Subject: General Tech | September 6, 2007 - 12:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you don't turn your PC off at night, and you don't actually have it doing anything during that time, PC Mechanic has some suggestions for you. They range from basic automated maintenance tasks to setting up downloads and rendering machines.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2007 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 PCI Audio Card offers you a way to get creative with your sound card sources. This is a modified X-Fi with all the connectors on the card, they are RCA jacks, with an adapter to change them to optical. Hardware Canucks loved this card and could only fault it in one area, the lack of proper digital surround sound.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2007 - 02:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
Okay, I am so angry right now, that I'm going to leave this as short as possible lest I end up getting PCPer put on any corporate filters.
So, Apple announced some new iPods and then...dropped the price of $599 iPhone to $399. Just 2 months after I spent 50% more on it. Apple has officially lost all credibility for me and the new iMac I recently bought will be going back.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2007 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Based on the Unreal Engine 3, Fury combines the speed of a FPS with a MMO game, or as the creator puts it, "Unreal Tournament with swords and auctions". OCMODSHOP took a look at this game, and the various unique features that it offers, up to and including it's fee structure. If you like the online play of Guild Wars and WoW, but need a little excitement, or just want to try a team based fighting game, this might be right up your alley.
Subject: General Tech | September 5, 2007 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silverlight 1.0 will run on Linux, a move likely prompted by the lead Mono developer creating a working version of Moonlight, an open-source version of Silverlight. It looks like .NET will be a choice for Linux users after all. Get more on this story and if it signals a change for Microsoft at Ars Technica.
Subject: General Tech | September 4, 2007 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So you changed your password just before you went on holiday, or picked on so complex it will never be guessed; even by you. Maybe you just had a brain fart. Whatever the cause, your XP machine will not boot for you because you've forgotten the password. Don't panic, there is help for you in the form of a guide from PC Stats. Reading through it might also give you enough time to remember the password on your own, which is a much easier route.
Subject: General Tech | September 3, 2007 - 09:57 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like all the rumors of Apple's announcements for this coming September 5th are converging on more than a single product. First and foremost, a new iPod Touch and iPod Nano are thought to be coming and would be a welcome update to a line up that has been aged in terms of technology products. The latter is in a "leaked" photo below:
The iPod Touch would probably be very similar to the new iPhone with a flip-style browsing feature.
Subject: General Tech | August 31, 2007 - 02:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Upgrade fever has hit just about every component on the PC lately, it's getting to the point where even buying a mouse can be a major decision, along with the rest of the PC. Then you have to tweak the OS, assuming you can decide which one to use, to make sure you are getting everything out of your internet connection.
Subject: General Tech | August 31, 2007 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Mechanic looks at some very simple ways to keep yourself and your private data secure when browsing the web. Some of the tips may seem very simplistic, but there are those who don't follow them .. . and will probably be calling you to fix their PC soon, if they haven't called already.
You can also catch the 11th PC Perspective Podcast at the top of the page, if you haven't given it a listen already.
Subject: General Tech | August 30, 2007 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Users of AVG anti-virus were in for a nasty shock this morning; if they were planning on calling in sick today and tomorrow to start the Labour Day weekend early. Something, probably a patch from 2K, AVG or SecuROM, has changed. AVG now prevents BioShock from launching because it is tagged as a virus.
Do not attempt to heal the file, back up your save games and follow the instructions provided at Boot Daily to get yourself back up and running.
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