Whining & Self Pity Are Not Comcastic!

Normally, I wouldn’t write much about a cable company getting whiny about an FCC ruling, but with the upcoming net neutrality legislation, it seems as though the people at Comcast are making a bit too much of the matter, in order to highlight the argument. Comcast was deemed to be in violation of current FCC…

Microsoft Security Essentials – Really the Best?

Over at independent comparator and evaluator, AV-Comparatives, we see that in one of their latest tests, Microsoft Security Essentials is rated at the top of  all the free antivirus products and very high when the paid versions are thrown in. I don’t debate the results. I don’t doubt that the site has gotten them after…

Turn Your Windows 7 Laptop Into A Wi-Fi Hotspot

There is an unfinished feature built into Windows 7 that allows a laptop to become a hotspot. Microsoft originally was going to include the feature, but during development dropped it from the final version. Now a company is beta testing its software, which is free for the download, that takes advantage of this feature. On…

HP Gets Custom Backgrounds On Windows 7 Starter Edition

Do you remember when many people we stating that one of the really nasty things about the Starter Edition of Windows 7 was that the user was stuck with one rather nasty background, and no way to change it? I remember seeing a certain site trying to get around the problem through some registry magic,…