Here at How-To Geek, we’ve covered many different ways to reset your password for Windows—but what if you can’t reset your password? Or what if you’re using drive encryption that would wipe out your files if you changed…
This is no ordinary pineapple. It can actually hijack people’s wireless connections and get them to use the pineapple to connect to the internet instead of the router they meant to connect to—and then monitor what they are …
When you’re running production servers, the one thing you don’t want to do is upgrade the kernel every time a new update comes out. Why? Because that’s the only Linux update operation that requires a reboot once it’s done—a…
Before remote software, helping your friends and family with computer problems often meant hours on the phone trying to remember what a menu looked like or where a file was saved. Here we look at helping them remotely with Te…
So you’re about to setup your new Windows 7 PC into your Homegroup when you realized that you have no idea what the password is. How do you find it? It’s actually pretty simple, if you know where to look….
If you’ve moved from XP to Windows 7, this might be the first time you’ve had access to Media Center. Here we’ve created a guide for our best tips, tricks, and tutorials for using Windows 7 Media Center….
By default Outlook will block images in HTML formatted email until you allow them to be downloaded. This is due to possible malicious code that may be included. Here is how to always accept images from trusted senders….
If you have a Netbook or Laptop that you would like to use on a Public Wi-Fi hotspot, there are security precautions you need to take. Here we look at keeping your computer secure at public Wi-Fi hotspots….
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Banks, libraries, and points programs have the annoying habit of making you dig out your card to find the magic number that will let you log in to their web interface. Rather than make the ten foot walk to get your wallet, us…
Everybody’s got that one family member on Facebook that you just don’t want to talk to, but they bug you every time you sign into Facebook chat anyway—here’s how to sign on without them seeing you….
Before selling your Zune HD online or to another individual, you’ll probably want to erase all of its content. Here we show you how to erase all of the content through the Zune Desktop Player.
Are you looking for a way to control your PC from across the room? Today we look at how you can turn your iPhone and iPod Touch into a remote control with HippoRemote Lite.
In case you haven’t heard the news over the past couple of days, there is now an incredibly easy way to jailbreak your iPod Touch or iPhone running iOS 4. Here we will take a look at how easy the process is….
Last week Microsoft announced that MSE 2.0 was available for public beta testing. The cool thing is the new version of MSE installs on Windows Home Server. Here we’ll take a look at running it on WHS “Vail”….
If you have had several different computers over the years that were running iTunes and authorized for your account, you might need to deauthorize them all. In this mini how-to we show you how.
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 And…
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 feature…
If you’re a new user of Microsoft Security Essentials, you might be unclear on how to update definition files manually or automatically. Here we’ll show you a few methods you can use to make sure MSE is always up to date….
There are many ways to watch your streaming Netflix content through various applications. Today we show you how to do it with Zinc TV.
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….
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….
When you get a dedicated virtual server to run your website, chances are good that it’s configured for everybody, and not customized to maximize performance for running a website.
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….
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.