July 2011

There’s plenty of information floating around that will tell you how much faster an SSD is compared to your regular platter based hard drive.  I personally use an SSD as the main OS drive in my Windows 7 desktop PC and just love how quickly the machine boots up and is ready for me to […]

I recently wrote a review about CloudBerry Backup 2.2 for Windows Home Server v1 and thought it might be helpful to give you a quick guide to get setup and running quickly. I leveraged both the CloudBerry Labs site as well as my own learnings to provide the following. Here’s what you’ll be doing: Sign […]

When I first decided to write about the CloudBerry Online Backup add-in for Windows Home Server v1, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As I suspect many novice to intermediate readers might think, backing up to the cloud may be outside your general understanding, price point or perceived value for the hassle. Well, I […]

SecondRun.tv, the popular online content aggregator for Windows Media Center that I highlighted a while back, has just released version 2.6 of their software. Here is the scoop on what is new: We have just released SecondRun.tv 2.6!  This version adds some features that make it easier to add TV shows and adds a new […]

I’ve personally been umming and ahhing for a while now on if I should make the move to WHS 2011 or stick with my trusty WHS v1 for a little while longer.  But with the recent round of price cuts on the OEM price of WHS 2011 this has made my decision even harder.  Newegg.com are […]

Western Digital looks set to enter the small business market space with the release of storage servers based on Windows Storage Server 2008 R2.  Not too much actual detail of what’s to be released but if you skip through the linked video of the Microsoft Partner Conference one of the new devices makes an appearance […]

A few months ago I wrote an article about updating profiles in MCEBuddy 2.0 Beta 13. MCEBuddy is a small application that can monitor PC DVR recordings, converting to a variety of formats as well as removing commercials. When MCEBuddy 2.0 Beta 13 was released a basic UI was introduced meant more for testing purposes […]

A few months ago Remote Potato, a software that interacts with Windows Media Center to allow the user to remotely control Windows Media Center Recordings, stream archived content remote, as well as many other features, released a major update. I was just about to post a review of Remote Potato, but with the update I […]

By the title you make think this is going to be a post about the time I ate Taco Bell and the hours that followed Well, as much as I would love to share “ripping” stories, this post will be about a different sort of ripping. I just received my Lord Of The Ring (LOTR) […]