Author Archives: Tony Johnston
Windows 7 is the best Windows ever, but no one calls it perfect. As with all operating systems, stuff happens.Read More
The OCZ RevoDrive X2 isn’t your grandmother’s hard drive — or even your mother’s. This high-performance storage uses a PCI Express slot with x4 bandwidth mode for extreme speeds in both write and read.
OCZ sent over a 240 GB model that can read at up to 740 MB per second, write up to 720 MBps, and perform up to 120,000 I/Os per second (IOps) — astounding numbers, especially compared to mechanical drives.
When moving your home network to the next level includes adding Microsoft’s Windows Home Server, make sure you know how to set it up for optimal performance. Paul McFedries’ Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 Unleashed provides the important information you’ll need to configure and manage WHS efficiently. It also describes how to integrate WHS with your networked PCs and covers such topics as setting up a WHS website, understanding Home Server power tools, and backing up data over your home network.Read More
Does your age influence your savvy assessments of technical gear more than you’d like to think?
Katherine Murray and her son Chris compare their experiences in a two-part review of Windows Phone 7.Read More
Within organizations, information security should be everyone’s responsibility — whether you’re a technical person or not. That’s the general theme for Michael Santarcangelo’s book, Into the Breach. When a corporation has a major data loss, it affects the brand, the customers, and often the bottom line.Read More
All Windows Secrets subscribers who visit the new WindowsSecrets.com beta site may download a token of our appreciation for your feedback: a free excerpt from Wiley Publishing’s Windows 7 Secrets by Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera.Read More
Are you ready to move your digital photography beyond the simple snapshot? This month Windows Secrets and Wiley Publishing are giving all subscribers a free excerpt from Digital SLR Settings & Shortcuts For Dummies, by Doug Sahlin.Read More
Paid members: wish you could create your own blog site? Last month we brought you a portion of Build a Website for Free. This month we continue that theme, giving you for free two chapters of Using WordPress, by Tris Hussey.Read More