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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Leopard suffers the post release blues

A few weeks ago I wondered (out loud) about how Leopard would be received by the masses. Like Vista is long awaited, like Vista the launch was delayed, and like Vista, I got the impression that Apple rushed a bit to get it out of the door because the Mac fanboys were getting restless. Leopard debuted to some really glowing reviews written by some of Apple's biggest and most widely read fanboys, but now that the OS is in the hands the people that really matter, the feedback is far from glowing.

October 31, 2007 by


Time Machine - Part II: Going back in time with Time Machine

Yesterday I took a look at how to set up and create the first backup using Apple's new Time Machine utility. I found the process to be swift, efficient and enjoyable. However, there's more to the backup process than setting up the software and making the first few backup - you need to be able to retrieve your files from the backup when you need them. Today I'm going to look at how to do this using Time Machine.

October 30, 2007 by


Friday Rant - Why is most security software rubbish?

When I'm setting up a new Windows-based PC, the part that I dread is when it's time to install security software onto it. I just know that no matter how swift and powerful the system is, installing any kind of security suite onto it is going to kill performance. It's a lot like buying a BMW M5 and then murdering the performance by attaching it to a trailer fill of concrete.

October 25, 2007 by