Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 31 2011

Learning About Application Compatibility Mode in Windows

Application Properties (Compatibility Tab)

Yesterday, I wrote about an old game that was a favourite of mine back in school, WinTrek as well as some nostalgia from that time of my life. Anyway, with games written for really old operating systems like Windows 3.11 or Windows 95 you might need to tweak things a little bit to get these …

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Jul 30 2011

Classic Windows Gaming: WinTrek

Just a quick one for tonight (and a bit of nostalgia for me too). Back in school I remember the time when we moved away from our fleet of Apple IIe computers (and a sole Macintosh which the school had won in a Coles shopping docket collection competition) and upgraded to IBM compatible machines (can’t …

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Jul 29 2011

Warning – Nintendo Cuts 3DS Price and Compensates “Ambassadors”

Early adopters shouldn’t be so surprised by a price drop on new gear after it has been out for a while but the Nintendo 3DS will have it’s price cut by just under 30% after a mere four months after its release in Australia (a saving of $100 for new buyers). It’s not the first …

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Jul 28 2011

Apple MacBook Air Unboxing

My wife had been hanging out for a MacBook Air and I had encouraged her to wait until the refreshed model became available with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). Well, that happened last week and the order was placed shortly thereafter. As always, I had to do an unboxing video. I cover some of the …

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Jul 27 2011

Apple Forces eBook Apps to Stop “In App” Purchases

Just a heads up for those of you using iPads and iPhones for eBook reading through apps such as the Kindle, Kobo and Nook apps. If you remember, Apple drew the ire from the user community for wanting to claim 30% of the revenue for in app purchases for media publications including newspaper subscriptions and …

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Jul 26 2011

The Apple Double Format, Network Shares and uTorrent

This might be a bit of an edge case for most people but for those of us with heterogeneous networks with a mixture of Windows and Mac OS X computers you may come across hidden files starting with “._” (so something like “._humptydumpty.doc”) and may or may not correspond with a filename of the same …

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Jul 25 2011

Beware of Software Changing Your Browser Settings

Messenger Plus Installation

Just a quick one for tonight. Sometimes when we install software we might just keep clicking on the “Next” button to get the installation over and done with as quickly as possible. However, it often pays to check if software will change other settings on your computer which you might not want to happen. Take …

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Jul 24 2011

How to Guide – Installing RAM

I’ve been meaning to get into some “how to guides” this year but found a great opportunity when upgrading the Windows Home Server last weekend. It’s my first one and while I covered everything that I thought was worth mentioning I am still working out the format for these videos. At any rate,  I cover some important …

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Jul 23 2011

Boydo’s Back at University

Just a quick one for tonight . I am heading back for another semester at uni for my eleventh course out of twelve for my Masters of Science in Information Technology. The course I have selected this semester is “Internetworking” which looks at how routing works specifically on the Internet. I think I will really enjoy this course …

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Jul 22 2011

Track Expenses Electronically for Next Tax Time

Last night, I visited my accountant to go through the yearly ritual of the tax return. For some people, this might be a mind-numbing activity with onerous preparations involving that shoebox of receipts, tax invoices and other bits of paper that float around in various places. What made things easier for me this year was …

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