Stories by Michael Gowan

What to watch for when buying a used iPhone

If you lose or break your iPhone, you’re on the hook to replace it. That doesn’t mean you have to buy a new one, though. There are plenty of used iPhones available on the market, and given that some people go so far as to buy a new iPhone every time ...

MPee3 invites browsing for tunes

While users are turning away from free peer-to-peer services like Kazaa under threats of industry lawsuits, worries about spyware, and dissatisfaction with the poor quality of tracks, new music site MPee3.com is offering another angle for thrifty fan...

See and be seen Web camera

Apple has a gift for taking existing technologies and making them more simple and elegant to use — and that talent has never been more evident than with the company’s new $259 iSight Web camera.

The users’ guide to user reviews

Mike Woznicki has been reviewing computer hardware, software, books, and videos on Amazon.com for the past five years. Woznicki, an IT manager and technical certification instructor, certainly knows his stuff. He is currently ranked number 11 among A...

Apple's ITunes Music Store is a winner

If you're hunting for music, tunes in quantity are available on peer-to-peer services, such as Kazaa, which offer millions of songs. You can't predict the quality of downloads there, however. And Hollywood continues to pressure these sites since it c...

Requiem for Napster

We gather to mourn the passing of Napster -- or at least mourn its evolution into a different virtual life-form.

Apple ships all Macs with OS X

Apple is now shipping its Mac OS X operating system on all Macintosh systems, which will soon also ship only with LCD monitors. The company also unveiled a new monitor and an update to Mac OS X Server at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jos...

Cross-platform products help Windows, Mac cohabit

Like those feudin' families the Hatfields and the McCoys, Mac users and Windows users perpetually debate over which operating system is better. But maybe it doesn't matter anymore: Products on display at the Macworld Expo this week make it easy for t...

Next: smaller, faster, wireless streaming media

Admit it: You don't care what it takes to get your audio and video streamed to you. You just want to get it, and you want it to work. At the Streaming Media West Conference in the US this week, some big players in the streaming industry (and some unk...

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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