Stories by Cameron Crouch

Drivers for (Windows) Me?

Upgrading to a new operating system can be exciting up until you try to fire up a graphics-heavy game or send a file to your vintage-but-workhorse printer. That's when you (might) realise you need a new driver.

A camera that does it all

Convergence takes on a new meaning with the Ricoh RDC-i700, a 3.34-megapixel digital camera that lets you e-mail, fax, and browse the Web.

Microsoft revives handheld PC

After two years of relative dormancy, the Microsoft's Windows CE-based subnotebook handheld PCs are getting an update this week.

Adobe offers ink for e-books

Imagine you download an out-of-print novel and read the first two chapters on your Palm on your way to the bookstore, where you pick up a printout. Those are just some of the ways Adobe Systems plans to use its PDF technology to put electronic books ...

Buddy, can you spare a palm?

Popular Palm handhelds and Compaq Computer iPaq Pocket PCs are hard to come by these days, and it may be the fault of those darn mobile phones.

RealPlayer Takes Subscriptions

Despite the monthly bill, cable television offers better quality TV than what those old rabbit ears brought you. With its new subscription service, RealNetworks Inc. hopes to become the cable network for digital multimedia on your PC.

Adobe sues Macromedia

Adobe and Macromedia may support each other's file formats and share space on the desktops of graphics professionals, but they're now adversaries in court.

A New (Not Final) Coming of Netscape 6

The latest beta of Netscape 6 is available, and our first look at the browser finds enhanced security and Web mail support. But be cautious: A stable final release is still a ways off.

Shockwave Player Goes 3D

The movie A Perfect Storm features 200-foot waves created with 3D graphics software. Imagine those waves streamed over the Internet to your PC.

Updated Flash Is Easier on Newbies

The latest incarnation of Macromedia's Flash promises some concessions to newer users, as PC World's Cameron Crouch observes on first impression.

MSN gives messenger a voice

Microsoft is releasing an update to MSN Messenger that adds voice chat and even lets you place a call from the comfort of your PC.

Handhelds with no strings attached

New snap-on modems and modules add wireless connectivity and messaging to your Palm or Handspring Visor, but they could cost you as much as your handheld did.

Palm opens up

Whoever said Palm couldn't play the slots? The leading maker of personal digital assistants plans to support the Secure Digital expansion standard in its devices and operating system, so that you can add backup, media, and Bluetooth wireless connect...

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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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