Stories by Lincoln Spector

Clean the right-click menu

Uninstalling a program should remove all the changes it made to Windows, but, sometimes, to get rid of the context-menu options an uninstalled program leaves behind, you have to edit the Registry.

Romeo & Juliet virus prompts software feud

Two families in Shakespeare's Verona didn't like each other, so a couple of kids lost their lives. Now security companies can't agree whether a recently discovered virus named after the pair is lethal too.

Hardware, ready to wear

Today's computers can be desktops, laptops, or even palmtops. But are you ready for computer tank tops?

Smile for security

Passface lets you trade your password for pictures, but proceed with caution at this unusual site.

Y2K: a good time for virus protection

Anticipating an outbreak of Y2K-related viruses, Microsoft has encouraged nine software vendors to offer free 90-day trial versions of their antivirus programs.

Archive Outlook Express e-mail

Outlook Express's folders offer a convenient way to organise your e-mail once you've received and read it, but archiving messages to somewhere else for long-term storage is another matter. Here's how . . .

How to upgrade to IE 5

The easiest way to upgrade to IE 5 is to install it over IE 4.x. Be warned though, it will leave junk behind. Here's how to find the old data and delete it.

The cost of looking good

Windows' display Settings screen offers various choices for "Color" and "Desktop area". What do these options mean? What do you gain or lose by choosing a higher or lower setting? We explain these options . . .

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

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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