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There is possibly nothing more confusing than trying to choose a new or replacement monitor. There are so many different brands and models available, a variety of different panel types and specs to consider, it ain’t easy – especially when factoring in the value for money element. I’m certainly no expert in this area, but Read more

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Microsoft has announced that Windows 10, the anticipated successor to the slow up-taken Windows 8, will be released free of charge to Windows 7 & 8 users who upgrade during the first year after the new operating system’s official release. The free release will apply only to upgrades, and won’t be distributed free of charge Read more


A children’s show produced by Sweden’s public service broadcaster SVT recently released a music video for its “Snoppen och Snippan” [penis and vagina] song to coincide with the premiere of its new season. Since the show chose to illustrate the bouncy, catchy track with a pair of dancing cartoon genitals, the video made headlines in Read more

RIP FreewareBB

Categories: News
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As many freeware followers will know by now, FreewareBB was sold recently although unfortunately it fell into the hands of people who wanted to use the good name and reputation of the site to scam and trick others. Those very tactics are the likes of which FreewareBB fought religiously against since it’s inception back in Read more

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I’ve been noticing, with some amusement, the complicated instructions posted by other tech sites on how to create a desktop shortcut to Windows Updates in Windows 8.1. Although their method will ultimately work okay, it is unnecessarily convoluted, involving numerous steps to get to the desired result. Accessing Windows Update in Windows 8.1 is not Read more

The Hunt for Half Life 3

Categories: Games
Comments: 2

Has the number THREE taken on a greater significance in your life? Are you asking for THREE sugars in your tea? Have you been married THREE times?Are you checking your calendar for significant dates, searching for portents, signs, footprints in the sand and secret marks on nearby trees and buildings? If you can answer YES to Read more


It seems like just about every day there is news of yet another wonderful piece of innovative gadgetry on the horizon, and the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) held recently in Las Vegas has provided a plethora of mouth watering previews to help whet the geek appetite. How about a full Windows 8.1 PC contained in Read more

How To Secure A New Router

Categories: How-To, Security
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When you purchase a new router there are some very basic first steps that must be taken if you are the least bit concerned with the security of your Home Network. I find it somewhat disheartening that since any decent router can be a great hardware firewall, people still seem to ignore the user name Read more


It’s no secret that the two technology power houses, Microsoft and Google, often don’t see eye to eye. The latest heated discussion erupted over Google’s decision to publicly reveal a security flaw in Windows 8.1 just 2 days before Microsoft was due to issue a patch. Google’s disclosure concerned a bug which allows low-level users Read more


On some occasions, your Word table can contain formulas that are too long for the smaller cells in your table and that prevents them from being displayed completely when you look at your field codes rather than the results of your field codes. Word does not have a feature like the ones available in Excel Read more

Sony Walkman-new

Sony has unveiled its latest foray into the digital music player arena at the recent Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. Slated for consumer release during the first half of 2015, the new Sony NW-ZX2 Walkman is said to be designed with “high-end audiophiles in mind”. The word “high” is certainly repeated often enough Read more


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