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.
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.
Apple jumps on the "don't give up on Vista" message.
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.
Does Firefox 3.0 beta 1 do a better job of handling memory than earlier versions? In a test put Firefox 3.0 beta up against Firefox 220.127.116.11 in a series of tests.
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.
We've already seen the sub-$200 desktop PC, but how low can they go?
OK, after reinstalling and updating several Vista systems over the past few days I've come to the conclusion that Windows Update could do with a UI tweak.
Apple's annual report, filed last Thursday, shows that the company is worried that Boot Camp could lead to fewer Mac apps, which in turn could mean fewer sales.
I was quite interested in AMD's Phenom quad-core CPU, that is, until I read some early reviews of the processor. Now I've come to the conclusion that you'd have to be a sucker to be an early adopter of AMD's new quad-core line.
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.