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Help-Key: Use Talisman, Squid, Mogrify and this code to really mess with your Wi-Fi stealing neighbors

[photopress:eback.jpg,full,center] It’s tempting, isn’t it? You know you just really want to do this. And I can’t think of a reason why not. I’m considering it for my home rout

Help-Key: How to make a book into a sexy, nerdy gift box for Valentine's Day I am a single blogger. I have no girlfriend or even anyone I’m actively dating, so this Valentine’s Day I’m going to be d

Help-Key: How to easily stick episodes you've missed onto your Apple TV

[photopress:appletv.jpg,full,center] At the Stevenote a couple weeks ago, Steve mentioned that within “a couple weeks” those of us with Apple TVs would have the ability to rent movies dire

Help-Key: Jailbreaking your 1.1.3 iPhone/Touch

Well that was quick! A few days after 1.1.3 hit the proverbial streets it’s been cracked wide open for general consumption. To that end, we’d like to discuss a few ways to crack open your

Help-Key: How to turn the Macworld Keynote into a fun, healthy drinking game

[photopress:macworld.jpg,full,center]With The Keynote (that Keynote) at 9:00 tomorrow morning, we’re not sure who exactly would buy into a Macworld Keynote Drinking Game other than college stude

Help-Key: How to integrate your iPod with your car stereo easily

Many car stereo houses are pushing car decks this holiday season that have built-in iPod integration. There’s a dock connector, and most let you view and control the content on your deck’s

Help-Key: How to upgrade the measly HDD on your MacBook

After much deliberation I have decided to just swap out the hard drive on the MacBook rather than letting the existing 60GB drive crap out. I also now don’t feel that my previous ranting on Leop

Help-Key: How to parent-proof your parent's PC

This last holiday weekend, I was at my mother’s house and, just as I do every Thanksgiving, I spent about an hour un-doing the damage they’d done on their PC. I can’t convince them t

Help-Key: How to Jailbreak your iPod Touch with 1.1.2

The biggest problem I had with the iPhone, some readers will recall, was the actual phone portion. I thought it was a fantastic Web device and a super iPod, but the phone side didn’t tickle me a

Help-Key: Recovering from a tragic hard drive crash

Computers are evil, vile machines. They’re smarter than they let on, and they like to mess with us lesser humans. That’s why they pick the absolute worst times to crash, and the hard drive

Help-Key: How To Use a $6 USB Cable and Free Software to Smarten Up Your Non-Smartphone

We’re not sure why more cellphones don’t ship with USB cables, but it’s a fact that most don’t. We hate the idea that you’ve got all this data on your phone and no way to add more or back it

Help-Key: How to Pimp Out your Treo

One of the most popular smartphones on today’s market is the Treo by Palm (and formerly by Handspring). The original versions ran Palm OS, with Windows Mobile coming later. We cover WinMo quite a bi

Help-Key: How To Shop for a GPS Unit

If you love your GPS unit, you’ve got former president Ronald Reagan and some trigger happy Commies to thank for it. In 1983, a civilian airliner from the USA on its way to South Korea flew into

Help-Key: How To Travel Less Douchey, More Geeky

This fall will see many conventions around the country as companies gear up for the holidays and other fun times. This means a lot of travel for a lot of people, and you could be one of them. And that

Help-Key: How to Take Non-Sucky Digital Photos

Digital cameras are a great invention. The ability to save precious moments without the cost associated with developing chemical film means that more of those moments are saved, and then in turn share

Help-Key: How To Rock a Dope Phone That's Not an iPhone

It may surprise some of you to read this, especially from me, but I must say it: Not everyone is going to need an iPhone. Sure, I’m stoked as anyone to get my hands on one, but I’m not sol

Help-Key: How To Enjoy Your Gear Without Being a Douche

Here we are, in the age of ubiquitous mobile devices, and while most of us read the instruction manuals, many don’t consider what’s not in the pages. Most of us have at least two devices o

Help-Key: What You'll Use in Leopard

We learned a lot today about Apple’s up-and-coming OS, Leopard. That being said, nothing we learned was really Earth-shattering. All the rumors of built-in Windows integration, teleportation ray

Help-Key: How to Buy and Sell on Craigslist Without Being an Idiot

Back in the day, Craigslist dot org was just for us geeks, a marketplace where those in-the-know bought and sold gear with other tech elitists. Now my mother uses it to get pretty much any household o

Help Key: Taking the 802.11n Plunge

Actual results may vary It seems like only yesterday that 802.11g was burning up the airwaves. Today, 802.11g is the de facto standard and n, which ideally offers 242 Mbps but really offers around 50
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