Part of my reason for choosing the Sony Smartwatch was to acquire a one-box running solution, that could track my runs and play my music without taking up too much space. I find a 5.5″ phone far too cumbersome to run with, as I’m sure most of us do. Tracking runs on the Sony works well […]Read more "STN-333 Bluetooth Headphones – a proper review"
It’s another of those brilliant small Microsoft programs, great for syncing files between your PC and a USB stick – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155Read more "Did I mention SyncToy yet?"
Hey Lenovo, what’s up with DPTF & Yoga machines? – Lenovo Community. Well worth a read for any Lenovo Yoga users suffering from slow speeds in screen-folded modes since updating to Windows 8.1 To disable DPTF, boot up the Yoga with the Novo button (the small recessed button with arrows on it next to the […]Read more "Hey Lenovo, what’s up with DPTF & Yoga machines? – Lenovo Community"
I gave Windows 8.1 a fair crack of the whip. Two or three weeks of trying to use it the way Microsoft want you to use it, and trying to be productive at the same time. But it just couldn’t happen. Time and time again I found myself right clicking on the Start icon (it’s not […]Read more "Another thumbs up for Classic Shell"
The hardware The party trick of flipping the screen almost prompts a round of applause whenever people see it. I rarely use the machine in full tablet mode because it is quite heavy, but I often use it in its part-folded state as a tablet-with-a-stand. The screen is nice and bright and responds well to […]Read more "Two weeks with the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11s"
Even as the edifice of Windows collapses around them (Windows 8 is an utter disaster), Microsoft keep churning out little gems that are totally free. Small Basic is one of them, a BASIC-style programming language that is easy to get to grips with and surprisingly powerful. I managed to write a program that uses Zeller’s […]Read more "Microsoft Small Basic"
After a solid day’s head scratching and a restless night dreaming of drivers, I have finally got this (old) photo printer working on this (old) laptop. Here’s how… 1. Download the v3.4 driver for Vista 32-bit – Canon Europe is one location. 2. This is important – unzip the cp710x32mux.exe file – the self-extractor wouldn’t […]Read more "Installing the Canon Selphy CP710 on Windows Vista"