Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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Dude, where's my battery?

Dude, where's my battery?

If you're one of the millions of people who have bought Dell notebooks over the past few years, I've got some bad news for you - this battery recall is going to cost you time and/or money. And the more you bought, the more it's going to cost you.

August 17, 2006 by in Laptops

Portable office on your USB flash drive

Portable office on your USB flash drive

I don't know what I'd do without my USB flash drives. Over the years they have evolved from being a mere storage device where I dumped files that I wanted to take with me when I was on the move into a platform in their own right. With the aid of a few software applications and utilities (some free, some not), you can do the same to your USB flash drive.

August 16, 2006 by in Hardware

Have you had any electronic gear stolen from you at the airport?

Have you had any electronic gear stolen from you at the airport?

New airport/airline regulations regarding carry on luggage following the arrest of terror suspects in the UK has meant that passengers can't take electronic gear (cameras, laptops, iPods and so on) onto planes as hand luggage. While this is a sensible security precaution given the ongoing security threat, it's a policy that also seems to be allowing thieves who work within airports a greater level of opportunity and access to help themselves to other people's stuff.

August 11, 2006 by in Security

iPod accessories galore!

iPod accessories galore!

There's no doubt that the iPod is one of the biggest marketing success stories of all time. It transformed the music player market and destroyed the competition. But what is it that makes the iPod the huge success that it is? I think that the huge number of iPod accessories might have something to do with it.

August 10, 2006 by in Apple

Apple suffers 'Vista envy'

Apple suffers 'Vista envy'

It seems pretty clear from the coverage of the World Wide Developer Conference that Apple is suffering from "Vista envy"? Why? Because Apple couldn't stop making comparisons between OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Windows Vista.

August 8, 2006 by in Windows

Dealing with piles of old CDs/DVDs

Dealing with piles of old CDs/DVDs

Given how cheap CDs and DVDs have become, it's pretty easy to end up hip deep in old, unwanted discs. But what do you do with these discs? In this article I look at a few possibilities for safe disposal of your unwanted discs, depending on whether your discs contain sensitive data or not.

August 3, 2006 by in Big Data Analytics

iPod phone - Myth or reality?

iPod phone - Myth or reality?

Is the next bit of hardware to be released by Apple going to be the long awaited iPod phone? I don't know, but if Apple does come out with a cellphone variant of the hugely successful iPod, it's certainly going to make waves.

July 31, 2006 by in Apple

New Intel CPU pricing

New Intel CPU pricing

Today, to coincide with the launch of the Core 2 range of CPUs, Intel have updated their price list, adding prices for the newer CPUs and altering the prices of much of their existing stock. So, just how much cheaper will a PC be?

July 27, 2006 by in Intel

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