Archive for the 'PC Doctor’s Useful Links' Category

USB 3.0 radio noise can interfere with 2.4GHz wireless devices

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Interesting research by Intel on the negative effects of radio interference generated by USB 3.0 devices on 2.4GHz wireless devices. Improving the shielding on the USB 3.0 receptacle connector can help reduce the amount of noise radiated due to USB 3.0 signaling. In addition, shielding of the USB 3.0 peripheral device plays an important role […]

Stop your Mac from going to sleep

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

As my regular readers over on Hardware 2.0 will know, I've now got a Mac. It's a Core i7-powered, Retina display MacBook Pro, and it is amazing! It's a great portable system, and I use it for work, and for processing photos and videos. Because the MacBook Pro is a portable system, Apple have optimized […]

Firefox 6 ready to download

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Keeping with it's promise of an aggressive release cycle, Mozilla has released the Firefox 6 web browser. Here's a list of what's new: The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you're visiting Streamlined the look of the site identity block Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API Added […]

The Right-Click Enhancer

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Here's a great Windows tool for power users who want more control over their right click - The Right-Click Enhancer. This simple to use tool offers loads of awesome enhancements for the Windows right-click: Copy To Folder & Move To Folder Create or Print File List Encrypt & Decrypt Open In Notepad Open file location Administrator […]

Driver Sweeper causes problems with Windows 7 SP1 installation

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Use Windows 7? Run Driver Sweeper on the system? Having problems now installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (seeing Error code 0x800f0826)? Here's a possible solution: Download Driver Sweeper 2.8.5 here. Go to the Backup item in the menu. The latest removed driver will be automatically selected in the drop down, if this is not […]