Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 31 2013

Incoming Gadget – Logitech UE 9000 Headphones

This is a bit of a late Christmas present but I have been in need of headphones to use whilst at the gym specifically for use on exercise equipment (like the treadmill and cross-trainer). I am usually careful when I am watching my video podcasts on these machines but I have had a few near …

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Dec 30 2013

PDFSaM – Another Free PDF Split and Merge Solution

A while back I had recommended Adolix Split and Merge PDF as a solution but if you’re working with PDFs beyond fifty pages (specifically for splitting) then you need to pay for the full version. Well, I’ve found something that is functional although perhaps a bit slower. It’s called PDFSaM (where SaM stands for Split …

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Dec 29 2013

Can’t Change Graphics Settings in GTA 4

It seems that Grand Theft Auto 4 has a bug in it when you attempt to play it on computers with video cards with more than 2GB RAM on board. GTA 4 ends up thinking that the computer has insufficient resources to play the game on anything other than the absolute lowest settings. This can …

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Dec 28 2013

Keep Tabs on Game Sales Prices

Another quick tip for the festive season. There are sales all over the place and sometimes a good deal now might be beaten by an even better deal to come. If only we kept tabs on prices so we might be able to anticipate changes in price! Well, if you’re into your PC video games …

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Dec 27 2013

Claim Additional Free Games From EVGA

Just a quick tip for today. Who doesn’t love free stuff? I was lucky enough to get three free games with my recent video card purchase given a promotion being run by nVidia: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, Splintercell: Blacklist. Those are some fairly major titles there and should provide hours of …

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Dec 26 2013

How to Install a Video Card

Well, when you are upgrading the video card in your desktop computer you need to know how the process works end-to-end. It does take a bit of time and care even for the seasoned veterans amongst us who have done it before or have usually built their own computers. There are numerous things to consider: …

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Dec 24 2013

Additional SkyDrive Storage for Windows Phone Users

SkyDrive just got a bit better for Windows Phone users! If you’ve used Windows Phone with your Microsoft account then you should have received an e-mail from Microsoft outlining its appreciation for its Windows Phone users. The good bit in the e-mail is the bit inviting you to claim an additional free 20GB for your …

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Dec 23 2013

Repair PunkBuster for Battlefield 3

So, I have been out of BF3 for a while given the story state of affairs I was in regarding 3D video performance but with the acquisition of a new EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked video card it is time to give it another go. However, upon firing it up I found that i …

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Dec 22 2013

Would You Consider Smartphone Usage During Cinema Pre-Show Rude?

We went to see a movie earlier today and I was interested to see that during the ads there was a notice asking for people to not use their smartphones during the show. This was not at one of the major cinema chains but at an independent cinema. I know a lot of people usually …

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Dec 20 2013

Get a Free Month of Spotify Premium With American Express

Quick tip for tonight. If you already use Spotify or have been thinking about it then you can score yourself a month on American Express. Simply go to and fill in your details. You’ve got to be paying for your Spotify Premium subscription with your American Express card by 09/02/2014 to be eligible for …

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