Monthly Archives: June 2015

free m$ azure cloud for 3 years for startups that are less than 5 years old

  • Get £91.64 per month of FREE Azure cloud services for 3 years
  • Free software and tools such as Visual Studio and Office
  • Available to tech start-ups less than 5 years old that are privately held and earning less than £0.6 million annually

windows defender v microsoft security essentials

windows defender v microsoft security essentials

Windows Defender on XP/Vista/7 detects and removes known spyware only. It is not designed to protect against the full breadth of malicious software, and specifically does not prevent viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software from infecting your machine.

Microsoft Security Essentials should disable Windows Defender on Vista and Windows 7 and uninstall it from XP. In some cases, this does not happen automatically.

Microsoft Security Essentials is designed to disable Windows Defender in order to manage the PC’s real-time protection, including anti-virus, rootkits, Trojans and spyware.

Windows Defender on Windows 8 is more like MSE than like Windows Defender on older versions of Windows.

modern notebook gotchas

modern notebook gotchas

  • UEFI
  • no recovery disks
  • 16GB USB stick or 24G external disk required to make a system backup
  • last hp i bought had no accessible hd or memory
  • last lenovo i bought only had only 1 memory socket soldered in despite space for 2
  • lots of preinstalled trialware (hp,lenovo,toshiba all guilty)


Lenovo Thinkpad X201i v Lenovo Lenovo G50-30

Lenovo Thinkpad X201i v Lenovo Lenovo G50-30

Lenovo Thinkpad X201i

  • Round 20V power connector
  • FN then CTRL
  • BIOS access via blue ThinkVantage button above keyboard

Lenovo Lenovo G50-30

  • Square 20V power connector
  • CTRL then FN
  • BIOS access via black Novo button on left hand side









its time to switch from the O2 Trains app to the Red Spotted Hanky app

O2 Trains are shutting down their brilliant traintimes app next month so if you still want to get train times on your android or ios mobile you’ll need to switch to the sister app Red Spotted Hanky.