April 2011 archive

nVidia SLI to Appear on AMD Motherboards: Will You Jump Ship?

For quite a while there has been little choice for gamers should they be wanting an SLI setup for their computer as SLI has only ever been licensed to motherboards built upon the Intel platform whilst AMD CrossFire has been available on both AMD and Intel based motherboards. This left people wanting to use nVidia …

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The Shortest Route May Not Always be Fastest

A quick tip for tonight for those who use GPS. Sometimes, when we are in a hurry, we can often make hasty decisions such as choosing the shortest route between two geographical locations for the purposes of GPS navigation. Without local knowledge of the roads sometimes you can sent down minor roads, unsealed roads or …

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Always Backup Before Upgrading

Just a simple but important concept for tonight. The title pretty much says it all but it is very surprising how many people take the risk of upgrading software of the operating system on their computer with the expectation that nothing will go wrong. In contrast, many businesses who take their IT environments seriously not …

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Amazon Kindle DX (Second Generation – Global 3G) Unboxing

It took nine days but my new

Recycling Options at Officeworks

Today, I went out to Officeworks to pick up a few things (printer cartridges, paper and some plastic sleeves but I could have easily have come back with half the st0re). For a while now, Officeworks has stopped offering plastic bags as part of the corporate social responsibility initiatives which is fine when you only pick up …

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Fix Problems with Windows Update in Windows 7

Completed Windows Update Troubleshooting in Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with all sorts of built in troubleshooters that fix a variety of issues such as network connectivity problems and enabling the transparent glass effect on your desktop when it is not working. One major issue that people may come across is Windows Update not working properly or offering you updates which you …

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Create New Folders Quickly in Windows 7

Here is a quick tip for Windows 7 users out there. There’s a very quick and simple way to add a new folder in Windows 7 when browsing your files and you don’t even need to touch the mouse in order to do it. All you have to do is hit “Ctrl” + “Shift” + …

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Cloud Music: The Next Big Thing?

The tech heads amongst us would be aware of the rumours of cloud music services from Apple and Google making the rounds at the moment especially after Amazon fired the first shot in the last couple of weeks (and may have upset the record companies in the process over licensing agreements). Apple already has the …

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Keep Track of Multiple Timezones in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Additional Clocks Tab in Date and Time

Here’s a quick tip for those of you who regularly interact with people in other timezones. If you want to get a quick glance at one or two timezones other than the one you’re in then you can add this fairly easily to the “Date and Time” section in Windows. Just click on the time …

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Live Closer to the Bleeding Edge with Firefox Aurora Builds

There will always be people who want to live right on the bleeding edge when it comes to trying out the latest software and seeing how it performs on their system. Of course, there are people who are not as adventurous as they worry about bugs disrupting their daily routine or breaking some of the …

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