Something we like to do as geeks is add customizations to our desktops, whether with themes or wallpapers. Today we take a look at GeekTool for OS X that will let you add different types of data to your desktop.
Do you want to use your Google homepage as a feed reader? It’s easy to set up, customizable, and more visually appealing than boring RSS columns.
The newest version of Windows Home Server code named “Vail” is available for the public to test through Microsoft Connect. Here we take a screenshot tour of the install process on a VM or physical machine.
The Ribbon UI is being incorporated into several applications these days in MS Office and other third party apps. Today we take a look at FluentNotepad which includes the Ribbon UI in a Notepad environment.
Blogging is not much fun without an audience, but how can you get people to visit your new Tumblr blog? Many of us already use social networks like Facebook and Twitter, so here’s how you can integrate your Tumblr blog with other networks.
Have you ever wanted to connect your phone or mobile device to a Wi-Fi network at home or your favorite coffee shop but aren’t sure how? Today we’ll take a look at how to connect to Wi-Fi on an iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices.
Would you like to move your notes from OneNote 2010 into Evernote? There’s no official way to import OneNote 2010 notes into Evernote, but here’s a solution that can help you get most of your notes transferred.
The most important part of a SQL Server maintenance plan is backing up your databases regularly. To backup a database, you cannot simply copy the respective MDF and LDF files of the database as SQL Server has a lock on these. Instead, you need to create a true backup file through SQL Server.
If you’re a Windows Home Server enthusiast, you’re more than likely aware of the new Beta code named “Vail”. If you want to test it out without worrying about having an extra machine, we can install and use it free in VMware Server.
Safari 5 is one of the least used browsers on Windows, but would you be likely to use it more with more features? The latest update to Safari made it incredibly simple to install extensions, so let’s take a quick look at what it has to offer.
Spell check in Word is a savior for a lot of people, but what if you’re having trouble finding the perfect Word or Phrase. We’ll take a look at using the Thesaurus and Dictionary in Word 2007 & 2010.
Microsoft is in the process of updating the millions of Hotmail accounts to the latest version that runs faster and includes more features than before. Our account was recently updated, so here’s a tour of the new features.
If you’re running iTunes on a Windows machine, you might be frustrated with how slow it loads and performs. Here are some tips for getting better performance and make it less annoying.
One of most popular development platforms on the web is PHP which powers many popular applications and sites such as Facebook, WordPress and Joomla. While most of these systems are ‘designed’ to be used on a Linux system running the Apache Web Server, you can deploy PHP applications via IIS 7 on your Windows Server 2008 system.
Want to show your geeky side and edit your Google Docs or write a Blogger post from command prompt? Here’s how you can access a variety of Google services from command line with the GoogleCL.
One of the cool new services from Google Labs is Google Reader Play which integrates with Reader lets you browse the web in a visually appealing way. Today we show you how to run it in Windows 7 Media Center.
Are you new to Windows 7 and the way it runs Windows Update? By default it won’t check for updates for other Microsoft programs installed, here’s how to make Windows Update find updates for Office and other MS apps.
Ever thought about turning your Linux Box into your own personal karaoke machine ? Well OSD Lyrics has just made it possible for us Linux users to turn our Linux into a karaoke machine.
While the Microsoft Sysinternals tools are incredibly powerful and useful, the one feature they lack is the ability to check for new versions. Currently, you have to periodically check the Sysinternals site and compare versions between your system and the most recent official release in order to stay up to date.
If you’re a user of Window 7 Media Center, you can lose track of time watching your favorite movies or TV shows. Today we look at the Remind Me plug-in that will display a reminder message.