If you’re one of those who still use that “other” browser (Internet Explorer or IE), you’ll be glad to know that there are ways to extend the functionality of IE just like you can in Firefox or Chrome.
There are times when an online or supplementary scanner can be very useful when cleaning up an infected computer or just to get a second opinion on the security of your system. With this purpose in mind, the good folks over a...
There’s nothing more satisfying than building a hackintosh, i.e. installing Mac OS X on a non-Apple machine. Although it isn’t as easy as it sounds, but the end result is worth the effort. Building a PC with specific components and installing Mac OS X on it can save you thousands of dollars you might spend on a real Mac. And now, it’s time to step into the portable world. Today we will show how you can turn an HP ProBook (or any compatible Sandy Bridge laptop) into a 95% MacBook Pro!
Our last edition of WIG for May is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as a smartphone hijacking vulnerability affects AT&T and 47 other carriers, a possible problem with Windows 8 booting too quickly, half of PC users are pirates according to a study, and more.
Do you prefer a mixture of unique, ‘randomly’ captured photographic moments to decorate your desktop? Then you may want to have a look at the Captured Moments Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with twelve image...
Are you tired of having to manually download attachments from Gmail before you can add them to your Google Drive account? Then cut through all the hassle and add those attachments directly from your Inbox to your Google Drive...
If you’re looking for a free but powerful solution to automate your Windows wallpaper switching, read on as we show you how to pull fresh wallpaper from your computer, wallpaper web sites, RSS feeds, and custom image searches.
Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share the solutions with everyone. Today we’re looking at laptop visibility in sunny areas, resizing Windows partitions, and a dependable way to download YouTube videos.
The Task Manager in Windows has always been a useful place to view and manage running applications and services. It’s been redesigned for Windows 8 and now displays much more information and also allows you to perform basic administrative tasks.
Each major web browser shares a large number of keyboard shortcuts in common. Whether you’re using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, or Opera – these keyboard shortcuts will work in your browser.
This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news links covering topics such as a startup funded by Microsoft aims to kill BitTorrent traffic, a reset feature has been added to Firefox 13 beta, Windows 8 upgrades for new PC buyers will cost $14.99, and more.
All browsers support keywords, which you can type into your address bar to quickly search or visit websites. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer all have their own methods of setting keywords, some more hidden than others.
Charms are an important new feature in Windows 8. Some of the charms are context-sensitive, while some aren’t. Some are important on the desktop, while some only work in Metro apps.
From ultrabooks to netbooks, computers are shedding their optical drives. If you still use an occasional CD or DVD, you don’t have to buy an external optical drive – you can share another computer’s optical drive over the network.
Assigning shortcut keys to launch programs in Windows is probably one of the oldest geek tricks in the book, but in true geek fashion we are going to show you how to do it in Windows 8.
Once a week we round up some of the reader emails we’ve answered and share the solutions with everyone; this week we’re looking at how to format and install onto a disk the Windows installer doesn’t see, changing the default for an Android app, and some getting-started tips for the Kindle Fire.
Shutting down and restarting your computer should both be easy tasks, right? Well, in Windows 8, these tasks are not straightforward. However, there are easier ways of shutting down and restarting your Windows 8 computer.
We have already shown you how you can change your IP address from the command prompt, which required long netsh commands, now we are doing the same thing in PowerShell, without the complexity.
Recently, we gathered the best tips and tweaks for Firefox. Google Chrome is another very popular browser, and we have collected some very useful tips and tricks for Google Chrome here. You’ll learn about built-in features and extensions for expanding Chrome’s functionality.
Computers are supposed to automate repetitive tasks – if you find yourself submitting forms over and over or repeatedly navigating a website by hand, try iMacros. It’s easy-to-use – all you have to do is perform an action once.
Are you looking for a theme with an artistic touch for your Windows 7 desktop? Then you may want to download the ‘Photography by Felicia Simion’ Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with six images showcasing the ...
We have already shown you how you can use the new refresh and reset features in Windows 8 instead of formatting your PC, the problem is that you are required to insert your Windows DVD every time you want to use the features. Here’s how to do it without the DVD.
Once a week we round up some of the great tips readers mail in and share the with everyone. This week we’re looking at DIY flash diffusers, homemade Ethernet cable testers, and how to get the Windows 8 Metro UI in Windows 7.
A new hidden context menu, called the “Power User” or Win+X menu, has been added to Windows 8 and 10 that is available by moving your mouse to the extreme lower left corner of your screen and right-clicking. You can also access it by pressing Windows+X on your keyboard.
This stunning fractal-based video was generated by a single and elegant 4k application. Check out the video and then grab a copy of the app.