Windows Guides Feed

Before I sign off for the holidays, I have one last gift for you all. I know, I know, I’m a generous guy. Some may say to a fault.

After perusing many of the excellent themes for Windows 7 Media Center, I found there weren’t many dark themes out there, those that were tended to be incomplete.

So I set to work on making my own theme, it’s by no means perfect but at least makes an attempt to be a ’complete’ theme.

Preview 1

Hit the link below to see some more screenshots and get a link to the download.

Read more…

You’ll recall from New and Improved EPG that Big Screen has just released a final (not a beta) version of their Big Screen EPG program that grabs program guides from the internet, prepares them, and loads their data into Windows Media Center’s Program Guide to use in conjunction with the WMC Live TV function. We ran through a basic setup of the program in part I, in part II we’ll cover the setup process in more detail, examining the options and perhaps arriving at a transparent process that will provide you with the best EPG for the New Zealand broadcast area.

Did you miss the previous post in this series?

Read more…

First there was VGA, Video (or Component), S-VHS and Scart connectors. All of which use analog signals. Analog signals means that we don’t need any kind of computer to process images (and sound). All we need is old-fashioned electronics or even just a piece of paper and a needle. Today when “everything” has gone digital we have got two new standards called DVI and HDMI.

Though HDMI is the new all-round standard of connecting Computers and TV (and soon every gadget and appliance ) you will still come across DVI. Especially when connecting your computer to your flat screen monitor, TV or Projector.

DVI comes in several flavours, DVI-A, DVI-D, DVI-I and M1-DA. But which is what ?

Read more…

Now, more than ever, we carry more digital information on thumb drives and, in many cases, this information is sensitive and, in the wrong hands, could be used in ways we’d like to avoid. In this guide, I’ll show you how to encrypt your USB drive so that only you can access your data.

Read more…

I’m not a very big fan of changing themes on my computer. I like to find my look and stay with it. But that’s just me I guess, I’m boring that way. But for those of you who love to experiment with different looks and design, here are some official Country Specific Themes for you to play with.

Read more…

Free Windows Wallpaper 10

In an effort to help you find the kinds of wallpapers you like, I’ve put together 19 collections of wallpapers that cover 15 different genres. This week’s genre is Windows themed wallpapers. If you know of any other wallpapers that fit in this genre, please let me know. Looking for a different genre? Head here to see desktop wallpaper collections organized by genre.

Read more…