Month: February 2012

Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Now

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on a more stable copy of Windows 8, you can download the consumer preview right now from Microsoft.

Just download the Consumer Preview Setup exe from the page linked below, and it will decide which version of Windows 8 is right for your system. It’ll tell you which of your apps are compatible with Windows 8 (if you want to upgrade your current system), grab you a product key, and download any tools you may need to create an ISO or bootable flash drive. If you prefer, though, you can just grab a regular old ISO image here, in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. (more…)

Free Alternatives to Paid Software

When you buy a new pc/laptop and you switch it on fo the first time. You will be welcomed with messages from companies such as Norton, Nero, Microsoft, TuneUp to mention a few. Your excitement will be short lived when you get the message “you have 30 days left to try the product”. 

norton notification

In this post, we would be providing you with free alternatives to some paid software. (more…)

Put Your Computer in A Frozen State!

Guess you might think we are crazy or you might be wondering what we meant by freezing your computer. How would you feel as a Supervisor of an ICT department of an organisation/company/establishment where you do not: 

  • need to make a new, clean OS install every 1-2 years because the computer became too slow
  • need to worry about data loss due to hackers, trojaners, viruses, system crashes, etc etc
  • need to worry about whether or not Windows’ System Restore works (it never worked in my case) (more…)

How to place your iDevices in DFU mode

DFU means Device Firmware Update. If a restore using Recovery Mode doesn’t work you will want to use DFU Mode as a last resort. When placing your iPhone into DFU Mode it does not load the OS before attempting the restore

DFU mode as opposed to Recovery Mode, requires a bit of timing and can take practice so if at first you don’t succeed, don’t be afraid to keep trying. (more…)

Tips on Fixing PC after a Virus Attack

Here you are glued to your computer screen checking your email, working on a research paper or watching a DVD, when it hits. Something weird happens on your computer. You get a pop-up message telling you that your computer is infected, or perhaps 157 new browser windows open. Your computer has a virus. While you certainly should not panic, it is good to know how to fix viruses. (more…)

iOS 5.1 Set for 7th March. (Updated)

iOS 5.1 To Feature Enhanced Notes App With Rich Text Editing And Formatting [SCREENSHOT]

(Credit: Apple)
Confirming reports from earlier this month, Apple this morning sent out invites to an iPad-related event taking place on March 7.
As in years past, Apple is holding its event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco, as opposed to its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. where the company recently held its annual shareholders meeting and the unveiling of the iPhone 4S last October.

The invite says only “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” (more…)

How to Restore Your Computer in Safe Mode

System Restore is a Microsoft Windows feature that allows you to set your settings to a stable state in the event there is a malfunction. Moreover, Safe Mode is a specialized Windows session optimized for testing and troubleshooting purposes. As only essential processes and services are enabled, this allows you to perform any system diagnostics without potential third-party software or hardware bugs. Depending on the severity of the issue at hand, it is often wise to restore your computer within Safe Mode. (more…)