Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Windows 7 Vs. Snow Leopard

So, Apple is secretly working on its next OS, 10.6 Snow Leopard, while Microsoft is very publicly working on its next iteration of windows: Windows 7 (Catchy name huh?)
The Onion has made a nice looking graph describing the difference between the two:
Compare Mac vs PC
And, although it is fuuny, I think the graph should look more like this:
What it should look like

To sum it all up... I think Windows 7 is going to be a huge hit when it comes out in Summer of next year, and I think it'll be just as big when the official beta is released in January. The leak of the beta is out now, and Ill let you know how it is once I've downloaded it, but Im sure itll be awesome. Its very exciting because Microsoft finally got it right. Windows 7 is definitely how vista should have been, it is smooth, simple and easy to use for ANYONE... even my grandma. I definitely recommend everyone to get Windows Seven when it comes out because microsoft has learned from their mistake *cough* vista *cough* and is correcting them. Windows 7 will be, unlike vista, released with major compatibility, have amazing performance, a nice EASY UI, and work well overall.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Useful Command Prompt Commands

I've been reading up a bit recently on command prompt because it is very useful at times (especially when you have an obnoxious relative that wont let you install anything on their computer in order to fix it). And so I decided that I should post any useful commands that I find, on here.

At (at a certain time, perform a function) Ex: at 12:00 cmd /c shutdown -s -t 35 -c "The computer is shutting down."

Subst (Assign a drive letter to a folder) Self explanatory

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wireless Printing for the iPod Touch and iPhone!

HP has just released HP iPrint Photo for the appstore. It is a free application for all iPhone OS users. The goal of this program is to enable photo printing wirelessly, and does not include the ability to print documents... however, due to the nifty screenshot feature, printing documents could be possible.
Just download iPrint Photo from the appstore and take a screenshot of the document you want to print. Then head over to iprint photo and select that screen shot.
This could easily be the start of a printing revolution for the iPhone OS, as more people will most likely begin integrating printing into document applications.
HP iPrint Photo

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Easily explain virus's to your grandparents

This picture should make it easier to explain malware and virus's to your grandparents or un-conputer friendly parents.

Credit to Digital Trends

The best Mac Vs. PC Video

This Mac vs PC video is outstanding... I actually do hope that they make it into a movie.

Friday, December 19, 2008

How To Enable Polygamy In Windows Live Messenger

Multi-Account Sign in in Windows Live Messenger!

Via Liveside
Many of you will have several WLIDs, and want to sign into Messenger with more than one of them. Until now you had to seek refuge in a patch or add-on to be able to do so. Not anymore! Microsoft’s John Weisenfeld just shared a little trick with me to enable this, which I’m going to share with you.

The trick involves registry editing, so please follow these steps very carefully:

1. Start regedit (admin)
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Live
3. Right click Messenger and create a new DWORD called MultipleInstances


4. Right click the newly added registry key and choose Modify
5. Set the Value data to 1


6. Close regedit

All done! Now you can launch Windows Live Messenger as many times as you want, and sign in with as many WLIDs you want, on one computer. Just don’t try to sign in with the same WLID more than once on one computer or it will throw error 80071392 at you!




Thursday, December 11, 2008

Windows Seven Pre-Beta WinHEC released

The WinHEC (PDC in China) distribution of windows seven was leaked onto the popular torrent sites earlier this week. Build number is 6956. Improvements include all the features that the blue badge added to 6801 (but in their full working version) as well as a new boot screen and faster boot times.
The WinHEC release was given to all attendees as Virtual Machine file and was converted into an ISO using the 6801 build disc.
Download the torrent file from your favorite torrent site or here

Windows Live Sync

Windows Live Sync was officially released today. Some users are reporting problems with installation on macs but overall I think the experience is decent. I'm sure all bugs will be worked out soon (although it probably should have gone to beta first).

Here's a picture of the online interface:
Online Interface

and here is the first live sync page:
Photo by

The program on the PC does not have any GUI other than a settings page which includes encryption, remote access, and auto-start settings.

I've posted some questions regarding the differences between mesh and live sync on both the live mesh blog and the live sync blog, and I'll post their responses as soon as I see them.


In With The New - Out With The Old

So, after reading a bit on Dave Taylor's website I decided that it would be a great idea to let my readers choose what I write about. Please feel free to email me any time to ask me questions, and I will respond on my blog. I will do my best to answer every question that is emailed to me. This does not mean that I will stop blogging like I used to. I will still be doing that just as much, and even more if I get more users on my blog. If I can get enough users that visit my website per day I will move the blog over to a real URL (not

I'm looking forward to reading your emails!
Email me here!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Absolutely perfect site

Ever find yourself in a situation where some dumb guy (we'll call him fred) is asking you a completely obvious question and all he needs to do is google it?
Show him that he is being retarted and give him a link to

Fred: Hi Laser, what do they mean by torrenting files?
Laser: Go here fred, it'll solve all those problems for you!

See, simple!