AMD Phenom Quad Core review – oh the power!

Finally its released! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time now to try in my server and AMD has kindly provided one for me to review 🙂 For now I’m leaving the discussion of the “who’s got a true Quad core” aside as I’m sure you already know that one (hint: Its AMD…:)…


Windows Vista SP1 RC1 first thoughts

Overnight we released to beta testers Windows Vista SP1 RC1. I like to try new things out so I applied it to my shiny new Lenovo T61p. I also like to try and see what sort of experience happens when the end users end up applying this so I performed an update from Microsoft Update…


Competition: Buy a Windows Mobile 6 device

From the "shameless plugging on Windows Mobile" category…. When you buy a new Windows Mobile 6 device from Palm, HTC, Motorola or i-mate between Nov 1, 2007 and Feb 29, 2008, you can enter our draw to win a trip for two to your choice of one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World,…


Zune 30 battery woes – some solutions!

Some time ago when I was in the US I got a couple of Zunes. These were the original Zune devices now called the Zune 30. Like a few people since the firmware flash update I also have had problems with both my Zune 30’s choosing not to charge after being dead flat and to…


SIPtap: Stop the hype already – mitigate the attack vector

I was reading on TechWorld today about a piece of proof of concept code written to monitor VoIP calls and how its somehow a new threat. Ho hum…. Others are commenting on the hype around this too. See Good commentary here too on consumer VoIP implementations over and above corporate implementations. SIPVicious: Bit more…


A full four hours of battery on Vista on "balanced"…wow….

So last night I was pretty scathing of the hybrid drive performance on my new Lenovo T61p. Today’s a different story. Just as an experiment I tried running on battery and did my normal day to day activities. I simply pulled the power on it, left in it in the "balanced" power mode and worked….


Review: HTC TyTN II with Windows Mobile 6

I got handed one of these TyTN II devices a few days ago to show at the Unified Communications tour currently going around the country. Its not my usual cup of tea as I’ve previously preferred SmartPhone style devices but recently really loved using my Dopod C730. Each to their own really…and that’s the good…


Its arrived! The Lenovo T61p is here…with a hybrid drive!

Well after a few issues in finding out where it was after I ordered it which were subsequently (and rapidly!!) resolved…its time. It arrived yesterday! Yay! I was curious to see if the hype really was all it was cracked up to be on this unit – initial thoughts have me pretty impressed. Keith had…


Free Exchange 2007 Component Poster goes live!

From the same Microsoft Consulting Services team that brought you the Active Directory Component Jigsaw and the Windows Server 2008 Component Poster comes the Exchange Server 2007 Component Poster. Download it now! Its creation has been sponsored by the Exchange product team, Dell and the TechNet magazine and represents an awesome effort to help IT…