Car tech and more – May 15 2016

Car tech and more – May 15 2016

Jul 7, 2016

In this week’s show we discuss Eurovision, Gold Logies, Ferrari Formula 1, and get into the technology that you’ll find in your cars, and how things like Apple Car Play and the like are changing the in-car entertainment experience, as well as why the GPS system that is built in into your car might not be all that you thought it was when you bought...

AVG’s Michael McKinnon on Password Reuse

AVG’s Michael McKinnon on Password Reuse

Apr 14, 2014

Recently I had an opportunity to chat with AVG’s security expert about password reuse, and why it’s really a good idea. In this two part chat with Michael, we explore ways to get ensure that, in dealing with the myriad of different passwords that we all need to have these days, we can try to have passwords that are unique for each site that we visit,...

Your Personal Windows License May Be Tax Deductible

Your Personal Windows License May Be Tax Deductible

Jul 7, 2010

The Austalian Tax Office’s excellent e-Tax software, available now for the PC platform for about ten years or so, is still not available for that ever increasing group in the population that chooses to use a platform other than Windows, Computerworld Australia reported earlier this week. In that article, James Hutchinson mentioned that the ATO was...

Windows 7 – Fixing The Mapped Drive Credentials Problem

Windows 7 – Fixing The Mapped Drive Credentials Problem

Nov 19, 2009

Ever since installing the Windows 7 RTM build, I have been unable to have that system automatically log on to an assigned mapped drive on my MacBook. Until now. The basic concept is that from Windows Explorer, you want to map a networked drive, and retain that mapped network drive so that it is persistent through multiple reboots and logins to that system. The...

Windows 7 – Enabling Single Click

Windows 7 – Enabling Single Click

Nov 17, 2009

In this article, I told about how I was setting up a computer for my mom. She had never used a computer before, and is now in her 80s. In starting to teach her how to use the computer, I noticed that the concept of double-clicking was not something that she was comfortable with, and so I looked for alternative solutions, the obvious one being that of just...

Windows 7 Sound Problems Addressed

Windows 7 Sound Problems Addressed

Oct 9, 2009

One of the primary issues that I found when running my first installation of Windows 7 RTM was a very serious problem with the sound drivers for the embedded sound card on my Gigabyte motherboard. While I certainly had sound, in many areas it was simply unusable. This manifested itself in that, when using a microphone, there was a significant (maybe a quarter-...

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