Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

  • I’ve always been a great fan of Grisoft’s free antivirus/malware tool having used it since its first release. Microsoft dipped it’s toes in the waters a few years back with a free package but it got slated by the officinardo’s and to be honest, was a tad cumbersome and not so dissimilar to the Norton suite for clobbering your CPU!
  • So yesterday MS released a new MSE tool, which I’m about to test on an XP VM (Virtual PC) and see how it goes
  • See post from the Forefront blog. I note MS are using MSE as a front to build a rich database of threats and then to populate both the business and consumer space products – neat trick

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Movie Maker - Windows Live


  • Customizing your movie is simple with easy-to-use editing tools. Trim your video clips to show only the parts you want. Add titles, transitions, music, and effects like panning and zooming

Improved editing

Movie Maker - Windows Live

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Zune - Software

  • I was just catching up on my podcasts and was listening to the July edition of TWit (This Week in Tech) with Leo Leporte and Paul Thurrott when I heard the guest Rob Greenlee mention that you could download the Zune software without having the Zune hardware
  • So I downloaded said only to find it is restricted in terms of content download to the USA only! Frustrating doh! I mean I only want to subscribe to podcasts for now until Zune is released in Europe. So I guess for now I stuck with iTunes..
  • The application looks slick and borrows heavily from Windows Media Centre from what I can tell..


Friday, September 04, 2009

Women – know your limits

  • A bit of Friday fun
  • Funnily enough my wife doesn’t understand limits, nor does my daughter it would appear – a curious state of affairs one might say Caruthers..

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Mobile phones – What you feared to know

  • A recent twitter from a colleague on radiation hazards of mobiles. Ask yourself why mobile phone engineers don't use mobiles themselves.. I have a friend who works for a large carrier over in Holland and he doesn’t use one

  • My advice, keep mobile handsets well away form kids and if you have to use one, always use Bluetooth

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Station fire - time-lapse

  • And still the traffic goes on.. fires within fires, yet less controlled..