Stories by Jason Whittaker

Start your engines

The easiest way for visitors to navigate your Web site is with keywords. Creating a search engine from scratch is difficult, but there are plenty of options.

Feed your face

Jason Whittaker picks up from where Will Head left off last month, and shows you how to apply RSS feeds to your Web site.

Flash in the pan

Macromedia's flagship product is the ultimate in Web multimedia, but it's expensive. As luck would have it, some of the cheaper alternatives are also more effective.

Customer relationships

Intuit is known for its Quicken range of finance software, but QuickBooks Customer Manager represents a new departure for the company. As well as managing inventory and accounts, Intuit hopes that it will become the first point of contact for dealing...

Internet: Visual appeal

One way to draw visitors into your Web site is to make it look as attractive as possible. But what's the best image format to use?

Stress-free surfing

Browse the web without worrying about prying eyes and ne'er-do-wells. PC World shows you how to minimise or disable pop-ups, as well as how to avoid dangerous viruses and irritating trojans.

Video editing and effects

It has only been a short while since Discreet attempted to move into the mid-range professional market with the first release of Combustion, a compositor and video-effects tool that offered many of the features available in Flame (the package used in...

BrowseControl Internet blocking software

As the Web permeates the workplace it brings a number of problems with the benefits. Time-wasting, band-width hogging and the potential spread of viruses are some of the biggest issues.

File deletion utility

SecureClean from WhiteCanyon has been around for much longer than most packages of its nature: utilities that delete files and wipe drives.

DVD playback software: PowerDVD 5.0

PowerDVD has been one of the leading video and audio playback packages for some time now. While it may be difficult to get too excited about the improvements made to version 5.0, the program is both simple and powerful enough to be the first choice f...

EasyRecovery utility

EasyRecovery has been available to PC users for some time, offering effective data recovery — but at a price. Costing six times less than its big brother, EasyRecovery Lite unfortunately emphasises ‘lite’ rather than recovery.

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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