Lego Laptop: Using a Motorola Bluetooth Keyboard with an Apple iPad2 and a Blackberry Playbook (and a Xoom)

The objective of this test was to see if we could use the same keyboard - in this case a Motorola bluetooth keyboard - with either our iPad2 or our Playbook.It took some mucking...

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Favourite Firefox Extensions - Number 6 - FlashBlock / AdBlockPlus

I've been using Mozilla Firefox for a long time now, since the days when its version number started with zero & it was still called "Phoenix". In that time, I have been fairly...

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Linux/UNIX Script to Check Website Availability

Recently I ran into some some problems with an HTTPS (SSL) website hosted on a Linux server running CPanel. In a nutshell, HTTPS worked fine initially - but it would stop working...

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A Simple Timer/Reminder

If you work in IT, you'll probably find this scenario very familiar: you have a task to complete, but you're not sure how long it will take - and you have other things to do in the...

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EMail-to-SMS - Part 1: Poor Man's Push-EMail

When it comes to cell/smartphones and business users, the most important innovation of the past decade has unquestionably been push-EMail. Love or hate the BlackBerry, it has -...

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Useful "Run" Commands

>Question: The Windows Start menu has a "Run" option - what can it be used for? Answer: More often than not, the "run" option in Windows' Start Menu is used simply to launch the...

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