HP offers helping hand to Windows 7 users

November 5th, 2009

HP is hosting a 24-hour "Expert Day" today (November 5th) over on its support forums.

Check it out!

If you miss this one HP is also planning to do the same thing on November 19th and December 1st.

Best iPhone & iPod touch apps

November 5th, 2009

With some 100,000 apps for the iPhone and iPod touch to choose from, it's good to have a few pointers to really good apps. Well, there's a list for that!

Best iPhone & iPod touch apps

I've discovered a couple of cool apps for my iPod touch from this listing!

Hardware 2.0′s ‘Very Best Kit List’ for Nov/Dec 09

November 5th, 2009

Over on ZDNet I've posted my last "Hardware 2.0 Very Best Kit List" of the year. Fear not, the kit list will make a reappearance early January 2010!

Here are the categories:

I've also posted a Holiday Gift Guide for 2009. This contains some gift ideas for geeks. For more gift ideas, check out ZDNet's Holiday Tech Gift Guide page.

Plug vs. Plug

November 5th, 2009

A fun piece over on Crave on CNET UK looking at the merits (merits which include things such as looking like a smiley face) of power plugs and plug sockets of the world.

05-11-2009 10-31-59Sure, it's a fun piece, but it does help to hammer two things home to people:

  • The voltage that you get your power at in your country might not be the same as the voltage in another country.
  • Plugs and sockets vary wildly from country to country.

Oh,and finally, no one who's ever stepped bare-foot on a UK plug (which is almost designed to lay with the metal prongs in the upright, also known as laughing, position) would give the thing 10 out of 10!

Can I legally download Windows 7?

October 28th, 2009

Question from the PC Doc mailbag:

"Can I legally download Windows 7? As in buy it but not get a disc?"

Yes, but it'll cost you!

Take a trip over to the Microsoft Store where you’ll find both the full and upgrade versions available for purchase.