renewing onecare

Even though i know Microsoft Onecare is going sometime in the new year, I recommended my dad to renew anyway as he was happy with the product and comfortable using it.  So rather than do the online billing at £37 I suggested he buy a brand new copy at somewhat less from  (around £24…


Track Santa with Microsoft Virtual Earth and MSNBC

Using Virtual Earth 3D, Map Cruncher and Caligari trueSpace, Microsoft has built a Santa Tracker and Village at the North Pole Check it out:  Not only that, but they also created a 3D version of Santa’s Village at The North Pole.  You will need to navigate to the north pole and then zoom in…


Windows Help for the Internet Explorer Security Issue

If you are still need help assistance with the IE issue from the last week then  you might want to read: You might have heard in the news about a vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 5, 6, and 7 that allows hackers to gain access to your computer and data if you go to certain…


The Twelve Scams of Christmas

Thanks to the GetSafeOnline site for this: Twelve Phishers phishing Eleven Spammers spamming Ten Bots a’ herding Nine Virus writers coding Eight Snoopers snooping Seven Worms a’ spreading Six Crackers cracking Five Tro-jan Horses Four Logic bombs Three Software patches Two Denials of Service And a hacker at your back door! Rob Technorati Tags: Security



Just really pointing out this blog (, if you have any questions about IE then this could be the place to start ‘This Blog will be used to discuss "all things" Internet Explorer.  We hope to provide topics from a Core IE perspective, such as the IEAK and Group Policy all the way to programming…

Its not to late to get a new laptop or mobile this christmas

and if you cannot decide then you can always let the Windows Gadget Guru help you out with your decision ‘When it comes to choosing your new laptop or smartphone, you can’t just rely on Santa to make the right choice. Give the old fella a little assistance using the Windows Gadget Guru – we’ll…


Get the latest version Windows Live writer 2009 and 3 new plugins

Over on the Windows Live writer blog they have just announced the release candidate of Windows Live Essentials that includes  a new version of Windows Live writer (version 14.0.8050.1202) I am a big fan of live writer using it for my multiple blogs and have been using it for a number of years, you can…

Windows Vista Answers

Hot on the heels of the UK Windows Vista Community Page is this new (i think site) called Windows Vista  Answers… Where you can get ‘answers to the most common Windows Vista questions.’ you can either search or browse from the existing set of answers and questions as well as asking the community where you…


Christmas Messenger Icons

  If you fancy getting into the festive theme with Windows Live Messenger then download these emoticons from MSN Italy     My Italian is a bit rusty but hit the big red button to Get free Christmas emoticons Thanks to the WinVistaClub for the spot and link. Rob Technorati Tags: emoticons,mesenger