Stories by Scott Mendham

Mastering HTML 4

Trying to learn how to write HTML from a book can be a tough process. Titles aimed at new users are quickly outgrown, while advanced books tend to lose readers with their dry, analytical approaches. The next problem is that most books focus so much o...

Hacking Exposed

Hacking Exposed is a security handbook that shows how attacks are mounted on a network, and ways of defeating them.

I want my MP3

There has been a rush recently of MP3 books onto the market, and most are simply not worth the time. I want my MP3 is typical. From the outset, the author never really establishes that he fully understands MP3s.

Iomega ZipCD

Iomega has taken the plunge and released its own CD-RW drive - the ZipCD - the most impressive feature of which is the bundled software.

Hoax claims 60 second Y2K fix

A Y2K-compliant PC in 60 seconds without additional hardware or software? If you think it sounds too good to be true, you're right. As the new millennium approaches, hoaxes and snake oil fixes are becoming more common.

Installing new software

Having trouble working out how to install software on your PC? Here's an easy step-by-step guide that explains the whole installation process.

Outlook won't print

If you've installed Internet Explorer 5 and are having trouble printing from Microsoft Outlook, you're not alone. Microsoft has confirmed that there is a bug in the way IE5 interacts with Outlook. But there is a solution . . .

When a hoax is a hoax

What's worse than the Melissa virus? Probably about half of the e-mail currently circulating the Internet. Why? Because most are pranks, hoaxes, urban legends or scams. Learn how to determine the fake from the real.

Book Review: Hit the books

Often the best way to find relevant Web sites is to turn to printed publications. One of the latest offerings is Rosanne Bersten's Little Net Guides. Each books reviews around 100 sites on various topics. They are designed for everyone from the conce...

Web Monkey

When Aunt Frieda decides its time to join the rest of the cyber world -- who does she call? Probably her relative/friend/butcher who is reading this Web site. When she decides it's time to create a Web site for the local bowls club -- it's time to h...

Adobe patchwork: PhotoShop 5.0.2 upgrade

In a rush to get PhotoShop 5.0 out the door last year, it seems Adobe shipped it with a surprise -- lots of bugs. Adobe has since released a patch aimed at fixing many of the problems. The software fix will "upgrade" PhotoShop to 5.0.2 by making chan...

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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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