Another item that we’re a bit late to cover is the arrival of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 R2). As with past releases, older OSes are being left behind with no support for Vista or XP, which are stuck on IE9 and IE8 respectively. If you have Windows 7 we recommend… Read more »
Let me start with an admission: I’m one of those pedants on Facebook who likes to correct your spelling, punctuation and grammar. Some of you will think this is perfectly reasonable, whilst others will probably want an explanation. If you are one of the latter read on. The simple fact is that as a social species… Read more »
At long last, the W3C has published the final HTML5 specification. DIY Media Home is already written coded in HTML5, but the finalisation of the specification means that HTML5 compliance is no longer a moving target for either us, or the browser makers. Hopefully all the main players will provide fully HTML5 compliant browsers soon. … Read more »
Since I set up contact forms on various websites I’ve had a slowly increasing volume of spam. Not direct spam sent to me, but bounces from non-existent addresses that were being spamme, apparently from my address. Unfortunately the spam wasn’t originating from my address, but my address was somehow picked up (probably from before I… Read more »
Download TV Episodes for free: A step-by-step guide to installing and configuring SickBeard to automatically download TV series from torrents.
For the last 2–3 months I’ve been too busy to write much new content for the site. This hasn’t been helped by a drop in things to write about — most of my articles are about technology fixes or exciting new HTPC related developments. There haven’t been too many new developments, and I haven’t fixed… Read more »
Google have finally enabled Google+ for apps accounts (as of the 27th Oct)! Now those of us with an apps account can finally get an account and +1 pages etc. Google have also enabled “pages” on Google+ for organisations. For the DIY Media Home Google+ Page just click on the Google+ icon at the top… Read more »
I’ve added a lot more icons to my set of custom pushpins for google maps. I’ve also now uploaded them individually to picasa web albums, so they can be directly linked to there.
Firefox 8 has been released. You can get it from mozilla. Unfortunately it still isn’t available as a 64bit release.
Adobe Flash Player 11 has been released. It finally brings official 64bit support in an all-in-one installer for both 64 and 32bit. Hardware acceleration is also now included. Good work Adobe, lets just hope there are less security issues than in the past.