Imagine coming across someone who had both an antivirus package and firewall software installed on their PC and yet both were switched off. You'd think that they were pretty dumb, way too brave or a little bit crazy (or they are antivirus researchers!). But the fact is that there are literally millions of Windows XP SP2 users who have a defense mechanism in place that would protect them against many of the vulnerabilities that threaten them, but that protection is, by default, partly disabled.
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.
What files can you play on your Zune (once it's released)? Does the Zune player add viral DRM to files that you share with others? Does Zune's DRM scheme violate Creative Commons license? Let's find out.
Go back a year and there was nothing that Apple could have done that wouldn't have earned them countless column inches of praise in the media. I'm pretty sure that Steve Jobs could have launched an empty cardboard box and, as long as it was white and had the familiar Apple logo on the front, pundits would have hailed it as remarkable. It seemed that Apple couldn't do anything wrong. But over the past few months, there's been a noticeable change in how Apple and their products are being reported.
Yesterday Microsoft released more details on their upcoming Zune player, the mobile device that it hopes will compete head to head again Apple's iPod. Does it have what it takes to be an iPod killer or will it get slaughtered like all the other contenders?
Windows Vista might be delayed until the end of January 2007, but that doesn't mean that Microsoft doesn't have anything coming out in the interim. Yesterday the Microsoft Hardware division launched a huge array of new peripherals in an attempt to lure us away from the traditionally drab keyboards and mice that most PC users are faced with.
Yesterday saw Steve Jobs unveil some serious upgrades to all three of the Apple iPod line, putting them in a strong position to compete with Microsoft's Zune. In fact, it sounds like Apple has listened to criticisms and and taken the opportunity to make some core changes to the iPod, iPod nano and iPod shuffle. Oh, and they introduced the iTV.
Yesterday Samsung announced a working prototype of what it calls Phase-change Random Access Memory (PRAM) flash memory, nicknamed "Perfect RAM", amid claims that they expect PRAM to replace high-density NOR flash memory within a decade.
Michael Dell sees computer gaming becoming a $4 billion per year industry by 2010, but does Dell have a future in computer gaming?
Windows Vista has a new feature that's designed to give users a quick, simple and cheap way to boost the performance of their Vista-powered PC - it's called ReadyBoost. But what is ReadyBoost? How does it work and how effective is it? Let's take a look.
Here we go. The first hint that Sony's PS3 production has serious problems. Ken Kutaragi, head of Sony's global computer entertainment division, has just announced that the European and Australian launch of the PlayStation 3 games console will be delayed until March 2007.