Stories by Rosemary Haworth

BlackBerry 8820

Last year, RIM came out with a distinctly different-looking BlackBerry in the form of the ultra-desirable BlackBerry Pearl. Although it has since launched several handsets that go back to the older, wider design for which it's better known -- a desig...

HTC launches Shift ultra mobile PC in UK

Handset maker HTC (Hi-Tech Computer) Monday unveiled its hotly-anticipated Shift UMPC (ultra-mobile PC), along with details of when it will be launched in the UK. The HTC Shift will run Windows Vista and will have a 7in widescreen display. The screen...

Creative launches small-capacity MP3 player

Creative is launching a small-capacity MP3 player that has the same capacity but the half price of Apple's Shuffle player. Known as the Stone, the new (US$56 player will be available in six glossy finishes: black, red, pink, blue, green or white and ...

Double (no) trouble

Despite Microsoft's latest attempts to preach to the converted, it's clear that their new OS (operating system) costs a lot more than its predecessor.

Linksys CIT200

VoIP (voice over IP) is a neat way of making free or low-cost calls via your PC. It has finally come into its own, having been floating around for a handful of years waiting for both decent-speed broadband and us punters to catch on to its charms.

The complete guide to YouTube

Rock-solid broadband connections and inexpensive digital camcorders make sharing your movie-making efforts an affordable pastime. At a pinch you can even use a digital camera that can record video clips, as well as stills.

Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0

Confusion reigns about Acrobat. Many people mistakenly believe that 'Acrobat' refers to the free PDF (portable document format) reader that's supplied with many applications. In fact, that product is known simply as Adobe Reader. It's easy to see how...

Dance hall days

Back in the dim and distant past, one of the first things I used the family Commodore 64 for was creating a database cataloguing all my music -- that and playing Horace Goes Skiing, of course. It wasn't just vinyl singles, LPs and CDs, either. Having...

How to: Windows: Keeping up appearances

My first experience of Windows was on a hulking 386 laptop, back in the days when my Dad foolishly thought 'portable' meant just that. Windows was still little more than a glorified DOS shell which had to be loaded up on 3.5in disks.

RIM Blackberry 8700G

It's hard to imagine life before the BlackBerry. Well, maybe that's exaggerating. But it's certainly true we depend on pocket-sized devices that fulfil the vast bulk of our communication and contacts needs.

Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security Suite

Panda's Internet Security suite's first action is to check for existing antivirus or other security programs on your PC. Needless to say, it insisted that it was incompatible with our Trend Micro security suite and that to install successfully, we'd ...

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