Karcher Winner 11 review

Once a month, the kids get together with friends in a play group and this month was our turn to host. The pavers out back were covered in moss and needed to be removed quickly and easily. So it was off to Bunnings to have a look at what was available. The name Karcher has always been synonymous with high pressure cleaners so I must admit I was biased from the start. They had both Bosch and Karcher ranges there but the Karchers seemed to be better value for money and had a wider variety of nozzles and attachments. So …

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Catching mozzies with a torch

Mozzies are a pain when out camping, more so when they make it into your tent and you’re trying to swat them. They’re fast little buggers. While camping at Batemans Bay, here’s something I discovered quite by accident while trying to kill mozzies which made it into our tent. If you shine a torch on it and move slowly closer to it, you’ll be able to cover the mozzie with the torch without it flying off. Then all you’ll need to do is slide a piece of paper under the torch and you’ve just trapped yourself a mozzie! I tried …

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iPhone 3G in enterprises

It hasn’t been long since the July 11th launch of the iPhone 3G here in Australia and already it is gaining traction in the enterprise space. With it’s built in Cisco VPN, Exchange ActiveSync capabilities, and 802.11x support, many users of Blackberries are earnestly wanting to switch. The Blackberry’s user interface could be better. I mean really it could be much much better. Apple have done a good thing here integrating Exchange support, just as they are about to do in the upcoming Mac OS upgrade Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) because Exchange is here to stay and we all …

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Best of the Best Mac applications

by Brandon Yap The contenders When I first started out with Macs, one of the more challenging tasks for me was to find the cream of the crop in Mac software. Sure there are lots of applications out there and most of them good, but some stand out above the others and this page aims to capture those excelling in their field. This list includes casual to intermediate level applications which I think represents the best of the best. Professional applications are not covered here. Image editing Pixelmator, Acorn Pixelmator and Acorn are part of a new breed of image …

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Firmware Restoration CD

by Brandon Yap Did you know that you could resurrect your Mac from a botched firmware update? Apple have available Firmware Restoration CD’s which will do just that. “The Firmware Restoration CD can restore the firmware of an Intel-based Macintosh computer. Note: Restoring your firmware will reset some of your computer’s preferences to defaults. You can only use this to restore the firmware after an interrupted or unsuccessful update. If your computer is already in this state, you’ll need to download the software and create the CD on another Macintosh computer, or you can take your computer to an Apple Store or …

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