop for that important geek in your life. Time to Geek up Christmas with a silly song, the How-To Geek way!
Once a week we round up some of the interesting questions we’ve answered from the Ask How-To Geek mailbox and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at Xbox 360 upgrades, Christmas light wiring, and stripping Kindle DRM.
When you get a new computer (Mac, in this case), you might want to check how well it can perform. By running a benchmark, you’re actually finding out your machine’s scores regarding various performance-related tasks, and then you can compare your results with others.
Active Directory is essential to any Microsoft network built on the client-server network model–it allows you to have a central sever called a Domain Controller (DC) that does authentication for your entire network. Instead of people logging on to the local machines they authenticate against your DC. Lets take a look at how to install Microsoft’s Active Directory.
How-To Geek is a great place to learn all kinds of things, and some of our articles are in-depth explanations of how something works. We call these explainer topics, and here’s the best ones that we published in 2011.
If you’ve managed to get access to the newest version of the Twitter web site, also known as #NewNewTwitter, you might have noticed that the content is now on the right-hand side, which just feels unnatural. Here’s how to fix it in Chrome or Firefox.
Have you ever wanted to have additional functionality like Email, Bit-torrent or even MySQL directly on your router? Well maybe now you can. How-To Geek dives into how-to install Opkg software on DD-WRT.
If you manually enter paths into the Windows Explorer address bar, it can become filled with suggestions that were only used once or twice. Heres a quick registry hack to delete the ones that you don’t use often.
Once a week we round up some of the tips from the HTG tips box and share them with the greater readership; this week we’re looking at shopping for Kindles with a flowchart, downgrading iOS, and rolling your own DIY soldering pen.
If you’re looking for a cheap and easily customized rack for your audio visual and stereo equipment, this clever hack turns IKEA Lack tables into a cut-to-fit stereo rack.
iOS: If you’re a big fan of new Night theme in iBooks 1.5 and wish the entire iOS had an easy-on-the-eyes night mode, it does–find out how to adjust the entire UI experience with a few taps.
Readily available internet access is the lifeblood for laptops, netbooks, tablets, and other portable devices. Whether your travels take you to the local coffee house or across the country, never be without free Wi-Fi again.
Before we start there is a couple of things that you are going to need:
Once a week we share three of the questions we’ve answered from the Ask HTG inbox with the greater readership; this week we’re looking at white noise screen savers, efficient file naming systems, and recovering from a password compromise.
The HDTV market is loaded with high prices, jargon, and more than a few pitfalls for the uneducated consumer. Save your money, spare yourself a headache, and get the best bang for your buck with our detailed HDTV buying guide.
Many of us rely on Windows Search to find files and launch programs, but searching for text within files is limited to specific file types by default. Here’s how you can expand your search to include other text-based files.
Do you use the command line in Windows to get things done? If you are more comfortable typing commands to accomplish tasks than using the mouse, we have compiled 20 of the best Windows command line tips and tricks to help you become a command line guru.
Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tricks for scoring free Wi-Fi while on the road. Now we’re back to share the wealth; read on to see how your fellow readers stay connected while traveling.
Once a week we comb through our tips box and reader comments to share useful tips and tricks with everyone. This week we’re looking at how to get the new Google navigation bar ahead of schedule, search the Kindle Lending Library from the web, and how to clear up SD formatting issues.