Refinement: that's what you get out of Apple's latest iPod, which comes with a brighter screen and an extra 20GB of storage. I tested the US$349 iPod--the 80GB flagship of the revamped line--and found a music player that's about as good as there is.
Here's a device -- the US$250 Logitech Wireless DJ System that promises an easy way to play the tunes stored on your PC through your stereo speakers, with no wireless network required. I looked at a shipping version of the product, and while I apprec...
The new US$180 Canon CanoScan 8600F and US$149 Epson Perfection V350 Photo provide excellent tools for creating high-quality scanned images, even from bad originals. Both of these flatbed scanners are worthwhile, but the Canon's faster performance an...
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The Zimbra Collaboration Suite is full of clever tricks. The latest version (4.0) of this online e-mail, calendar, and address book system adds the ability to easily access your account from certain cell phones.
If you handle a lot of paperwork and need to manage it more efficiently, Nuance Communications' ScanSoft PaperPort Professional 11 should interest you. Paired with a scanning device such as a multifunction printer or a networked copier, this US$200 p...
Good news for travelers in search of compact, easy-to-use GPS navigation systems for their cars: TomTom, a leader in the category, has a new portable US$499 device, while HP is introducing a US$599 GPS- and Wi-Fi-enabled Windows Mobile handheld.
Though I appreciate the level of control that photo editing programs like Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro offer, they can be too involved for my needs. When I require a few quick-and-dirty photo fixes or the ability to share my snapshots instantly, I wa...
Every time you turn around, Microsoft seems to be releasing--or rechristening--a Web service with the Windows Live moniker. To date, seeing how all of these Live tools work together has been difficult, but in the new version 3 of the Windows Live Too...
Anybody looking for a computer that will help get critical work done, and needs superior graphics power, may want to forgo a standard desktop in favour of a different class of system, such as HP's xw4400 Personal Workstation.
Simplify, simplify, simplify. The challenge for Microsoft in revamping Office was to better organize all the options available without negatively impacting productivity. For new users that's a particularly important goal, since the menus and toolbars...
HP's latest 2605dtn colour laser printer is slightly tall, which means you don't need a very deep desk to accommodate it, but definitely a sturdy one, and you still need to make accommodations for the power cable that protrudes from the rear.
Offering a big optical zoom and Dual-Layer DVD recording at a bargain price, at first glance Samsung's VP-DC163 looks like a fairly solid product. However, as the entry level model in Samsung's new range, the VP-DC163 can't escape problems with poor ...
As an entry level compact camera, the Fujifilm Finepix F470 is a decent, but not outstanding model. Its 6 megapixel sensor captures above average pictures, but combined with the quite standard feature set and plain design this camera doesn't stand ou...
The Sony Ericsson W850i is the eighth phone in the successful Walkman range and continues to build upon the solid foundations laid by previous models. The 3G W850i is the first slider phone in the Walkman series and offers a unique control system wit...
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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
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.
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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