Category Archive: Software/Hardware News

Jan 25

DSLR SD Memory Cards

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So like most people when they bought their new camera you have to choose a good SD Card that is a decent size and fast.  Well if you go to your normal walmart or other tech like stores you'll most likely end up picking up the first thing you see or possibly they will have …

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Jan 16

Microsoft Security Essentials AV-Test certification Fails AGAIN!

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  Yet Again, Microsoft Security Essentials has failed AV-Test's antivirus certification, after not meeting the criteria to pass their December 2012 testing suite. AV-Test conducts antivirus software testing every month, pitting 25 programs against 0-day attacks and known malware while also testing the repair capabilities of the software and its usability. To pass certification, the …

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Dec 16

iPad Cases Revisited

Having fixed quite a few iPads so far I find the common mistake is someone purchases a case thinking that it will protect their iPad.  I have seen some pretty cheesy foam cases, folding cases, etc that all have failed when it came to protecting the iPad.  The foam case that I reviewed worked great …

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Oct 28

Raspberry Pi upgraded (512MB RAM)

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I've had the pleasure in owning the first version of the Raspberry Pi and really liked it but for my media center idea it didn't work as smoothly as I wanted so I ended up selling it.  This version will help some of the shortfall of the low memory.  They have gone from 256MB to …

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Jan 28

Why swap to a SSD Hard Drive?

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Thinking of giving your computer better performance?  Have you upgraded the RAM in your computer but not seen much of a improvement? Well if you have a newer model computer that supports SATA connections you can jump on the SSD (Solid State Disk) bandwagon.  Some of the key benefits are: Startup Speed – Boot times …

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Dec 31

Microsoft PerfView 1.0

  PerfView is a performance analysis tool focusing on ETW information (ETL files) as well as CLR memory information (heap dumps). It can collect and view ETL files as well as XPERF CSV files. Powerful grouping operators allow you to understand performance profiles in ways other tools can't. PerfView is used internally at Microsoft by …

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Nov 05

Microsoft Visio 2010 Demo Content Pack

Whether you’re creating an org chart, network diagram, business process, or a more technical drawing, Visio 2010’s new tools and intuitive interface make it easy to visually bring your dynamic information to life and share with others. Microsoft Visio demo content pack is intended to help partners, customers and enthusiasts gain deeper insight into key …

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Jan 30

Google Docs, Sites Dropping IE 6 Support

Web developers have been urging Internet users to abandon Internet Explorer 6 for years. Now Google has decided to join the cause. The company on Friday warned users of Google Apps and Google Sites that it will begin phasing out support for older browsers in about one month. “Many other companies have already stopped supporting …

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