Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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Give your PC a Holiday upgrade

Give your PC a Holiday upgrade

Planning on putting in some time on the PC over the Holidays? Maybe you're going to be spending some time fragging zombies, or creating cards from friends and family, or maybe you're going to be rendering a family DVD to give out as a gift. Chances are that unless your PC is quite new it could do with a little bit of a performance boost to help you get more done in less time. Here are some ways that you can boost the performance of your system for the Holidays.

November 27, 2007 by in Hardware

The BIG Alienware m9750 review

The BIG Alienware m9750 review

I don't spend anywhere near as much time gaming as I'd like to. Part of this is down to being busy, but a bigger factor is the fact that I have to be sitting at my desk, and that feels an awful lot like work even when it's not. Is there a way to be able to spend some quality time gaming without being tied to a desk?

November 26, 2007 by in Laptops

Should ISPs block P2P?

Should ISPs block P2P?

Mark Cuban, HDNet CEO and Dallas Mavericks owner, has posted an open letter to Comcast and other ISPs/telcos/cable companies asking them to block P2P. I think he's wrong, totally wrong.

November 22, 2007 by in Telcos

Free alternatives to commercial software

Free alternatives to commercial software

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.

November 21, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Apple's vise-like grip on the iPhone is over

Apple's vise-like grip on the iPhone is over

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.

November 20, 2007 by in Apple

First look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 1

First look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 1

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.

November 19, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

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