<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-24-1-21-18-31.png" />Online file storage services such as SkyDrive and Amazon S3 are becoming increasingly popular, and many of us additionally save documents and other files online daily with webapps like Google Apps. Here’s how you can integrate these storage services with your Windows PC.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-24-1-03-16-15.png" />Does Photoshop annoy you by breaking the escape key in other programs? Here’s an AutoHotkey script that will let you run Photoshop and still use the escape key as usual in other programs.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-19-[00-45-23].png" />Having a solid backup plan is a must if you have important data on your PC that you don’t want to lose. Today we take a look at using a virtual hard drive in Windows 7 as part of your strategy.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-06-13-[23-23-02].png" />Portable applications are cool because you can run them on any machine from your thumb drive. What isn’t cool is the annoying splash screens that appear when launching the apps. Here’s how to disable the annoyance.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-12-[16-57-04].jpg" />Windows DreamScene was a utility available for Vista Ultimate that allowed users to set video as desktop wallpaper. It was dropped in Windows 7, but today we’ll take a look at how to play DreamScenes in all versions of Windows.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-09-[21-21-43].png" />Would you like to read a PDF eBook on an eReader or mobile device, but aren’t happy with the performance? Here’s how you can convert your PDFs to the popular ePub format so you can easily read them on any device.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-08-[19-14-45].jpg" />Whether you’re setting up multiple computers or doing a full backup, cloning hard drives is a common maintenance task. Don’t bother burning a new boot CD or paying for new software – you can do it easily with your Ubuntu Live CD.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-04-[19-14-50].png" />Are you looking for more variety from your radio stations? Today we’ll take a look at how to easily stream thousands of radio stations to your desktop with VLC media player.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-03-[16-06-03].jpg" />Would you like to make the Firefox Awesome Bar drop-down menu semi-transparent like in Google Chrome? Here’s a quick trick that can make your Firefox Awesome Bar a bit more awesome.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-26-[23-12-00].jpg" />Are you tired of static desktop wallpapers and want something a bit more entertaining? Today we’ll take a look at setting a video as wallpaper in VLC media player.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-24-[16-59-10].png" />Even with the best backup solution, a hard drive crash means you’ll lose a few hours of work. By enabling drive mirroring in Windows 7, you’ll always have an up-to-date copy of your data.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-24-[21-35-33].png" />It’s always a good idea to scan someone’s flash drive for viruses when you use it on your PC. Today we look at how to use Microsoft Security Essentials to scan thumb drives via the AutoPlay dialog.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-22-[20-29-07].jpg" />Are you tired of the same Windows Media Center look and feel? Today we’ll show you how change the background and apply themes to WMC.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-23-[20-13-53].png" />If you’ve ever used a dual-boot system and then removed one of the operating systems, it can still show up in Windows 7’s boot menu. We’ll show you how to get rid of old entries and speed up the boot process.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-23-[03-38-21].png" />Does your hardware need proprietary drivers work at peak performance? Here’s how you can easily install them in Ubuntu 10.04.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-14-[21-35-02].png" />If you’re still running XP, currently have Office 2003 installed on your machine, and skipped Office 2007, you might want to upgrade to Office 2010. In this guide we will show you the upgrade process or how to run them side by side.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-17-[17-54-48].jpg" />Ubuntu is one of the most popular versions of Linux, and their Netbook Remix edition is especially attractive for netbook owners. Here we’ll look at how you can easily try out Ubuntu on your netbook without a CD/DVD drive.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-17-[00-18-00].png" />Are you using an older version of Windows but like the Windows 7 theme wallpapers? How about if you have Windows 7 but you don't want to install all those themes just to get the wallpapers? Here is how to get them without having to install them.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-15-[03-22-11].jpg" />Are you tired of waiting for the official activation of Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Firefox? See how easy it is to enable them now with a simple about:config hack.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-12-[02-40-28]-.png" />Is your desktop a paragon of neatness, or is it overflowing with so many icons that you're scared to look at it? If you've been putting off getting organized because the task is too huge or daunting, or you don't know where to start, we've got 40 tips to get you on the path to zen mastery of your digital filing system.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-07-[09-33-53]-.png" />Portable applications are very useful for getting work done on the go, but how about portable servers? Here’s how you can turn your flash drive into a portable web server.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-05-[04-03-01]-.png" />So your PC randomly shuts down or gives you the blue screen of death, but you can't figure out what's wrong. The problem could be bad memory or hardware related, and thankfully the Ubuntu Live CD has some tools to help you figure it out.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-29-[22-41-00]-.png" />One of the biggest annoyances with a dual-boot system is having to wait for your PC to reboot to select the operating system you want to switch to, but there's a simple piece of software that can make this process easier.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[22-29-10]-.png" />Giving a computer to somebody else? Maybe you're putting it out on Craigslist to sell to a stranger—either way, you'll want to make sure that your drive is completely wiped, scrubbed, and clean of any personal data. Here's the easy way to do it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[01-31-47].png" />There are lots of utilities to recover deleted files, but what if you can’t boot up your computer, or the whole drive has been formatted? We’ll show you some tools that will dig deep and recover the most elusive deleted files, or even whole hard drive partitions.