Android 2.1 on my T-Mobile G2 (HTC Hero), at last!

After waiting about half of my lifetime for T-Mobile (UK) to release the Android 2.1 update for my G2 (also known as the HTC Hero), it’s finally here. They haven’t actually announced it, or put it on any kind of download page, but you can get it if you follow these simple steps: [Read more…]

Window 7 64 bit on Mac Mini – driver issues solved

I was having loads of problems getting the 64-bit version of Windows 7 to install on my Mac. Until I found this: [Read more…]

Troubleshooting Google Sync on Android

Having problems with Google sync on your Android (1.5) device?

Try this: [Read more…]

Force link to open in IE when it’s not the default browser

Some sites or apps (mainly badly written ones) really only like to open properly in Internet Explorer. However, anyone with half a brain would ┬áhave ditched IE and set a better browser like FireFox, or my personal favourite, Chrome, as the default – which is great but can cause problems with your desktop shortcuts to web pages.

If you need to create a desktop shortcut to a web page that only works properly in Internet Explorer, [Read more…]

Stop people hotlinking your pics

Don’t you just hate it when you see your photos or hand crafted graphics popping up on other people’s sites?

Well you can’t do much about people copying those kind of files and hosting them on their own site, but we certainly can stop them just lifting everything and using things that are hosted on your server – or ‘hotlinking’ as it’s called. [Read more…]

AVG 9 – Install Issues

I like AVG, it’s free, quiet, small and keeps me safe. But sometimes it can be frustrating to install. If you ever had any problems upgrading from version 8 or 8.5 to the latest release (V9), then check this out: [Read more…]

‘Cannot Delete File or Folder’ – SOLVED!

At last! A fix for any or all of the following messages:

– Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program.
– Cannot delete file: Access is denied.
– There has been a sharing violation.
– The source or destination file may be in use.
– The file is in use by another program or user.
– Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. [Read more…]

History.back() – Problems With Chrome and Safari

Had a bit of an issue today with our old friend history.back(). This works fine in IE + FF:

<a href=”#” onclick=”history.back();”>Back</a>

But doesn’t seem to want to play in Chrome or Safari. So I tried to tidy up the code and be a little more strict:

<a href=”#” onclick=”window.history.back(-1);”>Back</a>

But still noy joy. In the end I went for this: [Read more…]