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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Microsoft extends a helping hand to Firefox developers - but why?

Microsoft extends a helping hand to Firefox developers - but why?

It seems that Microsoft wants to help aid in the development of the Firefox browser and has extended an invitation to the Firefox and Thunderbird teams to visit with the right people to get Firefox running under Vista. The invitation came in the form of a message posted last Saturday by Sam Ramji, Director of Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft to the mozilla.dev.planning newsgroup. But why?

August 23, 2006 by in Windows

Dude, where's my battery?

Dude, where's my battery?

If you're one of the millions of people who have bought Dell notebooks over the past few years, I've got some bad news for you - this battery recall is going to cost you time and/or money. And the more you bought, the more it's going to cost you.

August 17, 2006 by in Laptops

Portable office on your USB flash drive

Portable office on your USB flash drive

I don't know what I'd do without my USB flash drives. Over the years they have evolved from being a mere storage device where I dumped files that I wanted to take with me when I was on the move into a platform in their own right. With the aid of a few software applications and utilities (some free, some not), you can do the same to your USB flash drive.

August 16, 2006 by in Hardware

Have you had any electronic gear stolen from you at the airport?

Have you had any electronic gear stolen from you at the airport?

New airport/airline regulations regarding carry on luggage following the arrest of terror suspects in the UK has meant that passengers can't take electronic gear (cameras, laptops, iPods and so on) onto planes as hand luggage. While this is a sensible security precaution given the ongoing security threat, it's a policy that also seems to be allowing thieves who work within airports a greater level of opportunity and access to help themselves to other people's stuff.

August 11, 2006 by in Security

iPod accessories galore!

iPod accessories galore!

There's no doubt that the iPod is one of the biggest marketing success stories of all time. It transformed the music player market and destroyed the competition. But what is it that makes the iPod the huge success that it is? I think that the huge number of iPod accessories might have something to do with it.

August 10, 2006 by in Apple

Apple suffers 'Vista envy'

Apple suffers 'Vista envy'

It seems pretty clear from the coverage of the World Wide Developer Conference that Apple is suffering from "Vista envy"? Why? Because Apple couldn't stop making comparisons between OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Windows Vista.

August 8, 2006 by in Windows

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