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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First Look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 2

First Look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 2

I'm keeping a close eye on the latest Firefox betas to be released by Mozilla. The reason is that if past performance issues have been fixed, it's quite likely that I might consider making a switch to it as my main browser. While I find Internet Explorer 7 to be fine, I think that there would be advantages to switching to a unified browsing platform across Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

December 19, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Xbox Live - The Unbanning

Xbox Live - The Unbanning

The other day I reported that I was getting emails in from disgruntled Xbox Live users who had been banned by Microsoft for allegedly connecting to the online service using modded consoles even though the consoles were totally unmodified. Today I'm hearing that some of those affected are finally getting somewhere with tech support.

December 17, 2007 by in Microsoft

Two gaming dead ends of 2007

Two gaming dead ends of 2007

That never ending quest for better and better frame rates means that gamers will spend their money on pretty much anything that will allow them to get the edge on their opponents and frag them just that little bit faster. However, not everything leads to better performance. 2007 saw two technologies aimed specifically at gamers which have turned out to be about as effective as herbal viagra - PhysX and DirectX 10.

December 16, 2007 by in Mobility

If viruses are no threat to Macs ...

If viruses are no threat to Macs ...

The other day I was on the Apple Store website researching a gift (you know how it is at this time of year, someone asks for your opinion on a tech gift for someone else ...) and came across something I didn't expect to see for sale at the Apple Store.

December 16, 2007 by in Security

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