Microsoft

Windows 7 Lock Screen Annoyance and Fix

I’m in the habit of locking my machine when I walk away from my desk. When I come back I just type in my password, hit enter and I’m back. But with the Windows 7 machine I’ve been using the last year or so I’ve had a recurring problem. The lock screen requires me to […]


“Free Public WiFi” Isn’t WiFi, It’s Just A Free Nuisance

If you’re like me you’ve seen “Free Public WiFi” show up on your mobile device, laptop, etc. when looking for wifi connectivity in the wild. Ever wonder why it never works? It doesn’t work because it doesn’t really provide wifi of any kind. In fact it’s not even a wifi hotspot. It’s an “ad hoc” […]


DRM Free iTunes and Pricing Changes

In 2003 Apple changed the face of legal MP3 downloads by opening the iTunes Store. What set iTunes apart from other online digital music stores was it’s flat rate $0.99 USD cent per track and no monthly subscription fee pricing scheme. This was an attractive price for consumers who would want to use the store […]


Security Suite Suggestions?

I’ve been using Norton products forever. And despite reports of performance issue with Norton products over the last few years I still use Norton Internet Security. But Now I’m considering making a change. I have access to legal licenses for Windows Live OneCare and McAfee Internet Security Suite. Which of these are better? Are there […]


Microsoft Extends Xbox 360 Warranty

Microsoft has announced that it’s going to extend the warranty on the Xbox 360 and implement some design changes for future manufacturing of the product as a result of the product suffering from a significant amount of hardware failures. The warranties will be extended to 3 years from the date of purchase. Microsoft, who also […]