Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
Engadget for the iPhone: download the app now
AOL Tech

Tag: REBOOT

Twitter overhauls Twitter.com Web interface with photos, video

Twitter's big announcement (the one I told you about in Twitter Tuesday earlier) turns out to be a reboot of their most popular client: the Twitter.com Web interface. Not everybody has access to the new Twitter.com tonight, but here's what you can expect when it rolls out to you: The site's layout is now split-screen (much like in Twitter's official iPad app) with a smorgasbord of site features...

Details of Windows 8 emerge; instant-on, self-aware, Judgment Day looms

First, as always: this isn't confirmed by Microsoft. Still, enough tech blogs have picked it up, so I'm probably safe enough to run it. With that out of the way: OMG! Windows 8 details! Juicy, thigh-wetting details! For now we only have two slides with atrocious grammar (are these really legitimate?), but the source says he'll have more information soon. The first slide is above and the second...

Here's a perfect example of why Windows Update's forced reboots suck

Up until now, I've never really had a big problem with Windows popping up that little "hey, I'm gonna reboot to finish these updates unless you postpone me" message. Today, however, I'm changing my tune: the forced reboot timer has to go. Last night, I had a VirtualBox VM running a rather lengthy dd operation -- cloning one virtual hard disk to another. The original was 25GB, so it was bound...

Pick up where you left off before a reboot with Cache My Work

Getting your desktop situated "just so" following a reboot can be a hassle. As with so many other Windows annoyances, there's a handy little application which can help. Cache My Work was created to tackle the task of restoring your windows following a restart. Launch the app and a list of your cacheable programs is displayed - you also have the option of re-opening all your open Explorer...

ShutDownGuard tells Windows where to stick automatic restarts

My office workstations - which runs Windows Vista - has an annoying tendency to restart following updates, even though I've told it not to. Via the radio button, of course, though I have tried actually yelling, and that's not working either. It's a pain, but I'm not about to disable Windows Updates. All I want is for it to be my choice when my system gets restarted. ShutdownGuard waits in your...

How to add Windows tray icons for the trash bin, disc drive, and power

It only takes a few clicks to do things like empty your Windows recycling bin, reboot your PC or open your CD-ROM drive. But if you're looking for easy access to these features, why not add system tray icons that give you two-click access no matter what you're doing with your computer? E-sushi has a series of utilities that add these features to your system tray. Disc Tray Toggler lets you open...

Get rid of the Windows Update reboot nag

One of my biggest Windows pet peeves is the Restart Now/Restart Later nag box that pops up after your install a patch from Windows Update. Yes, Windows, I know there's a reason I shouldn't wait too long to reboot but there's absolutely no reason I should be reminded of it every 10 minutes. Fortunately, there seems to be a solution, at least for folks with SP2. Using the Group Policy editor you can...

WhyReboot: Is that reboot really necessary?

One of my biggest pet peeves is software that insists on you rebooting your computer after you've installed it. As a guy who writes about software, if I rebooted for every installer that insists I do I'd spend more time looking at XP's loading screens than actually using it. WhyReboot is a free little app that tells you what file operations are pending for the next reboot, i.e. what that urgent...