Cygwin’s great for getting some Linux command-line goodness in Windows, but using the Windows Shell to access it kills some of that magic. Using Mintty and a few other methods, you can make the experience much more luxurious.
Are you a fan of classic aliens and UFOs? Then get ready to add out of this world attitude to your desktop and prepare it for imminent invasion with our Alien Customization set.
One of the most convenient tools browsers offer is the ability to save and automatically prefill your passwords on login forms. Because so many sites require accounts and it is well known (or should be at least) that using a shared password is a big no-no, a password manager is almost essential.
This week we learned how to setup a powerful Wiki on a Windows PC, “replace a missing battery meter, repair VirtualBox hard-drives after improper moves, & understand hard-drive spin downs”, how Linux file permissions work, the methods you prefer for streaming your media, celebrated the release of the final Harry Potter movie with a terrific desktop customization set, and more.
The wallpaper comes in a zip file with the following sizes: 1024*768, 1280*1024, 1366*768, 1600*900, 1680*1050, 1600*1200, 1920*1200, 1900*1400, 2560*1440, 2560*1600, 1024*1024 (iPad), and 640*960 (iPhone).
Every week we open up the tips box and highlight some handy reader tips and tricks. This week we’re looking at a no-fuss way to boot Android on your Nook Color, customizing your YouTube experience, and tracking laptop battery usage.
This week marks the climatic end of the Harry Potter movie saga, but if you want to relive the magic of the first six movies then here is the perfect theme for you. This awesome mega-sized theme come with 53 Hi-Res Wallpapers...
DOS Prompt Wallpaper [deviantART]
There’s a hidden advantage to digital photography, and it’s called Exif. See what it is, how it can help you, and how you can use it to learn from skilled photographers all over the internet.
Even though Starcraft 2 has been out for a bit, having a great looking theme for your desktop is always a good thing. Today we are featuring a Starcraft 2 theme from the good folks at 7Tutorials that comes in five different r...
Every week we dip into our mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re finding your lost battery meter, repairing your broken VirtualBox install, and how and why you’d want to spin down your hard drives.
If you’re looking for a way to sync files from your network to your Android device without plugging in your sync cable, WiFi Syncr syncs to your network shares.
If you’re looking for a super simple way to create stop motion video Adobe Air-based JellyCam is a free and easy to use solution.
A wiki is a collaborative web-based writing environment where anybody with an account can create and link articles. In today’s article, we’ll explain how to install and configure MediaWiki without having to read a book.
Imagine: you walk into your room, sit in front of your computer, and it unlocks itself. You finish what you’re doing, walk away, and it locks itself. No, it’s not magic – it’s Bluetooth and it’s easy to set up!
Take your desktop back in time to the 1940-50s era city of Empire Bay where Vito Scaletta begins his quest to become a “made man”. This gritty theme comes with a great set of wallpapers and sounds from the game to...
Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer three of your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at how to keep windows always on top, adding custom libraries to the Start Menu, and how to fix a corrupt IE User Agent entry.
This week we learned how to automatically clean a Linux PC with Cruftbuster, force a Mac to sort folders on top of files (Windows style), found out your thoughts on what the best order for installing apps on a new computer was, indulged in more great Geek Deals, enjoyed reviewing the best How-To Geek articles for June, and more.
Earlier this week we asked you to share your strategy for installing applications on a new (or rebuilt) computer. The responses piled up and now we’re back to highlight your tips.
It has been eighteen months since the fall of Jacinto and the Gears are now living aboard a converted aircraft carrier, but not all is well. There is a new threat to humanity and the Locust, an enemy known as the Lambent. The...
Do you enjoy looking at and collecting pictures of beautifully colored birds? Then brighten up your desktop with the grace and gorgeous plumage of swans, flamingoes, peacocks, and other exotic birds with this wonderful theme for Windows 7.
If you’re looking for a way to download and format shift books and magazines found in Google Books, Google Books Downloader can help.
Calling all Green Lantern fans! Here is your chance to bring the excitement of the new movie straight to your desktop in a ready to go theme. The theme comes with 31 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom icons, and sounds from the movie ...
Whether you’re setting up a new home network or overhauling the one you’ve got, planning and mapping out your devices and intended uses can save you a lot of headaches.
Each week we dip into the reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at how to customize icons, scan for viruses from a Live CD, and exporting and editing the XBMC library.