January 2012 archive

Panasonic RP-HC700 Noise Cancelling Headphones Preview

I managed to get some time today to record the preview video for the Panasonic RP-HC700 noise cancelling headphones that I previously unboxed here. In the video, I show you the physical characteristics of the headphones including where the battery is installed and cover off some more of the technical specifications (in which the audiophiles …

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Retrieve Missing Task Manager Menus

Task Manager - Processes

Here’s a quick tip for today. On the rare occasion you might find yourself looking at Task Manager in Windows and it is completely devoid of the usual menu options and tabs at the top of the window, resulting in something like this: … or this: What’s the solution? Just double click on the blank …

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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and Sleep Modes

Here’s an observation that I have come across when using the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 solid state drive and my experiences with putting my computer into sleep mode. There have been numerous reports that the solid state drive doesn’t like to be put into the S3 sleep mode which can result in a blue screen …

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Stabilisation Tips for Your Gaming Rig

GPU Temp Readout

For about a month now my desktop computer has been working fine after I had dropped in the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 solid state drive but since then I have experienced some instability when playing games on it (particularly Team Fortress 2 or TF2 for short). The system wouldn’t crash but the screen would go blank …

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Browse More Efficiently on Your iPad or iPhone Using the Reading List

Browsers these days are blessed with the ability to have many webpages open across a number of tabs and mobile devices are no different. However, in the case of iOS devices you’re not going to be able to open perhaps the twenty or thirty tabs you might do on your desktop or laptop computer. Furthermore, …

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Open Regularly Updated Documents Quickly in Windows 7

Excel Jumplist

Here’s a tip for the Windows 7 users out there with Office 2010. Hopefully, you will be familiar with the concept of pinning applications to the redeveloped taskbar in Windows 7 so you can launch them straight away without having to go through the Start Menu. What you might not have realised is that you can also …

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Windows Phone – Disappearing Keyboard Fix Now Available

For the Windows Phone users out there just a heads up that a new update is on its way to your devices to correct the disappearing keyboard problem (where the on-screen keyboard vanishes either in the middle of typing or fails to appear at all when selecting a text field after upgrading to Mango). I’ve only …

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Panasonic RP-HC55 Noise Cancelling Earphones Unboxing

This week I received a pair of noise cancelling headphones but I also received a pair of Panasonic RP-HC55 noise cancelling earphones (which also seem to go by the model number RP-HC55E-S with the S seemingly pertaining to the silver colour). These canal earphones are rated at 88% noise reduction compared to the RP-HC700 headphones …

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Get Your Bitcasa Invite Here!

Here’s something that might interest those cloud storage enthusiasts out there or people wanting to check things out before migrating their data. If you want to try out Bitcasa which touts as being able to provide “infinite storage on your desktop” then here’s you chance to get an account. Just click here to signup and check …

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Panasonic RP-HC700 Noise Cancelling Headphones Unboxing

This week I received a pair of Panasonic RP-HC700 noise cancelling headphones (as well as a pair of noise cancelling earphones which I’ll show you in a later post). I have used noise cancelling headphones in the past on airplanes which have worked really well but wanted to see how they performed in other environments …

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