Articles in category 'Technology'

September 3, 2009

Yesterday, Microsoft released a 90-day trial version of Windows 7 Enterprise for IT professionals. The 32-bit or 64-bit DVD image can be downloaded by going to the following URL: It might be a worthwhile download if you are curious if your existing applications will run on the new operating system. The basic hardware requirements […]

June 17, 2009

Today, I managed to install iPhone OS 3.0 on my iPhone 3G after a little trouble. The download process went smooth, but the trouble started after iTunes began to prepare the iPhone for the software update. It failed… twice. Error 1604. I was directed to the following page each time: I restarted my computer […]

June 4, 2009

I have been running a Western Digital Raptor 74 (WD740ADFD-00NLR5) on my development PC for a couple of years. Before that, I had an older Raptor, the 740GD-00FLA with 8 MB cache. I never had a problem with either of them, except for the noise. The loud reads and writes by the drives had annoyed […]

May 5, 2009

Today, Microsoft released Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) 1 (Build 7100) to the public. Download it here. This Release Candidate debuts Windows XP emulation mode, which something I’ve been looking forward to. Users can now install legacy Windows XP applications inside a Windows XP virtual machine. I, for one, don’t foresee myself upgrading from Windows […]

October 29, 2008

I’ve helped a couple of people set up Plesk POP3 accounts on their iPhone. These instructions are confirmed working with iPhone firmware 4.0.2. This is what you need to do: 1. Select the Settings icon on the Home screen, then select Mail, Contacts, Calendars. 2. Select Add Account. 3. Select Other. 4. Enter your name, […]

October 24, 2008

I’ve been running the Western Digital 640 GB AAKS (SE16 series) drive in my main system for quite some time now. I was happy with it until I noticed Western Digital had begun showcasing their new Caviar Black series hard drives as the ‘fastest 3.5-inch 7200 RPM drive on the market’. The Caviar Black series […]

October 12, 2008

Since the Apple iPhone 3G made its debut in Canada approximately two months ago, it has become one of the best selling smartphones of all time. I was initially wary of purchasing the iPhone due to the exorbitant data fees being charged, but I managed to get a 6 GB promotional data plan for $30/month […]