Thunderbird not importing Outlook Fix

Not sure why this hasn't been fixed by mozilla yet but the latest versions of Thunderbird will not import from Microsoft Outlook at all.

To do this you need to install version 31.8.0 which can be found right here:

After you have imported you can update to the latest version without issue.

XBMC on the Transformer Prime

As you may know, XBMC has officially been created announced for Android with the Source code available for those willing to compile and test on their Android devices.

The following video is XBMC running on the Transformer Prime with media shared from my main HTPC box wirelessly.  Impressive Stuff!


display .mov files in Picasa

If you can't see your digital camera movie files in picasa, chances are they are Quicktime encoded .mov files and require the appropriate codecs installed on your PC.  The easiest way to fix this is to install Apple Quicktime or do what I do and install Quicktime Alternative.

Restart Picasa and it should then add all your digital movies to its library.

Adobe CS5 nearing Release Date

Adobe CS5 -  First look April 12The launch for the next version of the ever popular Adobe graphics suite, Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5), will be coming out on April 12th, 2010!

An Adobe CS5 launch event will be happening on April 12th via Adobe TV which you can register for free here and also preview some sneek peaks on some of the new enticing features right now.


CS5 launch event happening on April 12th on AdobeTV (

Australian Voice Servers for clans and gamers.

Undoubtedly Now the best value voice servers in Australia.  Hypernia provide the gaming world with Game services including, single game servers, dedicated gaming servers, voice servers, console game servers and clan hosting solutions.

Finding a Game Server provider in Australia has always been a lop sided affair, you either deal with the big players and pay ridiculous amounts or you try a budget server from some unknown company and hope to hell it isn't going to lag due to overselling.

In July 2009, Hypernia partnered up with iiNet to finally bring Affordable Online Gaming to Australia offering not just Gameservers but also 3 different types of voice servers.


Google Wave invites

Post a comment here if you would like to tryout the new online communication and collaboration tool, Google Wave.

Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation
and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

8 Invites Left.


PowerDVD 9 10% off Halloween Promo

This October, Cyberlink have a great Halloween offer with 10% Off their best selling products: PowerDVD 9, PowerDirector 8 and Power Producer 5.

This offer applies to both full and upgrade versions of these 3 products so now is a great time to be upgrading your HTPC with software that can do true Dolby and DTS TrueHD bitstreaming!

Purchasers in the US ONLY will receive an additional incentive of 3 Weeks Free DVD rentals at These store wide specials will end on November 4th.

Best Windows Antivirus Software

I always held high regard for both Avast and Nod anti-virus packages and I consider these the best of the best, in terms of features and detection prowess. Recently I have had more success disinfecting friends PC's with the latest versions of avast.

The bloat factor is my biggest gripe with most anti-virus software on the market, being an avid gamer, a small resident footprint is a must and avast delivers on all accounts. At the moment, the crown for the best anti-virus package definitely goes to avast.

The free home edition of avast can be downloaded here or you can buy avast and get free technical support amongst other enhance features and protection. If you buy more than one licence of avast, each licence gets discounted, great for the office.

Avast! 4 Professional Edition

avast! is the multi-award winning antivirus product line from ALWIL Software a.s., which is ICSA Labs and Checkmark certified (for both antivirus and anti-malware). avast! antivirus regularly receives the Virus Bulletin 100% award, for detection of 100% of in-the-wild viruses, and is an SC Awards winning product. avast! award winning technology provides powerful protection across a range of platforms and operating systems including Mac, Linux and MS Windows 95 to Vista 64-bit. avast! antivirus has strong self-protection built-in as well as anti-spyware and anti-rootkit technology, while at the same time delivering a high level of performance.

avast! antivirus software represents complete virus protection, offering full desktop security including a resident shield. Daily automatic updates ensure continuous data protection against all types of malware and spyware. avast! antivirus is certified by both ICSA Labs and West Coast Labs Checkmark.

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I have been using the fabulous Power DVD 8 for a while on my HTPC mostly due to the ability to hardware decode High Definition content like h264 using only your Graphics card – utilising next to no CPU cycles.  This method works with Xp & Vista Media Centre and Open Source HTPC frontends such as Mediaportal.

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PowerDVD offers the best HD and Blu-ray playback around! Use TrueTheater to up DVD quality for viewing in an HD display. Navigate easily with Fancy View, flipping through your movie titles and previewing content. There are plenty of other useful interactive features for die-hard movie fans and the casual viewer alike.  PowerDVD 9 is truly the way HD and Blu-ray were meant to be enjoyed!


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