Broadband Satellite Comes of Age

In these parts, we need all the help we can get with our broadband connection. The pitiful speeds offered via the big players may be OK for the occasional download and checking of emails, but if you want to do big-boy stuff like watch iPlayer, download movies and maybe even upload data to websites, you’ll …
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The Only Way is… Tooway

OK, after years of constantly below-par broadband speeds here, I finally ‘bit the bullet’ and did something about it. For as long as I can remember, it seemed like everyone else (apart from the rest of the neighbours in our immediate area) were getting faster connection speeds than us. When the houses were built 20+ …
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Non-PC

I popped over to Julie T’s this afternoon after receiving a call from her yesterday. Her PC just wouldn’t complete the boot process. After taking it all apart and swapping out various hardware components, it looks like it’s a dead (or dying) hard disk, so there’s a bit of work to do before I can …
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That Syncing Feeling

Most of us have more than one PC these days – you’ve probably got one at home, and the other is your laptop or netbook. On each of those PCs you are probably using email at different times for different things. I’m the same, and the major frustration for me, is that some emails that …
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Posting problems

For some reason none of my (holiday) blogs containing photographs can be posted whilst we’re away. It might be something to do with the extremely slooooow internet connection here, or, something more complex than that. Anyway, it’s Wednesday, and normal (blogging) service will continue once we get back on Saturday, when I’ll hopefully post some …
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Techy Day

A bit of a techy-day’ today. Great – I love days like this! I spent the morning over at Julie’s helping her to add some apps to her new shiny new phone, the excellent Windows mobile OS  HTC Touch 2 and install the 16Gb micro SD card. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help much with Tom’s new …
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Test Blog using Zemanta plug-in beta for WLW 2010 Beta

For those, who blog, or maybe are thinking of starting, I’d recommend a plugin for Windows Live Writer (and many other blogging platforms) called ZEMANTA. In short, this plugin will scour the text content of your blog and suggest (via a side panel) links to various related content from around the web-o-sphere. It even provided …
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Useful Software: ‘SugarSync’

I’m putting ‘SugarSync‘ through its paces over the weekend. It’s a piece of software that keeps multiple PCS in synch with each other – in short, you change a file on one PC and the changes are copied across in real-time to other PCs on your network such as your laptop. Great for when you’re …
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