DisplayLink tech saves energy over alternatives

Theo’s study on the energy-saving benefits of using DisplayLink technology over discrete graphics cards is getting some good press around the interwebs.

PDF White Paper

Press Coverage:


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Just one example of a Monitor with DisplayLink technology embedded is the Samsung SM226UX UbiSync 22

Ninja cat

Ninja cat comes closer without moving…


A nice bit of fun for Thursday morning 🙂

Dell launches new 12.1″ and 13.3″ E series Latitude notebooks in UK

Just got word from our Dell Account Manager that the Dell Latitude E4200 and E4300 are now available for quotation and ordering in the UK. They’re also available on the Dell website.

My initial thoughts on seeing the specs: It’s disappointing that the E4200 has no “normal” HDD option, unlike its older 12.1″ sibling, the D430. It is however, incredibly light – only 1kg with a 4-cell battery.

Outlook 2007 – how to disable the Hand cursor

How to disable or turn off the Panning Hand cursor in Outlook 2007

If you’re using Outlook 2007 and you have a mysterious “Panning hand” cursor that won’t let you select text in an email, and want to turn it off, but can’t find the option, here’s how:


  1. Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar pull down:
  2. Choose “More Commands…”
  3. In the next window, click the drop down box and choose “Commands not in the Ribbon”
  4. Scroll down until you find “Panning Hand” and then click “Add >>”
  5. Click OK.
  6. The Hand will now appear in the toolbar.
  7. Click the Hand to disable Panning Hand
  8. You can now select/copy/highlight text 😀


Update: For Outlook 2010, try pressing the “Esc” key on your keyboard.


Did it work? Leave a comment! 🙂

Updating BlackBerries to v4.5

So far today I’ve upgraded 3 BlackBerries from v4.2 software to v4.5. One of the more usefulfeatures in 4.5 is the ability to view Free/Busy times on the handheld. It’s because of this feature that I’m rolling it out to key BB users. At the moment I’m doing it manually via USB/Desktop Manager, but I’ll investigate OTA/Automated updates later on 🙂

You can get the latest OS for your BB from the crackberry forums. Just click on your BlackBerry model range and within that forum, stickied at the top will be downloads for the various models. The forums include upgrade instructions – very handy for newbs like me! 🙂 As an example, here’s a link for the latest BB OS for the Curve 8310.

As an aside, when testing the procedure, I set myself up on a BB. Bad move, and now I know why people call them CrackBerries – they’ve insanely addictive! I promptly deleted myself once testing was over to preserve my sanity 🙂