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Ghacks wishes you all a happy new year 2013

Some of you may already be in the new year, while others may be waiting patiently for the clock to reach midnight to celebrate the beginning of the new year. Looking back […]

Happy Birthday Ghacks

October 3, 2005, that's when it all began. Back then I had no idea that this little pet project of mine would turn into something that would change my life fundamentally forever. […]

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Godaddy is down! Sorry for the downtime, connection issues

You may have noticed connection issues to websites such as ghacks.net and thousands of others in the past couple of hours. Responsibility for this has been claimed by a Twitter user associated […]

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Microsoft believes a Ghacks page is infringing on its copyright

I'm always a bit nervous when I receive emails from Google, as it is more often than not a bad thing if it is webmaster related. I received a notice of DMCA […]

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How deceiving Ads trick you on download sites

Many download sites, and it does not really matter if they are download portals like Softpedia or Download.com, or file hosting services like Turbobit or Mediafire, use ads to generate revenue. That's […]

The Perfect Software Download Portal

When I'm thinking of download portals, I'm usually thinking of big sites like Softpedia or Major Geeks, that host millions of applications and other computer related downloads on their servers. There are […]

Is it Time to Offer an Alternative to QWERTY?

The QWERTY keyboard layout has been used in most western countries now since the late 1800's.  Though there are differences in some countries, such as AZERTY in France, this keyboard layout remains […]

How to Write a Windows 8 Book, a Quick Guide

Yesterday I threw down the gauntlet to any gHacks reader who might want to write a Windows 8 book, perhaps with the long term goal of signing your own book deal with […]

Psst! Fancy Writing Your Own Windows 8 Book?

Three years ago this month I began doing some very serious planning.  Back when Windows Vista was released I wrote a 68 page "Vista Power Users Guide".  It wasn't very in depth […]

What's in the 2012 MVP Award Pack

I was pretty delighted when my Microsoft MVP was rewarded on the 1st of January for a second year. Microsoft award their "Most Valuable Professional" award each year to around 4,000 individuals […]

The technology that still has to improve in 2012

If you look around at what technology has brought us in 2011 it's been a truly momentous year.  The iPad 2, new exciting Android tablets with the proper tablet version of the […]

Are the Patent Wars now a barrier to Technological Innovation?

If you look around the world at the moment you will see anti-capitalist demonstrations everywhere.  Here in the UK, the historic St Paul's Cathedral in London, which was built in 1677 and […]

I'm a Desktop, What are you?

I'm becoming increasingly confused by the whole computing market with all manner of new and, relatively, affordable form factors coming to market.  There was a day not that long ago when you […]

Comments, Please

Recently I asked myself a question: How come that some blogs, like Lifehacker, ZDnet and other technology blogs get dozens of comments per post, while comments on other sites that I hold […]

Win a Windows 7 Tablet, Microsoft Press Books + a secret gHacks bonus Prize!

I'm running a competition on my Facebook page at the moment to win a selection of Microsoft Press books and a fantastic Acer Iconia Tab W500 Windows 7 Tablet, which I can […]

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Ghacks Turns Six Today, Lets Celebrate

When I first started the Ghacks Technology News blog back in October of 2005, I did not really have any expectations whatsoever. If it would be there after a year, that would […]

Ask The Readers: Mobile Access, Smartphone Coverage

With mobile access to Ghacks reaching new heights every month, I'd like to use this Ask The Readers post to get your opinion on a few things that I have been pondering […]

My Bank, Mastercard And My Annual Hosting Invoice

Have you ever tried to make a payment with your credit card that is a bit on the high side of things but still well within your limit? I do that once […]