<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-22-[18-05-44].png" />Tumblr is a great service for sharing media and blog posts, but what if you don’t want to share your experiences with the world? Here’s how to create a private, password-protected blog for your family or business.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-20-[22-37-27].png" />The new beta version of Microsoft Security Essentials was launched yesterday to a limited amount of users. Here we’ll take a look at what you expect from the new version of How-To Geek’s favorite PC security application.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-14-[20-19-49].png" />Would you like to have websites automatically open encrypted and secure? Enable a set list of websites and the ability to create encryption rule sets of your own with the HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-10-[00-35-26].png" />There may be times when you don’t want “the man” knowing what your IM conversations are. Today we look at an Instant Messenger plugin that will keep your conversations completely private.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-08-[23-50-28].png" />If you have multiple user on your local machine or manage workstations in an office, you might want to enable or disable their password protection for added security. Today we take a look at how to do it in Windows 7.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-07-[16-51-39].png" />Would you like a great way to post stuff quickly online and communicate with your readers? Here’s how you can use the P2 theme to transform WordPress into a great collaboration and communications platform.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-08-[01-27-27].png" />If you’re the administrator of a shared computer or a few in the office, you probably want to have the users change their password periodically for enhanced security. Here’s how to do it in Windows 7 & XP.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-06-[17-11-52].png" />Would you like to try out the nifty features in upcoming versions of Google Chrome, or would you rather switch back to the more stable full release version? Here’s how you can quickly switch between the dev, beta, and release versions of Google Chrome
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-06-[18-21-30].png" />If you run a minimal UI and hide the status bar then you do not have access to the security level lock icon. View the security level using colors in the address bar with the Glassy Urlbar extension for Firefox.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-24-1-21-27-02.png" />Do you need a quick way to change the user agent string in Firefox for a specific website? Here is the easy way to do it in Firefox.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-23-[16-07-02].png" />We have covered TrueCrypt for on the fly encryption on other Operating Systems in the past. Now it is time to look at installing and using TrueCrypt on Apple Macintosh OS X (specifically 10.6.4).
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-20-[17-56-48].png" />Do you want more than just tags and a few notes to go with your bookmarks? With Diigo you can add tags, personal & sticky notes, snapshots, comments, and share your new bookmarks with ease.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-06-[22-09-40].jpg" />If you are an IT Professional, a new education tool introduced by Microsoft is the MS Desktop Player. Today we take a look at what it has to offer, from Webcasts, White Papers, Training Videos, and more.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-04-[22-01-30].png" />To help avoid getting your computer infected by malicious software, it’s a good idea to scan files before executing them. Today we take a look at a couple of options that will let you scan files easily from your desktop.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-31-[22-25-37].png" />No matter how diligently you clear your cache and erase your history, web browsing leaves traces on your computer. If you need keep your browsing private, then an Ubuntu Live CD is the answer.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-25-[17-30-18].png" />Sysinternals and NirSoft both provide helpful utilities for your Windows system but may not be very convenient to access. Using the Windows System Control Center you can easily access everything through a single UI front end.
<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-2010-04-26-[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-2010-04-22-[15-38-16].jpg" />If you are worried about the websites that your children could accidentally visit while browsing, then you may want to have a look at the Kid Safe - LinkExtend extension for Google Chrome.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-16-[17-17-58].jpg" />Have you ever given or sold a PC to somebody else, but really wanted to completely wipe the hard drive first? Today we'll show you how to use an Ubuntu Live CD to get your personal information off your PC.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-05-[16-36-29].jpg" />Getting a virus is bad. Getting a virus that causes your computer to crash when you reboot is even worse. We’ll show you how to clean viruses from your computer even if you can’t boot into Windows by using a virus scanner in a Ubuntu Live CD.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[02-19-46].jpg" />One of the many awesome features of Windows Home Server, is the ability to access your server and other computers on your network remotely. Today we show you the first steps to enable Remote Access to your home server from anywhere you have an Internet connection.