Monthly Archives: March 2014

Say your good-byes..

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Fun with floppies. The 5.25” inch floppy was not too tough, was subject to dirt ingression and could crease quite easily, a problem for computer magazine mounted diskettes.. Yes, this is  how they looked , and top flight machines would have two of these. The drive shown is in the ‘ready for a floppy’ state.… Continue reading

Faith has been restored..

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Mine specifically.. See this.. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247212/Confused_over_what_tablet_to_buy_Join_the_crowd?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 It isn’t that I am happy to see tablet producers fail exactly, but it shows that not all people are prepared to subscribe to the concept that small tablets are goof for anything other than displaying media.. If small screen devices were going to take off, Netbooks back in 2010… Continue reading

Is Microsoft being serious..

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.. in the attempt to pry XP users away from their ‘babies?. In the article provided, we learn that Microsoft were giving away $50 gifts cards, good for any Microsoft store. It would cost me $50 to get to and from my nearest Microsoft store.. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247125/Microsoft_tries_to_tempt_XP_diehards_with_100_discount_on_new_PCs?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 For the $100 it probably cost, Microsoft could put… Continue reading

Calling time..

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..on your iPad 2, boys and girls. Apple have dumped it already, in favour of a new, well, slightly newer  Retina 9.7” model that has a bumper 16gb (would you like that in words?) storage, and the “Lightning” transfer and charging connector”. What are you waiting for? The 9.8” model? That might not appear for… Continue reading

More room..

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I have been toying with the idea of changing my Coolermaster case. It’s a boring old black thing, and I often get the urge to customize it, not exactly like the mods seen in CPU magazine, a freebie I pick up from my local TigerDirect.. see here.. http://www.computerpoweruser.com/DigitalEditions/Default.aspx .. but trick it out a littler… Continue reading

Startup folders..

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There are two of them in Windows 7 and 8, but there is a difference. One is for your personal account, and the other covers ‘all users’. This is the first of them.. %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup For all users, you will find the startup folder in: %systemdrive%\users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup There is another difference where Windows 8.1 is… Continue reading

Cloud storage..

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It’s a fantastic idea, the cloud. Get your files anywhere, anytime, from any machine. Whoever thought this one up deserves a medal. There is a problem though, well a couple of problems actually. It relies on the Internet being live and available at your location, wherever that might be.. You have to pay for it..… Continue reading

8.1.1 advance news..

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After the update was inadvertently introduced to Windows Update, some astute people grabbed it fast before the mistake was realised.. And the news is.. There are probably still too many tiles in Windows 8.1.1 for the greater majority, one tile being ‘a tile too far’ for some.. The good news is that Microsoft did exactly… Continue reading