How to Access Gmail When It’s Down

Lots of folks are having trouble accessing Gmail today, and today's outage is just one in a long series of outages in our favorite webmail application. However, you don't have to let that stop you from accessing your email and getting things done. Here's how to get your Gmail even when you can't access » 12/10/12 9:15am 12/10/12 9:15am

You may want to hold off installing this until the end of the week - the sync is very broken in this release (which is really an alpha according to the version number) » 10/13/10 2:36pm 10/13/10 2:36pm

How to Run Multiple Applications in a Single Terminal Window

Linux: Why clutter up your desktop with separate terminal windows for every task? Learn to love GNU Screen, the terminal multiplexer, which essentially adds "tabs" to your terminal window. Here's how to use it, and tweak it to be even better. » 9/30/10 1:00pm 9/30/10 1:00pm

There's loads of other commands that you can use to control your…

The Gaia '10 Linux Desktop

Reader gabriela2400's desktop uses the Gaia customization set to completely revamp the Linux interface into a beautiful work of art, complete with wallpapers, icons, and a custom GTK theme. » 9/29/10 1:00pm 9/29/10 1:00pm

How to Show More Sites On the Internet Explorer 9 New Tab Page

The new version of Internet Explorer finally adds a new tab page that shows your most recently used sites, but sadly you can't customize the display from the options panel. What you can use, however, is a registry hack. » 9/28/10 1:00pm 9/28/10 1:00pm

Prevent Others from Guessing Your Password with Temporary Account…

Windows only: Using a strong password is the best way to protect your PC from unauthorized access, but if you're really paranoid, you can configure Windows to temporarily lock the PC anytime the password is guessed wrong multiple times. » 9/27/10 1:00pm 9/27/10 1:00pm

SBackup Is a Simple Backup Solution for Linux PCs

SBackup is a simple solution for automatically backing up your Linux desktop without having to pull out the command line and figure out cron jobs and rsync commands—it's easy to use, especially for recent Linux adopters. » 9/24/10 1:00pm 9/24/10 1:00pm