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  • Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:10 am - In the past when I have performed deserialisation (taking the hierarchical contents of an XML file and converting that that to an object hierarchy at run time) I have used methods such as XmlDocument and manually created objects, or created my own classes and implemented a more traditional style of ...
     
    Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:43 am - Recently people have been talking about how iPhones are tracking movements of users and how the Mac app iPhone Tracker is displaying this data visually. Personally I don't see it as a huge problem because the phone companies already know this information, and many Apps require location data anyway. ...
     
    Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:12 am - Recently I installed LAMP under Ubuntu and the kind folk in the #ubuntu IRC channel gave me some fantastic - not to mention time saving! - advice. If you have any long commands you can easily shorten them through the use of aliases. For instance, with LAMP the command to start Apache was the long ...
     
    Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:37 pm - Often on the news you hear about mobile phone horror stories of people racking up thousands of dollars in debt - and then thinking that you aren't like those people. On November 12th I checked my iPhone usage, just like any other time. Then I almost flat lined. My iPhone cellular network data mete...
     
    Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:19 pm - The arrival of iTunes 10 has brought with it a brand new iTunes logo. The general general feeling about iTunes 10 - so far - has been fairly negative. Why is it in black and white now? Why are the close and minimise buttons now shown vertically? What is the point of Ping? What is with the unimaginat...
     
    Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:04 pm - Let me start off by saying that I think it is fantastic that Bet 365 (and I think other betting agencies like Betfair do the same) have gone out of their way to buy the rights to many sporting events and develop a system to stream it to users. The more free live sport available to people, the better...
     
    Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:21 pm - The last time I'd used wireless internet in Singapore was in early 2007. Simulation cricket was all the rage, and my parting memory was how wonderfully well the Singaporean government had set up a national wi-fi network and how lousy my laptop battery was for lasting just 15 minutes off a full charg...
     
    Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:27 pm - Before going to England I had researched the all important matter of using mobile data abroad quite thoroughly. After my experience in the USA I was quite sceptical about my chances - and I was always going to feel this way until I could see it first hand working as I wanted on my iPhone. As it turn...
     
    Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:27 am - For a long time I have been looking for a way to set up an online radio station for my own personal use - I wanted to be able to set up a stream that would broadcast whatever content was being entered through my computers line-in / microphone input. After many failed attempts, I sat down recently wi...
     
    Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:45 pm - Apple's yearly music event was held on September 9th, marking the third last time this century when we can claim a date like 09-09-09. But it looks like Apple is running out of ideas, with some relatively mundane changes to the iPod product line after a couple of years which saw fantastic innovation...
     
    Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:19 pm - Following on from my previous article about recording the output of a computer screen through VHS screen capture, this article outlines how to capture VHS vid...
     
    Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:19 am - It's a topic that is not well documented on the internet, and something that can appear quite complicated if you have never done it before. There are many reasons why recording the output of your computer screen can be useful, such as for recording live sport or recording a how-to tutorial for other...
     
    Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:37 pm - Here in Australia, we are blessed with the finest communications infrastructure in the world. Unfortunately, it is not used anywhere near its full capability/potential and the internet and mobile phone networks are monopolised by one provider called Telstra. I recently spoke to Mathias from Sweden ...
     
    Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:54 am - When was iPhone 3.0 released? June 17. But here in Australia it was the early hours of June 18th when I clearly remember clicking the "Check for Updates" button in iTunes while posting regular "status updates" on Twitter. It felt good to be among the first in the world (probably ...
     
    Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:13 pm - I like to read. Quotes, unusual words (I'm sure if I remembered more of these I would be a far better Scrabble player!), strange happenings (anything out of the ordinary) from around the world, these all take my interest. At the end of March this year I noticed that the French composer Maurice Jarr...
     
    Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:10 am - There are many times when you might need to resize an image. You might want to make a photo smaller to send in an email, or resize an image to use as an avatar or signature on a forum. This article explains how you can do exactly that using only the "Paint" program, which comes pre-install...
     
    Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:36 am - Last year my Windows XP computer crashed. Unfortunately it wasn't a typical crash, because a simple reboot wasn't enough to get it back online. Start-up failed, the infamous blue screen of death (BSOD) appeared, the computer shut off and the cycle started again. It was an endless loop of failed star...
     
    Thu May 21, 2009 9:00 am - First up, thanks to decryption and the crew at Mactalk.com.au for choosing my suggestions to improve their podcast (which were "Play a short audio jingle whenever a r...
     
    Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:42 pm - So Apple have announced the next generation of the iPhone - albeit only a software update, this is still pretty big news among the iPhone loving community. Put simply, it looks great. There are a couple of fantastic new features which will no doubt be crowd favourites; perhaps implemented by popular...
     
    Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:02 am - The new version of the Windows operating system - Windows 7 - will allow users to completely turn off features they do not want, Microsoft [url=http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/03/06/beta-to-rc-changes-turning-windows-features-on-or-off.aspx]have confirmed[/url...
     
    Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:01 pm - Image Hard case or soft case, which is better when it comes to the iPhone? The soft case The soft case I have is perhaps not of the highest quality. The...
     
    Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:43 pm - You would think that using an iPhone in the USA would be the easiest of tasks. After all, the USA is the most advanced Western nation in the world and the iPhone is a creation of an American company; Apple. Unfortunately, using an iPhone in the states is not the easiest of t...
     
    Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:02 am - A few weeks ago I ordered the 1000mAh USB Rechargeable Emergency Power Pack Battery for the iPhone 3G from DealExtreme.com, and I must say I am quite impressed with the device. Image The device can be char...
     
    Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:26 pm - South East Asia is the home for fake merchandise, particularly mobile phones and mp3 players. It was on a recent visit to the region that possesses me to speak out on the outrageous prices vendors are charging for imitation mp3 players. I'm always on the lookout for a bargain, and Sim Lim Square in...
     
    Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:16 pm - After considerable discussion, which spread over several websites and forums, I have arranged a list of what we consider to be the top 10 moments which changed the intern...
     
    Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:29 pm - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the next version of the Microsoft Windows Server family. It should hit the streets February 27th in its final form. Currently you can download and test 2008 Server RC1. 2008 Server is being touted as the most advanced version of Windows Server to date, designed to...
     
    Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:56 am - I collect Post-its! Strange? Not at all! When I'm travelling if I see them, I buy a pack of Post-its. They are small, extremely useful, come in varying sizes and colours and the best thing is when I unwrap them to use them, I am reminded by the varying languages of where I've been. Now, having shar...
     
    Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:25 am - AOL have officially pulled the plug on the Netscape browser, vowing to discontinue all support as of February 1, 2008, at which time they will also stop releasing security patches for the one time market leading internet browser. During the mid 1990's, Netscape Navigator, codenamed Mozilla during de...
     
    Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:32 pm - Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is due to get a new service pack update. Service Pack 3 (SP3) is due to hit the streets relatively soon. Currently, SP3 is at Release Candidate 1 (RC1). For those of us still using XP here is what you can look forward to with the new service pack. Windows XP SP3 i...
     
    Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:52 am - By July 2008, Microsoft intend to take Windows XP off the market for regular consumers, while computer manufacturers have until the end of the year. Of course, that is not to say it will definitely happen. If enough people make their concerns clear to Microsoft, they may rethink the action, as they ...
     
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