Stories by Charles Bermant

Microsoft unveils wireless home network

Microsoft is tackling the home network, releasing this week a wireless home networking product line designed to cut down the cost and complexity of sharing a single broadband connection between multiple computers.

Aussie device digitises your vinyl

Your analog music collection can make the move to digital with INport, a new pocket-size device from Canberra's Xitel that transfers recordings from your stereo to your PC.

E-mail habits are risky business

If your business lacks a strict policy governing e-mail behavior, you could be putting yourself at risk of legal action. That's because e-mail in the workplace now qualifies as a business record, a new E-Mail Survey points out.

TheftGuard protects Notebook Data

A stolen notebook can be a real threat to a business's security, but a new BIOS-level application offers protection and control over the use of a stolen machine.

Avoid Iraqi cons online

While the war in Iraq is unprecedented in supporting timely reports from the front lines, much of the online activity surrounding the conflict has a familiar tone. Besides the expected digital humor and free expression, pervasive scam artists are sei...

No-fee Net phone service expands

Internet telephony is moving from a communications method that only a techie could love to a potentially mainstream alternative, and a new entry is the Earthphone from Five Star Telecom in the US, which claims to be opening an era when talk is free--...

Feature: Ten tips for safe e-shopping

Online retail fraud is forecast to hit US$500 million this year, with about a third of that occurring during the holiday shopping season. While digital shopkeepers take most of those losses, consumers still need to guard their electronic wallets from...

Musician Rundgren Tries Posting Tunes (Securely)

The music industry isn't exactly warming up to the Internet, especially when it involves applications that allow online file transfers. But SecureMedia has a solution that could offer a compromise. Its new process allows an artist to retain control o...

S3 spin-off develops net appliance

What would happen if you left your PC and your cordless phone on a desk overnight, and they managed to breed? The result would probably resemble a device from Frontpath that's designed as a personal, personalisable Internet access device.

S3 closes diamond

The multimedia add-in board business is starting to resemble an episode of Survivor - pretty soon, only one may be left. The latest casualty is S3, a once powerful graphics vendor that decided to shut down its board business when it could not find a ...

What does DoubleClick know about you?

A new advertising database that determines your identity and sends specifically targeted banner ads to your browser is under attack as a serious threat to personal privacy.

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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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