Posts Tagged ‘Computing’

Apple Secretive About ‘Polluting and Poisoning’ Supply Chain, Says Report

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Boy, if even the Chinese are complaining, then things must be pretty bad …

Apple comes joint last among IT firms in a transparency study drawn up by leading Chinese environment groups.


Cloning a Windows Hard Drive

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Here’s a cool trick …

After having had to install Windows, Office and his work software several times due to hardware problems, Andrew Whitehouse wonders if it would be simpler just to clone his laptop’s hard drive


Apple Launches Apps Store for Macintosh Computers

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This seems like a pretty significant development for Mac users …

Tech giant to offer more than 1,000 applications for desktops and laptops in 90 countries

Apple today launched its long-awaited applications store for Macintosh computers, bringing the iPhone and iPad software phenomenon to desktops and laptops.


Richard Branson Launches Project as ‘First Truly Digital’ Magazine for iPad

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Someday, someone will figure out how to make the digital magazine format workable and profitable … I kind of think that day is still years away though.

Virgin tycoon will be up against Rupert Murdoch’s Daily

“This is not a battle! This is not a war!” Richard Branson declared, guns blazing, at the launch in New York today of his new digital venture – a monthly interactive magazine custom-designed for the iPad.


Is It Worth Waiting for USB 3.0?

Friday, November 19th, 2010

I don’t think I’d hold my breath …

Alex Renton would like to buy an affordable laptop with USB 3.0 ports, and wonders if it’s worth waiting for them to arrive

When do you think we’ll see USB 3.0 ports installed on mid-range laptops in the UK? I’m wondering if I should hold off buying one until these SuperSpeed ports are embedded into laptops.
Alex Renton


Has Microsoft Windows had its Day?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I see the point of this article, but it also seems a bit premature …

As more media organisations switch to apps and mobile phone technology, the future looks less certain

The bald man in the ill-fitting check jacket doesn’t pause as he stands beside the beige 1980s-vintage PC. The words pour out of his mouth like the sharpest huckster you’ve ever seen. “How much do YOU think this advanced operating environment is worth? WAIT just ONE minute before you answer,” he instructs eagerly. “WATCH as Windows integrates Lotus 1-2-3 with” – he clutches his lapels – “MIAMI VICE!”


Breathing New Life into an Old Laptop

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

This probably seems like a pretty basic trick to many laptop users, but it’s still worth repeating …

Ben Whittle has an old Windows XP laptop from work and would like to use it for web browsing and email, but without the bloated apps and security restrictions installed by the IT department.


Moving Data to a New PC

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I’m currently in the process of buying a new home PC, so this one will definitely come in handy for me.

Mark Lavender’s Vista laptop has run out of hard drive space. How can he move stuff to a new model running Windows 7?


Microsoft’s Windows 7 is Fastest-Selling Operating System Ever

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Windows 7 is a pretty nice operating system, but I’d chalk those huge sales figures up to the fact that so many XP user’s have been waiting for Vista to go away before updating …

More than 240m copies of Microsoft’s Windows 7 sold in first year, helping company back towards record profits


Quarantine Virus-Infected PCs from Internet, Says Microsoft

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Wouldn’t it make more sense to go after the people who actually write the viruses instead of the victims? Probably so, but in the meantime, this sounds like a great tool for forcing people to buy new PCs.

Software giant wants people cut off from the internet and health certificates issued

Virus-infected computers should be blocked from the internet and kept in quarantine until they are given a “health certificate”, a top Microsoft security researcher suggested on Thursday.