Virgin has launched Virgin Digital Help, one of the latest services to be launched by Virgin here in the UK. Its a service like the TechGuys, you’ll be able to chat online or ring to speak to someone about your tech or gadget problems. If you own quite a few gadgets at home

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For those of you who have been paying attention to the latest news regarding Windows 7, you will know that Microsoft has just released a chart/guide on how users should upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista:
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As you can see, it is by no means an easy to interpret diagram with plenty of meaningless technical jargon. So the folks at DownloadSquad has come up with the below in return, a much more simpler and understandable guide on how to choose the appropriate OS upgrade for your system.

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Google Chrome has been released for a good few months now, but so far there haven’t been many major features which tempts users of more popular open source browsers such as Firefox to switch over. Could this be about to change? Check out the video below about the new release of Google Chrome 2.

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Got a spare netbook and some spare time? If you’ve been hooked up into the latest trend of downloading Windows 7 RC and testing it out, then it looks like here’s an opportunity to do the same, but on your netbook. John from Gizmodo has written a nice post on how you can install the recently released Windows 7 RC on just about any netbook.

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The main problem encountered so far has been the fact that netbooks don’t have a disc drive and their small capacity SSDs don’t offer much help neither. The solution you’ll see if you hit the link below is that you’ll need to boot from a USB drive of at least 4GB of free memory and do make sure that your netbook has at least 8GB free from its SSD!

[via Gizmodo]

By the way, you’ll need to have already downloaded a copy of Windows 7 RC before you can begin!

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Update (04/11/2009): Those who have 05.11.xx baseband but have not been able to use fuzzyband’s baseband downgrader due to various reasons including non-supporting bootloader version should have a look at a new unlock tool released for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS by Geohot. It’s known as blacksn0w, it will work for iPhones running the latest firmware 3.1.2 on baseband 05.11.07: http://www.gadgetlite.com/2009/11/04/blacksn0w-iphone-3g-3gs-os-3-1-2/

Update (28/09/2009): Those looking to downgrade the baseband version 05.11.07 from the new iPhone OS 3.1 update should read our guide: How to: Downgrade iPhone 3G baseband – 05.11.07 to 04.26.08

We reported about the possibility of downgrading the iPhone 3Gs’ baseband (which had been unexpectedly affected by the 2.2.1 firmware update) by using a tool from ModMyi called pHaseBanDowngrader a few weeks ago. Thanks to all those who

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We’re abit late on reporting this, this time around. But I’m never bothered about writing something late if it is as interesting as this. The team at iFixit have done it again by thoroughly taking apart their Dell Adamo. Because I’m not much of a DIY person myself, I always enjoy checking out their pics.

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iphone-3-jailbreakJust wanted to quickly point out something to iPhone 3G users since we received a few messages earlier in the week. Its about the release of iPhone 3.0 and now of course in Beta 2, some who have access to the iPhone Dev Center have been tempted to update.

You will already know what great features iPhone 3.0 offers, the latest release of iPhone 3.0 Beta 2 even does abit more. Firstly, APIs for the iPhone’s Push Notification Service have finally been thrown into the firmware, for some reason it wasn’t in the previous version. Secondly, Beta 2 of OS 3.0 now supports up to 11 pages of home screens of apps as opposed to currently nine.

However, iPhone 3G users whether you are currently unlocked with yellowsn0w or not unlocked but want to keep this possibility open in the future, please do not try to upgrade to the latest iPhone 3.0. If you don’t care about having your iPhone 3G unlocked and don’t think it will be necessary in the future neither then you can.

The reason is as many will know the baseband that iPhone Dev Team’s iPhone 3G unlock application works with gets upgraded once you click on the firmware update button. This to date is still not reversible.

The iPhone Dev Team also warns that using the recently released unofficial QuickPwn is dangerous, yes it may offer a jailbreak solution for those who have updated to the latest 3.0 Beta 2 but it may bring with it serious consequences:

That’s because QuickPwn, by its very nature, requires you to already have accepted Apple’s official IPSW, along with its baseband update.  If you do that, you will (possibly forever) lose your ability to software-unlock your iPhone 3G.

It doesn’t look like the iPhone Dev Team will be releasing or updating their existing tools anytime soon, mainly because its unecessary for firmwares in beta which already itself contains lots of bugs.

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