Using the radio on Zune HD in the UK

I’ve been playing around with my Zune HD and having great fun with it. I was interested to see how well the radio would work in the UK and the answer is “not too bad”. Assuming you adjust the radio options in the settings menu to “Europe”, you get reasonable reception with a couple of…

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Track eBay Daily Deals Via IE8 Web Slice

Ebay have just published a new IE8 web slice that I really like. Why? Because it’s a great example of what a web slice should be (if you need more info on web slices read here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/features/easier.aspx?tab=0). Every day eBay publish a special price for an item called, appropriately, the “daily deal”. Now, instead of…

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How to make your passwords secure

With the recent news of email accounts being hacked there seems to be plenty of advice floating around for avoiding falling victim to scams and other attacks. One of the pieces of advice is to use a strong password .Even though there’s no evidence that would have helped in the recently-reported instances a strong password…

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Searching your Hotmail inbox

I didn’t realise until recently that you could search your hotmail inbox using keywords to narrow the search. I’m talking about the web version of Hotmail, not when you’re accessing it via a client application like Outlook. For example, let’s say you wanted to find an email from your friend John Lyons, that will have…

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