The UsefulTechnology Blog

Tips and Tactics for a Better Digital Life

November, 2006

  • The End: this blog leaps over to Windows Live Spaces

    I've decided to move my blog to a new home on Windows Live Spaces. I hope you'll move with me. My new blog URL is http://usefultechnologyblog.spaces.live.com/ . To subscribe to the new RSS feed, simply click this link: http://usefultechnologyblog...
  • UsefulGuides: Finding that well-loved feature in Microsoft Office 2007

    There's no question about it, there's a bit of a learning curve before you get familiar with the new ribbon menu layout in the 2007 Microsoft Office system. And the learning curve will be steeper the more familiar you are with previous versions. If you...
  • UsefulOffer: IntelliGolf Eagle now free with HP iPAQ 6915

    HP did a good job of hiding this offer on their website ;-) Head over to www.hp.com/uk/intelligolf and you may just spot that you can claim a free copy of IntelliGolf Eagle edition (the tippety-topmost-bestest version) if you own a UK-bought HP iPAQ 6915...
  • Windows Vista RTMs!

    Jim Allchin has just announced to the world's press that Windows Vista is now complete and has been released to manufacturing. Let the fun begin! More details here .
  • 3D Mapping in Windows Live Local

    Head over to http://local.live.com/ to check out the new 3D capability of this mapping service. Very nice! After you've installed the 3D application (a one-off download) try some of these keyboard shortcuts: Double-click a point on the map to move...
  • The Official Windows Vista Preview Magazine

    Phew! I'm delighted to report that the Windows Vista Preview magazine (an official joint venture between Microsoft and Future Publishing) is now on sale in the UK in all good* newsagents. Get your copy now for the paltry sum of £4.99. The Preview Magazine...
  • Windows Media Player 11 - final release at last

    Way back in May we released the Beta of Windows Media Player 11. Finally, after exhaustive testing and refinement, we released the final build earlier this week. You can download it now, for free, from here . If you're running Windows XP and have ears...