Meet the Windows Guides Team

Posted by Rich On August - 15 - 2010

We have a number of new writers on the team lately and, in this article, I’d like to share a little about each of our writers so you can get to know us all a little better.

Here’s a quick overview of the team:

Name

(Username)

Joined Team Location Operating System Profile
rsvr85 RSVR85 September 2009 England Windows 7Linux rsvr85
Mike Mike November 2009 United States of America (USA) Windows 7 Mike
Thomas Thomas January 2010 Norway Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XPOS X Thomas
Harry Harry February 2010 England Windows 7 Harry
DarkNovaGamer Steven Downer

(DarkNovaGamer)

March 2010 United States of America (USA) Windows 7OS X DarkNovaGamer
Angel Luis Angel Luis April 2010 Spain Windows 7 Angel Luis
Taylor Ling Taylor Ling

(ghost 301)

July 2010 Malaysia Windows 7 ghost301
Deck Deck Hazen

(Deck)

July 2010 New Zealand Windows 7 Deck
swooper swooper July 2010 Australia Windows 7Windows XPLinux swooper
Spazz Spazz August 2010 South Africa Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP Spazz
Nicholas N J West

(Nicholas)

October 2009 England Windows 7OS XLinux Nicholas
Scragg ashmsa

(Scragg)

January 2010 United States of America (USA) Windows XP Scragg
sergiogarcia9 sergiogarcia9 May 2010 Denmark Windows 7Linux sergiogarcia9
Rich Robinson

(Rich)

February 2008 United States of America (USA) England Windows 7Windows XPOS XLinux Rich

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Key Features Of Internet Explorer 9

Posted by Angel Luis On August - 13 - 2010

First of all, it is fair to say, that this article is written by a former Mozilla Firefox user of many years and a current Google Chrome user.

Microsoft is planning to release the beta of Internet Explorer on September 15, 2010. Before the beta arrives, we can see many of the new features in the Internet Explorer Platform Preview.

The most recent Platform 4th was released on august 4.

Since the beginnings of Internet Explorer, it’s had two main problems: support of web standards and poor performance.

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I’ve done a major rework on the PC Maintenance Handbook and the second edition is now available as a free download. Below is a changelog of some of the changes you’ll see in the new edition. As always, feedback–whether positive or constructive–is always welcome.
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Windows Media Center – Adding a TV Series

Posted by Deck Hazen On August - 10 - 2010

Got a “love-hate” relationship with your TV?  Love the shows, but hate the commercials? Viewing your favorite TV Series on DVD is an excellent way to watch TV.  Dropping those DVD’s down to your hard drive makes the experience close to perfect.

There are several ways to get  TV shows on to your PC – the most popular is probably downloading the shows from a bit.torrent site – another way is to buy the series on DVD and then make a backup copy (where this can be done legally of course) on your hard drive.

Many current TV series are available on iTunes, and even YouTube is getting into the act.  Here in New Zealand our national broadcasting networks (we have two!) started “On Demand” services a year ago and a clever user might find a way record the material fed by their streaming media.

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Sing to Songbird – The Web Player

Posted by swooper On August - 6 - 2010

[Ed note] Recently, we suggested seven free alternatives to iTunes and Songbird made the list. In this guide, we take a look at why this media player is so good.

This funky Free music player gets you geared up and keeps you conscience clean.

Songbird is a Web Player—a music program on your computer that utilises the internet constantly to give you many features. This makes Songbird superior to other major players as you can view artist bio’s, lyrics, concerts and videos as you listen to them. Then upload your files to you music player or mobile or publish what your listening to your IM, twitter or last.fm account for your friends to see. Pretty damn cool eh?

Did I mention it monitors your music directory and actively imports and corrects files locations for songs?

Read on for the list of life-saving features, cool add-ons and smooth skins.

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I’ve done a major rework on the PC Security Handbook and the second edition is now available as a free download. Below is a changelog of some of the changes you’ll see in the new edition. As always, feedback–whether positive or constructive–is always welcome.

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