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Windows 7 Europe – no IE, no upgrades

Windows 7 in Europe is going to ship without Internet Explorer. The move by Microsoft is in response to its recurrent problems with the EU. Manufacturers of new PCs will be able to choose a browser to install on the machine…

Windows 7 pricing – £49 on pre-order

The pricing of Windows 7, which launches on Oct 22, has been announced and shockingly it’s quite reasonable if pre-ordered. From July 15 to 9 Aug you will be able to pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium E for £49 or…

iPhone 3GS – OK, so we didn’t get the voice control

But otherwise our list of features wasn’t too far out was it? The phone launches June 19 but rumour has it you can order one from Carphone Warehouse from Wed. Better battery life – 5 hours talk time, 9 hours…

Steve Jobs to launch new iPhone?

You may have read here earlier in the year that a new iPhone was likely to appear this summer. Well that time is almost with us, with rumours of the product being launched at the Apple worldwide Developers Conference tomorrow.…

How to install RealPlayer in Ubuntu

Real Player is a high quality media player, which is freely available for Linux operating systems. It isn’t included in Linux packages because it is not a fully open source program. There are .rpm and .deb packages available for RedHat…

Bing – bong?

Microsoft is due to launch a new search engine, Bing,  on June 3. The launch may initially be restricted to the US, as Microsoft is taking time to sign up partner websites in each country. These partnerships may be both a strength and…

Fixing the Windows ‘low or out of virtual memory’ errors

Windows uses hard disk storage when the memory needed by the runnning programs is bigger than the amount of RAM memory your PC has. This ‘virtual’ memory is called a page file and is located in C:/pagefile.sys. Sometimes the error…

What is the difference between raisins, currants and sultanas?

Ever wondered what raisins, currants and sultanas were before they were dried out? The answer is simple: Raisins     = dried grapes Currants  = dried grapes Sultanas  = dried grapes Of course it isn’t quite as simple as that or raisins,…

Wolfram Alpha goes live – so what is so special about it?

The new search engine, Wolfram Alpha went live today, although its 10,000 computing cores seem somewhat overwhelmed at trying to deal with the SlashDot effect of thousands of consecutive users trying it out for the first time. There are now three…

How can I find my Nokia N95 WiFi MAC address?

There is a simple keypad shortcut to find the wifi interface MAC address – simply type: *#62209526# (the numbers spell ‘MAC WLAN’ on the keypad) Knowing your phone MAC address can be quite useful. Many wifi access points will allow…