How To Access Hidden Themes In Windows 7


Windows 7 offers a great set of themes you can use to customise the look and feel of your computer’s desktop. I’ll bet you didn’t know that there are actually quite a few hidden themes based on locations around the world. By default Windows only displays one of these localised themes based on the country which you are in. Continue reading “How To Access Hidden Themes In Windows 7”


Must have Feature for GMail Users: Image Uploader

Do you use Google’s fantastic GMail service? If you do you have probably in the past tried to insert pictures into your e-mails only to discover that you needed to upload them on to the internet and provide HTML links to them and all sorts of other complicated silliness that can be a little overwhelming for the average user.

Do you use Google’s  fantastic GMail service? If you do you have probably in the past tried to insert pictures into your e-mails only to discover that you needed to upload them on to the internet and provide HTML links to them and all sorts of other complicated silliness that can be a little overwhelming for the average user.

Fortunately Google realised this and released a ‘Lab’ plugin for the web interface in G-Mail that allows you to upload and insert images straight from your computer into your e-mail. Continue reading “Must have Feature for GMail Users: Image Uploader”

HDBaseT: The HDMI Killer?

Article first published as HDBaseT: The HDMI Killer? on Technorati.

Seven years after it’s inception there is finally another standard on the horizon that looks to overthrow HDMI’s reign on high-definition media. Founded by industry heavy-weights Samsung, LG, Valens Semiconductor and Sony Pictures the new standard, known as HDBaseT uses standard Cat5e/Cat6 cabling and standard RJ-45 connectors to transmit high-definition audio and video. The first specification for the HDBaseT standard has already been completed. You may recognise the Cat5/6 cables as the little blue (sometimes yellow) cables that you plug into your laptop or PC to connect to your modem.

The two most obvious benefits of using this medium is that these Cat5/6 cables are extremely cheap, easy to make and you can run them up to 100 metres in length. The standard will also support multi-hops which means if you connect your  Cat5/6 cable to a hub every 100 metres you can run another 100 metre length (up to a maximum of 800 metres!). Continue reading “HDBaseT: The HDMI Killer?”