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TRENDnet TEW-631BRP

The TEW-631BRP is a rather plain-looking Wi-Fi router, clad in Trendnet's trademark blue plastic. It might be a plain Jane, but it's nonetheless a well-specified device with some nice features.

FTP for large files

My neighbour, a professional photographer, knocked on my door the other day, with a data-transmission problem. He'd just bought a fabulously expensive 22Mp Leaf back for his camera and the resulting image files were causing him a huge headache.

Powerline: the next big thing?

For many moons now, PC publications have talked about ways to connect devices wirelessly. As far as wired connections went, innovations have seemed thin on the ground. However, a way of physically connecting devices using something called Powerline -...

Setting up an FTP server

My neighbor, a professional photographer, knocked on my door the other day, with a data-transmission problem. He'd just bought a fabulously expensive 22Mp Leaf camera and the resulting image files were causing him a huge headache.

Speed tweaks

The control freak within Windows XP has had a nasty effect on networking nspeeds. Regain your authority - and quickly.

Get wired

Wireless LANs will one day take over the world, but that day is a while away yet. Here's how to best hook up your home until then.

IP: Next generation

Soon, every gadget on the planet will be on the internet, and they'll each need a unique IP address. That's where it gets tricky...

Contact lends

It's not impossibel to transfer your Outlook contacts and Calendars across networks, provided you've got a bit of patience.

NetSupport Manager 9.1

Remote-control offerings aren't exactly rare - Microsoft Windows XP Professional has one as standard, and there's always free VNC (Virtual Network Computing). But these are one-to-one tools and are not perfectly suited to the larger task of administe...

SpectorSoft Spector Pro 5.0

This is some spooky software. Although it politely bills itself as an Internet-monitoring product, under other circumstances you'd probably call Spector Pro 5.0 spyware. Get ready to swallow those scruples.

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

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Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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Exec

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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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.

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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.

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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.

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