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How to Build a Self Contained Email Environment

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-21-1-05-34-48.png" />When working on development projects or doing product demos which utilize email, having an environment you know will work can be critical. For these situations, having a completely self contained email system is imperative, and here's how to set one up.

How To Enable the Android Market in the Google Android Emulator

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-13-[02-15-12].png" />Would you like to try out apps from the Android Market on your PC? We recently showed you how to run Android in an emulator on your PC, so here’s how you can install apps from the Android Market in the emulator.

How to Create Your Own Customized Ubuntu Live CD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-14-[15-43-03].jpg" />We love Live CDs, but it’s a hassle installing the same packages every time you need to do a virus scan or recover accidentally deleted data. We’ll show you how to roll your own Ubuntu Live CD, with all the packages you want, and even more nice customizations.

Decrypt and Copy DVDs to Your Hard Drive Without Ripping

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-06-[16-35-53].png" />Have you ever tried to make a backup copy of a DVD in your collection only to be tripped up by the disc’s copy protection? Today, we’ll look at how to quickly decrypt DVDs on the fly with DVD43.

Run Android on Your Windows Mobile Phone

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-07-[17-07-12].png" />Interested in Android but think you need to buy a new phone to try it out? Actually, your Windows Mobile phone may already have the capability of running Android. Today we show you how and the phone you’ll need.

What is moe.exe and Why is it Running?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-29-[02-27-27].png" />You’re likely reading this article because you’ve noticed moe.exe running in Task Manager and are wondering why it it using up memory and CPU time. You’re not running program named Moe, so where is this process from and what is it doing running on your computer?

Keep Google From Tracking Your Every Move Online

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-06-28-[21-46-54].png" />Google offers many helpful web tools that make our lives easier, but it also collects an enormous amount of data about its users. Here’s how you can opt-out of some automatic data collection and preserve a bit more privacy.

How to Rip a DVD to your Hard Drive and Play it on your PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-24-1-21-39-43.png" />Are you looking to for a way to play your media DVDs without rifling through your collection and swapping discs? Today we’ll take a look at ripping a DVD to your hard drive and playing it with some popular media players.

Mount SkyDrive, S3, Google Docs, and Other Cloud Storage in Windows Explorer

<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.

How to Fix Photoshop Breaking the Escape Key in Windows

<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.

How to Backup Your Data to a Virtual Hard Drive in Windows 7

<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.

Enable DreamScene in Any Version of Vista or Windows 7

<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.

Clone a Hard Drive Using an Ubuntu Live CD

<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.

Set a Video as Your Desktop Wallpaper with VLC

<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.

Use Drive Mirroring for Instant Backup in Windows 7

<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.