Stories by Matthew JC. Powell

Uninstalling Mac OS X

OK, so you've hopped straight on the OS X bandwagon - as soon as you possibly could, you installed the "world's most advanced operating system" on your Mac.

How to quit the Finder

In pre-OS X versions of the Mac OS, the Finder is there all the time, even when neither you nor an application is using it. But you can make it go away.

Liven up Stickies

Since Mac OS 7.5, the Mac has had a handy little facility called Stickies. You can even change the colours, with a bit of work.

Customise your keyboard

You may not be aware that the Mac includes numerous different keyboard layouts for different purposes, some of which are actually useful to know about.

Speed up startup

When you hit the "On" button on your Mac, do you immediately sit down and begin doing productive work? Or, like most of us, do you head off to make a quick cup of tea while it goes about the business of starting up?

Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac

With the release of Office 2001, Microsoft's emphasis is not so much on bringing the Mac version ahead of the Windows version, as with making the two work more closely together.

Mac OS - Juggling extensions

It is possible to operate your Mac more efficiently, by juggling around extensions and making sure you're running only the extensions you need to do what you're doing. The way to do this is with the Extensions Manager.

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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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