I've starting to receive reports from some users of Windows Live Messenger Mobile that they are receiving "30 day trial" prompts when they connect to the service.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
A few days before Christmas I got my hands on an AMD "Spider" Phenom 9700-based system. Since my head was ringing to the tune of "Jingle Bells" at the time, and because I had troubles downloading a needed BIOS update, all this conspired to mean that I didn't really get the chance to talk about the system that much before Holidays. Now that I've had a chance to have some serious hands-on time with the system, I feel that I can ready to post the first of what is likely to be a series of articles about this system.
Back in November of last year I switched one of the systems that I use regularly over from Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit to 64-bit. I had expected that the switch would be a painful one, but as it turned out, things went quite smoothly - so much so that now only Microsoft stands between me and 64-bit bliss.
Since I do have a few CorelDraw .CDR files hanging about the place, and have Office 2003 installed on a couple of system, I was interested in getting to the bottom of why Microsoft blocked access to .CDR files with Office 2003 SP3.
The latest antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple, combined with recent moves by the music labels, could spell bad news for Apple.
So, Intel and the OLPC consortium have parted ways. I'm surprised that things stayed sweet for as long as they did.
Data released by Net Applications for December 2007 tells us something that most of us already knew - that Mac is on a roll and gaining momentum every month.
You've gotta be careful when you install software nowadays - you install one thing and you end up with a couple of applications that you didn't expect to get. Welcome to the world of applications bundling, and it seems that everyone is doing it nowadays.
This is also the time of year when we all make resolutions - eat less, exercise more, take up something, quit something else. Rather than bore you with the standard New Year fayre, I thought I'd share with you a few of my tech resolutions for 2008.
Sheesh! What is it about Apple RAM that makes it so ridiculously expensive. $700 to upgrade a 2GB iMac to 4GB. What is this, RAM for millionaires? Is it coated with precious metals and stones and come in a box lined with albino tiger cub fur or something?