Buy Xbox 360 and more from the Microsoft Store United Kingdom

I have talked about the Microsoft Store in the past a few times here (launch) and here (for the NSPCC 15% donation), well anyway Chris has told me of an update, the first major update since the launch and I wanted to share it below. ‘…a wider range of Microsoft products including Xbox 360 (consoles,…

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Wooden USB sticks

So today’s posting under something a little off topic is the Wooden USB fashstick!! http://www.flashsticks.co.uk/home.html should go nicely with your wooden PC case :S   http://woodgears.ca/computer_case/index.html We don’t cover dry rot or woodworm on our Tips for solving problems with USB devices article though thanks to Lorna for the link. Rob

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More 100% rated articles on Windows Help and How-to

Back in July I highlighted 12 Windows Help and how-to articles that had been given a 100% positive rating.  Well I thought it was about time I did the exercise again, and below are the 18 articles that have been given only positive ratings since that date: Remote administration for IT Pros Create a professional…

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Buy Microsoft Software and the NSPCC gets 15%

Ages ago I mentioned the Microsoft Store in the UK, well now there is a special promotion on that if you buy Microsoft Windows Vista or Office 2007, then 15% of the purchase price (minus VAT) will be donated to the NSPCC.  For more details see http://www.microsoft.com/uk/nspcc/ . Offer ends 31st December 2008 “By choosing…

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Spend Christmas with a top model, in France

Really cool Windows site from France, They are the PCs, Netbooks and Cell phones Microsoft France recommends consumers to buy for Christmas, for the best experience with Windows Vista. tres bon!     Rob Technorati Tags: Windows Vista

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Windows Live Search feature maybe you didn’t know about

lifted from a thread from an internal email discussion, a few things about Windows Live Search that maybe you didn’t know about: You can do simple or complicated maths such as sqrt(3^2+5^2) You can ask factual questions which it’ll answer from Encarta, National Geographic, census information, etc.  For example “how tall is mount Everest”, “who…

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Windows Search 4.0 84% faster

Matt Hester has just posted up a blog about performance and stability improvements in Windows Search 4.0 – 84% improvement of desktop search in Vista sound good to you? You can learn more about Windows Search at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.mspx and if you just want to go straight to the download center use the following links: Windows…

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Tron Guy is a PC

I twittered yesterday about Tron 2 the sequel… Well it looks like Tron Guy is a PC too VIDEO REMOVED DUE To Actns/Swif.T virus!!! http://blogs.msdn.com/robmar/archive/2008/12/02/are-you-seeing-a-virus-message-on-this-blog-actns-swif-t.aspx

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Auto replace in Windows Live Writer

Just been sent this nifty little add on for Windows Live writer (which if you don’t know is the best Blog writing tool!). InsertableContentSource: Autoreplace, You Say? Yes, I Say! as the posting says – you have been warned ‘*****DISCLAIMER***** This feature is unsupported by the Live Writer team and by me. All I am…

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The perfect mobile phone? The Alloy 01 Phone

Nick over at MSN tech and gadgets has a great feature about the perfect mobile phone.  Which is a collaboration between T3 and design company The Alloy. The phone incorporates technology that is all available today so it could be made, and if it end up looking like this it could be the phone to…

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