Latest from Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
Dell Studio XPS 13 - First look
Yesterday I took delivery of a Dell Studio XPS 13 notebook. This is a replacement for my aging (and rapidly eroding) 17-inch notebook. Since mentioning this system I've fielded quite a few emails from people interested in finding out about this system. Here are my initial thoughts on this system.
Sub-$600 general purpose PC, complete with Blu-ray support
One thing that's become clear to me from comments and emails that I receive is that readers want me to strike a balance between high-end stuff and the more affordable lower-end solutions. Today I'm going to outline a high-quality yet affordable PC that's up to the job of handling Blu-ray.
Microsoft launches attack on OpenOffice
Microsoft has a long-established practice of disarming competition by not acknowledging it, because acknowledging the competition gives it power. Well, the Redmond giant has changed stance when it comes to OpenOffice and launched a video attack on the free alternative to the Office software suite.
Kick-ass business and productivity iPad/iPhone apps (with a few fun ones thrown in!)
Something unexpected has happened. My iPad and iPhone have replaced my notebook PC as my desktop PC away from my desktop PC. Has this happened because the iPhone and iPad are the perfect business tools? No, it's happened thanks to the fantastic ecosystem of apps and services that have sprung up around these devices.
Hotmail bug means more Firefox 4 betas
Following the release of the beta 10 of Firefox 4, we were expecting one more beta before hitting the Release Candidate (RC) stage, but bugs, including one related to the Microsoft Hotmail service, it seems that we are going to be treated to at least two more betas.
Crash Sleuthing: Outlook crashes after IE9 install (UPDATE)
The problem started a few weeks ago. I installed IE9 onto a system running Outlook 2007 and almost immediately noticed that Outlook started randomly crashing. I half-heartedly carried out some investigation and found that Outlook also crashed when I accessed Trust Center. This wasn't my main system and the crash was intermittent enough for me to decide to 'leave the problem for another day.'