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The different types of light bulbs you can buy and how to choose

21 September, 2017 All plants need light to grow. Plants use light to create the energy needed to make the food they need to grow and a plant’s growth rate and longevity is dependent upon how much light it receives, according to the Texas A&M Agricultural Extension website. Living in a house or apartment with […]

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How to use chrome as your metro browser in windows 8 release preview

Chris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He’s written about technology for over a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The New York Times, been interviewed as a technology expert on TV stations like Miami’s NBC 6, and had his work covered by news outlets like the BBC. […]

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How to use your iphone as an impromptu level

Matt Klein has nearly two decades of technical writing experience. He’s covered Windows, Android, macOS, Microsoft Office, and everything in between. He’s even written a book, The How-To Geek Guide to Windows 8. Read more. Are you picture straightener? When you walk into a room, do you immediately notice when something hanging on the wall […]

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How to use the advanced startup options to fix your windows 8 or 10 pc

The Advanced Boot Options screen lets you start Windows in advanced troubleshooting modes. You can access the menu by turning on your computer and pressing the F8 key before Windows starts. Some options, such as safe mode, start Windows in a limited state, where only the bare essentials are started. If a problem doesn’t reappear […]

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How to upload office 2010 documents to web apps technical preview

Matthew Guay is a veteran app reviewer and technology tip writer. His work has appeared on Zapier’s blog, AppStorm, Envato Tuts+, and his own blog, Techinch. Read more. Would you like to edit your online documents in Office 2010 or 2007 instead of in the Office Web Apps? Here’s how you can edit your documents […]

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How to use bmon to monitor network bandwidth on linux

In a past article we discussed running an internet speed test from the Linux command line. That is great for testing your internet speeds. But, what if you wanted to monitor the bandwidth usage of an internal connection? Enter bmon, a light weight real-time command line bandwidth monitoring tool. The bmon utility is a tool […]

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How to use rules to manage your outlook. com email

In this course: Use rules to manage your email Video Use templates to create rules Video Create rules from scratch Video Create rules from scratch, part 2 Video Manage rules Video Stay organized in Outlook 2013 by creating rules that automatically act on an arriving or sent message that meets the conditions you specify. How […]

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How to use your android phone as a modem; no rooting required

James Davis Jan 07, 2021 • Filed to: All Solutions to Make iOS&Android Run Sm • Proven solutions Rooting your Android device lets you get around the limitations set by your manufacturer. You’re able to remove bloatware, speed up your phone, install latest version, flash a ROM, and more. If you decide to jump to […]

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How to use a physical remote control with your chromecast

Joe Fedewa is a Staff Writer at How-To Geek. He has close to a decade of experience covering consumer technology and previously worked as a News Editor at XDA Developers. Joe loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has written thousands of articles, hundreds of tutorials, and dozens of […]

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How to use low power mode on an iphone (and what exactly it does)

Chris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He’s written about technology for over a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The New York Times, been interviewed as a technology expert on TV stations like Miami’s NBC 6, and had his work covered by news outlets like the BBC. […]