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.

Latest Posts

Microsoft rebrands PlaysForSure, gives consumers a reason to buy iPods

Microsoft rebrands PlaysForSure, gives consumers a reason to buy iPods

Sometimes I just don't understand Microsoft. Take this latest move for example. The company has just abandoned the "PlaysForSure" logo for the digital rights management (DRM) technology with the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo. Why is this likely to cause confusion? Well, because Microsoft uses the exact same "Certified for Windows Vista" logo for the Zune player, which uses DRM which is incompatible with the previous "PlaysForSure" model.

December 12, 2007 by in Apple

What will the hackers be targeting in 2008?

What will the hackers be targeting in 2008?

A forecast released by Arbor Networks suggests that the iPhone will become a major target for hackers in 2008. Do iPhone users have anything to worry about? Well, I'd say that all depends on whether there are enough users from the "stupid crowd" to target. After all, hackers follow the path of least resistance and go after the "stupid crowd"

December 12, 2007 by in Windows

Would you let Microsoft snoop on your computer usage in exchange for free software?

Would you let Microsoft snoop on your computer usage in exchange for free software?

Yesterday the media and the blogosphere engaged in a bout of collective hyerventilation over Microsoft offering free software in exchange for being able to snoop on users for three months. While this offer is now gone (according to Microsoft they have all the participants needed), it does raise an interesting question - Would you let Microsoft snoop on your computer usage in exchange for free software?

December 11, 2007 by in Windows

The Cult of Kindle

The Cult of Kindle

I'd not given Amazon's Kindle ebook reader much chance of succeeding given the stratospheric price tag combined with DRM, but then I started reading the customer reviews for it and just realized that the Kindle has already amassed quite a considerable cult following, and this could be crucial to its success.

December 6, 2007 by in Mobility

Top Stories