Subject: General Tech | May 5, 2010 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Adobe is not the most popular of companies right now. Apple is calling loudly for the death of Flash and many end users are a little ticked at the ongoing delays in the release of security patches for serious vulnerabilities in their Acrobat suite. Why not follow the advice offered by The Inquirer and switch to Foxit; it won't cost a dime and it will make you more secure. As of the 3.3 release you will be running Foxit in safe mode by default, you won't have to change your
Subject: General Tech | May 4, 2010 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is confirmed that the Win7 ROM that will be present in for any phones that will be based off of Microsoft's new mobile platform can be jailbroken. In keeping with Microsoft's general image, the unlock gives you access to Mobile Office 2010. That is perhaps not as fun as what you can get a hold of on a jailbroken iPhone but it certainly fits the target audience. There are currently some similarities between the iPhone and a Win7 phone, for instance no multitasking on Win7 based phones similar to all but the new unreleased 4th iteration of Apple's mobile OS.
Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2010 - 12:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is no question that the G.Skill PIS Series DDR3-2400 4GB
kit is among the fastest of DIMMs on the market and as such has a rather high price. At $56/GB, you really need to have a strong desire to have the best speed your system can manage, and this kit will help you do that. Out of the box it runs @ 9-11-9-28 2T and with a little coaxing Think Computers managed to drop the frequency a tad and get much tighter timings but the Intel Core i7 870
on the test rig simply could not go fast enough to determine
Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2010 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It has been a long road for those hoping for a touchable surface interface; an input device reminiscent of those seen in Star Trek or more recently on Minority Report. Microsoft's Surface has been talked about for a long time and appearing in various places more recently, like cell phone stores and in experimental gaming groups, but it is still a rarity. Sony has seen an opportunity for competition and are releasing the atracTable interactive surface this June. There will
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Subject: General Tech | April 30, 2010 - 06:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If it wasn't for spyware, malware, trojans, protean viruses and the rest of the nasties running around on the web today, you would probably actually be able to get your work done on time though there would probably be a lot of out of work techies and PC repair shops. Unfortunately that is not the case and visiting a web page that was secure yesterday doesn't mean you won't be hit with a drive by vulnerability today. If you do end up getting infected and spend time cleaning off the machine you should remember one mantra, "
Subject: General Tech | April 30, 2010 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ARM is in the news again and this time they have their sites set on the server room. AMD and Intel are both firmly entrenched but this attack on their market share is coming from their flank. The race to lower power consumption is on and ION, Neo and Atom are certainly proof of this. VIA has never made much in the way of inroads into the server market even though their Nano and C7 lines have always had fairly low power consumption so ARM is up against a tough opponent. However, VIA never offered a low power quad core CPU running at 2GHz which is what the ARM A9 is.
Subject: General Tech | April 29, 2010 - 03:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 890FX chipset is hitting the market in many different forms and from many different manufacturers. Since this is the high end version of their new chipset the prices seem high for an AMD motherboard but consider it against the high end X58 Intel boards and you see that they are still reasonably priced. The MSI 890FXA-GD70is one example of these new boards and it j
Subject: General Tech | April 29, 2010 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It would seem that the Nintendo Power Glove was not a big enough fail to scare a company called Iron Will Innovations from attempting to repeat their mistake. The Peregrine is a neoprene glove with five contact points on three of your fingers, the pinky has only three. You touch one of those contact points to your thumb, or the pad on the palm of your hand to indicate a keystroke. Ars Technica tried it out and found it ranged from awful to bea