Australians face web blackout, remove malware

If sometimes find that you are unable to connect to the internet or to some websites, you might be affected by malware which changes the DNS settings on your computer. Even if your anti-virus tells you your computer is clean, you might still be affected. To check your computer for this specific DNS Changer malware […]

How to repair a TV Antenna without an Antenna Installer

If after moving into a new apartment you find that the external TV antenna is not working, you may need an antenna booster power pack. An antenna booster power pack looks like a mobile phone or a laptop power adapter. It is connected to antenna and the main power outlets. Also, it is easy to […]

Power Off computer or leave It On?

Why turn it OFF? Save Energy An average PC consumes 200 W of power while on – just like a light bulb. Let’s say electricity costs an average of 20 cents per KWh in Australia. By turning your computer off for 12 hours a night you would save 12 hours x 20 cents x 0.2 […]

Can you trust Firefox? Data loss bug in Firefox 6, bookmarks tags deleted.

Firefox 6 deletes bookmark tags. It took me some time to notice that I had been losing Firefox bookmarks tags. I reported the bug on August 26, 2011. ( The status of my report in Firefox Bugzilla (bug tracking site) is marked as verified and fixed (but the fix was not present in Firefox 7 […]

Resolve windows error – Session Homegroup Log failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035

Solution: Go to Control Panel – Network and Sharing Center. Choose homegroup and sharing options and click ‘Leave the homegroup’. Why did this happen? You probably attempted to disable Microsoft Home Group by changing ‘Home network’ to ‘public network in the ‘Network and Sharing Center’. It is easy to assume that if you press on […]

Samsung LED TV model UA55D8000 problems review

1. Picture does not look good on DVD or other low def sources such as standard digital TV stations. It looks like an mpeg filter problem. This is especially visible in details in motion. The TV does not have noise filter settings. This problem was obvious to my trained eye and close proximity to the […]

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is no longer supported, download update

As of July 12th, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is no longer supported. Means you wont get any more Microsoft security updates. Update to Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or upgrade to Windows 7 which is the fastest selling operating system in history. More about how to ensure your PC is on the latest service […]

High definition audio chips HD realtek intel and creative sound blaster comparison

Onboard audio chips sampling rate introduced Creative Sound Blaster AC’97 from 16-bit/44.1kHz 1997 16-bit/48Khz 2001 Audigy HD ( High Definition Audio,  HD Realtek audio etc) from 24-bit/48kHz from 24-bit/96kHz 2005 X-Fi from 24-bit/192kHz 2002 Audigy 2 Intel HD from 32-bit/192kHz 2004 Sampling frequency most of Mp3 music, CDs is 44.1 kHz. DVD 48kHz

Why new Full HD TV does not look good and how to fix this problem

The number, size and shape of pixels on Full HD screen optimized for maximum resolution 1920×1080. Ideally, incoming source should much the display’s native resolution. Upscaling splits source pixels unevenly. Standard definition is 720×576. 1920/720 = 2.66 …  is not even. That is why standard definition DVD, Foxtel, Digital Free to Air does not look […]

Free Microsoft Antivirus review – download now

It is called Microsoft Security Essentials and it has been around since 2009, succeeding Windows Live One Care. Positives: It is free and easy to use. It is faster than other paid antiviruses. It is good for low-end computers with little memory or slow processors such as netbooks and laptops under $400. Negatives: It does […]