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 delays - What's the big deal?

So, Apple has delayed the launch of their Leopard until next October. Apple says that this is because the company needed to shift around key Mac OS X staff in order to make sure that the iPhone goes out of the door on time. This may be the case given the current state of Leopard. But does the delay matter?

April 15, 2007 by

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Windows Vista Capable logo confusing to customers

Following a lawsuit which charges Microsoft with deceptive practices by allowing PC manufacturers to fix "Vista Capable" stickers onto PCs which lack the power to offer the consumer the ability to run some of Vista's most touted features, there's been a lot of discussion about what the Windows Vista Capable logo means. Is the logo program deceptive? Are consumers being duped into buying an underpowered PC? Is Microsoft to blame?

April 11, 2007 by

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Copyright, piracy and stealing

My post yesterday about copyright laws and piracy generated a lot of very interesting feedback, both in the TalkBack section and via email. One thing that struck me from the feedback was how opinion is divided on whether infringing copyright is stealing, and if it is stealing, how far do you have to cross the line to be considered a criminal?

April 11, 2007 by

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Copyright laws and piracy - Where do you stand?

Over the months that this blog has been running we've had some really good discussions relating to copyright laws and piracy. Hardware such as portable media players and disc burners are closely linked to copyright and piracy because these devices allow people to do things with content that the copyright holders might not be too happy with. But is violating the terms of copyright theft, whether it be on a small or large scale, right or wrong? Is it theft? When does it become theft? Where do you draw the line?

April 9, 2007 by

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Dramatic AMD X2 price cuts

AMD's updated processor price list shows that the company has had to make some very significant price cuts in order to maintain competitiveness against Intel. Some of AMDs higher-end CPUs have had their prices cut by almost a half.

April 9, 2007 by

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WEP - Gone in Sixty seconds!

Every time I mention how WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) protocol used to secure wireless networks needs to die, I always get at least one comment from someone who, for one reason or another, obviously still uses WEP and wants some false hope that it's better than nothing. Well, it isn't. Want proof? Here it is.

April 5, 2007 by

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