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GEEK!, in association with Alex Ward Web Services, is now running it’s latest competition.  This time, you can win £15 to spend on

To enter, simply fill in the form below and like Alex Ward Web Services on Facebook – it’s that simple. You’ve got until midnight on Friday 9th November to enter – rules are at the bottom of this post as normal!

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How to force delete files in Windows

Sometimes with Windows, I come across issues where I can’t delete files on my hard drive because I “don’t have permission” to delete them. I typically tend to come across the issue after Windows has installed Windows updates – I end up with garbled folders that I can’t modify or remove.

Thankfully, there is a solution. I’ve come across a program called Unlocker – which is a Windows extension that forces files to delete even if your user can’t.

It’s free and can be downloaded here. Use it with care (don’t remove any files by mistake), but it can be a great tool for removing temporary files.

Merry Christmas from GEEK!

GEEK! is just about wrapping up for Christmas now, so I thought this would be the best time to wish all GEEK! readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

In the New Year, GEEK! will return to carry on with the best of the tech news, reviews and random discussion! As you may have noticed, GEEK! has recently starting using a brand new theme, which will get some minor tweaks in early January.

In mean time – enjoy the festivities and have a warm, safe and Merry Christmas.

Ok, I’ll admit it. I love the iPad 2.

Yes, I know – I am usually a bit of an apple-basher. However, I have to admit, I have found a pretty big exception.

A close relative of mine recently got her hands on an iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and I couldn’t resist giving it a play with.

Being an iPod touch 4G owner myself, I’m quite familiar with the iOS software – so that was nothing new to me really. However, there are evidently some crucial advances from the iPod touch to the iPad which make it such a joy to use.

First of all – the screen. It is, well and truly, the best touchscreen I have ever used. Full stop. The on screen keypad is just so joyful to use – I’ve never known a keypad which is so easy to type on without making mistakes.

And simple things like web browsing just seem to be so much more fun on the decent 1024×768 screen – although you do sometimes miss the retina display when you own an iPod touch or iPhone.

I’ve never been very happy with the price of Apple gadgets – but I think the iPad 2 makes the starting price of £399 quite justifiable. I still think the iPhone is stupidly overpriced – but I could just about put up with the price of the iPad.

It isn’t quite as portable as I’d like with it feeling quite heavy after a while, but for a home tablet it seems ideal.

Merry Christmas from GEEK!

Right, well that’s it from GEEK! (pretty much) until the New Year now. My last remaining post of the 2010 will be December’s app recommendations for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

So it remains for me to wish every GEEK! reader a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy New Year. Whatever you’re up to this holiday season, have a great one. 🙂