Author: James

Windows 10 will be free for 1 year

Yesterday Microsoft held a preview event for Windows 10 and it came with a lot of big news, I will be discussing some of the latest Windows 10 features and some of the hardware announced in a following post. But one of the big takeaways from the event (of which there were many) was that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users for 1 year after its launch. Microsoft appear to be copying Apples approach and view the operating system as a service. Microsoft hasn’t decided how it will handle upgrades after...

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Migrating your business admin to the cloud: don’t get left behind

Ways of doing business are constantly changing as new methods of accessing information are developed and new ways of working are adopted. Nowhere is this more evident than in the irresistible rise of cloud computing, which is transforming the way that businesses are operating. What exactly is cloud computing? The cloud introduced In simple terms, cloud computing is computing that is based on the internet. In the past, applications and programs would be run from software that had been downloaded onto a server or computer in the building where employees worked. Now, these types of applications can be accessed...

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Gadgets to make grumpy mornings a thing of the past

Why do some people wake up feeling bright and sunny in the mornings whilst others dread the thought of peeling back the covers? The answer is thought to be partly down to biology, but it’s also down to the pressures that the morning brings. If you’ve got kids to prise out of bed, feed and get off to school on time, or if you’re just not looking forward to work, you may hate the sound of the alarm. These great gadgets could change that. They’re designed to brighten up your mornings, making them easier and more fun, and putting...

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Transcend StoreJet 100 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review

My second Transcend hard drive review for the week, this time we have the StoreJet 100 for Mac which is a 2TB USB 3.0 mechanical exceptional hard drive that has Mac specific features including support for Time Machine and HFS+ file system. The unit itself is quite attractive as far as external HDs go, it is enclosed in a slip-resistant silicone material and the HD is reinforced by an internal hard drive suspension damper, giving you maximum shock-absorption. Transcend claim the drive meets rigorous U.S. military drop-test standards so you should be safe lugging it around in whatever bag...

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Inateck Water-resistant Bluetooth Speaker Review

Inateck is a lesser known company that sells a lot of products on Amazon including USB hubs, HD docks, chargers and speakers. I was recently send their BTSP-20 water-resistant bluetooth speaker which is currently available on Amazon for a bargain price of £32.99. This is not an attractive speaker at all, and unfortunately I would say it is quite ugly, with the overall product being quite plasticy. However this is likely a practical choice, the speaker is sounded in a slightly rubber edge to protect it from drops, all the holes can be sealed with rubber stoppers and there...

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