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Virtualization has become an incredibly powerful and flexible way to deploy environments. So much in fact that Microsoft has integrated the ability to attach virtual hard drive (VHD) files as physical disks in the Windows Disk Management tool. This process is easy enough to do manually but if you attach VHD files often then we have a solution which enables you to mount and unmount VHD files with a single click.
Evernote is a great overall platform for taking notes, but the Windows app leaves a lot to be desired. A real, real lot. Seriously, it’s clunky. Painful, even. Here’s how I made it a little more tolerable with some tweaking.
Sometimes when adding music, apps, or updates to your iPod Touch or iPhone something goes wrong and it becomes unstable. Here we take a look at some basic steps on how to reset or restore it to help getting it working again.
Banks, libraries, and points programs have the annoying habit of making you dig out your card to find the magic number that will let you log in to their web interface. Rather than make the ten foot walk to get your wallet, use LastPass to store all those number at once, securely.
Do you need to remove one of your Kindle devices or applications to free up your eBooks? Here’s how you can remove one of your registered Kindle apps.
One of the more annoying things with replying or forwarding emails is the original message you reply to says open and you have to manually close out of it. Here we show you how to alleviate the annoyance.
Are you a Netflix user constantly on the hunt for new titles to add to your Queue? We’ll look at how to manage your Netflix Queue from Your Android phone using the Movies by Flixter App.
We spend a lot of our online time in an RSS reader, but not everything we want to follow has an RSS feed. There are web apps to monitor pages for changes, but forum threads spill over onto many pages – how can you get an RSS feed for a specific thread?
One of the best features on an Android phone is the Google Maps & Navigation, which gives you excellent turn-by-turn navigation for free. To make it even better, you can create a shortcut to your own house, so you can immediately get directions to take you home from anywhere.
Would you like to use the new Reader feature in Safari, but don’t want to switch browsers just for one feature? Here’s how you can add a similar reader tool to Firefox and Google Chrome with the iReader extension.
If you’ve ever created a voice note in the Evernote mobile client and then tried to play the files through Evernote on your Windows desktop, you’ve probably seen the obnoxious message that tells you to install RealPlayer. Yeah, like we want to do that!
Just like Windows 7 and OS X, Ubuntu has the ability to create a slideshow wallpaper thanks to GNOME 2.28. Here is how you can take control of your wallpaper slideshows with a simple to use GUI tool or a down and dirty text editor.
Do you have an older PC or laptop laying around just collecting dust and not sure what to do with it? You could sell it, but not get much for it. Here we bring you a guide on how to bring it back to life.
A couple of enhancements in Word 2010 & 2007 is the Mini Toolbar and Live Preview features. While these enhancements are welcome by some, other users may find them annoying. Here is how to turn both features off.
Life isn’t just about how-to articles, interesting downloads, and Friday Fun. The new How-To Geek ETC section is here to bring you everything else—geeky news items and random links that we’ve found while browsing the interwebs.
Would you like a new Notepad replacement that incorporates the latest technologies while staying slim and fast? Text editors are usually bland, boring programs, but here’s a new one that makes your text come to life beautifully.
There’s a wider selection of smart phones and mobile OS’s than ever before, but you can’t just go buy every phone available and try them all out. Here’s how you can test out the latest version of the BlackBerry OS for free on your PC.
Google Docs is a great solution for saving and sharing documents online, but browsing to the site every time is time consuming. Here we look at a Desktop Gadget that lets you upload files with a simple drag & drop.
Windows customization isn’t anything new, but with Windows 7, customization got a lot easier with theme packs. Here is how you can create your own theme pack from scratch.