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Whenever I installed Windows onto a computer, the first thing I would install was TweakUI. I wasn’t too fussed about the other items in the original Windows 95 Powertoys collection other than ‘Send to any folder’, but I hated the shortcut arrows with a passion, and I still do. The Windows Powertoys, for those who… Continue reading Ultimate Windows Tweaker..
At some point in time before November 20 of this year, the owners of the Start Page decided that it was time to generate revenue. On the morning of the 20th, anybody opening Pageflakes was greeted by a large advertisement securely anchored at the top right corner of the ‘flake’ area. For some like me,… Continue reading Pageflakes..
If you were tired of waiting for Adobe Reader to respond, there were alternatives, and Foxit was one of them. It still is but there is a catch with version 3. The free version of Foxit is now sponsored by ASK.COM, and you can’t install Foxit 3.0 unless you agree to also installing the ‘Foxit’… Continue reading The Slippery Slope – Foxit..
Microsoft are discontinuing their ‘One Care’ protection service as of next year. I know of only one person who advocated it, and many who wouldn’t even take a look. To be honest, I don’t trust one stop protection, wouldn’t recommend it, and my guess is that many others didn’t either. In it’s place, Microsoft will… Continue reading One Care? Who cared?
In the beginning, nobody really cared Then we heard that wireless Internet and networks could be intercepted So we all set up WEP encryption Last year, WEP Wi-Fi encryption was cracked in under a minute So we all moved to WPA encryption This year, WPA Wi-Fi encryption has been cracked. It takes between 12 and… Continue reading Wi-Fi Security – Queen to WPA.. Checkmate..
This is just the start. Maybe if enough civilized countries do this, there will be enough bandwidth left to be able to set up RSS news feeds and Internet radio station listening again.. “French pirates face net cut-off Sarkozy: “A decisive moment for the future of a civilized Internet” French plans to throw persistent pirates… Continue reading Piracy – the beginning of the end?