Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.

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Free alternatives to commercial software

Over then next few weeks I'm bound to get my brain picked to shreds on a near infinite number of tech-related subjects. One subject that came up extensively over the holiday period last year was what free software was available to replace commercial software. Last year I was ill-prepared, this year I won't be.

November 21, 2007 by


Apple's vise-like grip on the iPhone is over

Thanks to a court injunction in Germany, T-Mobile is now prohibited (in the short term at least) from exclusively selling iPhones locked to a 24 month contract or iPhones locked so that they can only be used in a T-Mobile network. T-Mobile will also unlock handsets that have already been sold free of charge. This is the beginning of the end of Apple's vise-like grip on the iPhone.

November 20, 2007 by


First look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 1

I noticed that the Beta 1 for Firefox 3.0 was made available sometime yesterday. I've been curious as to whether the Firefox dev team would do a serious revamp for this release or just concentrate on bug fixes and performance improvements. Early indications seem to suggest that it is indeed a major revamp of both the core and the UI, and that Firefox will be a much better browser for it.

November 19, 2007 by


Building a Windows Home Server - the easy way!

So, you're thinking about building your own home server based on Microsoft's latest OS, Windows Home Server and want some pointers as to the best hardware to use. You've come to the right place! Here I'm going to take a look at the components that you'll need to put together a robust, reliable and economical home server.

November 18, 2007 by