More bad news for Windows Vista as PC World crowns it as the biggest tech disappointment of the year. Here are some of the comments added by PC World from their recent article:

  • “Five years in the making and this is the best Microsoft could do?”
  • “It?s not that Vista is awful.” “It?s just that Vista isn?t all that good.”
  • “Despite its hefty hardware requirements, Vista is slower than XP.”

So what exactly is it that makes us not want to migrate from XP to Vista?

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Have you ever been in a situation where you’re in a hurry while your pc isn’t? -by that I mean, once you click ‘Shut Down’, it decides to run into all sorts of errors and results in wanting you to report this error and so on… absolutely annoying situation to be in when you just want to leave immediately!

Well here’s a very quick but can be dangerous way to shut down your windows in a blink! All you need to do is type the command as pictured, “shutdown -f -t 0“, and your windows will automatically, force all running programs and processes to end.

Read on as this command needs to be handled with care!…

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Nanoscan is the fastest free virus scanner I have ever used, no download is necessary and all you need to do in order to benefit your PC of Nanoscan is go to it’s site for a super-quick scan. Nanoscan bascially searches for viruses, spyware and other threats. It can detect, in 1-2 minutes, a huge number of threats that could be running on your PC right now. Don’t be surprised if it finds active viruses, spyware or Trojans on your PC, even if you have an updated antivirus.

The best thing about using Nanoscan, apart from the fact that it is so quick is that:

  • It detects over 2,720,334 viruses, spyware and other known threats.
  • It also finds threats that have not yet been identified thanks to its TruPrevent? intelligent technology.

After just over one minute of scanning it gives you its results on a new results page along with the current status of the antivirus software (whether it is up to date) which you may have installed on your system.

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Many users switch over to websurfing using Firefox from IE because they’ve been told it’s faster, more reliable and well just better than Microsoft. Yes I have no doubt that all of that may well be true, but some do experience the fact that Firefox isn’t so much faster at all. This can especially be the case when you haven’t got a good quality broadband and being able to use every bit of your connection to the full means alot.

Here in this post, we’ll show you a few easy tricks you can do to tweak your Firefox browser faster and better, it’ll only take you about two minutes to do :)

We have found two ways to do this, both should equally speed up your Firefox in the same way.

Method #1

According to MoreMerchant, by default, Firefox is optimized for dialup connections and not broadband, therefore the following steps will help you change your Firefox for the better:

1. Type ?about:config? into the address bar and hit return. Type ?network.http? in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
2. Set ?network.http.pipelining? to ?true?
3. Set ?network.http.proxy.pipelining? to ?true?
4. Set ?network.http.pipelining.maxrequests? to 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at one time. Originally I tried 100 here and it didn?t seem to help. When I went with 30 I noticed an improvement.
5. Right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it ?nglayout.initialpaint.delay? and set its value to ?0?. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

Method #2 following after the break (reading method #2 is advised before performing method #1)…

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Windows Vista is always in the news on the blogosphere about how effective it performs. No matter what version of Vista you may be running, it’s possible that you may have already seen these error messages more than once and may well probably be fed up with them!

(I have no idea how the above pic came about, but you’ve been encouraged!)

More following the jump…

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Check out this very handy device, this is not just any microscope, this is a USB one and one with some good neat specs too!

According to Novatech:

Ideal for a wide variety of practical applications in the classroom, workplace and even the home. Can be used for science and engineering work and study, dermatology (skin/scalp) exam, detailed repair, assembly and quality control (ie. electronics, mechanical, etc), hobbies & collecting (coin, stamp, watch, jewelry, etc.), law enforcement (counterfeit ID, crime lab, etc) , entertainment or simply as a reading aid. Just use your imagination!

Included with each Dino-Lite digital microscope is a copy of the “DinoCapture” software, enabling you to “capture” either a photograph, video or time-lapsed video with a simple click.

Just check out the pics below and see how well the microscope works:

USB Microscope from Novatech

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The latest version of Google Maps no longer requires your device to have GPS anymore. It’s now possible to use the application to identify your position while you’re on the go using the cell tower information triangulation.

New Google Map ?My Location?

There is a new feature which is currently still in Beta called My Location. This lets you use the application with or without GPS, giving you an accuracy within 1000m of your location which can actually be quite a vague, unrecognisable if you were travelling somewhere you’ve never been before…

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