ArchiveOctober 2012

PC Pro Podcast 234


On this week’s podcast, we discuss Google’s super-high resolution tablet, Apple’s boardroom dramas, the launch of Windows 8, and lightbulbs that you can control with your smartphone. Plus, Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet is nominated for Hot Hardware.

Full-Screen Slideshow in Mountain Lion


Its amazing the hidden gems that are hidden away in Mac Os that I am still discovering. To do this, select all of the pictures in the Finder that you want to view, then hold down the Command+Option (alt)+Y keys together to create an instant Full-Screen slideshow of the selected images. Pressing the the small tile is also rather nice, and shows an index sheet of all the images that you have...

Backup SQL Server


Ever tried to back up an SQL Server 2005 / 2008 / 2008 R2 or 2012 Database and found that you have to stop the service? We have been trying for years to back up our databases, but every time we have to stop and re-start the sqlserver service, until now. Its really simple to backup AND restore a database using the command line. Note that you have to store the database on a drive, not a UNC path or...



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