Welcome to the Computer Section
This section deals with hardware problems how to solve them and how to use various pieces of software to accomplish a particular goal the links to the main articles are located on the left-hand side of the page
I have updated many of these articles and will continue to do so as new information that is pertinent to the issues becomes available the last update is listed below:
I have not added much content over the past few months and I guess the biggest reasons are finding the time and secondly the pace at which everything is changing. New android and windows tablets are announced at such high intervals that long term testing and reviews like the ones I like to write aren't feasible simply because by the time I fully test a new device and get around to writing a review it's obsolete and a new model seems to have replaced it! I could write reviews on new devices not tested for more than a few days (like most reviews I read) but those are available everywhere from youtube to various blogs. So I will try and write full reviews of products that may actually be around more than a few months (or development cycle). I plan to keep the Ottawa section as updated as I possibly can as it's still relevant to anyone who lives in the area and wants to find places to take the Family.
June 3rd 2011
I added a review of the Boxee Box by D-Link it's in the Audio/Video section but since it's often used in conjunction with a computer using network shares I figured I would add a link in the Computer Section, have a read Here
Sept 2nd 2010
I added a review of the The Mediasonic Pro Box 4 Bay Enclosure, have a read Here
Aug 26th 2010
I added a review of the AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Volar MAX USB Stick, have a read Here
Aug 25th 2010
I added a review of the Datacolor Spyder3TV Color Calibrator, have a read Here
Aug 4th 2010
I added a review of the Kobo eReader, have a read Here
Nov 6th 2009
I added a tutorial on How to install the 'Snow Leopard' Mac OSX (10.6) on almost any Intel based PC or Laptop to create a Hackintosh, have a read Here
April 29th 2009
I added a tutorial on How to install the 'Leopard' Mac OSX (10.5) on almost any Intel based PC or Laptop to create a Hackintosh, have a read Here
March 29th 2008
I added a tutorial on converting DVD's to the new H.264 format with AAC 5.1 Audio, have a read Here
October 13th 2007
I added a review of the Mio DigiWalker P550 GPS Navigation PDA, have a read by clicking Here
May 31st 2007
I added an article called Why should we trust your reviews?, you can read it Here
May 31st 2007
I added a review of the Corsair Survivor GT 8GB USB Flash Drive, you can read it Here
May 5th 2007
I added a review of the SilverStone GD01MX Home Theater PC Case, you can read it Here
May 5th 2007
I added an article caled "A Computer for the Living Room, a look at HTPC's" you can read it Here
March 23rd 2007
Windows Vista X86 vs X64 I take a look at compatibility issues, UAC (User Account Controls), memory and CPU needs and my thoughts on Microsoft's newest OS read it Here
December 19th 2006
I added a review of the Samsung CLP300 Colour Laser Printer read it Here
August 2nd 2006
I added a review of the Canon Selphy CP510 Compact Photo Printer Review read it Here
June 11th 2006
I added a review of the Palm Tungsten T5 Handheld PDA read the entire review Here
November 1st 2005
Added a review of the Canon CanoScan 8400F Flatbed scanner with Slide and 35mm Negative scanning capabilties, click Here to read more.
September 29th 2005
A new DVD copy protection has surfaced called 'Arcoos' it appears currently on Sony DVD's and a new tool is needed to bypass this new protection I have a tutorial about using it Here
May 5th 2005
Updated the Creating DVD Back-ups guide with lots of information and photos using the latest tools for the process, click Here to see the guide
April 19th 2005
Added my review of the PalmOne Zire 72 PDA, click Here to read.
April 14th 2005
Added my review of the Acer Travelmate 2200 laptop, click Here to read.
March 1st 2005
Updated the article Internet Security Am I Vulnerable with some new information, click Here to read.
January 26th 2005
I added a review of the Creative Zen Micro a portable Mp3 player, click Here to read.
January 5th 2005
Added a review of the Zalman 5.1 Surround Headphones, click Here to read.
October 12th 2004
Updated my Internet Security Basics Am I Vulnerable?article, click Here to read.
September 16th 2004
Added a supplement to the Macrovision article which details my further struggle to find the perfect capture solution it can be seen Here
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