USB 3.0 – SuperSpeed USB Finds Its Way

by Mike McEvoy on December 21, 2011

USB 3.0, Superspeed USB 3.0, USB3, USB 3

Back in November 2009 when the first consumer products to feature USB 3.0 were shipped, I wrote a post detailing the capabilities of USB 3.0.  At the time of that post, USB 3.0 was still a brand new technology, and availability was limited.  It wasn’t until the following year that USB 3.0 products started to [...]


Upgrade to Windows 7 – Nine Reasons to Make the Switch

by Mike McEvoy on September 8, 2011


Making the upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP has been a hot topic for PC owners since Windows 7 burst onto the scene in August, 2009. It surpassed the seventh Harry Potter book as the highest-grossing pre-order in’s history and has steadily increased its number of users over the following two years. By [...]


Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Available – SP1

by Mike McEvoy on March 31, 2011


Microsoft recently began shipping Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Initially available through direct download, Microsoft is now including Windows 7 SP1 as part of the regular Windows Update service that automatically downloads and installs priority updates for Microsoft products. Windows 7 SP1 is available for all editions of Windows 7 including Home Basic, Home Premium, [...]