Monthly Archives: February 2011

OCZ Solid State Drives Benchmark

I decided to play around with SSDs (Solid State Drives) and while I have a couple of older Crucial SSDs they don’t have the latest firmware’s and compatibility with TRIM in Windows 7, so I bought two new SSDs and … Continue reading

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New Anti-Trust Complaint for Google

The search engine wars are hotting up, it was a while back that Google accused Bing (by Microsoft) for cheating, now a French specialist search engine 1plusV has filed a complaint with the EU Commission over Google blocking them from … Continue reading

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Microsoft to release SDK for Xbox360 Kinect

  I think this is one of the best things Microsoft could have done in releasing the Software Developers Kit (SDK) for 3rd party developers to create new applications around the Kinect device. “Every year about this time, Craig Mundie, … Continue reading

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Test Drive Internet Explorer 9 RC

The Release Candidate for Internet Explorer 9 the next browser version in the series from Microsoft was release a few days ago and I for one actually like this version of Internet Explorer. This is the last public test release … Continue reading

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Nokia and Microsoft join forces

Likely at some point that Nokia would join up with Microsoft in some form as Stephen Elop was at Microsoft until this new appointment at Nokia. “Nokia has joined forces with Microsoft in an attempt to regain ground lost to … Continue reading

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ACS:Law told file-sharing case must continue by court

I posted about MediaCAT a while back and that they and the linked company of ACS Law had decided to drop the cases against alleged file sharers in the courts HERE. “I cannot imagine a system better designed to create … Continue reading

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Last.FM’s free mobile service to end

Last.FM is to end its free mobile service for smartphone users as soon as next week, it’s a pity as I liked the service, even with the ads. I can see where they are coming from as Spotify paid £10 … Continue reading

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Vista Drive Icon

If you have ever seen Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will notice in Computer that the Hard Drives list a progress space bar showing used space, as well as coloured to change to red when the space is nearly … Continue reading

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Disable Autorun/Autoplay

Disable Autorun/Autoplay is a great free application to do just that disable Autorun/Autoplay from opening any portable media, such as a USB pen, CD etc. I personally think that autorun should be disabled as a default for one of the … Continue reading

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Windows Home Server V1 ~ Basic Setup Guide

This simple guide was started as I had been talking to a fellow MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) Philip Churchill whose area of expertise is Windows Home Server and in the discussions we thought that Windows Home Server (WHS) was … Continue reading

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