Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 30 2011

Capcom Cripples Save Game Management on Nintendo 3DS

Here’s something that might be of interest to guys of second hand games or people who like to get rid of their used games. Capcom, well known for its Street Fighter games, has not provided the ability to delete the save games from its latest release, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Whilst most public speculation about this …

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Jun 29 2011

Office 2010 Service Pack 1 – Out of the Gates

Just a quick heads up on another development from Microsoft in what is shaping up to be a busy week for them. Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 has just been released and is available though Windows Update in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours. You shouldn’t need to worry about which version you require …

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Jun 28 2011

Office 365 Drops Out of Beta

Here’s a heads up on something that has just happened this evening. Microsoft’s Office 365 product has come out of beta and pricing has been released. In a nutshell: Single users and small businesses can buy up to 25 accounts at $6 per user per month, Medium businesses and enterprises can purchase accounts for between …

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Jun 27 2011

Reboot a Stuck iPod Classic or iPod Nano

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. Whilst the latest iPod Touch and iPhone are all the craze there are still plenty of “click wheel” iPod Classic and iPod Nano players out there that are used in the car, as a backup music device or a “hand me down”. Of course, no device is perfect (sorry …

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Jun 26 2011

The Lowdown on HP ePrint

Well, over the weekend I got to have a play with a new HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus (the name is a bit of a mouthful to say the least) and its ePrint functionality. To recap, ePrint basically allows you to send an e-mail from any web connected device in order to print to your …

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Jun 25 2011

HP ePrint – Research Underway

Last year, HP introduced functionality into its higher end consumer printers in the form of ePrinting which allocated an e-mail address to a given printer allowing people to effectively print from anywhere that allowed e-mail access. I was a little skeptical about it in a prior article but have not come across any implementation of …

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Jun 24 2011

Get Team Fortress 2 for Free!

Just over a year ago, I wrote about one of my favourite games, Team Fortress 2 and gave a general overview of the game itself. Since then, a whole stack of updates have been released for the game and you can be sure to find a game going on somewhere at any time of the …

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Jun 23 2011

Safe Mode and Recovery From Windows Registry Errors

Today, I bumped into a colleague at work who reads this blog and we had a brief chat about yesterday’s article and the fact that I could have come off a little too casual in the way I provided the instructions without warning about the potential risks (up to and including nuking your Windows installation) …

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Jun 22 2011

Stop Windows Update Taking Over the Shutdown Button

Shut down and install updates button

Another quick tip for tonight. Sometimes, when you want to shutdown your computer you might notice that the shutdown button looks like this in Windows 7: When pressed, this button will finish the installation of pending updates for Windows and then shutdown the computer. Sometimes, this isn’t convenient and if you have a habit of …

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Jun 21 2011

Beware of Electronic Speeds Signs in Tunnels

Perhaps not specifically about technology but a tip to help keep your wits about you when driving in tunnels containing electronic signage. One presumption that I work with when driving through these types of tunnels such as the Lane Cove Tunnel in Sydney or the Burnley Tunnel in Melbourne is that there is always the …

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