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February 15, 2013

How-To Install an Apple (Wireless and USB) Keyboard in Windows 7

Filed under: How-To,IT,Reviews,Windows — Tags: , — marcomc @ 16:02

I recently discovered a new small utility that helps to use a Apple Keyboard and most of its special ‘Fn’ keys with Windows.

This utility is called AppleWirelessKeyboard that you can download from this link:
https://uxsoft.cz/projects/applewirelesskeyboard/AppleWirelessKeyboard.exe

Despite it’s name (that specifically mentions ‘Wireless’) I found that this utility makes also Apple USB keyboards to work properly.

I have tested it with Windows 7 and a (not so recent) Apple USB Keyboard without a numeric pad.

Installation

  1. Create a folder called AppleWirelessKeyboard in
    C:\Program Files\AppleWirelessKeyboard\
  2. Download the AppleWirelessKeyboard.exe utility into the AppleWirelessKeyboard folder.
  3. Create a link for the downloaded AppleWirelessKeyboard.exe to
    C:\Users\<your user>\AppData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  4. now you can manually launch the utility and at any following system start-up the utility will be automatically activated.

Please leave comments with your testimonials about what models and what systems the utility is compatible with.

Ciao

January 18, 2013

Virgin vs BT vs Sky: Fibre Optic Broadband Comparison for UK 2013

Filed under: IT,Reviews — Tags: , , , , — marcomc @ 17:33


I produced this schema in January 2013 for my own use as I am finally moving to a Fibre Optic covered area.

VIRGIN L no phone line
30 Mb/s
12 months contract
£49.95 initial fee
£52.50 first 3 months tot (£17.5*3)
£202.50 other 9 months tot (£22.5×9)
£0.00 line rental per months
£0.00 line rental tot
£304.95 total in 12 months
£25.41 avarage per month

VIRGIN XL no phone line
60 Mb/s
12 months contract
£49.95 initial fee
£67.50 first 3 months tot (£22.5*3)
£247.50 other 9 months tot (£27.50×9)
£0.00 line rental per months
£0.00 line rental tot
£364.95 total in 12 months
£30.41 avarage per month

VIRGIN XL no phone line
100 Mb/s
12 months contract
£49.95 initial fee
£90.00 first 3 months tot (£30*3)
£315.00 other 9 months tot (£35×9)
£0.00 line rental per months
£0.00 line rental tot
£454.95 total in 12 months
£37.91 avarage per month

VIRGIN L + phone line
30 Mb/s
18 months contract
£0.00 initial fee
£0.00 first 6 m tot
£174.00 other 12 months tot (£14.5×12)
£14.99 line rental per months
£269.82 line rental for 18 months
£458.81 total in 18 months
£25.49 avarage per month

VIRGIN XL + phone line
60 Mb/s
18 months contract
£0.00 initial fee
£30.00 first 6 months tot (£5×6)
£234.00 other 12 months tot (£19.5×12)
£14.99 line rental per months
£269.82 line rental for 18 months
£548.81 total in 18 months
£30.49 avarage per month

VIRGIN XXL + phone line
100 Mb/s
18 months contract
£0.00 initial fee
£75.00 first 6 m (£12.50×6)
£324.00 other 12 months tot (£27×12)
£14.99 line rental per months
£269.82 line rental for 18 months
£683.81 total in 18 months
£37.99 avarage per month

Sky
40 Mb/s
12 months contract
£10.00 initial fee
£30.00 first 6 m tot (£10×3)
£180.00 other 9 months tot (£20×9)
£14.50 line rental per months
£174.00 line rental for 12 months
£408.50 total in 12 months
£22.69 avarage per month

More Broadband with superfast BT Infinity
38 Mb/s
18 months contract
£25.00 initial fee
£27.00 first 6 m tot (£9×3)
£216.00 other 12 months tot (£18×12)
£10.75 line rental per months
£193.50 line rental for 18 months
£50.00 voucher Sainsbury
£422.25 total in 18 months
£23.46 avarage per month

Unlimited Broadband with superfast BT Infinity
76 Mb/s
18 months contract
£0.00 initial fee
£60.00 first 6 m tot (£20×3)
£312.00 other 12 months tot (£26×12)
£10.75 line rental per months
£193.50 line rental for 18 months
£50.00 voucher Sainsbury
£526.25 total in 18 months
£29.24 avarage per month

Unlimited Broadband with superfast BT Infinity 160
160 Mb/s
18 months contract
£0.00 initial fee
£35.00 per month
£630.00 all 18 months
£10.75 line rental per months
£193.50 line rental for 18 months
£50.00 voucher Sainsbury
£819.25 total in 18 months
£45.51 avarage per month

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