Well it seems to have been a rather long formula 1 season with lots of ups and downs, but the real story of the year was the fight between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. I think that there were moments in time where both of them behave like spoilt children, but at the end of the season it would appear that, (well in my opinion anyway!), the right man won the championship.

At times, like Monaco for instance when Nico "accidentally" messed up a qualifying lap which meant that the area of the track in which he went off had yellow flags waving, and meant that any drivers going through the area, like Lewis, couldn't set a faster time, it felt like the season was about two schoolboys having a petty argument in the playground. Then there are unanswered questions like was it really a "servicing error" that caused Nico's car to fail at the Singapore Grand Prix. This having followed the race in which Nico had ruined Lewis's race on the first lap by puncturing his tyre… Had Mercedes intervened?… It was starting to become a bit of a story of intrigue…

Whatever machinations went on behind the scene, Lewis was by far the most stoic and focused character, and from the moment that he beat Nico off the line at the final race, regardless of the fact that Nico's car also failed in this race, it was clear that Lewis knew that this title was his.

Congratulations Lewis Hamilton double Formula One world champion!

It looks like Microsoft have just set the cloud storage market on fire by giving completely unlimited storage on OneDrive, (neé SkyDrive), to it's Office 365 users. This is barely a month after they upped the storage level to a very healthy 1TB. This would generally prove to more than adequate storage for most users, but it would appear that adequate is not enough for Microsoft! The biggest problem that any user faces is the upload time it takes to get this amount of data uploaded!

More details on this at https://blog.onedrive.com/office-365-onedrive-unlimited-storage/.

Today Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 13 was released!

If you want to see it in action, go and take a look at the videos on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRFp5KqXtQ6yJRx8esYuJNuLunQtprO8a.

A few of the main new features are:-

  • Brand new interface
  • 15% faster than Dragon 12
  • Enhanced voice commands and full text control in webmail like Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo! Mail in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
  • Use the inbuilt microphone on your laptop as an input source.

A new project on to Kickstarter is the LILA and although the headline feature is security, it is really multifunctional. With the appropriate sensors questions such as "did I remember to shut that window?" or "did I remember to turn the iron off?", can easily be answered with most iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices supporting Bluetooth 4.0.

Ever had a problem deleting, moving, or renaming a file only to get a message box with an error saying something like "The file is in use by another program or user" or that access is denied or a sharing violation has occurred?

To work out what program or process has already claimed ownership of the file you can use Microsoft's Process Explorer program. Process Explorer was written by Mark Russinovich in his Winternals days, but then subsumed in to Microsoft when that company was taken over. The program is regularly updated and available from technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx.

Run on over to www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5546-joomla-3-3-0-released.html, and you'll see the latest version of Joomla has been released.

After a brief run through it would seem that although there are some really nice headline features such as a shift to JQuery and a greater focus on Microdata; this release is more a case of releasing code in to the core rather than usable functionality.

A YouTube video going viral at the moment is "The Expert", and no wonder...

I'm pretty sure anybody with any technical capabilities, myself included, have been "The Expert" in meetings like this...

What's new in Joomla 3.3 - An infographic by the team at JoomlArt.com

Just love this new project on Kickstarter for a neat little tablet stand. In it's travel state it's no bigger than an iPhone, but will expand out with a little flick to fit pretty much any tablet that is currently available on the market.

It has multiple angles it can be set at and rubberised feet so it doesn't slip around - ingenious bit of kit.

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