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Using iPhoto 1.0: Part 2 with Mac OS

In earlier columns we looked at setting up and using Apple's iPhoto software to facilitate the organisation and search functionality of your favourite image collections, such as those from a digital camera or the Web. This month we finish by covering...

Dell Inspiron 8200

It was only a year ago that CPU speeds of 2GHz in a notebook computer were thought to be far off on the horizon. Yet now this milestone is imminent, with Intel's recent launch of its new mobile processor in Australia, the Pentium 4 Mobile or P4-M.

Mixing with GrooveMaker 2.0 SE

GrooveMaker is a fun music loop remixing tool that comes with a pack of loops and sounds to help you experiment with on-the-fly remixes. While the program can be quite involved if you want to drill down into the features and start to create some orig...

Using iPhoto 1.0: Part 1 with Mac OS

January's Mac Expo saw the debut of more than just sexy new hardware such as the flat screen G4 iMac - also announced was Apple's latest addition to the iTools utility family, iPhoto. Aimed at making it easier to transfer images from external devices...

Maxtor Personal Storage 160GB 3000XT

Aimed at everyone from video, movie and music buffs to creative and production professionals, the $999 Maxtor Personal Storage 3000XT packs a hefty 160GB 5400rpm hard drive into an opaque, Apple-inspired compact external casing (41x152x219 mm - HxWxD...

Using iTunes 2 with Mac OS

Late last year Apple updated its popular iTunes jukebox software to version 2 and made the update available as a free download from New features in iTunes 2 include a 10 band equaliser, MP3 burning capability, built-in crossfading b...

Apple iPod

The stylish stainless steel and white Apple iPod houses a 5GB hard drive capable of storing about 1000 MP3s at 160Kbps. The iPod weighs 183g and is about the size of a deck of cards (102x62x20mm).

EZ-Mixer 1.0 SE

IK Multimedia (, the people behind the excellent T-Racks 24 mastering software and the very fun-to-use GrooveMaker, has provided Australian PC World with a free cut-down version of its MP3 mixing software, EZ-Mixer ($US39.95 for ...

SOHOmate HiP-400 Router

The HiP-400 is a router/sharing device combined with a four-port 10/100 dual-speed switch and printer sharer. It's ideal for broadband users wanting to share an Internet connection across their network and, according to the vendor, the device has bee...

Using Windows Media Player 8

The new Windows Media Player (WMP) 8 (available in Windows XP only) can be fired up via Start-Windows Media Player. In addition to being able to play movie files such as AVI, ASF, MPEG or even DivX (if you have a DivX decoder installed), WMP can play...

Mac OS X 10.1

A wealth of new features makes this a compelling purchase for those who weren't taken by the seemingly-rushed original 10.0 release.

Customising XP audio

So you've installed Windows XP, and now you're beginning to notice the little things that have changed. Personally, I noticed this when I slotted in a CD to listen to while I worked and couldn't find the volume control.

Making movies with iMovies 2 in Mac OS

Shoot. Edit. Enhance. Share. So goes the Apple spiel regarding its movie-editing software for OS 9 and OS X, iMovie 2. Wary of the hype, I found the program was actually a snap to use.

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