Tag Archive: DVD

Jun 03 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview Out of the Gates

Just a quick one for today. It’s been a big tech week with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S III and now the arrival of the Windows 8 Release Preview. By now, a good number of people have had the chance to understand the look and feel of Microsoft’s next major operating system not …

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May 28 2012

Making Bootable Windows Installation USB Sticks the Easy Way

Here’s a quick tip for today. Creating a bootable USB stick of a Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation disc used to be quite the black art but there is a much easier way to achieve the same outcome by using a neat little tool from none other than Microsoft. All you need to do …

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Mar 14 2012

Encyclopaedia Britannica Goes Out of Print

This has been widely publicised already today but I thought it was a noteworthy event to record. The Encyclopaedia Britannica will cease its printing the 32-volume encyclopeadia after nearly a quarter of a millennium (244 years to be exact). You could have called the Britannica the old school version of Wikipedia which was updated once in what would …

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Sep 27 2011

Panasonic DMR-BWT800 Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Recorder Launch

The Function Centre at Panasonic HQ

Tonight, I attended a launch event with a number of the Insider Crew for the Panasonic DMR-BWT800 Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Recorder (henceforth called “the recorder”) at Panasonic HQ in Macquarie Park. This was the first time that we had a go at live streaming the event so that Insiders who weren’t lucky enough …

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Aug 23 2011

There Was a Problem Installing Mac OS X (Lion)

I had a couple of MacBook Pro laptops grace my desk and I have been upgrading them to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). The first one (maybe eighteen months old) went through without a hitch but the second one (which is a few years old) had all manner of problems including reading my original DVD-RW …

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Feb 27 2011

Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre Sound System (SC-BTT755) Review

With a day to spare, I have completed the review video for the Panasonic SC-BTT75 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre Sound System. I received this system back in December last year and have put it through its paces across a range of activities including: CD audio playback, DVD videos, Blu-ray videos (3D and standard videos), regular …

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Feb 17 2011

Mount Your ISOs Quickly with MagicDisc

If you download a lot of software (legally, mind you) sometimes they will come in the form of an ISO file which is basically an image of an optical disc (be it a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc). Normally, these files had to be burnt to a physical disc before you could actually start installing …

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Dec 26 2010

Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre Sound System (SC-BTT755) Preview

Yesterday, I showed off the video unboxing the Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre Sound System (SC-BTT755). Today, I am releasing the preview video to show you around the home theatre system with the main focus being on the head unit with a brief look at the six speakers (five surround speakers and one subwoofer) and …

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Dec 19 2010

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Preview

Yesterday, hopefully you would have seen the video unboxing of the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (320GB model). Today, I recorded the preview video to show you around the console (in particular the stuff on the front, back and also the little flap to unscrew the hard drive should you wish to remove and replace it). I …

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Nov 28 2010

SlySoft Discontinuing Lifetime Upgrades

It seems that many good things come to an end far sooner than we would expect or would hope. SlySoft, the creator of such software including CloneCD, CloneDVD and AnyDVD will be ceasing sales of software including free lifetime upgrades for software from 1 January 2011. Whilst this is disappointing news, this does mean you …

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