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Improve Digital Photography by Calibrating Your Monitor

<img style="padding-left: 0px;padding-right: 0px;padding-top: 0px;border: 0px" src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-167.png" border="0" alt="sshot-167" width="650" height="406" />Monitor profiling and calibration are serious business, often involving equipment costing hundreds of dollars. Thankfully, there are free tools for calibration both on the internet and in your operating system.

Our Favorite Tech: What We’re Thankful For at How-To Geek

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image136.png" />It’s Thanksgiving, and this year we’re going to share all of the great technology that we’re really thankful for. Join us for a look at the tech products that keep each of the How-To Geek writers going. Also, Happy Thanksgiving!

How to Choose What to Back Up on Your Linux Home Server

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce7660b9b886.jpg" />If you have a home server powered by Linux, you’ll probably be upgrading your OS every so often.  Here are some important files to back up and some alternative utilities that will help you get up and running quickly.

The How-To Geek Guide to Learning Photoshop, Part 6: Digital Art

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-75.png" />For artistic readers, Photoshop offers digital painting options few other painting or photomanipulation programs can equal. Whether you want to draw for a living, or simply want to paint for fun, learning the painterly side of Photoshop is very rewarding.

How to Choose a Partition Scheme for Your Linux PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce42cb187ecd.jpg" />Afraid of the dreaded “p” word? You’re not alone. Partitions can get complicated, so here’s an explanation of what they are, how they’re used, and a simple template to use for your own Linux installation.

What is the Best Office App for my iPhone or iPod Touch?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image96.png" />Want to see what all of the major Office apps for iPhone and iPod Touch offer without wasting money purchasing them all? Here’s our definitive guide to the best iOS Office apps, so you can learn before you buy.

How to Get Nero’s Best Features with Free Alternatives

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image94.png" />Tired of waiting for your bloated OEM copy of Nero to open and ask you to upgrade to the latest version just to burn a CD? You can get almost all of Nero’s features with free alternatives, and here’s how.

How To Use Your Wii Remote as a Gyroscopic Mouse

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pairwiimotebanner.jpg" />If you have a spare Nintendo Wii remote with the Motion Plus add-on, you can use it to control your Windows PC from across the room. Here’s how to get it working in a couple of easy steps.

Antivirus Slowing Your PC Down? Maybe You Should Use Exclusions

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Retro-Virus.png" />Protecting your computer with an antivirus solution is par for the course when you’re dealing with a Windows PC, but unfortunately it slows you down at the same time. Here’s how to improve your performance, at least a little bit.

The How-To Geek Guide to Learning Photoshop, Part 5: Beginner Photo Editing

<img style="padding-left: 0px;padding-right: 0px;padding-top: 0px;border: 0px" src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-768.png" border="0" alt="sshot-768" width="650" height="410" />Photoshop is named “Photoshop” for a reason; it’s for editing photographs.  Take a look through some basic photo-editing techniques and learn how you can improve your own family photographs.

The How-To Geek Guide to Learning Photoshop, Part 4: Basic Menus

<img style="border-width: 0px" src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sshot-648.png" border="0" alt="sshot-648" width="650" height="395" />Photoshop has a huge menu system with options even advanced users may ignore. For today's lesson we'll take a quick tour through them and learn which of them will help you increase your mastery of photo editing.

How To Use JavaScript to Save Time by Automating Photoshop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd7859b8400a.jpg" />What could JavaScript POSSIBLY have to do with an Image Editor? Using this platform independent scripting language, today we'll learn to create automated tasks either Mac or PC versions of Photoshop will run.

Stupid Geek Tricks: Make Your Own Fake Virus with Notepad

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image32.png" />Every geek wants to pretend that they are a dangerous hacker with the ability to take down any PC, and after you read this article, you can do show off your skills with nothing more than Notepad.

How To Fix the 10 Biggest Windows Annoyances

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd21c8d5d876.jpg" />Let's face it: Windows can be seriously annoying sometimes, but thankfully there's also usually a workaround or third-party utility that fixes the issue. We've rounded up the ten things that annoy us most, along with how to fix them.

The How-To Geek Guide to Learning Photoshop, Part 3: Layers

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce1212a2d4e.jpg" />As one of the hallmark features of Photoshop, Layers are the foundation of learning good photo editing techniques. In this article, we’ll go through their basic usage, as well as cover some basic types of layers.