The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that record label Sony BMG is to reimburse consumers up to $150 for damages caused to their PC by hidden anti-piracy software embedded into music CDs. Is this enough to protect consumers?
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.
Is the PS3 too expensive? Is it out of the reach of regular gamers?
Yesterday Engadget ran a piece about a possible flaw in the design of Microsoft's Zune PMP - is this fact or fiction?
The other day Apple released some patches for the Mac OS - a good time to answer a question that I've been asked on numerous occasions since embarking on the MacBook Pro experience:Is it easier to apply patches and updates to the Mac OS than it is in Windows?Well, the process isn't difficult.
I've owned an Apple iPod nano now for over a month now and I'm immensely impressed by the design and the features it offers. Being a huge fan of Audible and audio books in general, a small, easy to use, 8GB capacity flash-based player is what I've been dreaming of for some time. The nano fits my needs very well. However, the design of the nano leads me to believe that it's not the kind of player that's going to take rough handling all that well.
Reports are circulating that the upgrade versions of Windows Vista won't allow users to "clean install" the operating system. If this turns out to be true then it's time to image your old Windows XP and Windows 2000 systems, buy Vista Ultimate or Business or by the full version instead of upgrade.
A couple of people have asked me whether working on a Mac is significantly different to working on any other Windows PC. I'm guessing that what they are really asking is whether the workflow associated with carrying out a task on the Mac is all that different to doing the same task on a PC. Is it easier? Is it harder? Are there greater or fewer steps involved?
When AMD launch the Barcelona processors at some point mid 2007, it is claiming that the chips will outperform Intel's Clovertown processors by 40%. Bold claims, but will the benchmarks support this claim?
Not a day goes by now where I don't see an article with a title such as "10 reasons you need Vista", "10 reasons you don't need Vista" or "50 things that are wrong with Vista". It seems to me that everyone has an opinion about Windows Vista but hardly anyone is providing the reader with any real information to help them decide whether Vista suits their needs.
Is WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) so flawed that it caused Microsoft to flag half a million genuine Windows users as pirates?